3rd Edition

Leadership in Organizations Current Issues and Key Trends

Edited By John Storey Copyright 2016
    312 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    312 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This third edition of Leadership in Organizations: Current Issues and Key Trends builds on the success of the previous versions, with new and updated chapters providing fresh and lively insights into a subject that can often be tricky to pin down.

    Leadership in Organizations carefully balances theory and practice, including critical perspectives, to examine fundamental questions about the meaning of leadership, its use and its development. Readers will benefit from the text’s rich use of cases and examples of real-life tensions, challenges and successful outcomes of leadership practice. The book also sets itself apart through its distinctive focus on leadership within the wider contexts of politics, economics and public policy, as well as organizational behaviour and management.

    New elements for this edition include:

    • The moral pitfalls of leadership
    • Leadership roles under crisis conditions
    • Fresh analysis of the impact of leadership on performance outcomes

    This is the ideal text for advanced students of leadership studies, as well as practitioners looking to deepen their understanding of the leadership process and to enhance their leadership skills.

    Preface  Part 1: Introduction  1. Signs of Change: 'Damned Rascals' and Beyond (John Storey)  2. Changing Theories of Leadership and Leadership Development (John StoreyPart 2: The (Changing?) Elements of Leadership: Issues and Trends  3. The Moral Pitfalls of Leadership (Joanne Ciulla)  4. The New Corporate Leadership (Graeme Salaman)  5. Leadership and Crises: Emergence, Incubation and Transitions (Denis Fischbacher-SmithPart 3: The Processes of Leadership Training and Development  6. Learning Leadership: A Call to Beauty (Elena Antonacopoulou and Regina Bento)  7. Strategic Leadership Development: The Work of Corporate Universities and Academies (Scott Taylor and John Storey)  Part 4: Leadership and Career Development  8. Growing Leaders through Career Development (Wendy Hirsh)  9. The New, Individualised, Career: What implications for Leadership Development? (Jane Sturges)  Part 5: Leadership Issues and Trends in the Private Sector  10. How Leadership Impacts Organisational Performance (David Butcher, Catherine Bailey and Joanna Burr)  11. Linking Leadership Development with Business Need: From Individual to Organization (William Tate)  12. Leadership Challenges and Dilemmas in Multinational Corporations (Paul Evans, Adam Smale, Ingmar Björkman and Vladimir Pucik)  Part 6: Leadership Issues and Trends in the Public Sector  13. Leadership in the Public Sector (John Lawler)  14. Public Sector Leadership: Challenges and Solutions (Juliette Alban-Metcalfe and Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe)



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

    ‘In this volume the redoubtable John Storey has done it again: assembling a first-rate cast of contributors and getting them to deliver their best work. This new edition of Leadership in Organizations tells us where the frontline in our knowledge about leadership is, in both public and private organisations, and where it is going. A real gem - highly recommended.’ - Paul 't Hart, Utrecht University and Netherlands School of Public Administration, The Netherlands

    ‘Leadership continues to be both relevant and misunderstood. This excellent volume reinforces the value of leadership and offers unique insights on improving leadership.’ - Dave Ulrich, Rensis Likert Professor of Business, University of Michigan, USA