Key Concepts in Leadership (Sage Key Concepts Series)

Key Concepts in Leadership (Sage Key Concepts Series)

By: Prof. Jonathan Gosling (author), Stephanie Jones (author), Ian Sutherland (author)Paperback

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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here What are the main characteristics of effective leadership? How can we understand leadership today? This wide-ranging, inter-disciplinary book provides readers with a complete introduction to the essentials of leadership. Included here are accessible and insightful entries on what leadership is, how it is practised and the relevant strengths and pitfalls. The book provides a one stop introductory guide to one of the most central and contested concepts in the social sciences. An invaluable reference tool, this book offers insight into issues such as: * Are leaders born or made? * Authoritarian versus participative leadership * The psychology of leaders and followers * Leadership development * Leadership styles, skills and functions * Leadership in practice This book is an indispensable guide to the central concepts of leadership for professionals and students alike.

About Author

Professor Jonathan Gosling is Professor of Leadership at the Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter, specializing in studying the leadership challenges of culturally diverse and boundary-spanning organizations. His work is published in journals such as Leadership, Harvard Business Review, Organization, Studies in Higher Education and Social Epistemology. His most recent book is Fictional Leaders: Heroes, Villains and Absent Friends, which also includes a chapter by Dr Jones. Professor Gosling, a graduate of the University of East Anglia, plays a significant role in the 'greening' of management education worldwide and is co-founder of the "One Planet MBA" at Exeter. He worked for many years as a community mediator and on other interventions inspired by psychodynamic perspectives on power and organizing. He is currently researching the leadership of malaria elimination programmes, of sustainable supply chains in China, and of professional organisations (universities, healthcare, accountancy and consultancy firms, etc.). He served as Distinguished Visiting Professor at INSEAD, France and similar roles in Canada, New Zealand and Sweden; is currently a Visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School, a fellow of the International Management Academy, the Windsor Leadership Trust and of the Singapore Civil Service College. He is co-founder of and is a sailor, spouse and parent. Dr Stephanie Jones is Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Maastricht School of Management, having graduated with a PhD from University College London, and a Bachelor's degree (in History) from the London School of Economics. Dr Jones has authored over 25 full-length internationally-published books on business and management - three of them with Professor Jonathan Gosling. She teaches MBA students across the world, especially courses on leadership, culture and change. Her teaching locations include Kuwait, Egypt, Yemen, China, Vietnam, Peru, Surinam, Kazakhstan and several African countries. With a background managing businesses in recruitment, consulting, and training operations in China, India, the Middle East and Australia, Dr Jones gained extensive experience in the corporate sector before returning to academe a decade ago. She is still active in consulting and training. Dr Jones also supervises student theses, at Doctoral, Masters and Diploma level, assessing and evaluating theses around the world. Napoleonic Leadership: a study in power is her third book with Professor Gosling, the others being Nelson's Way and Key Concepts in Leadership.


How to Use This Book Introduction by the Authors Leadership Definition, Theory and Practice The Entries Accommodating Leadership and Competitive Leadership Analytical Leadership and an Intuitive, Instant Leadership Approach Authoritative Leadership and Participative Leadership Avoiding Leadership and Involved Leadership Behind-the-Scenes Leadership and Leading from the Front Broad-Based and Functional Leadership Change-Oriented Leadership and Continuity-Based Leadership 'Chillaxed Leadership' and 'Leadaholics' Coaching and Mentoring-Oriented Leadership and Directive, Telling-What-to-Do Leadership Colleague-Leading and Leading Prima Donnas 'Company-Branded' and 'Individually Branded' Leadership Compromising Leadership and Co-Operative Leadership Developmental-Oriented Leadership and Job-Hopping Leadership Diversity Leadership and Leading Homogeneity Eastern-Style and Western-Style Leadership: Contrasting and Converging National Cultures Employee Leading and Volunteer Leading EQ-Oriented Leadership and IQ-Oriented Leadership Expert and Generalist Leadership Extrovert and Introvert Leadership Finance-Oriented Leadership and Marketing-Oriented Leadership Global Leadership and Worldly Leadership Goal-Oriented and Opportunistic Leadership 'Here and Now' Leadership and Legacy Leadership HR-Oriented Leadership and Production-Oriented Leadership Implementer Leadership and Shaper-Driver Leadership Individualistic Leadership and Relationship-Oriented Leadership Inspirational and Low-Key Leadership Interim Leadership and Tenured Leadership Knee-Jerk Leadership and Reflective Leadership Long-Term Leadership and Project Management Leadership Macro and Micro-Leadership Nurturing Leadership and Toxic Leadership Pragmatic and Principles-Driven Leadership Conclusion Bibliography Concept Index Name Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781849205894
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 164
  • ID: 9781849205894
  • ISBN10: 1849205892

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