Leadership in Context: The Four Faces of Capitalism (New Horizons in Leadership Studies Series)

Leadership in Context: The Four Faces of Capitalism (New Horizons in Leadership Studies Series)

By: Mark N. Wexler (author)Hardback

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Leaders are made, not born, Mark Wexler argues, and they cannot be understood in a vacuum. There is no simple answer as to why certain people select one leader over others. Those who look for a master story within capitalism to encapsulate the effective leader are, he asserts, caught and blinded within the headlights of a particular worldview. Rather, leaders can be understood and evaluated within the cognitive lens of four distinct and competing worldviews - entrepreneurial, regulatory, communitarian and network. Exploring the manner in which leaders make and remake themselves in the midst of a changing world, the author shows how they must put together a composite of the skills called for in the four faces of capitalism. He illustrates how and why local leaders develop skills within a worldview and how cosmopolitan leaders, by engaging in reflective practice, cross over into other worldviews and reinvent themselves. An accessible, interdisciplinary study of a fascinating subject, this volume will appeal to scholars and students of leadership, as well as to practising leaders, politicians and executives.

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1. Context as Worldview: Making Sense of Leadership; 2. Buccaneer Leaders: The Money Talks Story; 3. Bureaucratic Leaders: The Built to Last Story; 4. Participative Leaders: The Cooperation Pays Story; 5. Knowledge Leaders: A Portal to a New World Story; 6. Leadership Skills in Context; 7. Leaders Reinventing Themselves.

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/08/2005
  • ISBN13: 9781843765806
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781843765806
  • ISBN10: 1843765802

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