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The Nature of Leadership
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The Nature of Leadership

Third Edition
Edited by:


November 2017 | 584 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The Nature of Leadership includes the most important areas of leadership in a concise and integrated manner with impactful contributions from the most prominent leadership scholars and researchers in the field. Editors John Antonakis and David V. Day provide an in-depth exploration of the major schools of leadership as well as emerging perspectives. This fully-updated text includes new material examining followership, gender, power, identity, culture, and entrepreneurial leadership. The text concludes by unpacking philosophical and methodological issues in leadership such as ethics and corporate social responsibility.

 

The Third Edition has been fully revised and includes new vignettes, examples, statistics, and recommended case studies and TED Talk-type videos to illuminate the essence of leadership.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
PART I. INTRODUCTION
John Antonakis and David V. Day
1. Leadership: Past, Present, and Future
What Is Leadership?

 
The Study of Leadership

 
A Brief History of Leadership Research

 
Emerging Issues

 
Organization and Summary of the Book

 
Enjoy the Book

 
References

 
 
PART II. THE MAJOR SCHOOLS OF LEADERSHIP
Stephen J. Zaccaro, Samantha Dubrow, and MaryJo Kolze
2. Leader Traits and Attributes
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
An Empirical Summary of Recent Research on Leader Attributes

 
Categories of Leader Attributes

 
Summary

 
More Complex Models of Leader Attributes and Leadership Outcomes

 
Summary and Conclusions

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Video

 
References

 
John Antonakis
3. Charisma and the “New Leadership”
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
Charisma: A Brief History

 
Transformational Leadership

 
Spinoffs of the New Leadership: Old Wine in New Bottles?

 
Future Research

 
Conclusion

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Video

 
References

 
Douglas J. Brown
4. In the Minds of Followers: Follower-Centric Approaches to Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
What Is Followership?

 
Why and When Are We Leader-Centric Thinkers?

 
The Social-Cognitive Approach

 
Summary of the Literature

 
Conclusion

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Video

 
References

 
Olga Epitropaki, Robin Martin, and Geoff Thomas
5. Relational Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
Leadership as a Dyadic Relationship

 
Conclusion

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Video

 
References

 
Roya Ayman and Matthew Lauritsen
6. Contingencies, Context, Situation, and Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Videos

 
References

 
Christina L. Wassenaar and Craig L. Pearce
7. Shared Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
Historical Bases of Shared Leadership

 
Overview of Evidence on the Antecedents and Outcomes of Shared Leadership

 
The Practice of Shared Leadership

 
The Future of Organizational Leadership

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Video

 
References

 
Mark van Vugt
8. Evolutionary, Biological, and Neuroscience Perspectives
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
The Evolutionary Psychology of Leadership

 
The Evolutionary Functions of Leadership

 
A Brief Natural History of Leadership

 
Testing Evolutionary Hypotheses About Leadership

 
Implications of Evolutionary Leadership Theory

 
Conclusions

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Video

 
References

 
 
PART III. CURRENT TOPICS IN LEADERSHIP
Konstantin O. Tskhay and Nicholas O. Rule
9. Social Cognition, Social Perception, and Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
The Social Cognitive Model of Information Processing

 
Social Cognition and Leadership

 
Social Cognition and Leadership Research

 
From Social Cognition to Leadership Effectiveness: A Mechanistic View

 
Conclusion

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Video

 
References

 
Linda L. Carli and Alice H. Eagly
10. Leadership and Gender
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
Representation of Women and Men in Leadership Roles

 
Human Capital Investments and Family Responsibilities

 
The Leadership Styles of Women and Men

 
The Nature Arguments: Men as Naturally Dominant

 
Prejudice and Discrimination Against Female Leaders

 
Stereotypes About Women, Men, and Leaders and the Double Bind

 
Organizational Obstacles to Women’s Leadership

 
The Rise and Future of Female Leaders

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Video

 
References

 
Rachel E. Sturm and Lucas Monzani
11. Power and Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
What Is Power?

 
Where Does Power Come From?

 
What Does Power Do to Leaders?

 
Who Should Be Elected Into Positions of Power?

 
Conclusion

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Videos

 
References

 
Daan van Knippenberg
12. Leadership and Identity
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
Self-Evaluations and Leadership

 
Follower Identity Over Time

 
Leader Identity

 
The Road Ahead

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Study

 
Recommended Video

 
References

 
Deanne N. Den Hartog and Marcus W. Dickson
13. Leadership, Culture, and Globalization
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
Leadership Research in Different Countries

 
Dimensions of Societal Culture Related to Leadership

 
Culture and Leadership Beyond the “Western” World

 
Leadership Perceptions Across Cultures

 
Conclusions

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Videos

 
References

 
David V. Day and Aiden M. A. Thornton
14. Leadership Development
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Video

 
References

 
Maija Renko
15. Entrepreneurial Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Videos

 
References

 
 
PART IV. PHILOSOPHICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN LEADERSHIP
Philippe Jacquart, Michael S. Cole, Allison S. Gabriel, Joel Koopman, and Christopher C. Rosen
16. Studying Leadership: Research Design and Methods
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
Part I: The Foundations of Quantitative Research

 
Part II: The Many Flavors of Endogeneity

 
Part III: Research Designs and Methods

 
Conclusion

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Study

 
Recommended Video

 
References

 
Joanne B. Ciulla
17. Ethics and Effectiveness: The Nature of Good Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
Ethikos and Morale

 
The Normative Aspects of Definitions

 
The Hitler Problem

 
Agency and Moral Luck

 
The Relationship Between Ethics and Effectiveness

 
Deontological and Teleological Theories

 
Moral Standards

 
Altruism

 
Why Being a Leader Is Not in a Just Person’s Self-Interest

 
Transforming Leadership

 
Transformational Leadership

 
Critics of Transformational and Charismatic Leadership Theories

 
Knocking Leaders off Their Pedestals

 
The Bathsheba Syndrome

 
Self-Discipline and Virtue

 
Conclusion

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Videos

 
References

 
Guido Palazzo
18. Corporate Social Responsibility and Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Videos

 
References

 
Warren Bennis, With a Foreword by David V. Day and John Antonakis
19. The Chronicles of Leadership
Tribute to Warren Bennis

 
Future of Leadership Research

 
Conclusion

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Video

 
 
Name Index
 
Subject Index
 
About the Editors
 
About the Contributors

“This is the definitive higher-level textbook on leadership and leaders written by key scholars. It provides a broad collection of engaging texts for both students and researchers.”

Oliver Mallett
Durham University Business School

“This book provides a rich kaleidoscope of the field of leadership in all its complexity. It is the one must-have leadership book for students with an interest in leadership and in leadership research.” 

Jeanette Lemmergaard
University of Southern Denmark, Department of Marketing & Management

“A valuable text that draws together a comprehensive range of approaches to leadership theory.”

Ness McHugh
Edinburgh Napier University

“This textbook while an excellent survey of leadership, also introduced new elements that are not addressed in other texts.  It is a superb addition to the body of knowledge related to leadership and I will be adopting it for my leadership classes.”

Charles B. Daniels, Ph.D., PEM, PMP
Old Dominion University

“It covers significant aspects of leadership thought and is a very good text for graduate leadership students.” 

Theodore Brown Sr.
Oakwood University

Curated by two prominent leadership experts of our time, David Day on leadership development and John Antonakis on leader charisma, this handbook is a gold mine for students of leadership. Whether coming to the topic for the first time or going back to review various specific areas, readers are sure to find value. This handbook pulls together the top authors in the field writing on their explicit specialties in chapters that combine both research findings and practical cases. The chapters provide an easy way to catch up on the research in that area and to see its practical import.

Susan Ashford
University of Michigan

In this volume two of the world’s pre-eminent leadership scholars have assembled a stellar cast of researchers to explore the broad range of perspectives that inform contemporary understanding of this immensely important topic. The result is a volume that explores the rich landscape of leadership with unrivalled breadth and penetrating depth. This will be an outstanding resource for readers of any
disciplinary and professional background who want to journey to the heart of this fascinating field and to have to have a 360-degree appreciation of what it is all about.

S. Alexander Haslam

Many leadership books are written up in a rather scholastic and dry way as an exhaustive review of the literature. The Third Edition of The Nature of Leadership is different. Providing both conceptual and empirical findings written by leading scholars in the field, as well as mini case studies, practical examples and TED-style talks, this book gives students the opportunity to gain valuable and up-to-date academic knowledge and insights on leadership, while making students discover a passion for leadership.

Ronit Kark
Bar Ilan University

Antonakis and Day join forces once again to shepherd a stellar group of scholars in crafting a comprehensive guidebook for the student of leadership. The Nature of Leadership first educates the reader about major leadership paradigms—groundwork for then exploring current leadership issues. The result is a rich and authoritative examination of what leadership is, how it happens, and why it matters.

Cindy McCauley
The Center for Creative Leadership

Antonakis and Day create another outstanding volume of their comprehensive leadership textbook, The Nature of Leadership. In addition to providing updated classic content that forms the basis of our current understanding of leadership study and practice, the volume addresses topics important for today and tomorrow’s leaders in diverse organizations to promote innovation and purpose. The book covers crucial issues such as shared leadership, corporate social responsibility, and relational leadership between diverse leaders and followers. Readers will find both the extensive scientific evidence and practical examples important in understanding what leaders need to “do,” how leaders develop the skills and abilities to “do what they must do”, and also for identifying ways to assess the effectiveness of that “doing.” This third edition covers all the bases!

Susan E. Murphy
University of Edinburgh