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1st Edition

Leadership in Organizations

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ISBN 9780429231230
Published October 22, 2003 by Routledge
368 Pages

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Book Description

Of the many books written about leadership, few move beyond conventional accounts of theory, or truly scrutinise the leadership agenda. However, this exciting book sets a new agenda for the interpretation of leadership and development. Including contributions from some of the most distinctive leaders in the field, it considers the newest themes to come out of the leadership debate. Topics covered include:

* leadership and integrity
* learning leadership
* career individualization
* leadership development in the public sector.

One of the first books to systematically link leadership and management, this distinctive and challenging text examines leadership in the context of career development. It critically assesses the more conventional training and development available to managers, and in doing so equips readers with the analytical perspectives and tools needed to understand the significance of leadership in contemporary organizations.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction 1. Signs of Change: 'Damned Rascals' and Beyond John Storey 2. Changing Theories of Leadership and Leadership Development John Storey Part 2: The Elements of Leadership 3. Leadership and Integrity Iain Mangham 4. Competences of Managers, Competences of Leaders Graeme Salaman Part 3: The Processes of Leadership Training and Development 5. Methods of 'Learning Leadership': Taught and Experiential Elena Antonacopoulou and Regina Bento 6. Corporate Universities and Leadership Development Rob Paton, Scott Taylor and John Storey 7. Can Leadership be Taught? Graham Mole 8. Innovative Technologies and Leadership Development Peter Scott 9. Making Leadership and Management Development Measure up Sheila Tyler Part 4: Leadership in the Public Sector 10. Leadership in Public Sector Organisations Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe and John Alban-Metcalfe 11. Leadership and Leadership Development in Education Ron Glatter Part 5: Leadership and Career Development 12. Positive Career Development for Leaders and Managers Wendy Hirsh 13. The Individualisation of the Career and its implications for Leadership and Management Development Jane Sturges Part 6: How Does Leadership Fit With Business Strategy? 14. Strategically Aligned Leadership Development Martin Clarke, David Butcher and Catherine Bailey 15. Linking Development with Business William Tate 16. A New Look at Dispersed Leadership: Power, Knowledge and Context Tim Ray, Stewart Clegg and Ray Gordon Part 7: Conclusions 17. Bringing the Strands Together John Storey and Iain Mangham

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'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