Prosocial Leadership: Understanding the Development of Prosocial Behavior within Leaders and their Organizational Settings

Prosocial Leadership: Understanding the Development of Prosocial Behavior within Leaders and their Organizational Settings

by Timothy Ewest

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Overview

This book explores the behavioral phenomenon that is intended to aid in the benefit of others, known as prosocial behavior. The author combines eight years of quantitative and qualitative research to explain and delineate the antecedents to prosocial leadership and align these findings into an understandable model for prosocial leadership development. This ground-breaking text is the first to combine the elements of prosocial followership, development and altruism as essential components to leadership. It further explores the behaviors, values, and ideas leading to the formation of prosocial leadership within individuals and organizations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349930418
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 03/15/2019
Edition description: 1st ed. 2018
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Timothy Ewest is Associate Professor of Business at Houston Baptist University, USA. He is also a Visiting Research Scholar at Princeton University's Faith & Work Initiative. He is a member of the Academy of Management and part of the AOM divisions on Organizational Behavior, Social Issues in Management and Management, Religion, and Spirituality. Timothy actively researches and publishes on the impact of human values as expressed in religion and leadership within the workplace.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Forward
Acknowledgements
Chapter One:The Need for Prosocial Leaders
Chapter Two: The Challenges within Ethical Leadership Theories
Chapter Three: What is Prosocial Behavior’s Connection to Leadership?
Chapter Four: Perspectives on Leadership Development
Chapter Five: The Prosocial Leadership Development Process
Chapter Six: Stage One - Antecedent Awareness and Empathic Concern
Chapter Seven: Stage Two - Community and Group Commitment
Chapter Eight: Stage Three - Courage and Action
Chapter Nine: Stage Four - Reflection and Growth
Chapter Ten: Prosocial Leadership Development in Organizational Life
Appendix 1: Research Methodology Group One
Appendix 2: Research Methodology Group Two
Appendix 3: Limitations of Research
References
Index

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