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1st Edition

Leadership Perspectives

Edited By

Alan Hooper

ISBN 9780754626121
Published September 28, 2006 by Routledge
580 Pages

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Book Description

This definitive reference work is designed to meet a need for all those who have an interest in Leadership; be they students at business schools, academic researchers, leadership consultants or practical leaders. At last, we have a collection of seminal peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in one convenient volume. All the members of the Editorial Team have an association with the renowned Centre for Leadership Studies at Exeter University and they have chosen their articles around six core themes: Understanding Leadership; Relationships; Power and Leadership; Leadership, Identity and Difference; Imagination; Spirituality in Organizations. These themes cover a broad spectrum of Leadership and this volume enables people to access some of the best writing on this fascinating topic, all in one publication.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Understanding Leadership: What leaders really do, John P. Cotter; On the psychodynamics of organizational totalitarianism, Howard S. Schwartz; Narcissistic leaders: the incredible pros, the inevitable cons, Michael Maccoby; The 5 minds of a manager, Jonathan Gosling and Henry Mintzberg; The leader's new work: building learning organizations, Peter M. Senge. Relationships: How to choose a leadership pattern, Robert Tannenbaum and Warren H. Schmidt; Leadership that gets results, Daniel Goleman; The effects of leader and follower emotional intelligence on performance and attitude: an exploratory study, Chi-Sum Wong and Kenneth S. Law; Leader distance: a review and a proposed theory, John Antonakis and Leanne Atwater; The necessary art of persuasion, Jay A. Conger; The executive as coach, James Waldroop and Timothy Butler; Taking the stress out of stressful conversations, Holly Weeks. Power and Leadership: The forms of power, Bertrand Russell; Power and organization, John Kenneth Galbraith; Power as the control of behavior, Robert Dahl; Exploring power, Gareth Morgan; Power is the great motivator, C. McClelland and David H. Burnham; Power failure in management circuits, Rosabeth Moss Kanter. Leadership, Identity and Difference: What it means to become a person, R. Rogers; Managing oneself, Peter F. Drucker; Why should anyone be led by you? Robert Goffee and Gareth Jones; The ambiguity of leadership, Jeffrey Pfeffer; The nature of leadership, Richard A. Barker. Imagination: The who question: constructing identity and the construction of truth, Keith Grint; Beyond Goffman: some notes on life and theatre as Art, Iain L. Mangham; Planning on the left side, managing on the right, Henry Mintzberg; The theory behind the practice, Gareth Morgan; Foresight, Alfred North Whitehead. Spirituality in Organisation: Soul work in organizations, Philip H. Mirvis; Spirituality in public service, Willa Bruce and John Novison; The theory of charismatic leadership: a dialogue, Robert C. Tucker; Ethics at work; money, spirituality, and happiness, Adrian Furnham; Leadership in turbulent times is spiritual, Margaret Wheatley; Name index.

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Alan Hooper (DL MA FRSA) is the Founder and a Fellow of the Centre for Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter, UK.


'If you are a student at a business school, an academic researcher, a leadership consultant or a practical leader wishing to find out more about your craft...then this is the book for you...a collection of some of the best-published essays on this vast topic.' Alan Rundle, Leadership Matters, January 2007