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What are the main characteristics of effective leadership?
How can we understand leadership today?
This wide-ranging, inter-disciplinary book provides readers with a complete introduction to the essentials of leadership. Included here are accessible and insightful entries on what leadership is, how it is practised and the relevant strengths and pitfalls. The book provides a one stop introductory guide to one of the most central and contested concepts in the social sciences.
An invaluable reference tool, this book offers insight into issues such as:
* Are leaders born or made?
* Authoritarian versus participative leadership
* The psychology of leaders and followers
* Leadership development
* Leadership styles, skills and functions
* Leadership in practice
This book is an indispensable guide to the central concepts of leadership for professionals and students alike.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 164
Weight: 28 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 x 15 mm
Prof. Dr. Danica Purg
President IEDC-Bled School of Management
'This is not your ordinary leadership book! Gosling and colleagues provide a fascinating and brilliant new way to look at leadership that distills a century of research into an easily accessible and inherently relevant compilation of leadership styles. This volume includes the classics, such as authoritarian and participative leadership, as well as styles uniquely the authors' own, like the "chillaxed" and the "leadaholic"'
Mary Uhl-Bien, Co-Director
Institute for Innovative Leadership, College of Business Administration, US
'The idea behind this book is to present readers with an opportunity to reflect upon the different approaches to and ways of thinking about being a leader. Each leadership style is contrasted with its alternative and in the process the reader is drawn into the relevant literature and into a consideration of real leaders' experiences. This is a highly original and extremely illuminating way of introducing the field of leadership studies and encouraging people to ponder their own approach to leadership. Anyone with an interest in this field and who is drawn into a leadership role should read this book as soon as possible'
Professor of Organisational and Social Research, School of Management, University of Leicester, UK
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