It has been more than 30 years since Bernard M. Bass presented an integrated overview of Full Range Leadership Development (FRLD), which has since become the standard for providing leadership training around the world in business, military, religious, and educational contexts. This book teaches how to use FRLD to grow transformational leaders in organizations. Organizations that support and develop transformational leadership at all levels are more productive and profitable, attract and retain top notch talent, promote creativity and innovation, garner trust and commitment from employees, leverage sustainability and workplace safety efforts, and are strategically positioned to respond well to uncertainties and changes in the market.
Retaining the conversational style of the first edition, this second edition contains several new features, such as: updated leader profiles and leadership examples, including more international cases; expanded discussion of gender diversity and leadership in teams; and new Summary Questions and Reflective Exercises.
The book’s practical action steps make it of use to both practitioners and students and well-suited as a core leadership textbook or supplement in leadership development courses.
"The character-based leadership concepts in this edition are presented in a conversational manner and are an essential guide for leaders at all levels, whether leading a team of five people or thousands. This book is a moral compass for those who strive to be transformational leaders." —Maj Gen John Gronski, U.S. Army Europe, Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard
"Backed by an enormous body of research on the theory, Full Range Leadership Development uses that knowledge to establish state-of-the-art standards for developing leadership potential and competencies. Do you want to become a better leader? Here is your roadmap." —Ronald E. Riggio, Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology, Claremont McKenna College
"One of the most extensively researched and strongly validated models of leadership, Transformational Leadership (TL), has led to one of the most widely used and well-developed education and training programs, Full Range Leadership Development (FRLD). Fortunately, John J. Sosik and Dongil Jung, two of the best known researchers on TL, who are also two of the best known educators/consultants/trainers using FRLD, have chosen to share their knowledge, experience, and practical applications in this book, Full Range Leadership Development: Pathways for People, Profit, and Planet. They have taken what they researched and learned, and how they applied that information in their work with various organizations, to produce a volume that is a must-have for any manager or student who wants to know more about leadership and/or develop and grow his/her own leadership skills and talents. Enjoy and use this book!" —Francis J. Yammarino, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Management; Director, Center for Leadership Studies, State University of New York at Binghamton
Foreword Bruce J. Avolio
1 Introducing Full Range Leadership Development
2 The Full Range Leadership Development System
3 Idealized Influence Behaviors and Attributes: The Humane Side of Transformational Leadership
4 Inspirational Motivation: The Emotional Side of Transformational Leadership
5 Intellectual Stimulation: The Rational Side of Transformational Leadership
6 Individualized Consideration: The Nurturing Side of Transformational Leadership
7 Contingent Reward and Management-by-Exception Active: The Two Faces of Transactional Leadership
8 Management-by-Exception Passive and Laissez-Faire: Inactive Forms of Leadership
9 Sharing Full Range Leadership within Teams
10 Full Range Leadership Development for Strategic, Social and Environmental Leadership Initiatives
Appendix: Master of Leadership Development Program