Theory and Practice of Leadership

ISBN-10: 1849200246
ISBN-13: 9781849200240
Edition: 2nd 2012
Authors: Roger Gill
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Book details

List price: $43.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 12/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

For students and leaders looking for a more holistic and critical take on the field, the Second Edition of this esteemed text offers an exploration of leadership from the head to the toe of an organization - whether that leadership is traditional or virtual, and whether the organization is corporate or non-profit. The first edition has been refined to capture and delineate the essential theories in the study of leadership more clearly, with broader coverage taking in the latest developments in areas such as followership, diversity, national culture, globalisation, change, politics and ethics. All of which is explored with abundant examples and illustrations, and links to what it all means in practice.A critical take is maintained throughout, with evaluations of the strengths and weaknesses of current thinking, and how it shapes our understanding of leadership, theory and practice.This text is supported by a companion website with lecture slides, tutor guide, case studies and online readings.Praise for the first edition:'It is very well organised in terms of the relevant theories, research, case studies of appropriate companies and plenty of quotes from leading chief executive officers and others in leadership roles.... As a text for undergraduates or postgraduates, it is a good buy, full of useful material' - Professor Cary L Cooper, The Times Higher'The book will appeal to anyone who is serious about knowing more about leadership and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to aspiring and established managers and clinicians who want to further develop their leadership skills' - Learning Disability Practice

Roger Gill is Visiting Professor of Leadership Studies at Durham University Business School (DUBS), Durham University in the UK, and an independent consultant on leadership and leadership development. nbsp; He supervises research both in DUBS and in Durham's Department of Theology & Religion. nbsp; He is a Chartered Psychologist, a graduate of the universities of Oxford, Liverpool, and Bradford and a Fellow of the Leadership Trust Foundation.

List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Case Examples, Case Studies and Exercises
About the Author
Preface
Acknowledgements
Companion Website
Introduction: The Nature and Importance of Leadership
Overview
What is Leadership?
Leadership and Followership
Leadership versus Management
Leadership and Change
The Impact and Importance of Leadership
Leadership throughout the Hierarchy: Individual, Shared and Distributed Leadership
Sectoral Similarities and Differences in Leadership
Overview
Leadership in Business
Leadership in Politics
Leadership in the Public Sector
Leadership in the UK's Higher Education Institutions
Leadership in the Not-for-Profit Sector
Leadership in the Armed Forces
Leadership Theory: A Critical Review, Synthesis and Redefinition
Overview
Trait Theories of Leadership: The Heroic Leader
Theories of Emergent and Servant Leadership
Leadership Style Theories
The Bradford Model: The Micro Skills of Leadership
Psychodynamic Theory: Leader-Member Exchange (LMX)
Path-Goal Theory
Situational and Contingency Theories of Leadership
The 'New Leadership': Vision, Charisma and Transformational Leadership
The Full Range Leadership Model
Engaging Transformational Leadership
Other Theories and Models of Leadership
Leadership Theory: Current Status
Redefining Leadership
Leadership and Vision
Overview
What is Vision?
The Importance of a Shared Vision
Creating the Vision
Communicating and Sustaining the Vision
Vision as a Driving Force
Translating Vision into Reality
The Impact of Vision
Visionary Leadership in Action
Leadership and Purpose
Overview
What is Organizational Purpose?
Vision and Purpose as Distinct
Creating a Statement of Purpose
The Importance and Benefits of a Shared Purpose
Leadership and Values
Overview
What are Values?
Leadership and Personal Values
Leadership and Corporate Values
Key Values and the Behaviour of Leaders
The Relationship between Leaders' Values and Organizational Performance
The Importance and Identification of Shared Values
Business Ethics, Social Responsibility and Leadership
The Best Companies to Work for
Leading with Responsibility and Conviction
What is Culture?
Organizational Culture and Leadership
National Culture and Leadership
The GLOBE Project and Follow-up Studies
Leadership and Strategy
Overview
What is Strategy?
Schools of Strategy Theory
The Characteristics and Consequences of Strategy
Strategy as Part of Leadership
Developing the Strategy
Implementing Strategy
Strategic Leadership
Leadership and Empowerment
Overview
What is Empowerment?
Empowerment and Leadership Styles
The Practice of Empowerment
Empowerment and Culture
The Benefits of Empowerment
Leadership Issues and Problems with Empowerment
Empowerment, the Learning Organization and Creativity
Leadership and Engagement
Overview
So What Exactly is Engagement?
Engagement and Motivation
Engagement, Power and Influence
Engagement and Inspiration
Inspirational Language and Speech
Multiple Intelligences of Leadership
Overview
Forms of Intelligence
Cognitive Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence
Social Intelligence
Cultural Intelligence
Moral Intelligence
Spiritual Intelligence
Behavioural Intelligence and the Practical Interplay and Expression of Multiple Intelligences in Leadership
The Assessment and Development of Leadership
Overview
Are Leaders 'Born' or 'Made'?
Leadership Competence
The Need for Improvement in the Assessment and Development of Leadership
Assessment of Leadership Potential and Development Needs
How Leaders Develop, Succeed and Survive
Barriers to Leadership Development
Leadership Development Strategy
Designing Leadership Development Programmes
The Effectiveness of Leadership Development Programmes
Leadership Brand: Sustaining Leadership Excellence
Overview
What is 'Leadership Brand'?
A Strategy for Leadership Branding
Concluding Remarks
Endnotes
Index

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