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The Nature of Leadership

The Nature of Leadership

Second Edition
Edited by:

March 2011 | 608 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Written by a team of leading experts in leadership studies, The Nature of Leadership provides compelling answers to the most vexing questions surrounding leadership: Is leadership measurable? Are there traits that reliably distinguish leaders from nonleaders? Does the situation matter? Are there differences in women's and men's leadership styles? Is ethical leadership effective leadership? Are elements of leadership culturally bounded whereas other elements are universal? Does vision really matter? Can leadership be developed?

The new volume includes 16 chapters divided into five parts: Introduction, Leadership: Science, Nature, and Nurture; The Major Schools of Leadership; Special Topics in Leadership; and Conclusion. Topical coverage within these parts include research methods, leader and leadership development, evolutionary and biological perspectives of leadership, individual differences, situational and contingency theories, transformational, charismatic, and shared leadership, followership, gender, identity, culture, and ethics.

David V. Day & John Antonakis
Chapter 1: Leadership: Past, Present, and Future
Robert G. Lord & Jessica E. Dinh
Chapter 2: Aggregation processes and Levels of Analysis as Organizing Structures for Leadership Theory
Michael J. Zyphur, Adam P. Barsky, & Zhen Zhang
Chapter 3: Advances in Leadership Research Methods
David V. Day
Chapter 4: The Nature of Leadership Development
Mark Van Vugt
Chapter 5: The Nature in Leadership: Evolutionary, Biological, and Social Neuroscience Perspectives
Timothy A. Judge & David M. Long
Chapter 6: Individual Differences in Leadership
Roya Ayman & Susan Adams
Chapter 7: Contingencies, Context, Situation, and Leadership
John Antonakis
Chapter 8: Transformational and Charismatic Leadership
Mary Uhl-Bien, John Maslyn, & Sonia Ospina
Chapter 9: The Nature of Relational Leadership: A Multi-Theoretical Lens on Leadership Relationships and Processes
Douglas J. Brown
Chapter 10: In the Minds of Followers: Follower-centric Approaches to Leadership
Christina L. Wassenaar & Craig L. Pearce
Chapter 11: The Nature of Shared Leadership
Deanne N. Den Hartog & Marcus W. Dickson
Chapter 12: Leadership and Culture
Linda L. Carli & Alice H. Eagly
Chapter 13: Leadership and Gender
Daan van Knippenberg
Chapter 14: Leadership and Identity
Joanne B. Ciulla
Chapter 15: Ethics Effectiveness: The Nature of Good Leadership
Warren Bennis
Chapter 16: The Crucibles of Authentic Leadership

A very valuable overview of leadership research, theories and contextual issues. Missing current thinking on servant leadership which is very Important for recommended reading for this course.

Mr Clive Burnard
Leadership, Moorlands College
February 18, 2013

A well-informed overview of leadership. Excellent for initiating discussion and progressing thinking about leadership.

Ms Chrysavgi Sklaveniti
Dept of Management (Grad Sch of Bus), Strathclyde University
January 7, 2013

Not what Chair of the department was looking for.

Mr Thomas Sweetz
Business, Misericordia University
October 24, 2012

University decided not to start the class because of low enrollment

Dr Axel Meierhoefer
Business Mgmt Organ Mgmt Dept, Antioch University - Santa Barbara
September 17, 2012

Using Northouse

Dr Dave Conrad
Business Admin Acct Mis Dept, Augsburg College
August 4, 2012

Too advanced for my 1st year needs. Super book though!!!

Professor Carlie Forbes
Leadership (Social Sciences), Brescia Univ College
June 28, 2012

Good background reading

Professor Dr. Sabine Baumann
Media Mangament and Journalism, Jade University
May 10, 2012

Excellent overview of various academic schools in leadership, good supplemental reading to the more practical book of Northouse.

Dr Jack Barentsen
Practical Theology, Evangelische Theologische Faculteit
November 4, 2011

An excellent reference for an overview of leadership and epistemology of leadership studies for graduate students.

Professor George Reed
Leadership Studies, University of San Diego
September 30, 2011

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