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Full Range Leadership Development

Pathways for People, Profit and Planet

By John J. Sosik, Dongil Jung

© 2010 – Psychology Press

424 pages

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pub: 2009-09-02
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It has been more than 20 years since Bernie Bass presented an integrated overview of full range leadership development. This has been the standard for providing leadership training around the world in business, military, religious and educational contexts. Penn State University’s master of leadership development program is directed by John J. Sosik and uses these transactional –transformational leadership paradigms as their foundation for their courses. This book can be used as a main textbook for this course and supplement any IO course in the area of leadership development.

Full range leadership development strives to grow transformational leadership in organizations at all levels, including followers, thereby generating numerous positive outcomes at all levels. Organizations that support and develop transformational leadership across organizational levels are more productive and profitable, attract and retain high quality associates, promote creativity and innovation, garner trust and commitment from employees, and are strategically positioned to respond well to changes in the market.

This book presents the different theories of leadership and concentrate on the process model of Full Range Leadership that explains the concepts and procedures by which leaders affect their followers (individual leadership), teams (leader to team), and organizations (leader to larger systems). This book can be used by practitioners or students, as the authors provide practical action steps for how to best develop and display behaviors in the Full Range Leadership Development model.


"This book contains an evidenced-based model of leadership. It covers a very broad range of leadership styles, with many, many applications of the Full Range Leadership model that will help any reader come to understand what it means to lead across the full range of leadership behaviors, actions and potential." - Bruce J. Avolio/Marion B. Ingersoll Professor of Management and Executive Director of the Leadership Center, University of Washington

"John J. Sosik and Don Jung have captured and enhanced the most effective, validated and researched leadership training that exists. The depth of this book reflects the decades of development and refinement of this method. Sosik and Jung have done an excellent job in weaving the best of this rich heritage into a clean and effective book." - Robert Most, Ph.D., President, Mind Garden, Inc.

"This book covers the major dimensions of transformational and transactional leadership. Each chapter provides example vignettes and cover related relevant research. It takes a developmental approach illustrating "how to" exhibit relevant behaviours. As a result, the book is likely to prove of interest to applied master’s students interested in leadership. The book is a great instructional or "how to" book on transformational leadership." -Michael D. Mumford, Director, Center for Applied Social Research, The University of Oklahoma, and Senior Editor, The Leadership Quarterly

"It is clear that transformational leadership, and the broader Full Range Leadership Model, is dominant in leadership research and teaching and practice, so there is a big market for following this model in leader development. This is well grounded and the authors are affiliated with a team of scholars (Bass, Avolio, et al) who have done significant groundwork for research and thinking about this topic." - Ronald E. Riggio/Henry R Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology, Claremont McKenna College

"A highly practical book that also rightly recognizes developing leadership potential to be ‘a long and arduous journey that takes a lot of focus, dedication and hard work,’ and to be ‘a marathon and not a sprint.’ Current managers and those entering the work force and aspiring to be effective leaders in diverse settings will find the prescriptions in this book to be very useful, but only if they actually practice them and persevere in their efforts." - Jagdeep Chhokar, Editor of the GLOBE book Culture and Leadership Across the World

"This book has an accessible, application-oriented treatment of the various aspects of transformational and transactional leadership theory." - David V. Day/Woodside Professor of Leadership and Management, University of Western Australia

"This book applies the concepts of transformational and transactional leadership to vivid, real world examples and guide the reader in considering how to diagnose leadership situations and apply behaviours at work. The book’s structure is logical and clear. The book covers new territory in that it focuses explicitly on full range leadership, which is a development that emerged from Bass’s influential concepts of transformational and transactional leadership. The book has a clear applied tone that should be useful to students and managers." - Manuel London, Director of the Center for Human Resource Management, and Associate Dean of the College of Business, SUNY Stonybrook

Table of Contents

1. Introducing a Full Range of 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.

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