2nd Edition

Leadership Performance Beyond Expectations

By Elesa Zehndorfer Copyright 2021
    296 Pages
    by Routledge

    296 Pages
    by Routledge

    The second edition of Leadership offers a unique, highly-applied academic treatise on leadership, uniquely blending a chronological analysis of the last 100 years of leadership theory with exclusive CEO interviews. The case studies, expert insights and other teaching aids are timely and hard hitting, making this textbook relevant, insightful and informative, while a research chapter empowers the reader to competently question the leaders that shape our world.

    The world has turned on its political and corporate axis since the first edition of Leadership was published, and it became necessary to produce a second edition that fully encapsulated, respected and observed these changes. Numerous new case studies, discussion starters and examples subsequently reflect today’s volatile technological, political, financial and social shifts, while exclusive interviews with successful CEOs powerfully blend theory with practice. Readers will learn the importance of navigating leadership in the most testing of times. A new chapter, ‘Researching leadership’, offers the reader the opportunity to develop significantly as a leadership researcher and to ably question reality in a post-truth world. A self-leadership chapter equips the reader to develop their own leadership capabilities, while retaining the ability to avoid destructive leadership. Ultimately, readers will become empowered to appreciate the complex, intersectional nature of leadership and to learn what it takes to lead in today’s politically, technologically and socially tumultuous world.

    This book will be particularly engaging for students and educators at secondary school, college, undergraduate and postgraduate level, and for leadership/management consultants. While the book's primary role remains as a core text for leadership, management and business modules, it will also be of interest to students on many other courses (e.g. psychology, politics, sociology). Packed with teaching resources which educators will find particularly useful, Leadership is the only textbook of its kind to offer such an applied view of this subject via the inclusion of 12 (mostly CEO) expert insights. The first edition was an "Amazon Hot New Release", so this second edition might also hold interest for a general readership.

    1. An Introduction to Leadership

    2. Trait Theories

    3. Skills Theories

    4. Behavioural Theories

    5. Situational Theories

    6. Charismatic Leadership

    7. Transformational Leadership

    8. Emotional Intelligence

    9. Authentic Leadership

    10. Destructive Leadership

    11. Self-leadership

    12. Researching Leadership


    Elesa Zehndorfer PhD is the Research Officer for British Mensa. Author of four additional Routledge titles, Dr. Zehndorfer is an experienced writer and academic with international board level experience. A Quora Top Writer 2017 and 2018, Dr. Zehndorfer writes about physiology, politics, finance and leadership.