Leadership

Paperback | February 16, 2014

byMarian Iszatt-white, Christopher Saunders

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Written by an author team from one of Europe's leading management schools, this is an accessible and comprehensive leadership textbook, designed with post-experience and MBA students in mind. The book combines highly up-to-date research with a wealth of real-world case studies to help readersmake the transition from theory to practice. This student-focussed text draws together the latest key insights and research from contemporary academic writers in a way that is both clear and highly engaging. Divided into two main parts, the book guides the reader thematically through the big issues and debates in the field, including the leadership versus management debate, team performance, and the question of whether leaders are born or made. The first part of the book, "Key themes in leadership",addresses the core topics which have shaped leadership thinking for academics and practitioners over the last fifty years. While the second part, "Hot topics in leadership", is devoted to cutting-edge debates within the field, and issues such as strategic leadership, ethical leadership, and leadingchange.This clear and logical structure is combined with carefully designed learning features including blog boxes, film and media parallels, and discussion points to develop and support your learning, while the critical approach invites you to exercise your thinking skills and develop your ownperspectives on the material presented. The authors draw upon their years' of academic and business experience to offer an insight into this important and dynamic field; making this text a must read for students concerned with understanding or practicing leadership.

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Written by an author team from one of Europe's leading management schools, this is an accessible and comprehensive leadership textbook, designed with post-experience and MBA students in mind. The book combines highly up-to-date research with a wealth of real-world case studies to help readersmake the transition from theory to practice....

Dr Marian Iszatt-White is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Management Development Division at Lancaster University Management School, and is Director of the School's Executive MBA. She is formerly Group Treasurer of Top 100 plc Enterprise Oil. Christopher Saunders is Director of the Full-time MBA at Lancaster University Management Scho...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:February 16, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199641730

ISBN - 13:9780199641734

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1. Why study leadership?Part 1: Key themes in leadership2. Leadership, power and influence: Defining the leadership construct3. The leadership/management debate - Is there a difference and does it matter?4. Born verses made: early approaches to understanding leadership5. Transformational and charismatic leadership - vision and values at the top?6. In the eye of the beholder - Leadership as a social construction7. Leaders and leading: Everyone is a leader now!8. Leading teams - Delivering team performancePart 2: Hot topics in leadership9. Leading change - Leadership's natural habitat?10. Critical approaches to leadership11. Strategic leadership - the 'perennially unfinished project'12. Authentic and ethical leadership: a return to morality?13. Responsible Leadership for a Sustainable World14. Leadership Development15. The Mindful Leader