Exploring Leadership: Individual, Organizational, and Societal Perspectives by Richard BoldenExploring Leadership: Individual, Organizational, and Societal Perspectives by Richard Bolden

Exploring Leadership: Individual, Organizational, and Societal Perspectives

byRichard Bolden, Beverley Hawkins, Jonathan Gosling

Paperback | August 28, 2011

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Are leaders born or made? Does each society get the leaders it deserves? How-and why-is leadership 'rhetoric' different from leadership in reality? Leadership is one of the most talked about yet least understood concepts in current business and society. This book explores how theoreticalmodels and views of leadership have evolved over time; how leadership can be investigated from individual, organizational, and societal perspectives; and perennial dilemmas and emerging approaches in Leadership Studies. Positioning its discussion within a multidisciplinary framework that touches on management, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, history, literature, and politics, this book examines and critiques the common assumptions that inform the ways in which leaders and leadership are recognized, rewarded,and developed. It provides a valuable and thought-provoking overview for students and academics interested in leadership and management, practising leaders, leadership development consultants, and policy makers.
Richard Bolden's current research interests include distributed/shared leadership, leadership in higher education, cross-cultural leadership, and the relationship between leadership development and performance management. Teaching responsibilities include the Exeter MBA, CPD award, BA in Management and Leadership, and MA in Leadership...
Title:Exploring Leadership: Individual, Organizational, and Societal PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.49 inPublished:August 28, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199547661

ISBN - 13:9780199547661


Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Exploring LeadershipNot Another Book on Leadership!Leadership: The Panacea Of Our Times?Changing Perspectives on LeadershipStudying LeadershipDissatisfaction With Leadership and Management Theory and EducationReframing Leadership StudiesChapter Summary2. Theoretical Perspectives on LeadershipThe Contested Nature of LeadershipPhilosophical Origins of Contemporary Leadership TheoryLeadership Is Sexy And Management Is Boring... Or Are They?Contemporary Theories of LeadershipSo, What Is Leadership?Chapter Summary3. Individual Perspectives on LeadershipLeadership and Personality: What are leaders LIKE?Leadership Styles and Behaviours: What do leaders DO?Leadership and Identity: Who do you Think you are?Keeping It Real: The implications of authentic leadershipAre You Sitting Comfortably? Leaders as storytellersLeading From the Heart? Leadership and emotionsJust another Set of Traits? Critiques of authentic and emotionally intelligent leadershipChapter Summary4. Organizational Perspectives on LeadershipLeadership and Organizational PerformanceLeadership and PowerLeadership Competencies: The science of leadershipSetting the Direction: Strategic leadershipRites, Rituals and Belonging: Leadership and organizational cultureSetting the Scene: Putting leadership into contextResearching Leadership in OrganizationsChapter Summary5. Societal Perspectives on LeadershipBeing One Of Us: Leading in communitiesBeing Global, Being Local, and Being WorldlySaving Our Planet and Ourselves: Leading for sustainabilityBeauty and Aesthetics in Leadership: Cultural leadershipWhen Leadership Isnt the AnswerChapter Summary6. Emerging Perspectives and Enduring Dilemmas in LeadershipWhy Cant a Woman Behave Like a Man? Leadership and genderLeaders Make Me Sick! Leadership and toxicityBeing Absent, Being Present: Leadership in a virtual worldThe Social Responsibility of Business is... Leadership and moralityLeading into a Meaningful Future: Leadership and spiritualityChapter Summary7. Conclusion: Where Next for Leadership Studies?Leadership, Society and the Next Ten YearsPreparing For an Uncertain FutureMany Perspectives but No Right Way of Looking at LeadershipRerouting Our EnquiriesMoving Forward With an Eye on The PastChapter Summary