This is an indispensable and authoritative guide to the most crucial ideas, concepts and debates surrounding the study and exercise of leadership. Bringing together entries written by a wide range of international experts, this is an essential desktop resource for managers and leaders in all kinds of institutions and organizations, as well as students of business, sociology and politics.
Topics covered in this guide include:
Introduction. Authority. Behavioral Theories of Leadership. Best Fit Approach. Change. Character. Charisma. Collective Leadership. Command/Control. Contingency Theories. Continuity. Culture. Delegation. Domination. Effectiveness. Ethics. Emotional Intelligence. Empowerment. Followers. Future of Leadership. Gender and Leadership. Generalship/Great Man Theories. Group Dynamics. Heroic Leadership. Identity. Influence. Integrity. Intellectual leadership. Leader as a Model. Leader-Follower Relation. Leader. Leadership (Definition). Leadership Development. Measuring Leadership. Moral Leadership. Narcissism. Need for Leadership. Organizations. Organisation Culture. Participative Leadership. Philosophical Approaches. Political Leadership. Power. Professionalism. Psychology. Religious Meaning. Responsibility. Self-Awareness. Servant Leadership. Situational Leadership. Social Class/Status. Strategic Leadership. Strategy. Style Theory. Subordination. Traits. Theory. Transactional. Transformational. Visionary Leadership. Contributor Biographies. Index