Leadership: Understanding the Dynamics of Power and Influence in Organizations / Edition 2

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Today a growing number of business schools, law schools, and continuing education programs in executive development and management training offer leadership classes. Despite the curricular recognition of this area, there is a shortage of strong college-level texts. Leadership, second edition-a completely up-to-date anthology of key writings by well-known contributors-meets the need for a textbook that encompasses the major theories in the field of leadership. Robert P. Vecchio has updated the second edition with eight new chapters. Aimed at upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level courses, Leadership continues to provide classic essays by the major figures in the field of leadership along with topical essays on current and emerging issues.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“The second edition of this landmark work on leadership, edited by Vecchio, could have been subtitled ‘From Good to Great,’ as it is an improvement on his first edition (1997), which is considered a seminal work. More specifically, this . . . compilation includes classic scholarly and practitioner-focused articles, selections representing current thinking on the topic of leadership, and a number of original selections written by the editor and his colleagues. Faculty and graduate students, as well as practitioners in executive development programs, will find this an excellent resource on leadership and management development. Highly recommended.” —Choice

“T[his] current edition has been updated where appropriate, while maintaining classic materials. Papers focus on an introduction and overview of leadership; power and influence; dysfunctional aspects of leadership; models of leadership; alternative views of leadership; and emerging issues.” —Journal of Economic Literature

“Vecchio compiles a mix of 35 scholarly and managerial writings that discuss major theories of leadership for undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership and management, or executive MBA courses. The writings are drawn from management and leadership journals and periodicals. Coverage is of the function of leaders, myths surrounding the concept, leadership tactics, problems that occur from abuse of power and influence, formal models, contemporary views, and the roles of societal and organizational cultures, including gender issues.” —Research Book News

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780268043674
  • Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Series: Sullivan prize Short Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 616
  • Sales rank: 1,192,144
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert P. Vecchio was Franklin D. Schurz Chair in Management at the University of Notre Dame.
Contributors: Bernard M. Bass, John P. Kotter, Henry Mintzberg, Warren G. Bennis, Robert J. Thomas, Robert P. Vecchio, John J. Gabarro, David Kipnis, Stuart M. Schmidt, Ian Wilkinson, Robert J. House, Jim Collins, Robert K. Greenleaf, Irving L. Janis, Roy Lubit, Jay A. Conger, Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries, Steven Kerr, Terence R. Mitchell, Victor H. Vroom, Robert J. Sternberg, Roya Ayman, Martin M. Chemers, Fred Fiedler, Jon P. Howell, David E. Bowen, Peter W. Dorfman, Philip M. Podsakoff, Charles C. Manz, Henry P. Sims, Jr., Robert J. Doyle, Mario Sussmann, Terrence Rafferty, Geert Hofstede, Clayton G. Smith, and Mary D. Zalensny.

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Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction and Overview
Concepts of Leadership   Bernard M. Bass     3
What Leaders Really Do   John P. Kotter     23
The Manager's Job: Folklore and Fact   Henry Mintzberg     33
Crucibles of Leadership   Warren G. Bennis   Robert J. Thomas     51
Can Leadership Be Taught?   Robert P. Vecchio     61
Power and Influence
Power, Politics, and Influence   Robert P. Vecchio     69
Managing Your Boss   John J. Gabarro   John P. Kotter     96
Effective Followership: Leadership Turned Upside Down   Robert P. Vecchio     109
Intraorganizational Influence Tactics: Explorations in Getting One's Way   David Kipnis   Stuart M. Schmidt   Ian Wilkinson     119
A Social Influence Interpretation of Worker Motivation   Mario Sussmann   Robert P. Vecchio     138
Dysfunctional Aspects of Leadership
Groupthink   Irving L. Janis     157
The Power of Leader Expectations: Self-Fulfilling Prophecies in Organizations   Robert P. Vecchio     170
The Long-Term Organizational Impact of Destructively Narcissistic Managers   Roy Lubit     177
The Dark Side of Leadership   Jay A. Conger     199
Leaders Who Self-Destruct: The Causes and Cures   Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries     216
On the Folly of Rewarding A, While Hoping for B   Steven Kerr     228
Models of Leadership
Path-Goal Theory of Leadership   Robert J. House   Terence R. Mitchell     241
Are You In or Out with Your Boss?   Robert P. Vecchio     255
Can Leaders Learn to Lead?   Victor H. Vroom     259
WICS: A Model of Leadership in Organizations   Robert J. Sternberg     273
From Transactional to Transformational Leadership: Learning to Share the Vision   Bernard M. Bass     302
Situational Leadership Theory: An Examination of a Prescriptive Theory   Robert P. Vecchio     318
The Contingency Model of Leadership Effectiveness: Its Levels of Analysis   Roya Ayman   Martin M. Chemers   Fred Fiedler     335
Alternative Views of Leadership
Substitutes for Leadership: Effective Alternatives to Ineffective Leadership   Jon P. Howell   David E. Bowen   Peter W. Dorfman   Steven Kerr   Philip M. Podsakoff     363
SuperLeadership: Beyond the Myth of Heroic Leadership   Charles C. Manz   Henry P. Sims, Jr.     377
Level 5 Leadership: The Triumph of Humility and Fierce Resolve   Jim Collins     394
The Servant as Leader   Robert K. Greenleaf     407
The Case of a Servant Leader: John F. Donnelly, Sr.   Robert J. Doyle     416
A Man of Transactions   Terrence Rafferty     434
Entrepreneurship and Leadership: Common Trends and Common Threads   Robert P. Vecchio     439
Emerging Issues
Cultural Constraints in Management Theories   Geert Hofstede     473
Organizational Culture and Strategic Leadership: Issues in the Management of Strategic Change   Clayton G. Smith   Robert P. Vecchio     491
Challenges to Leadership in the Implementation of Technological Change   Mary D. Zalesny   Robert P. Vecchio     507
Leadership and Gender Advantage   Robert P. Vecchio     526
It's Not Easy Being Green: Jealousy and Envy in the Workplace   Robert P. Vecchio     563
About the Editor     583
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