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Leadership : Classical, Contemporary, and Critical Approaches - Keith Grint

Leadership

Classical, Contemporary, and Critical Approaches

By: Keith Grint (Editor)

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Published: 1st July 1997
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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 behave differently 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 a range 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.

`Contains an interesting, eclectic, and somewhat surprising range of materials ... would be invaluable to anyone wanting to explore and reflect on the fundamental and difficult philosophical issues related to leadership' International Journal of Leadership `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

Keith Grint: Introduction Part I Classical Leadership 1: Plato: Philosopher Kings 2: Sun Tzu: The Art of War 3: Niccolò Machiavelli: The Prince 4: Vilfredo Pareto: The System of Government Part II Traditional Leadership 5: Chester Barnard: The Nature of Leadership 6: R. M. Stodgill: Leadership, Membership, and Organization 7: Fred E. Fiedler: Situational Control and a Dynamic Theory of Leadership Part III Modern Leadership 8: John Gastil: A Definition and Illustration of Democratic Leadership 9: A. Kakabadse, A. Myers, T. McMahon, and G. Spony: Top Management Styles in Europe 10: Bernard M. Bass and Bruce J. Avolio: Shatter the Glass Ceiling 11: Judy B. Rosener: Sexual Static Part IV Mythical Leadership 12: Iain Pears: The Gentleman and the Hero 13: Manfred R. F. Kets de Vries: The Leadership Mystique 14: Gary Gemmill and Judith Oakley: Leadership: An Alternating Social Myth Part V Alternative Leadership 15: Dian Marie Hosking: Organizing, Leadership, and Skillful Process 16: Stephen J. Lilley and Gerald M. Platt: Correspondents' Images of Martin Luther King, Jnr. 17: Marta B. Calás and Linda Smircich: Voicing Seduction to Silence Leadership

ISBN: 9780198781820
ISBN-10: 0198781822
Series: Oxford Management Readers
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 1st July 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.26 x 16.46  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.76