Leadership, the practice of focusing and motivating a group or organization to achieve its aims, is a much discussed but often misunderstood concept. This comprehensive textbook introduces the subject for Masters level students.
Readers are invited to make a series of metaphorical journeys of discovery, thematically organized around fundamental dilemmas within the field of leadership studies. Building on the success of previous editions, the text uses a simple map-based approach to consider dilemmas such as:
Is a leader born or made?
How are tensions between ethical dilemmas and economic self-interest resolved?
How does a leader's desire for control balance with the need to empower members of the organization?
This third edition contains a brand new chapter on leadership in sport, an enhanced chapter on creativity, and more international content. Also new to this edition is a companion website containing PowerPoint slides, revision quizzes and a tutor's guide. This text will be essential reading for Masters and MBA students on leadership courses, and will also be illuminating for managers pursuing leadership development.
Tudor Rickards is Emeritus Professor of Creativity and Organizational Change at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK.
1.Leadership Journeys, Dilemmas and Maps 2.Born or Made? Dilemmas of Destiny and Development 3.Project Teams and the Dilemmas of Functional Leadership 4.Charisma Ancient and Modern Versions 5.Shared Meanings and Why Myths Matter: Mapping the Symbolic and the Cultural 6.Dilemmas of Trust, Competence and Vulnerability 7.Strategic Leadership: Do Strategic Leaders Matter? 8.The Narrative Turn: Dilemmas of Power, Discrimination and Diversity 9.Ethical Dilemmas 10.Creativity and Leadership: Dilemmas of Dreams, Denial and Change Management 11.Sporting Leadership and the Search for Excellence 12.Emerging Issues and Dilemmas