Description : Drawing on an intensive five-year field study of organizations and hundreds of interviews with contemporary leaders, the author of Excellence presents a brilliant examination of leadership as it is practiced--or malpracticed--in America today. Gardner has served seven presidents in various leadership capacities.
Description : A Pulitzer Prize–winning historian examines transformational leaders from Moses to Machiavelli to Martin Luther King Jr. in this “impressive book” (The Washington Post). Historian and political scientist James MacGregor Burns has spent much of his career documenting the use and misuse of power by leaders throughout history. In this groundbreaking study, Burns examines the qualities that make certain leaders—in America and elsewhere—succeed as transformative figures. Through insightful anecdotes and historical analysis, Burns scrutinizes the charisma, vision, and persuasive power of individuals able to imbue followers with a common sense of purpose, from the founding fathers to FDR, Gandhi to Napoleon. Since its original publication in 1970, Leadership has set the standard for scholarship in the field.
Description : Taking in an amazing range of nationalities - British, Arabic, Chinese, Indian, Greek, Italian, American, Korean - in Leadership: It's in Your DNA Rhea Duttagupta examines how her interviewees became leaders, what worked for them, mistakes they've learned from and risks they've taken. From boardroom politics to the challenges faced by the first female commissioner of Asian police tasked with transforming the world's one of the most corrupt prisons, the stories are diverse, inspirational and instructional. This book provides readers with a framework of ten ingredients distilled from Rhea's extensive experience and research. She argues that these ingredients are innate within us and that if we recognise their importance and enhance them within ourselves, they'll help us maximise our achievements and our leadership qualities.
Description : Leadership is high on the management agenda. It is a subject of intense debate and one that is to be found increasingly on MBA programmes and various business school courses. More than ever leadership is recognized as central to determining the success or failure of any organization. In an authoritative and highly readable style, Philip Sadler offers an important and incisive contribution to the current debate. Designed to meet the needs of busy MBA students and practising managers alike, this book details why leadership is important and how to recognize different leadership styles (including.
Description : Now with new coverage of authentic leadership and servant leadership, the Fifth Edition of Peter Northouse's Leadership remains the market-leading survey text for leadership courses across disciplines. The new edition combines an academically robust account of major theories, approaches, models, and themes of leadership with an accessible style and numerous practical exercises to allow students to apply what they learn about leadership both to themselves and to specific contexts and situations. Features and Benefits: - Breadth of theory coverage is substantial yet synthesized in such a way as to leave room for specific application and greater discussion of discipline or program-specific issues. - Numerous, contemporary case studies supplement each major theory or topic to allow students to apply leadership concepts to specific scenarios. - Leadership instruments and questionnaires provide effective reflection opportunities and often add a a significant and immediate reality check to the theory presented. - The chapter on Women and Leadership is expanded to broader diversity issues. - The enhanced Instructor's Resources CD offers more test items, new cases, and access to academic journal articles, organized by topic and/or discipline. - A new accompanying Study Site featuring additional topics, exercises, projects, cases, chapter summaries, video clips, and social networking tools encourages active participation and learning among groups inside or outside the classroom.
Description : Are great leaders born or made? the true answer to the question most likely lies somewhere in between. We are all born with unique leadership skills u some more than others- but how we each develop these skills determines how effective a leader each of us can be. Finding the Leader in You: a Practical Guide to Expanding Your Leadership Skills is about what it takes to be an effective leader in todayes rapidly changing world of business. Whether you are a team leader, supervisor, manager, director or executive, this book gives you a comprehensive program that shows you how to further develop your leadership skills and knowledge. the first part of the book consists of a story, featuring a manager who is struggling with the responsibilities of leading a company initiative. the second part explains the concepts and ideas structuring the manageres leadership experience. Finally, the third part enables you to apply these concepts through a series of exercises that expand your leadership skills. Setting this book apart from other leadership books is the specific guidance provided in the self-application exercises.
Description : Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here Leadership pervades every aspect of organizational and social life, and its study has never been more diverse, nor more fertile. With contributions from those who have defined that territory, this volume is not only a key point of reference for researchers, students and practitioners, but also an agenda-setting prospective and retrospective look at the state of leadership in the twenty-first century. It evaluates the domain and stretches it further by considering leadership scholarship from every angle, concluding with an optimistic look at the future of leaders, followers and their place in organizations and society at large. Each section represents a distinctive slant on leadership: - Macro perspectives - including strategic leadership, organization theory, charismatic leadership, complexity leadership, and networks. - Political and philosophical perspectives - including distributed leadership, critical leadership, ethics, the military and cults. - Psychological perspectives - including personality, leadership style and contingency theories, transformational leadership, exchange relationships, shared leadership, cognition, leadership development, gender, trust, identity and the 'dark side' of leadership. - Cultural perspectives - including spirituality, aesthetics, and creativity. - Contemporary and emergent perspectives - followership, historical methods, virtual leadership, emotions, image, celebrity, and the quest for a general theory of leadership
Description : Life offers each of us opportunities to be a leader. Leadership is not reserved for those who hold a title or a lucrative position-it can be demonstrated by anyone in any capacity in which they serve. We need leadership in our homes, our churches, our jobs, and everywhere in between. In Defining Effective Leadership: Leading Wherever You Are, author and leader Alan Stanfield conveys this message and stresses the importance of effective leadership through the different phases of our lives. He addresses a variety of issues that leaders face and illustrates seven characteristics of effective leaders: bull; Consistency bull; Leading by Example bull; Realizing That Others Are Needed bull; Showing Appreciation bull; Casting a Vision bull; Making the Most of What You Have bull; Managing Authority Readers will find Defining Effective Leadership distinct from most books on the subject due to its focus on the simpler side of leadership. Stanfield demonstrates that, contrary to popular belief, leadership is not about the things you do once you get to the top, but rather the things you do before you get there. It is about leading in everything you do in life. Defining Effective Leadership: Leading Wherever You Are compels the reader to look beyond conventional methods and understand that true leadership is about serving others.
Description : Develop your Leadership Skills is John Adair's most accessible title on leadership. Full of exercises and checklists, it can help to boost confidence levels and guide and inspire anyone on their journey to becoming a leader of excellence. Acknowledged as a world expert, John Adair offers stimulating insights into recognizing and developing individual leadership qualities, aquiring personal authority, and most importantly, mastering core leadership functions such as planning, communicating and motivating. Suitable for anyone who wishes to improve or develop their leadership skills, this guide distils the essence of John Adair's teaching and provides a framework for becoming an effective leader.
Description : This illuminating study critiques the concept of leadership as understood in the last 75 years and looks to the twenty-first century for a reconstructed understanding of leadership in the postindustrial era. More similarities in past decades were found than had been thought; the thread throughout Rost's book is that leadership was conceived of as good management. He develops a new definition and paradigm for leadership in this volume that distinguishes leadership from management in fundamental ways. The ethics of leadership from a postindustrial perspective completes the paradigm. The book concludes with suggestions that can be immediately utilized in helping to transform our understanding of leadership.