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Teaching Leadership

An Integrative Approach, 1st Edition

By Barbara C. Crosby


320 pages

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Teaching Leadership provides guidance for leadership educators in a variety of organizational and community contexts and across academic disciplines. An experienced leadership educator, Crosby promotes an inclusive vision of leadership that recognizes the inherent leadership potential in everyone. Featuring interviews with 25 respected leadership educators, Teaching Leadership complicates and enriches the leader-follower dichotomy to advance a holistic and practice-oriented model of leadership education. Using the metaphor of ‘heart, head, and hands,’ Crosby shows how authentic leadership is an embodied practice based equally in emotional, intellectual, and experiential learning.


'Teaching Leadership is a wonderful guide to becoming a wise and effective teacher and facilitator of leadership development. This important book is based in the foundations of the field of leadership and encompasses the latest research, theory, and practices. A key feature of the book is its holistic approach with the recurrent theme of integrating "heart, head, and hands" as part of a life-long journey. Teaching Leadership embraces the fact that leadership contexts are becoming more relational and collaborative and thus require the integration of diverse disciplines and worldviews.' – Charles J. Palus, Center for Creative Leadership, USA

'This book challenges both novice and seasoned educators to explore the interdependencies between their own leadership learning and that of their students. In a brilliant move, Crosby calls attention to an unspoken truth: teaching leadership demands soul searching about one’s own leadership work. Each chapter offers wisdom and practical advice to support this transformative process, as Crosby artfully weaves insights from conversations with other educators and reflections from her experience. Teaching Leadership: An Integrated Approach is memorable in another important way– it is scholarly grounded, and yet quite inspirational and profound.' – Sonia M. Ospina, New York University, USA

'Barbara Crosby explains and exemplifies the passion, smarts, and action (heart, head, and hands) of leadership and teaching for it, weaving these three strands into each section of her book. Throughout, she deftly incorporates narratives of 20 participants to offer us their personal and formative sides and an account of their professional practice and reflection. In addition, she integrates recent scholarship about leadership with her central insights into teaching for leadership. The book will serve as a wonderful introduction to those entering the field of teaching leadership, a metric for those who have been at it for a while, and a capstone for those finishing a program in leadership.' – Richard A. Couto, Union Institute and University, USA

Table of Contents

Series Editors’ Foreword.

Preface. Leadership Educator Biographies.

Part I: Using Personal Narrative to Foster Self-Understanding and Commitment

1. Using Personal Narrative and the Heart

2. Using Personal Narrative and the Head

3. Using Personal Narrative and the Hands

Part II: Hosting and Hospitality

4. Hosting and the Heart

5. Hosting and the Head

6. Hosting and the Hands

Part III: Tackling Organizational and Societal Problems: Leadership Praxis

7. Leadership Praxis and the Heart

8. Leadership Praxis and the Head

9. Leadership Praxis and the Hands

Part IV: Strengthening Citizenship

10. Strengthening Citizenship and the Heart

11. Strengthening Citizenship and the Head

12. Strengthening Citizenship and the Hands

Part V: Assessing, Coaching, Mentoring

13. Assessing, Coaching, Mentoring, and the Heart

14. Assessing, Coaching, Mentoring, and the Head

15. Assessing, Coaching, Mentoring, and the Hands

16. Conclusion

Appendix A: Methodology

Appendix B: Teaching Leadership


Appendix C: Guidance for Transforming Public Policy Teams

Appendix D. Storify Assignment

About the Author

Barbara C. Crosby is Associate Professor at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, USA.

About the Series

Leadership: Research and Practice

The Leadership: Research and Practice Series includes both edited and authored volumes showcasing the latest leadership and behavioral research, as well as practical books based on the latest leadership theory with applications to Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Management, Organizational Behavior, Law, Political Science, and Military Psychology.

Please send all book proposals to Georgia Sorenson (gs546@cam.ac.uk), Ron Riggio (Ronald.Riggio@ClaremontMcKenna.edu), or Christina Chronister (christina.chronister@taylorandfrancis.com).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Leadership
PSYCHOLOGY / Education & Training
PSYCHOLOGY / Industrial & Organizational Psychology