ISBN : 9780199547661
Are leaders born or made? Does each society get the leaders it deserves? How-and why-is leadership 'rhetoric' different from leadership in reality? l l Leadership is one of the most talked about yet least understood concepts in current business and society. This book explores how theoretical models and views of leadership have evolved over time; how leadership can be investigated from individual, organizational, and societal perspectives; and perennial dilemmas and emerging approaches in Leadership Studies. Positioning its discussion within a multidisciplinary framework that touches on management, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, history, literature, and politics, this book examines and critiques the common assumptions that inform the ways in which leaders and leadership are recognized, rewarded, and developed. It provides a valuable and thought-provoking overview for students and academics interested in leadership and management, practising leaders, leadership development consultants, and policy makers.
1. INTRODUCTION: EXPLORING LEADERSHIP
Not Another Book on Leadership!
Leadership: The Panacea Of Our Times?
Changing Perspectives on Leadership
Dissatisfaction With Leadership and Management Theory and Education
Reframing Leadership Studies
2. THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON LEADERSHIP
The Contested Nature of Leadership
Philosophical Origins of Contemporary Leadership Theory
Leadership Is Sexy And Management Is Boring... Or Are They?
Contemporary Theories of Leadership
So, What Is Leadership?
3. INDIVIDUAL PERSPECTIVES ON LEADERSHIP
Leadership and Personality: What are leaders LIKE?
Leadership Styles and Behaviours: What do leaders DO?
Leadership and Identity: Who do you Think you are?
Keeping It Real: The implications of authentic leadership
Are You Sitting Comfortably? Leaders as storytellers
Leading From the Heart? Leadership and emotions
Just another Set of Traits? Critiques of authentic and emotionally intelligent leadership
4. ORGANIZATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON LEADERSHIP
Leadership and Organizational Performance
Leadership and Power
Leadership Competencies: The science of leadership
Setting the Direction: Strategic leadership
Rites, Rituals and Belonging: Leadership and organizational culture
Setting the Scene: Putting leadership into context
Researching Leadership in Organizations
5. SOCIETAL PERSPECTIVES ON LEADERSHIP
Being One Of Us: Leading in communities
Being Global, Being Local, and Being Worldly
Saving Our Planet and Ourselves: Leading for sustainability
Beauty and Aesthetics in Leadership: Cultural leadership
When Leadership Isnt the Answer
6. EMERGING PERSPECTIVES AND ENDURING DILEMMAS IN LEADERSHIP
Why Cant a Woman Behave Like a Man? Leadership and gender
Leaders Make Me Sick! Leadership and toxicity
Being Absent, Being Present: Leadership in a virtual world
The Social Responsibility of Business is... Leadership and morality
Leading into a Meaningful Future: Leadership and spirituality
7. CONCLUSION: WHERE NEXT FOR LEADERSHIP STUDIES?
Leadership, Society and the Next Ten Years
Preparing For an Uncertain Future
Many Perspectives but No Right Way of Looking at Leadership
Rerouting Our Enquiries
Moving Forward With an Eye on The Past