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Contemporary Critical Perspectives

Third Edition
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November 2022 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Written by a team of international experts and taking a truly global approach, Leadership: Contemporary Critical Perspectives is the essential guide to key concepts and contemporary concerns in leadership studies.

This third edition has been revised and expanded to improve accessibility to complex theory and add cutting-edge content, including:

• Three new chapters on how leadership shapes the spaces we live and work in, leadership during crisis, and populism and conspiracy theories in leadership
• A range of new case studies focussing on world-renowned leaders such as Greta Thunberg, Mark Zuckerberg and Donald Trump
• An updated ‘Leadership on Screen’ feature that looks at examples of leadership in film and TV, including Parasite and Peaky Blinders

This comprehensive yet engaging text is suitable for leadership students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

Instructors can visit the companion website to access valuable online resources, including PowerPoints for each chapter and carefully selected content from the SAGE Business Cases platform.

Brigid Carroll
 is Professor in the Department of Management and International Business and holds the Fletcher Building Employee Educational Fund Chair in Leadership in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Jackie Ford is Professor of Leadership and Organization Studies at Durham University Business School, UK.
Scott Taylor is an Associate Professor in Leadership and Organization Studies at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK.

Classical Theories of Leadership
Leadership, Management and Headship: Power, Emotion and Authority in Organizations
Trait Theories of Leaders and Leadership: From Ancient Greece to Twenty-First-Century Neuroscience
Leading Through Contingencies
Transformational Leadership: Secularized Theology?
Leading in Social Context
Leadership Learning and Development
Leadership, Governance and Strategy
Difference and Leadership
Studying Followers
Critical Challenges and New Lenses
Leadership and Process
Relational Leadership
Leadership Without Leaders: Understanding Radically Democratic Organizing Through The Lens of Critical Leadership Studies
Leadership, Poststructuralism And The Performative Turn
Creating And Contesting Space Through Leadership
Emerging Critical Perspectives
An Unconventional History of Leadership Studies
Embodied Leadership, Ethics and its Affects
Constructing Crisis, Constructing Leadership
Populism, Conspiracy Theories and Leadership: A Toxic Triangle In Politics

A clear and comprehensive guide to a range of up to date leadership methodologies to support all areas of working. Utilised for system leadership within education.

Mr Julian Ayres
School of Education and Community, Wrexham Glyndwr University
July 12, 2023

Due to the students different learning styles and additional learning needs we have adopted a selection of books for the students to select a preference. I have shared these with our library.

Ms Sara Hawkins
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Plymouth University
July 21, 2023

A thorough analysis, synthesis and evaluation of the field of study that is leadership. The text is suitable for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Work-Based Practitioner levels of learer.

Mr Andrew Clark
Faculty of Business and Law, Sunderland University
November 29, 2022

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