Contemporary Issues in Leadership

Contemporary Issues in Leadership

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by William E. Rosenbach, Robert L. Taylor, Mark A. Youndt
     
 

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The seventh edition of this popular anthology continues its interdisciplinary approach to the topic of leadership and draws together new material describing the chief concerns facing leaders today. Reviewing hundreds of articles published since the sixth edition, William Rosenbach, Robert Taylor, and new coeditor Mark Youndt have collected the latest essays to

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The seventh edition of this popular anthology continues its interdisciplinary approach to the topic of leadership and draws together new material describing the chief concerns facing leaders today. Reviewing hundreds of articles published since the sixth edition, William Rosenbach, Robert Taylor, and new coeditor Mark Youndt have collected the latest essays to clearly communicate the contradictions and paradoxes of leadership from historical to contemporary perspectives and global to individual considerations. The interdisciplinary approach to presentations of cutting-edge research and applications of leadership set this book apart from other collections. The seventh edition reemphasizes followership as an integral component of leadership, discusses the importance of leaders as mentors, helps navigate the hazards of leadership, and introduces a number of topics that will stimulate discussion. With classic selections retained and eighteen new essays added, the seventh edition of Contemporary Issues in Leadership presents a renewed framework for understanding leaders and leadership from a contemporary perspective.

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Editorial Reviews

James MacGregor Burns
A wide-ranging, sophisticated, and illuminating collection of recent work on leadership.
Nicholas H. Allen
A premier set of essays on leadership of great value to scholar and practitioner alike.
Peter B. Petersen
An excellent collection.... This highly professional book is ideal for both the student and practitioner.
Powell E. Toth
One of the best collections of leadership articles I have found. It covers the area in breadth and depth. Excellent text!
Ann Howard
The articles in this multidisciplinary volume capture the richness and complexity of leadership processes....Provocative and insightful.
John K. Clemens
This thoughtfully selected collection of articles deals directly with society’s most urgent problem: its growing disenchantment with leaders and leadership.
Airpower Journal
A valuable contribution to the military leader's toolbox.... A wealth of information.
USI Journal
An excellent book, worth reading and worth using in teaching leadership.
Rusi Journal
Thought provoking and of value for those in the military intent on improving their leadership ability and the effectiveness of their organization.
Warren Bennis
The single best book of readings on leadership around— by far.
Michael A. Freney
A brilliant piece in a field where no dominant paradigm has evolved. Leadership is a dynamic activity in every aspect.
Parameters
Provides an excellent overview of the art of leadership.... A fine balance of theory and application.
Military Review
A thought-provoking collection.... This multidimensional look at leadership affords the reader perspective and insight unavailable elsewhere in a single text.
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Praise for Prior Editions:

“This edition is another home run for Rosenbach and Taylor, a skillfully organized volume that offers insightful and thought-provoking articles on concepts and examples of leadership useful to researchers as well as to senior practitioners of the art of leadership.”
Lawrence P. Taylor, retired American diplomat and former director of the Foreign Service Institute and United States Ambassador to Estonia

“The single best book of readings on leadership around—by far.”
Warren Bennis, University of Southern California

“A wide-ranging, sophisticated, and illuminating collection of recent work on leadership, brilliantly reflecting the important progress that has been made and laying the groundwork for the even more important work that lies ahead.”
James MacGregor Burns, author of Leadership

“In each edition, Rosenbach and Taylor present multiple perspectives on the leader-manager debate, leader tasks and roles, and leader-follower relationships. The inclusion of leadership development on a variety of continua and global leadership add important breadth to this volume. Depth added by a greater diversity of authors makes this an important resource for anyone interested in critical leadership issues.”
Marilyn J. Amey, Michigan State University

“Rosenbach and Taylor have compiled a wonderful collection that soars in its prose on leadership. The editors have collated writings that not only speak to modern day issues but resonate with the realities of bygone situations and personalities, in particular a look at the excesses exhibited by a surprising number of today’s executive that remind why the Athenians made hubris a high crime. Without a doubt, the collection distinguishes itself as a sophisticated yet accessible theory-to-practice reader that will equally satisfy the skeptics as well as the students of leadership.”
Alphonse Keasley, Ph.D., University of Colorado

"Rosenbach and Taylor have given us the very best and widest range of leadership articles available in one cover. From leadership classics to the latest challenges facing today’s executives; from the deepest internal factors of ethics and charisma to the broadest macro issues of global leadership, the sixth edition is the premier collection for stimulating discussion across the range of 'contemporary issues in leadership.'"
Robert Ginnett, coauthor of Leadership: Enhancing the Lessons of Experience

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813345604
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
01/03/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
474 KB

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Meet the Author

William E. Rosenbach is the Evans Professor of Eisenhower Leadership Studies and Professor of Management Emeritus at Gettysburg College.Robert L. Taylor is Professor of Management and Dean Emeritus, College of Business, at the University of Louisville. Mark A. Youndt is Associate Professor, Department of Management and Business, Skidmore College.

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