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Studying Leadership

Studying Leadership
Traditional and Critical Approaches

Third Edition
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December 2021 | 488 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book is your comprehensive guide to key leadership theories, topics and trends. It goes beyond the basics to explore contemporary issues such as power and politics, authenticity, followership, toxicity, language, identity, ethics and sustainability, enabling you to gain a deep, holistic understanding of the field.

Updated throughout with new examples, Critical Thinking boxes and further reading suggestions, the third edition of Studying Leadership: Traditional and Critical Approaches is the ideal accompaniment to leadership courses across a range of subject areas, including Business & Management, Health and Education.

Lecturers can access a range of useful resources, including an instructor’s manual, selected SAGE Business Cases and videos, PowerPoint slides and a testbank, via the companion website.

Doris Schedlitzki is Professor in Organisational Leadership at Guildhall School of Business and Law, London Metropolitan University.

Gareth Edwards is Professor of Leadership and Community Studies at Bristol Business School, University of the West of England.
Part I Traditional Approaches to Leadership
Chapter 1 Leadership and Management
Chapter 2 Leadership Competencies: Traits, Personality, Skills, Styles and Intelligences
Chapter 3 Contingency and Leader–Member Exchange (LMX) Theories of Leadership
Chapter 4 Charismatic and Transformational Leadership
Part II Current Issues in Leadership
Chapter 5 Perspectives on Leadership Context
Chapter 6 Followership, Psychoanalytic and Relational Approaches to Leadership
Chapter 7 Leadership and Power
Chapter 8 Strategic Leadership and Leading Change
Chapter 9 Distributed Leadership
Chapter 10 Leadership and Culture
Chapter 11 Leadership Learning and Development
Part III Critical Issues in Leadership
Chapter 12 Leadership, Gender and Diversity
Chapter 13 Leadership, Ethics and Toxicity
Chapter 14 Leadership, Language and Identity
Chapter 15 Leadership, Arts and Aesthetics
Chapter 16 Researching Leadership


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Instructor's Manual with SAGE Video and SAGE Business Cases
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Very Useful in studying Leadership a PG level

Mrs Beverley Griffiths
Education, Buckinghamshire College Group
July 2, 2024

The book sets up to provide a comprehensive overview of the key theories, topics, research debates and major developments in the field of leadership studies, but I believe that students will find the true value of this book in its second and third part where discussions about leadership in connection to culture, context, power, language and identity take center stage. The book seems to be an effective pedagogical tools to stimulate students' thinking

Dr Horia Moasa
Communications, Transilvania University of Brasov
April 28, 2022

A essential text for students studying leadership modules/programmes

Mrs Sian Pitson
Swansea Business School (Swansea), University of Wales, Trinity St David
February 1, 2022

An essential text for those studying leadership modules/programmes

Mrs Sian Pitson
Swansea Business School (Swansea), University of Wales, Trinity St David
February 1, 2022

An excellent study book for students on a Leadership and Management Masters module.

Mr Paul Rouse
Fac of Business,Environment & Society, Coventry University
January 27, 2022

Provided some thought-provoking aspects for the student at this level.

Mr Stuart Woodcock
Policing, Chester University
April 27, 2022

This a very comprehensive review of leadership LR, and very useful for master degree students.

Professor Arminda Sa Sequeira
Organizational Communication Department, ISCAP - Superior Institute Of Accounting and Administration of Porto
February 13, 2023

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