Leadership: Classical, Contemporary, and Critical Approaches

Paperback | April 1, 1997

EditorKeith Grint

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What is leadership? Are leaders made or born? Are the characteristics and challenges of leadership the same across time and cultures? Do leaders 'pull' or are they 'pushed'? Are leaders driven by needs that may be dysfunctional to the organizations they lead? Do women leaders behavedifferently from men? Should we look for models of business and organizational leadership in military organizations? These are all just some of the questions posed in this Reader which includes key statements from classical philosophy (Plato, Sun Tzu, Machiavelli) through to modern management writers (Barnard, Kets de Vries, Fiedler, Rosener). The collection will be invaluable to students and managers taking arange of courses in business management and leadership training. In his Introduction, Keith Grint both surveys current thinking on leadership and provides an excellent `road map' of the readings which are grouped under five headings: Classical, Traditional, Modern, Mythical, and Alternative.

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What is leadership? Are leaders made or born? Are the characteristics and challenges of leadership the same across time and cultures? Do leaders 'pull' or are they 'pushed'? Are leaders driven by needs that may be dysfunctional to the organizations they lead? Do women leaders behavedifferently from men? Should we look for models of bus...

Keith Grint is at Templeton College, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:April 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

Keith Grint: IntroductionPart I Classical Leadership1. Plato: Philosopher Kings2. Sun Tzu: The Art of War3. Niccolo Machiavelli: The Prince4. Vilfredo Pareto: The System of GovernmentPart II Traditional Leadership5. Chester Barnard: The Nature of Leadership6. R. M. Stogdill: Leadership, Membership, and Organization7. Fred E. Fiedler: Situational Control and a Dynamic Theory of LeadershipPart III Modern Leadership8. John Gastil: A Definition and Illustration of Democratic Leadership9. A. Kakabadse, A. Myers, T. McMahon, and G. Spony: Top Management Styles in Europe10. Bernard M. Bass and Bruce J. Avolio: Shatter the Glass Ceiling11. Judy B. Rosener: Sexual StaticPart IV Mythical Leadership12. Iain Pears: The Gentleman and the Hero13. Manfred R. F. Kets de Vries: The Leadership Mystique14. Gary Gemmill and Judith Oakley: Leadership: An Alternating Social MythPart V Alternative Leadership15. Dian Marie Hosking: Organizing, Leadership, and Skillful Process16. Stephen J. Lilley and Gerald M. Platt: Correspondents' Images of Martin Luther King, Jnr.17. Marta B. Calas and Linda Smircich: Voicing Seduction to Silence Leadership

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`An impressive collection of sixteen stimulating articles on a wide variety of issues on the whole subject of leadership ... One of the best collections of articles available on this critically important subject.'Long Range Planning