The Second Edition of Studying Leadership guides the reader through the cacophony of competing perspectives and models of leadership; now updated with expanded discussion of hot 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, researchers and practitioners studying leadership across all disciplines.
Brad Jackson is the Head of School of Government and Professor of Public and Community Leadership at Victoria University of Wellington. Prior to this he was the Fletcher Building Education Trust Chair in Leadership and Co-Director of the New Zealand Leadership Institute at The University of Auckland Business School. Brad has authored five books including A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Leadership and co-edited the Sage Handbook of Leadership and Major Works in Leadership. Brad is the former Vice-Chair of the International Leadership Association, a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management and The Leadership Trust.
Chapter 1: Introduction: Why Studying Leadership Matters Chapter 2: Leader-Centered Perspectives on Leadership Chapter 3: Follower-Centered Perspectives on Leadership Chapter 4: Cultural Perspectives on Leadership Chapter 5: Critical and Distributed Perspectives on Leadership Chapter 6: Leadership with a Higher Purpose Chapter 7: Conclusion: Take Your Lead