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
Series: Oxford Management Readers
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