Strategic Leadership Development: Building World Class Performance

Strategic Leadership Development: Building World Class Performance


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Strategic Leadership Development: Building World Class Performance by Colin Carnall, Chris Roebuck

This new core textbook addresses the key issues of how organisations build and develop leadership capability and examines how this ability is a key element in delivering organisational success. Focusing on the behavioural aspects of leadership, it looks at how both individuals and organisations can develop leadership talent, and how leaders can influence and shape the strategic direction of an organisation as a whole. Drawing on case studies from a variety of contexts, and punctuated with questions and activities to encourage reflective learning, the text takes a decision-making approach and looks at how senior leaders come to make and implement decisions that maximise organizational performance.

This book is the ideal companion for undergraduate and postgraduate leadership students, as well as practitioners, researchers and scholars in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137415004
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 06/26/2015
Edition description: 2015
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Colin Carnall is a Partner and Director at Carnall Farrar Ltd and worked as Director of Executive Education at Henley Business School, Warwick Business School and Cass Business School, City University, UK. He continues to lead a number of customised Executive Development programmes as a Visiting Professor in the Practice of Leadership at Cass Business School and also through Carnall Farrar.

Chris Roebuck is a Visiting Professor for Transformational Leadership at Cass Business School, City University, UK. He was formerly Global Head of Leadership for UBS and worked with HSBC, KPMG, London Underground. He has been in the top 20 Most Influential HR Thinkers list since 2011 and has worked with organisations from the UK National Health Service, investment banks, the Myanmar Red Cross and the Chinese Space Programme.

Table of Contents

1. Strategic leadership: a key to organisational success .- 2. Key themes in strategic leadership .- 3. Development of leadership theory .- 4. Can leadership be developed and if so how best to do it?.- 5. Leading for high performance.- 6. Leading change .- 7. The ethics of leadership .- 8. Politics, power and perception .- 9. Knowledge as a leadership resource .- 10. Systems for organisational leadership development .- 11. Leadership through 'changing minds'.

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This is a valuable, experience-based textbook, which addresses the complexities of everyday leadership and management processes, enriched with theory and illustrated with a wide range of informative case studies. This book delivers what it promises on emergent leadership, and serves as a reflective guide and ideal learning manual for students and professionals alike.' – Wil Foppen, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

'This book seamlessly weaves together academic research and real-life practice to present a compelling and challenging view of leadership today, and its focus on strategic leadership is refreshingly different from books that discuss leadership as a generic phenomenon. This book is a must read for students studying leadership, as well as leaders engaged with strategic decisions.' – Malcolm Higgs, Southampton University, UK

'This book provides an excellent reference for students as a well as senior executives and CEOs, by effectively relating theory and practice. By exploring various aspects of leadership and using evidence from the case studies, the authors paint a composite picture of leadership in organisations but also highlight the important contribution of strategic leadership to high performance. This book demonstrates how leadership is the driver of organisational success and provides strong evidence as to why strategic leadership matters.' – Lawrie Drysdale, University of Melbourne, Australia

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