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Written in an accessible and engaging style, the book examines a range of theoretical and practical issues that are central to the leadership process. These include the nature of group identity, the basis of authority and legitimacy, the dynamics of justice and fairness, the determinants of followership and charisma, and the practice and politics of leadership.

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The New Psychology of Leadership: Identity, Influence and Power

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Overview

Written in an accessible and engaging style, the book examines a range of theoretical and practical issues that are central to the leadership process. These include the nature of group identity, the basis of authority and legitimacy, the dynamics of justice and fairness, the determinants of followership and charisma, and the practice and politics of leadership.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203833896
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/10/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 940,923
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

S. Alexander Haslam is Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology at the University of Exeter. He is a former chief editor of the European Journal of Social Psychology, a recipient of the European Association of Social Psychology’s Kurt Lewin award for excellence in social psychology, and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

Stephen Reicher is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of St Andrews. He is a former chief editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology, a recipient of the British Psychological Society’s annual award for excellence in teaching, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Michael Platow is Associate Professor of Social Psychology at the Australian National University. He is on the editorial board of European and Asian Journals of Social Psychology, a holder of several major grants from the Australian Research Council, and a former President of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by George A. Akerlof: The Social Identity Approach to Leadership and Why It Matters 1. The Old Psychology of Leadership: Great Men and the Cult of Personality 2. The Current Psychology of Leadership: Issues of Context and Contingency, Transaction and Transformation 3. Foundations for The New Psychology of Leadership: Social Identity and Self-Categorization 4. Being One of Us: Leaders as In-group Prototypes 5. Doing It for Us: Leaders as In-group Champions 6. Crafting a Sense of Us: Leaders as Entrepreneurs of Identity 7. Making Us Matter: Leaders as Embedders of Identity 8. Identity Leadership at Large: Prejudice, Practice, and Politics.
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