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Drawing on an intensive five-year field study of organizations and hundreds of interviews with contemporary leaders, the author of Excellence presents a brilliant examination of leadership as it is practiced--or malpracticed--in America today. Gardner has served seven presidents in various leadership capacities.
This illuminating study critiques the concept of leadership as understood in the last 75 years and looks to the twenty-first century for a reconstructed understanding of leadership in the postindustrial era. More similarities in past decades were found than had been thought; the thread throughout Rost's book is that leadership was conceived of as good management. He develops a new definition and paradigm for leadership in this volume that distinguishes leadership from management in fundamental ways. The ethics of leadership from a postindustrial perspective completes the paradigm. The book concludes with suggestions that can be immediately utilized in helping to transform our understanding of leadership.
Leadership is high on the management agenda. It is a subject of intense debate and one that is to be found increasingly on MBA programmes and various business school courses. More than ever leadership is recognized as central to determining the success or failure of any organization. In an authoritative and highly readable style, Philip Sadler offers an important and incisive contribution to the current debate. Designed to meet the needs of busy MBA students and practising managers alike, this book details why leadership is important and how to recognize different leadership styles (including.
The minutes and hours following 11th September terror attacks on the World Trade Center posed the greatest challenge to governance in New York City's history. Mayor Rudoph Giuliani had barely escaped with his life in the collapse of the first tower. Fires burned furiously near the site as the other buildings verged on collapse. Air Force fighter jets criss-crossed the sky to ward off other attacks. And yet in those moments after the calamity, and in the following days and months, Mayor Giuliani not only steered the city through the crisis, but did so with an assurance and authority that was hailed around the world as a model of courageous leadership. In LEADERSHIP, Giuliani describes vividly the chaos and horror of the twin-towers catastrophe, and explains how the rules of management he enforced as Mayor enabled him to gain control of the emergency. These are also the rules, Giuliani makes clear, that anyone in a leadership position - from the head of a large corporation to the owner of a corner shop - can use to inspire others and achieve concrete results.
Written by an author team from one of Europe's leading management schools, Leadership encourages critical appraisal of the mainstream viewpoints and personal reflection on leadership experience in a way that is both clear and highly engaging. Divided into four parts, the book brings together core themes and debates within the field and provides a wealth of diverse real-world case studies to help readers make the transition from theory to practice. The first part of the book, 'Defining the Terrain', lays the foundation for subsequent chapters by exploring what we mean by leadership, how it compares to management, and why we study it. The second and third parts of the book build on this, addressing core topics that have shaped leadership thinking for academics and practitioners over the last fifty years; as well as considering the cutting-edge debates within the field and tackling issues such as leadership-as-practice, strategic leadership, ethical leadership, and leading change. Finally, the fourth part, 'Developing Leaders', explores traditional and state-of-the-art development techniques, before encouraging the reader to consider their own leadership through identity work. Leadership mappings in the final chapter assimilate the range of theories and themes from the previous chapters, providing a framework for comparisons and connections throughout the book. In addition to the book's thematic approach, carefully designed learning features invite readers to exercise critical thinking skills and develop their own practice and perspectives on the material presented. This book has dedicated online resources, which include: Student resources: Web links to related sites Links to feeds from topical journals Online glossary Lecturer resources: Integrative case studies PowerPoint slides Suggestions for discussion points Video clips of inspirational speeches and discussions on leadership
Presents a comprehensive overview of basic theoretical approaches of the leadership research. This book discusses theoretical approaches from top leadership journals, and addresses various alternatives that are suitable to challenge mainstream leadership research.
Resonant Leadership shows how leaders can recognise the cycles of stress, sacrifice, and renewal inherent in their jobs—and actively utilise the qualities of mindfulness, hope, and compassion to renew their passion and effectiveness. Practical follow-on to the international bestseller Primal Leadership: Goes beyond research and stories to offer proven strategies for how to “do” resonant leadership Successful Author Team: Boyatzis and McKee are co-authors of PL, and Daniel Goleman has written a glowing Foreword to the book which will lend considerable credibility and visibly link the book to its predecessor Addresses a Universal Leadership Challenge: The increasingly short tenure of many of today’s executives, the pressure to make the quarterly numbers, a shaky economy and other stresses in today’s global workplace underscore the urgency of this book’s message and its relevance for executives and managers in all kinds of companies
Now in its Sixth Edition, this foremost leadership and management text incorporates application with theory and emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. More than 225 case studies and learning exercises promote critical thinking and interactive discussion. Case studies cover a variety of settings, including acute care, ambulatory care, long-term care, and community health. The book addresses timely issues such as leadership development, staffing, delegation, ethics and law, organizational, political, and personal power, management and technology, and more. Web links and learning exercises appear in each chapter. An Instructor's CD-ROM includes a testbank and PowerPoint slides.
In Part One of this title, Gayle Avery integrates a fragmented field into four broad paradigms or forms of leadership, helping to simplify and clarify the ill-defined field of leadership. Part Two provides 10 case studies from leading organizations across Europe, Australia and the USA.
Leadership in Organizations is the first in a series of three books written primarily for distance-learning students in online undergraduate and graduate programs with a focus on management, leadership, and organizational development. This first book introduces concepts, theories, and principles of leadership across a broad spectrum and is intended for students in online courses on leadership, management, and business. A signature theme of the book is the distinction between leadership and management. This book presents a real-world view to help students learn to recognize the dynamics of leadership theory in operation so that they can begin to apply these principles to situations in their work environments.