1st Edition

Leadership: The Key Concepts

ISBN 9780415383646
Published December 11, 2007 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

This is an indispensable and authoritative guide to the most crucial ideas, concepts and debates surrounding the study and exercise of leadership. Bringing together entries written by a wide range of international experts, this is an essential desktop resource for managers and leaders in all kinds of institutions and organizations, as well as students of business, sociology and politics.

Topics covered in this guide include:

  • authority
  • creativity
  • cross-cultural leadership
  • motivation
  • emotional intelligence
  • group dynamics.

Table of Contents


Advice and Dissent (Ruth H. Axelrod)

Aesthetic Leadership (Jonathan E. Schroeder)

Authority (Chris Miller)

Behavioral Theories of Leadership (Thomas Mengel)

Change and Continuity (Jonathan Gosling)

Charisma (Antonio Marturano and Paul Arsenault)

Complexity Theory (John S. Burns)

Contingency Theories (JoAnn Danelo Barbour)

Creativity (Christian De Cock)

Cross-Cultural Leadership (Dale Pfeifer and Brad Jackson)

Delegation (Mindy S. McNutt)

Derailment (Michael Walton)

Distributed Leadership (Richard Bolden)

Effectiveness (Richard A. Couto)

Elite Theory (Nathan Harter)

Emotional Intelligence (Pat Lyons)

Empowerment (Richard A. Couto)

Ethics (Joanne B. Ciulla)

Followers (Cynthia J. Bean)

Gender and Leadership (Donna Ladkin)

Great Man Theory (Nathan Harter)

Group Dynamics (Donelson R. Forsyth)

Heroic Leadership (Stephanie Jones)

Hierarchy (Nathan Harter)

Identity (Mats Alvesson)

Impression Management (Nathan Harter)

Influence (Joseph C. Rost)

Leader-Follower Relations (Crystal L. Hoyt)

Leadership (Definition) (Joseph C. Rost)

Leadership Development (Scott J. Allen)

Measurement (Sen Sendjaya)

Military Leadership (Jeremy Black and John Jupp)

Motivation (Thomas Mengel)

Need for Leadership (Richard A. Couto)

Participatory Leadership Robin Ladkin)

Philosophical Approaches to Leadership (Terry L. Price)

Power (Elaine Dunn)

Process Theory (Martin Wood)

Quiet Leadership (Jonathan Gosling)

Religious Meaning (Tim Harle)

Responsibility Terry L. Price)

Self-Awareness (Donna Ladkin)

Servant Leadership (Frank Hamilton)

Situational Leadership (Diane Boston)

Strategic Visioning (Kuldip S. Reyatt)

Style Theories (Jon Aarum Andersen)

Toxic Leadership (Michael Walton)

Trait Theory (Kenneth J. Levine)

Transactional Leadership (Marco Tavanti)

Transformational Leadership (Terry L. Price)

Trust (Jon Aarum Andersen)

Wisdom (Tim Harle)

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Antonio Marturano is Research Fellow in the Centre for Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter. The focus of his research and his writing is on Leadership ethics.

Jonathan Gosling is the Director of the Centre for Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter and has written widely on the subject of Leadership in the public and private spheres.