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Key Concepts in Leadership



August 2012 | 164 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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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.

 
How to Use This Book
 
Introduction by the Authors
 
Leadership Definition, Theory and Practice
 
The Entries
 
Accommodating Leadership and Competitive Leadership
 
Analytical Leadership and an Intuitive, Instant Leadership Approach
 
Authoritative Leadership and Participative Leadership
 
Avoiding Leadership and Involved Leadership
 
Behind-the-Scenes Leadership and Leading from the Front
 
Broad-Based and Functional Leadership
 
Change-Oriented Leadership and Continuity-Based Leadership
 
'Chillaxed Leadership' and 'Leadaholics'
 
Coaching and Mentoring-Oriented Leadership and Directive, Telling-What-to-Do Leadership
 
Colleague-Leading and Leading Prima Donnas
 
'Company-Branded' and 'Individually Branded' Leadership
 
Compromising Leadership and Co-Operative Leadership
 
Developmental-Oriented Leadership and Job-Hopping Leadership
 
Diversity Leadership and Leading Homogeneity
 
Eastern-Style and Western-Style Leadership: Contrasting and Converging National Cultures
 
Employee Leading and Volunteer Leading
 
EQ-Oriented Leadership and IQ-Oriented Leadership
 
Expert and Generalist Leadership
 
Extrovert and Introvert Leadership
 
Finance-Oriented Leadership and Marketing-Oriented Leadership
 
Global Leadership and Worldly Leadership
 
Goal-Oriented and Opportunistic Leadership
 
'Here and Now' Leadership and Legacy Leadership
 
HR-Oriented Leadership and Production-Oriented Leadership
 
Implementer Leadership and Shaper-Driver Leadership
 
Individualistic Leadership and Relationship-Oriented Leadership
 
Inspirational and Low-Key Leadership
 
Interim Leadership and Tenured Leadership
 
Knee-Jerk Leadership and Reflective Leadership
 
Long-Term Leadership and Project Management Leadership
 
Macro and Micro-Leadership
 
Nurturing Leadership and Toxic Leadership
 
Pragmatic and Principles-Driven Leadership
 
Conclusion
 
Bibliography
 
Concept Index
 
Name Index

Easy read and discusses issues that other books don't.

Mrs Louise Boole
Nursing, Counselling & Psychotherapy, Derby University
February 14, 2014

A useful book for student nurses to use to enable them to explore concepts of leadership

Mr Andrew Southgate
Adult Nursing Department, Canterbury Christ Church University
October 23, 2013

A recommended book that outlines the key concepts of leadership in a clear and concise manner.

Ms Louise Lawson
Dept of Nursing & Midwifery, Hertfordshire University
October 16, 2013

Covering a comprehensive range of leader types, this book explores every dimension of leadership using exemplars from corporate and third sector perspectives. A valuable text for both undergraduate and postgraduate students from a range of disciplines

Mrs Jeanette MacNaught
Centre for Employability & Professional Skills, Hull University
March 12, 2013

Excellent guide to leadership which encourages students to approach the subject from a number of different perspectives.

Mr Jim Gritton
School of Health and Social Care, Greenwich University
February 10, 2013

An excellent quick reference text for students on critical leadership issues.

Dr Daniel Salhani
Social Work , Univ of British Columbia
January 25, 2013

An excellent overview, demystifying many urban myths about leadership, and providing students with clear, accessible insights into the sometimes confused and confusing world of leadership concepts and leadership studies.

Mr Geoffrey Wolfson
Health Development, University of Greenwich
December 7, 2012

Comprehensive overview of key topics in leadership. Great for review of concepts and initiation of further discussion/exploration.

Ms Chrysavgi Sklaveniti
Dept of Management (Grad Sch of Bus), Strathclyde University
November 5, 2012

It is a valuable book especially for those holding or aspiring to leadership positions.

Dr Denis Hyams-Ssekasi
Business School, University Campus Oldham
October 5, 2012

Easy to understand for this level of student

Ms Wendy Bateman
Health & Social Science, Bolton University
October 3, 2012

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