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Leadership Dynamics - Edwin P. Hollander

Paperback Published: 1st April 1984
ISBN: 9780029148303
Number Of Pages: 228

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"Leadership Dynamics" is for leaders and aspiring leaders who want to learn more about the practicalities of the leader-follower relationship and the concepts of effective leadership. Emphasizing the transactional view of leadership as a two-way process of influence, it covers recent research findings (with more than 300 citations) and highlights such crucial topics as attaining and maintaining the leader role and making needed changes.

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Personnel Psychology ...engagingly written with many references to real world issues. Yet, very extensive citations to research and theory clearly demonstrate the substance behind the thesis...excellent chapter summaries help greatly to organize the material. Academy of Management Review ...offers worthwhile insights into a fuller understanding of the leadership process. George C. Homans Harvard University A very good and wise book, presenting in brief compass all of the principal results of research in the field of leaders and leadership, and using good sense and knowledge of the world in evaluating these results. It packs a lot of value. Irving L. Janis Yale University Leadership Dynamics deserves a wide audience, especially among men and women in leadership roles and those who aspire to such roles. Unlike glib how-to-do-it books, this one presents a comprehensive review of cogent research in social psychology and related behavioral sciences. M. Brewster Smith University of California, Santa Cruz ...a fine book -- a remarkably successful integration of the literature and guide to it...I come away from it feeling a good deal better about what we have learned about leadership. Wilbert J. McKeachie University of Michigan One of the nicest blends of science and practice that I've seen. Hollander takes the empirical data and theoretical positions of social psychology and translates them into practical advice to those involved with leadership.

Introductionp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Leadership: What Is it?p. 1
Leadership Is an Influence Processp. 1
Backgroundp. 2
Varieties of Leadershipp. 3
Leadership and the Leaderp. 4
leaders and Followersp. 5
The Leader-Follower Transactionp. 7
Sharing Leadership Activitiesp. 11
Responsibility and Accountabilityp. 13
Summaryp. 16
Ways of Approaching Leadershipp. 19
The Person and/or the Times?p. 19
Traits and Leader Functionsp. 21
The Description of Leader Behaviorp. 24
Leader Stylep. 27
The Situational Approachp. 30
Contingency Modelsp. 34
The Transactional Approachp. 38
Idiosyncrasy Credit: Earned Status and Innovationp. 40
Summaryp. 43
Leader Authority and Followershipp. 45
Authority and Legitimacy among Followersp. 45
The Perception of Status and Credibilityp. 50
Becoming and Staying a Leaderp. 53
Effects of Appointed or Elected Leadershipp. 60
Effects of Followers' Behavior on Leader Behaviorp. 64
Summaryp. 66
Social Exchange in Leadershipp. 69
Basic Concepts of Social Exchangep. 69
What Makes for a "Fair Exchange" in Leadership?p. 71
Leadership as a Transactionp. 73
System Progress and Leader-Follower Team Effectivenessp. 77
Distributive Justice and Equityp. 81
Leader-Follower Roles and Powerp. 83
Summaryp. 86
Leadership Functions in Organizationsp. 89
Leadership Roles and Group Maintenancep. 89
Resources and Powers in Management and Administrationp. 94
Defining Group Functions and Goals Adaptivelyp. 96
The leader's Task and Human Relations Functionsp. 100
Participative Leadershipp. 104
Job Satisfaction and Dissatisfactionp. 105
Job Enrichment and Management by Objectivesp. 107
Summaryp. 110
Leadership Effectivenessp. 111
Effectiveness for What?p. 111
Identifying Leadership Effectivenessp. 113
Interpersonal Qualities in Leadership Effectivenessp. 115
Enablement, Restraint, and Autocratic Leadershipp. 119
Foresight and Planningp. 122
Leader Training and the Identification of Effective and Ineffective Leadersp. 123
Maintaining the Leader Rolep. 127
Summaryp. 129
Leadership and Social Changep. 131
Making Needed Changesp. 131
Organizational and Institutional Responses to Changep. 135
Organizational Renewalp. 139
Group Dynamics and Changep. 141
Charismatic Leadersp. 145
Organizational Structure, Control, and Limits to Innovationp. 147
Summaryp. 149
Leadership Dynamics: A Summing Upp. 151
How the Transactional Approach Is Differentp. 151
Variations on Leader Competencep. 154
Variations on Leader Stylep. 155
Variations on Leadership Effectivenessp. 157
Parting Thoughtsp. 159
Notesp. 161
Works Citedp. 185
Name Indexp. 203
Subject Indexp. 209
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ISBN: 9780029148303
ISBN-10: 0029148308
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 1st April 1984
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 14.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.37