Leadership

Leadership

by Keith Grint
     
 

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Grint (leadership studies, Lancaster Management School, UK) examines the theoretical definitions and practical accomplishments of leadership. Starting with an historical overview, the author uses Gallie's notion of power as an "Essentially Contested Concept" as a principle explanation of the limited advances in defining leadership to date. He then establishes a four-

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Grint (leadership studies, Lancaster Management School, UK) examines the theoretical definitions and practical accomplishments of leadership. Starting with an historical overview, the author uses Gallie's notion of power as an "Essentially Contested Concept" as a principle explanation of the limited advances in defining leadership to date. He then establishes a four- part typology covering some of the most important varieties of leadership definition. Four major alternatives—leadership as person, as result, as position, as process—are treated in detail in separate chapters investigating what it is that makes leaders: who leaders are, what they achieve, where they operate, and how they get things done. Designed as a supplemental text for use in undergraduate and graduate business courses. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333963876
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
02/01/2005
Series:
Management, Work and Organisations Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Meet the Author

Keith Grint is Professor of Public Leadership at Warwick University. Previously he was Professor of Defence Leadership at Cranfield University. He spent 10 years in industry before switching to an academic career. He remains a visiting Research Professor at Lancaster University, a Fellow of the Windsor Leadership Trust, an Associate Fellow of the Said Business School and Green Templeton College, Oxford University, and a Fellow of the Sunningdale Institute, a research arm of the UK's National School of Government.

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