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A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Studying Leadership
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A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Studying Leadership

Third Edition


May 2018 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

An engaging guide through the cacophony of competing perspectives and models of leadership, the new edition includes an expanded discussion of contemporary topics like followership, gender, ethics, authenticity, and leadership and the arts, set against the backdrop of the global financial crisis.

Conceived by Chris Grey as an antidote to conventional textbooks, each book in the ‘Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap’ series takes a core area of the curriculum and turns it on its head by providing a critical and sophisticated overview of the key issues and debates in an informal, conversational and often humorous way.

Suitable for students of leadership, professionals working in organizations and anyone curious about the workings of leadership.

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Chapter 1: Introduction
 
Chapter 2: Leadership through the Leader
 
Chapter 3: Leadership through the Follower
 
Chapter 4: Leadership through Process
 
Chapter 5: Leadership through Performance
 
Chapter 6: Leadership through Place
 
Chapter 7: Leadership through Purpose
 
Chapter 8: Developing Future Leadership
 
Appendix: Resources for Studying Leadership

This was the most helpful book I read during my entire first year as a Ph.D. student.  Reading this book felt like having a good mentor nearby.

Professor Robert Strand
University of California-Berkeley & Copenhagen Business School

The authors explore the complex nature of leadership through different lenses, or chapters, including leadership through the leader, follower, process, performance, place, and purpose. This third edition covers new content on emerging fields such as brute capitalism, business schools, and leadership development.

The authors highlight intriguing aspects such as the romance of leadership in that followers “tend to exaggerate the role of leadership when things are going very well or very badly,” and that being a good follower is not seen as a coveted position in the Western world.

K. Condic
Oakland University
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Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 3: Leadership through the follower


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