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The Nature of Leadership

The Nature of Leadership


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ISBN-13: 9780761927143
Publisher: Sage Publications (CA)
Publication date: 01/28/2004
Pages: 452
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

John Antonakis is Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Prof. Antonakis’ research is currently focused on predictors and outcomes of leadership, leadership development, psychometrics, as well as on research methods. He has published articles in prestigious journals including Science, Psychological Science, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Harvard Business Review, among many others. He has been awarded or directed research funds totaling over $2.45 million. Prof. Antonakis is Editor in Chief of The Leadership Quarterly, and also serves on the editorial boards of many top journals in management and applied psychology. He has twice won The Leadership Quarterly best article-of-the-year award. He fellow of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology as well as of the Association for Psychological Science.


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David V. Day is Professor of Psychology, Steven L. Eggert ‘82 P’15 Professor of Leadership, and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont Mc Kenna College (USA), where he also serves as the Academic Director of the Kravis Leadership Institute. He is the lead author on An Integrative Approach to Leader Development (Routledge, 2009) and the editor of The Oxford Handbook of Leadership and Organizations (Oxford University Press, 2014). He served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology from 2008-2014 and is currently the Editor of The Leadership Quarterly Yearly Review. Day is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the International Association of Applied Psychology. He is the 2010 recipient of the Walter F. Ulmer Research Award from the Center for Creative Leadership (USA) for outstanding, career-long contributions to applied leadership research.

Table of Contents

Part IIntroduction1
1.Leadership: Past, Present, and Future3
Part IIThe Complexity, Science, and Assessment of Leadership17
2.What Is Leadership?19
3.Methods for Studying Leadership48
4.The Assessment of Leadership71
Part IIIThe Major Schools of Leadership99
5.Leader Traits and Attributes101
6.Information Processing and Leadership125
7.Situational and Contingency Approaches to Leadership148
8.Transformational Leadership Approaches: A Review and Synthesis171
Part IVLeadership Success and Its Development197
9.Successful and Unsuccessful Leadership199
10.Leadership Development: A Diagnostic Model for Continuous Learning in Dynamic Organizations222
Part VEmerging Issues in Leadership--Culture, Gender, and Ethics247
11.Leadership and Culture249
12.Women and Men as Leaders279
13.Ethics and Leadership Effectiveness302
Part VIConclusions329
14.The Crucibles of Authentic Leadership331
Name Index401
Subject Index417
About the Editors431
About the Contributors433

What People are Saying About This

Robert Hooijberg

In The Nature of Leadership, Antonakis, Cianciolo, and Sternberg provide a thorough review of the state of leadership research. I was impressed with the reviews of research methods, leadership assessment, the influence of context, and ethics. It is a must read for those who teach leadership.
Professor of Organizational Behavior, International Institute for Management Development

Fran Yammarino

The Nature of Leadership is a masterful state-of-the-art-and-science compendium written to appeal to researchers, students, and practitioners of leadership. This book covers the leadership landscape with both breadth and depth of knowledge and practice possible only from real experts and their protégés. It will be off my bookshelf often, as I plan to use it regularly.
Distinguished Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership Studies, State University of New York at Binghamton

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