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Leadership

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ISBN-10: 074943919X

ISBN-13: 9780749439194

Edition: 2nd 2003

Authors: Philip Sadler

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In this text, Philip Sadler examines the ever-popular topic of leadership, with the aim of providing both MBA students and practising managers with the tools for understanding why leadership is important in business.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Kogan Page, Limited
Publication date: 3/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Philip Sadler is widely recognized as a leading authority in the field of management studies. Principal of Ashridge Management College for over 25 years until his retirement in 1990, he now devotes his time to research, writing, consultancy and lecturing. He is the author of The Seamless Organization and Building Tomorrow's Company and editor of Management Consultancy, all published by Kogan Page.

The series editor
Introduction
The nature of leadership
Defining leadership
Leadership at different levels
How thinking about leadership has developed
Summary
Leadership and management
Distinguishing leadership from other roles
Leadership and management
Transactional and transformational leadership
Characteristics of transformational leaders
Mavericks and corpocrats
Summary
Leadership qualities
Lists of qualities
Charismatic leadership
The working leader
The psychopathology of leadership
Summary
Leader behaviour
The views of practitioners
A cognitive approach to leadership
The 'vision thing'
Forthright leadership
Legitimizing leadership
How leader behaviour influences corporate culture
Prescriptions
Summary
Styles of leadership
Autocratic and democratic styles
Tannenbaum and Schmidt
Consideration and initiation of structure
The managerial grid
Reddin's 3D theory
Rensis Likert
Fred Fiedler and contingency theory
Situational leadership
Style and personal philosophy
Two contrasting leadership styles
Summary
Recruiting and selecting future leaders
The future context of organizations
The future role of business leadership
The future leader
Selection and assessment methods
Characteristics of those who make it to the top
The skills and knowledge and experience approach
The backgrounds of British CEOs
Selection pitfalls
Summary
The development process
Can leadership be taught?
The research findings
Self-development
Derailment
Issues and problems in the management of high-flyers
Coping with stress
Summary
Cultural differences and diversity
The American bias
Dimensions of cultural difference
A comparative study of attitudes to leadership in different countries
A European style of leadership--myth or reality?
Three European cultures
Leading international teams
Competencies of global leaders
Developing global leaders
Gender differences
Summary
Role models
William Slim--a role model for war and peace
Thatcher's leadership lessons
John Harvey-Jones
Andy Law
The new leadership
The end of the hero?
White water leadership
The leader as coach and developer
Leader/Learner
Stewardship
The servant leader
The fifth discipline
The leader as educator
Summary
Summing up
The main findings of leadership research
References
Index