The Nature of Leadership
- John Antonakis - University of Lausanne, Switzerland
- David V. Day - Claremont McKenna College, USA
Leadership | Leadership & Management | Organizational Psychology (General)
The Nature of Leadership includes the most important areas of leadership in a concise and integrated manner with impactful contributions from the most prominent leadership scholars and researchers in the field. Editors John Antonakis and David V. Day provide an in-depth exploration of the major schools of leadership as well as emerging perspectives. This fully-updated text includes new material examining followership, gender, power, identity, culture, and entrepreneurial leadership. The text concludes by unpacking philosophical and methodological issues in leadership such as ethics and corporate social responsibility.
The Third Edition has been fully revised and includes new vignettes, examples, statistics, and recommended case studies and TED Talk-type videos to illuminate the essence of leadership.
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“A valuable text that draws together a comprehensive range of approaches to leadership theory.”
“This textbook while an excellent survey of leadership, also introduced new elements that are not addressed in other texts. It is a superb addition to the body of knowledge related to leadership and I will be adopting it for my leadership classes.”
“It covers significant aspects of leadership thought and is a very good text for graduate leadership students.”
Curated by two prominent leadership experts of our time, David Day on leadership development and John Antonakis on leader charisma, this handbook is a gold mine for students of leadership. Whether coming to the topic for the first time or going back to review various specific areas, readers are sure to find value. This handbook pulls together the top authors in the field writing on their explicit specialties in chapters that combine both research findings and practical cases. The chapters provide an easy way to catch up on the research in that area and to see its practical import.
In this volume two of the world’s pre-eminent leadership scholars have assembled a stellar cast of researchers to explore the broad range of perspectives that inform contemporary understanding of this immensely important topic. The result is a volume that explores the rich landscape of leadership with unrivalled breadth and penetrating depth. This will be an outstanding resource for readers of any
disciplinary and professional background who want to journey to the heart of this fascinating field and to have to have a 360-degree appreciation of what it is all about.
Many leadership books are written up in a rather scholastic and dry way as an exhaustive review of the literature. The Third Edition of The Nature of Leadership is different. Providing both conceptual and empirical findings written by leading scholars in the field, as well as mini case studies, practical examples and TED-style talks, this book gives students the opportunity to gain valuable and up-to-date academic knowledge and insights on leadership, while making students discover a passion for leadership.
Antonakis and Day join forces once again to shepherd a stellar group of scholars in crafting a comprehensive guidebook for the student of leadership. The Nature of Leadership first educates the reader about major leadership paradigms—groundwork for then exploring current leadership issues. The result is a rich and authoritative examination of what leadership is, how it happens, and why it matters.
Antonakis and Day create another outstanding volume of their comprehensive leadership textbook, The Nature of Leadership. In addition to providing updated classic content that forms the basis of our current understanding of leadership study and practice, the volume addresses topics important for today and tomorrow’s leaders in diverse organizations to promote innovation and purpose. The book covers crucial issues such as shared leadership, corporate social responsibility, and relational leadership between diverse leaders and followers. Readers will find both the extensive scientific evidence and practical examples important in understanding what leaders need to “do,” how leaders develop the skills and abilities to “do what they must do”, and also for identifying ways to assess the effectiveness of that “doing.” This third edition covers all the bases!
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 3: Charisma and the "New Leadership"
Chapter 10: Leadership and Gender