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Leadership in Organizations

Current Issues and Key Trends, 2nd Edition

Edited by John Storey

© 2011 – Routledge

280 pages | 18 B/W Illus.

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Leadership has proved a tricky beast to pin down and the subject has been approached from a variety of perspectives over the years. The beauty of this textbook lies in its role as an illustrative guide though the wilds of an elusive discipline.

This second edition of Leadership in Organizations: Current Issues and Key Trends offers a balanced combination of theory and practice to provide an up-to-date account of this multi-faceted topic. Looking at the international and comparative aspects of leadership, Storey also discusses new modes of leadership that will be required to steer organizations to success in a recessive environment. Topics include:

  • Changing theories of leadership
  • Strategy and leadership
  • Ethics and leadership
  • Leadership development in public sector organizations
  • Followership and distributed leadership
  • Leadership development in multi-national firms

With improved pedagogical features, this new edition is the ideal text for students of leadership studies, as well as practitioners looking to enhance their leadership skills.


Praise for the previous edition:

'Leadership in Organizations is a particularly thought-provoking book… Storey and his collaborators have performed a valuable service by providing us with a more practical route through what often seems like an almost impenetrable forest of leadership scholarship and debates.' - The Journal of Industrial Relations

'A useful, well-written, well-edited and thought-provoking book.' - Human Resource Management Journal

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction 1. Signs of Change: 'Damned Rascals' and Beyond (John Storey) 2. Changing Theories of Leadership and Leadership Development (John Storey) Part II: The (Changing?) Elements of Leadership 3. Leadership, Ethics and Integrity (Iain Mangham) 4. Understanding the Crises of Leadership (Graeme Salaman) Part III: The Processes of Leadership Training and Development 5. Methods of 'Learning Leadership': Taught and Experiential (Elena Antonacopoulou and Regina Bento) 6. Designing and Delivering Leadership Education and Development: The Role of Corporate Universities (Rob Paton, Scott Taylor, John Storey and Geoff Peters) 7. Can Leadership be Taught? (Graham Mole) Part IV: Leadership and Career Development 8. Positive Career Development for Leaders and Managers (Wendy Hirsh) 9. The Individualisation of the Career and its Implications for Leadership and Management Development (Jane Sturges) Part V: How Does Leadership Fit With Business Strategy in the Private Sector? 10. Strategically Aligned Leadership Development (Catherine Bailey, Martin Clarke and David Butcher) 11. Linking Development with Business (William Tate) 12. Leadership Development in Multinational Firms (Paul Evans, Adam Smale, Ingmar Bjorkman and Vladimir Pucik) Part VI: Leadership and its Development in the Public Sector 13. Leadership in Public and Third Sector Organisations (Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe and Juliette Alban-Metcalfe) 14. Leadership and Leadership Development in Education (Nigel Bennett)

About the Editor

John Storey is Professor of Management at The Open University Business School, UK and a consultant to a number of leading organizations in both the private and public sectors. He has authored and edited more than 20 books on business, management and organizations.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Strategic Planning