Leadership: Classical, Contemporary, and Critical Approaches

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Overview


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 many fascinating questions posed in this new collection, which ranges from key statements from classical philosophy (Plato, Sun Tzu, Machiavelli) to those of modern management writers (Barnard, Kets de Vries, Fiedler, Rosener). The latest in the new series Oxford Management Readers, the collection will be invaluable to a wide range of students, scholars, and practicing managers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198781820
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/1997
  • Series: Oxford Management Readers Series
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 6.37 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Abbreviations
List of Contributors
Introduction: Reading Tolstoy's Wave 1
I Classical Leadership
1 The Republic 27
2 The Art of War 38
3 The Prince 55
4 The Treatise on General Sociology 70
II Traditional Leadership
5 The Nature of Leadership 89
6 Leadership, Membership, and Organization 112
7 Situational Control and a Dynamic Theory of Leadership 126
III Modern Leadership
8 A Definition and Illustration of Democratic Leadership 155
9 Top Management Styles in Europe: Implications for Business and Cross-National Teams 179
10 Shatter the Glass Ceiling: Women May Make Better Managers 199
11 Sexual Static 211
IV Mythical Leadership
12 The Gentleman and the Hero: Wellington and Napoleon in the Nineteenth Century 231
13 The Leadership Mystique 250
14 Leadership: An Alienating Social Myth? 272
V Alternative Leadership
15 Organizing, Leadership, and Skilful Process 293
16 Correspondents' Images of Martin Luther King, Jr.: An Interpretive Theory of Movement Leadership 319
17 Voicing Seduction to Silence Leadership 338
Index 381
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