Unfortunately, leadership does not have a one-size-fits-all definition. We all have our own ideas as to what makes a good leader and the types of challenges that will be faced. The author bridges a gap by presenting how modern leadership happens while simultaneously combining a description of leadership and its practical application in today’s environments. In this book, Nicholas Harkiolakis integrates the various theoretical perspectives into a unified model that can be understood by both the academic and the practitioner (existing and future leaders). This understanding is necessary to effectively treat and apply leadership to the challenging settings of today’s operational environments: virtual, distributed, multicultural and so on. Some of the key topics covered are:
- leadership through the ages
- characteristics of leadership
- modern perspectives
- an integrated leadership framework
- the application of leadership
- the twenty-first-century leadership practices.
Table of Contents
1. Why not another book on leadership?
2. Leadership through the ages
3. Leadership in the twenty-first century
4. Theoretical perspectives
5. A leadership framework
6. Application of leadership
7. Future dimensions
Nicholas Harkiolakis is Vice President for Europe and Middle East and Director of Research for Executive Coaching Consultants. He is Editor of the International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He also teaches graduate courses and supervises dis-sertations at various universities in France, the UK and the US.