Leadership and Management

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Leading Across Cultures: Developing Leaders for Global Organisation

Do you know what different cultures view as 'good leadership'? Download this essential White Paper, and learn how your cultural influences impact your behaviours and working practices.

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The “Practice View” of Leadership

In this article, Joseph A. Raelin, author of  Leadership-as-Practice: Theory and Application, discusses the value of practice leadership, which moves away from the traditional focus on an individual and puts greater emphasis on a collective and engaging approach for mutually beneficial accomplishments.

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Leadership Paradoxes

This edited extract from  Leadership Paradoxes: Rethinking Leadership for an Uncertain World, which was shortlisted for the Chartered Management Institute's 2017 Management Book of the Year, examines common leadership paradoxes and challenges faced by leaders.

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Leadership and Ethical Failures

The Origins of Ethical Failure: Lessons for Leaders won the prestigious Chartered Management Institute 2017 Management and Leadership Textbook Award. In this article, Dennis Gentlin draws on his personal experience and research to explain how organisations can sow the seeds for ethical failure and what can be done to address these elements.

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What Kind of Leader Are You

Are you a leader or manager? Join Talent Maximizer® andThe Magnetic Leader author Roberta Matuson, for tips on becoming a #MagneticLeader!

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Leadership Books

  • Leadership Explained

    Leading Teams in the 21st Century

    By Nicholas Harkiolakis

    Unfortunately, leadership does not have a one-size-fits-all definition. We all have our own ideas as to what makes a good leader and the types of challenges that will be faced. The author bridges a gap by presenting how modern leadership happens while simultaneously combining a description of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-17

  • Integral Operational Leadership

    A relationally intelligent approach to sustained performance in the twenty-first century

    By Greg Park

    Throughout Integral Operational Leadership, Park acknowledges that the principles, perspectives and priorities highlighted in his first book Collaborative Wisdom: From Pervasive Logic to Effective Operational Leadership must be translated into practical and operational guidelines. Part I of this…

    Hardback – 2016-11-11

  • Resilient Leadership

    Beyond myths and misunderstandings

    By Karsten Drath

    Intense pressures pose considerable challenges to executives striving to succeed in an environment of increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Today’s leaders are constantly fighting to make sense of their changing worlds and to make the right decisions for themselves, their…

    Hardback – 2016-10-26

  • Freedom Management

    How leaders can stay afloat in the sea of social connections

    By Luca Solari

    Modern management theory has been established on the ashes of Taylorism, emphasizing control over accountability, conformity over uniqueness, and constraint over freedom. Leadership and management theories and the practical approaches of this age of society can be understood as an ongoing struggle…

    Hardback – 2016-09-06

  • Leadership

    Finding balance between ambition and acceptance

    By Joan Marques

    Leadership argues that finding satisfaction and sanity at work requires the development of both ambition and acceptance. While these traits seem to be at odds with one another, Marques shows that each one has positive and negative elements and the trick is balancing the useful aspects of each to…

    Paperback – 2016-07-26

  • Teaching Leadership

    An Integrative Approach

    By Barbara C. Crosby

    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.…

    Paperback – 2016-07-21
    Leadership: Research and Practice

  • The Origins of Ethical Failures

    Lessons for Leaders

    By Dennis Gentilin

    In 2001, as a young university graduate, Dennis Gentilin became a member of a FX trading desk at one of Australia’s largest banks, the National Australia Bank. In the years that followed the desk became involved in a trading scandal that resulted in the resignation of the chairman and CEO, the…

    Paperback – 2016-03-14

  • Leadership Paradoxes

    Rethinking Leadership for an Uncertain World

    Edited by Richard Bolden, Morgen Witzel, Nigel Linacre

    Leadership Paradoxes was shortlisted for the 2017 Management Book of the Year, an industry book award organised by the Chartered Management Institute and the British Library. ******************************************** Leadership remains one of the most sought-after qualities in contemporary…

    Paperback – 2016-02-19

  • Leadership-as-Practice

    Theory and Application

    Edited by Joseph A. Raelin

    This book develops a new paradigm in the field of leadership studies, referred to as the "leadership-as-practice" (L-A-P) movement. Its essence is its conception of leadership as occurring as a practice rather than residing in the traits or behaviours of particular individuals. A practice is a…

    Paperback – 2016-02-10
    Routledge Studies in Leadership Research

  • Applied Leadership Development

    Nine Elements of Leadership Mastery

    By Al Bolea, Leanne Atwater

    Intended for courses on leadership, practicing managers, consultants, and practitioners, this approachable guide teaches readers about how to become a leader. By blending the real-world insights of business executive Al Bolea with tested research findings provided by leadership scholar Leanne…

    Paperback – 2015-08-27
    Leadership: Research and Practice

  • The Future of Leadership

    Leveraging Influence in an Age of Hyper-Change

    By Michael A Genovese

    The Future of Leadership considers how the rapid changes of today will affect the leaders of tomorrow. Renowned Leadership scholar Michael A. Genovese argues that one of the key challenges for future leaders will be to effectively and constructively manage the ‘hyper-change’ taking place both…

    Paperback – 2015-07-27
    Leadership: Research and Practice

  • Interactional Leadership and How to Coach It

    The art of the choice-focused leader

    By Michael Harvey

    All leaders make choices, but not all leaders are choice-focused. In Interactional Leadership and How to Coach It: The art of the choice-focused leader Michael Harvey presents an important new theory of leadership which demonstrates how to coach successful choice-making. This clear, wide-ranging…

    Paperback – 2014-11-25

  • Successful Middle Leadership in Secondary Schools

    A practical guide to subject and team effectiveness

    By Peter Fleming

    With so much now expected of middle leaders in schools, this book aims to help those in middle leadership positions to become more confident and effective in their roles. It systematically considers every aspect of the role including team building, raising standards, holding others to account and…

    Paperback – 2014-05-06

  • Leading a Creative School

    Initiating and Sustaining School Change

    Edited by Ethel Sanders

    Introducing creativity to the classroom is a concern for teachers, governments and future employers around the world, and there has been a drive to make experiences at school more exciting, relevant, challenging and dynamic for all young people, ensuring they leave education able to contribute to…

    Paperback – 2011-06-27
    Creative Teaching/Creative Schools

Transpersonal Leadership Whitepapers

Routledge and LeaderShape Global in partnership are pleased to announce a series of quarterly White Papers around the subject of Transpersonal Leadership, culminating in the publication of a book entitled “Becoming a Transpersonal Leader” in January 2018.

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Leadership FreeBook

Becoming a Better Leader FreeBook This FreeBook has been curated to deliver practical, succinct strategies for developing efficient, effective leadership skills.

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Leadership and Management Award

Leadership & Management AwardView our interviews with Richard Bolden, Morgen Witzel and Nigel Linacre, editors of Leadership Paradoxes and Dennis Gentilin, author of The Origins of Ethical Failures, who's books have been shortlisted for this year’s CMI Management Book of the Year award!

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