Leadership and Information Processing

Linking Perceptions and Performance

By Robert G. Lord, Karen J. Maher

© 1993 – Routledge

352 pages

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pub: 1993-11-17
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About the Book

Executive leadership is critically important to understanding the workings and performance of organizations, yet it is a topic that is usually ignored by mainstream leadership research. Leadership and Information Processing provides a much-needed analysis of this crucial element of organizational behaviour.

Robert G. Lord and Karen J. Maher examine how executives make decisions and how decision acceptance is constrained by the leadership perceptions of others. Focussing in particular on leadership and social perceptions, perceptions of female leaders, organizational culture, and the effects of executive succession. Leadership and Information Processing offers crucial information for students, researchers and teachers of mangement, business, organizational behavior and organizational/social psychology.

Reviews

`Lord and Maher have written an important argument. To wrestle with that argument is to become re-energized around issues of leadership' - Leadership Quarterly

`Leadership and Information Processing is a worthwhile addition to the leadership bookshelf. It represents a gathering together of cognitive viewpoints in understanding leadership, and it makes a strong statement about the relevance of those viewpoints.' - Academy of Management Review

`Lord and Maher have attempted, at last, to get away from traditional approaches to understanding approaches to understanding leadership which tend to examine leaders in isolation from their environment.' - Prabhu Guptara, Financial Times

`Lord and Maher have written an important argument. To wrestle with that argument is to become re-energized around issues of leadership' - Leadership Quarterly

`Leadership and Information Processing is a worthwhile addition to the leadership bookshelf. It represents a gathering together of cognitive viewpoints in understanding leadership, and it makes a strong statement about the relevance of those viewpoints.' - Academy of Management Review

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People and Organizations

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General