Key Concepts in Leadership

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This wide-ranging, interdisciplinary book provides readers with a complete introduction to the essentials of leadership. Included here are accessible and insightful entries on what leadership is, how it is practiced and the relevant strengths and pitfalls. The book provides a one stop introductory guide to one of the most central and contested concepts in the social sciences.

An invaluable reference tool, it contains consistent, concise and authoritative entries on:

  • The Eight Questions of Leadership
  • The Five Minds of the Manager
  • Leadership and Psychology
  • Developmental Approaches to Leadership
  • Functional Leadership
  • Leadership Practice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781446268902
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/16/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Pages: 164
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

List of Tables ix

About the Authors x

Acknowledgements xi

How to use this book xii

Introduction xiv

Leadership Definition, Theory and Practice xvii

1 Accommodating Leadership and Competitive Leadership 1

2 Analytical Leadership and an Intuitive, Instant Leadership Approach 4

3 Authoritarian Leadership and Participative Leadership 9

4 Avoiding Leadership and Involved Leadership 15

5 Behind-the-scenes Leadership and Leading from the Front 18

6 Broad-based Leadership and Functional Leadership 23

7 Change-oriented Leadership and Continuity-based Leadership 27

8 'Chillaxed Leadership' and 'Leadaholics' 32

9 Coaching and Mentoring-oriented Leadership and Directive, Telling-what-to-do Leadership 36

10 Colleague-leading and Leading Prima Donnas 42

11 'Company-branded' Leadership and 'Individual-branded' Leadership 45

12 Compromising Leadership and Co-operative Leadership 49

13 Developmental-oriented Leadership and Job-hopping Leadership 55

14 Diversity Leadership and Leading Homogeneity 61

15 Eastern-style Leadership and Western-style Leadership - Contrasting and Converging National Cultures 66

16 Employee Leading and Volunteer Leading 72

17 EQ-oriented Leadership and IQ-oriented Leadership 76

18 Expert Leadership and Generalist Leadership 80

19 Extrovert Leadership and Introvert Leadership 85

20 Finance-oriented Leadership and Marketing-oriented Leadership 89

21 Global Leadership and Worldly Leadership 95

22 Goal-oriented Leadership and Opportunistic Leadership 100

23 'Here-and-now' Leadership and Legacy Leadership 105

24 HR-oriented Leadership and Production-oriented Leadership 108

25 Implementer Leadership and Shaper-driver Leadership 116

26 Individualistic Leadership and Relationship-oriented Leadership 120

27 Inspirational Leadership and Low-key Leadership 126

28 Interim Leadership and Tenured Leadership 130

29 Knee-jerk Leadership and Reflective Leadership 133

30 Long-term Leadership and Project Management Leadership 137

31 Macro-leadership and Micro-leadership 140

32 Nurturing Leadership and Toxic Leadership 145

33 Pragmatic Leadership and Principles-driven Leadership 149

Conclusion 155

Bibliography 157

Concept Index 161

Name Index 164

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