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Leadership

Leadership

  • Author: James M. Burns
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 006196557X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 544
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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James MacGregor Burns has devoted his legendary career to the study of leadership in all its aspects—from politics to business. Leadership, Burns's pioneering study, introduces the highly influential theory of "transformational leadership," stating that the best leaders are those who inspire others to come together toward the achievement of higher aims. Featuring fascinating case studies drawn from history, Leadership is the classic text for anyone seeking to understand executive decision-making, the dynamics of influence, and moral leadership.

Transforming Leadership

Transforming Leadership

  • Author: James MacGregor Burns
  • Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • ISBN: 1555846165
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 336
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In Transforming Leadership, Burns illuminates the evolution of leadership structures, from the chieftains of tribal African societies, through Europe's absolute monarchies, to the blossoming of the Enlightenment's ideals of liberty and happiness during the American Revolution. Along the way he looks at key breakthroughs in leadership and the towering leaders who attempted to transform their worlds—Elizabeth I, Washington, Jefferson, Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gorbachev, and others. Culminating in a bold and innovative plan to address the greatest global leadership challenge of the twenty-first century, the long-intractable problem of global poverty, Transforming Leadership will arouse discussion and controversy in classrooms and boardrooms throughout the country.

The Quest for a General Theory of Leadership

The Quest for a General Theory of Leadership

  • Author: George R. Goethals,Georgia Jones Sorenson
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1847202934
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 272
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This book represents a most robust look at the study of leadership while representing multiple disciplines in a quest to find agreement about leadership and theory. Russ Volckmann, International Leadership Review In this compelling book, top scholars from diverse fields describe the progress they have made in developing a general theory of leadership. Led by James MacGregor Burns, Pulitzer Prize winning author of the classic Leadership (1978), they tell the story of this intellectual venture and the conclusions and questions that arose from it. The early chapters describe how, in order to discuss an integrative theory, the group first wrestled with the nature of theory as well as basic aspects of the human condition that make leadership necessary and possible. They then tackle topics such as: the many faces of power woven into the leadership fabric; crucial elements of group dynamics and the leader follower relationship; ethical issues lying at the heart of leadership; constructivist perspectives on leadership, causality, and social change; and the historical and cultural contexts that influence and are influenced by leadership. The book concludes with a commentary by Joanne Ciulla and an Afterword by James MacGregor Burns. The contributors thorough coverage of leadership, as well as their approach to this unique undertaking, will be of great interest to leaders, students and scholars of leadership.

The Making of the President 1972

The Making of the President 1972

  • Author: Theodore H. White
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062027115
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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“[White] revolutionized the art of political reporting.” —William F. Buckley The Making of the President 1972 is the fourth book in Theodore H. White’s landmark series, a riveting account of the 1972 presidential campaign and Richard M. Nixon’s precedent-shattering landslide victory. White had made history with his groundbreaking narrative The Making of the President 1960, winning the Pulitzer Prize for revolutionizing the way that presidential campaigns were reported. Now, The Making of the President 1972—back in print, freshly repackaged, and with a new foreword by Cokie Roberts—joins Theodore Sorensen’s Kennedy, White’s The Making of the President 1960, 1964, and 1968, and other classics in the burgeoning Harper Perennial Political Classics series.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership

The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership

  • Author: R. A. W. Rhodes,Paul 't Hart
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191645869
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 800
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Political leadership has made a comeback. It was studied intensively not only by political scientists but also by political sociologists and psychologists, Sovietologists, political anthropologists, and by scholars in comparative and development studies from the 1940s to the 1970s. Thereafter, the field lost its way with the rise of structuralism, neo-institutionalism, and rational choice approaches to the study of politics, government, and governance. Recently, however, students of politics have returned to studying the role of individual leaders and the exercise of leadership to explain political outcomes. The list of topics is nigh endless: elections, conflict management, public policy, government popularity, development, governance networks, and regional integration. In the media age, leaders are presented and stage-managed—spun—as the solution to almost every social problem. Through the mass media and the Internet, citizens and professional observers follow the rise, impact, and fall of senior political officeholders at closer quarters than ever before. This Handbook encapsulates the resurgence by asking, where are we today? It orders the multidisciplinary field by identifying the distinct and distinctive contributions of the disciplines. It meets the urgent need to take stock. It brings together scholars from around the world, encouraging a comparative perspective, to provide a comprehensive coverage of all the major disciplines, methods, and regions. It showcases both the normative and empirical traditions in political leadership studies, and juxtaposes behavioural, institutional, and interpretive approaches. It covers formal, office-based as well as informal, emergent political leadership, and in both democratic and undemocratic polities.

Democracy and Moral Development

Democracy and Moral Development

  • Author: David L. Norton
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520070677
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 198
  • View: 6003
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At a time when politics and virtue seem less compatible than oil and water, Democracy and Moral Development shows how to bring the two together. Philosopher David Norton applies classical concepts of virtue to the premises of modern democracy. The centerpiece of the book is a model of organizational management applicable to the state, business, the professions, and voluntary communities. At a time when politics and virtue seem less compatible than oil and water, Democracy and Moral Development shows how to bring the two together. Philosopher David Norton applies classical concepts of virtue to the premises of modern democracy. The centerpiece of the book is a model of organizational management applicable to the state, business, the professions, and voluntary communities.

Kennedy

Kennedy

The Classic Biography

  • Author: Ted Sorensen
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9780061987038
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 800
  • View: 4094
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The classic, intimate, and magisterial biography of JFK In January 1953, freshman senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts hired a twenty-four-year-old from Nebraska as his Number Two legislative assistant—on a trial basis. Despite the differences in their backgrounds, in the eleven years that followed Sorensen became known as Kennedy's intellectual blood bank, top policy aide, and alter ego. Sorensen knew Kennedy the man, the senator, the candidate, and the president as no other associate did throughout these eleven years. He was with him during the key crises and turning points—including the spectacular race for the vice presidency at the 1956 convention, the launching of Kennedy's presi-dential candidacy, the speech to the Protestant clergy of Houston, the TV debates with Nixon, and election night at Hyannis Port. The first appointment that Kennedy made as a new president was Ted Sorensen as his Special Counsel. Kennedy is an account of this president's failures as well as successes, told with surprising candor and objectivity. Sorensen relates the role of the White House staff and evaluates Kennedy's relations with his Cabinet and other appointees, reveals Kennedy's errors on the Bay of Pigs and his attitudes toward the press, Congress, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and details his actions in the Cuban missile crises and the evolution of his beliefs on civil rights and arms control. Three months to the day after Dallas, Sorensen left the White House to write the account of those eleven years that only he could write. First published in 1965, Kennedy is an intimate biography of an extraordinary man, and one of the most important sources of history in this century.

The Politics of Moral Capital

The Politics of Moral Capital

  • Author: John Kane
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521663571
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 277
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Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi and Clinton are among those whose 'moral capital' is considered.

Encyclopedia of Leadership

Encyclopedia of Leadership

  • Author: George R. Goethals,Georgia J. Sorenson,James MacGregor Burns
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1452265305
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 2120
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The Encyclopedia of Leadership brings together for the first time everything that is known and truly matters about leadership as part of the human experience. Developed by the award-winning editorial team at Berkshire Publishing Group, the Encyclopedia includes hundreds of articles, written by 280 leading scholars and experts from 17 countries, exploring leadership theories and leadership practice. Entries and sidebars show leadership in action - in corporations and state houses, schools, churches, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations.

Transformational Leadership

Transformational Leadership

  • Author: Bernard M. Bass,Ronald E. Riggio
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 1135618887
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 296
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Transformational Leadership, Second Edition is intended for both the scholars and serious students of leadership. It is a comprehensive review of theorizing and empirical research that can serve as a reference and starting point for additional research on the theory. It can be used as a supplementary textbook in an intense course on leadership--or as a primary text in a course or seminar focusing on transformational leadership. New in the Second Edition: *New, updated examples of leadership have been included to help illustrate the concepts, as well as show the broad range of transformational leadership in a variety of settings. *New chapters have been added focusing specifically on the measurement of transformational leadership and transformational leadership and effectiveness. *The discussion of both predicators and effects of transformational leadership is greatly expanded. *Much more emphasis is given to authentic vs. inauthentic transformational leadership. *Suggestions are made for guiding the future of research and applications of transformational leadership. *A greatly expanded reference list is included.

Ethics, the Heart of Leadership, 3rd Edition

Ethics, the Heart of Leadership, 3rd Edition

  • Author: Joanne B. Ciulla
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1440830665
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 236
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Top academic scholars ponder the question of ethics as it pertains to all aspects of leadership in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. • Includes contributions from philosophers, management theorists, and industrial and organizational psychologists • Reveals the roles that deception and self-deception play in exercising power • Explains complex management models in easy-to-understand, accessible language • Examines leadership across a variety of industries

The Dark Side of Transformational Leadership

The Dark Side of Transformational Leadership

A Critical Perspective

  • Author: Dennis Tourish
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415564271
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 252
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Most research into leadership has presented leaders as heroic, charismatic and transformational 'visionaries'. The leader, whether in business, politics or any other field, is the most important factor in determining whether organizations succeed or fail. Indeed, despite the fundamental mistakes which have, arguably, directly led to global economic recession, it is often still taken for granted that transformational leadership is a good thing, and that leaders should have much more power than followers to decide what needs to be done. The Dark Side of Transformational Leadership confronts this orthodoxy by illustrating how such approaches can encourage narcissism, megalomania and poor decision-making on the part of leaders, at great expense to those organizations they are there to serve. Written in a lively and engaging style, the book uses a number of case studies to illustrate the perils of transformational leadership, from the Jonestown tragedy in 1978 when over 900 people were either murdered or committed suicide at the urging of their leader, to an analysis of how banking executives tried to explain away their role in the 2008 financial crisis This provocative and hugely important book offers a rare critical perspective in the field of leadership studies. Concluding with a new approach that offers an alternative to the dominant transformational model, The Dark Side of Transformational Leadership will be an invaluable text for academics interested in leadership, students on leadership courses requiring a more critical perspective, and anyone concerned with how people lead people, and the lessons we can learn.

Full Range Leadership Development

Full Range Leadership Development

  • Author: Bruce J. Avolio
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412974755
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 264
  • View: 6880
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Conversational and accessible, this Second Edition of Bruce J. Avolio's groundbreaking book uses the full range leadership development model as an organizing framework and shows how it can be directly applied to improving leadership at the individual, team, and organizational levels. Filled with examples that show how the full range model comes to life in today's global world, Full Range Leadership Development, Second Edition, demonstrates how people, timing, resources, the context of interaction, and expected results in performance and motivation all contribute to effective leadership. Over the last decade, the full range model has become the most researched model in the leadership literature—and the most validated—and has been proven to be an accurate guide for developing exemplary leadership in diverse cultures, organizations, and leadership positions. The new edition shows how the process of leadership development is linked to validation and how the process of validation informs accelerated leadership development.

The Leader's Companion: Insights on Leadership Through the Ages

The Leader's Companion: Insights on Leadership Through the Ages

  • Author: J. Thomas Wren
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439135975
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 376
  • View: 1265
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This book serves as a guided introduction to the richly diverse perspectives on leadership throughout the ages and throughout the world. Each of the selections, introduced by the editor, presents enlightening thoughts on a different aspect of leadership. Writings by Plato, Aristotle, Lao-tzu and others demonstrate that the challenges of leadership are as old as civilization. Machiavelli, Tolstoy, Ghandi, and W.E.B. Du Bois provide a wide range of insights into the eternal practice and problems of leadership. Modern masters of leadership such as James MacGregor Burns, John Kotter, and Warren Bennis join such leading practitioners as Max De Pree and Roger B. Smith in discussing contemporary issues in leadership theory and practice.

Handbook of Leadership

Handbook of Leadership

A Survey of Theory and Research

  • Author: Ralph Melvin Stogdill
  • Publisher: New York : Free Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 613
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The Mexicans

The Mexicans

A Personal Portrait of a People

  • Author: Patrick Oster
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061951870
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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The Mexicans is a multifaceted portrait of the complex, increasingly turbulent neighbor to our south. It is the story of a country in crisis -- poverty, class tensions, political corruption -- as told through stories of individuals. From Augustín, an honest cop, we learn that many in the Mexican police force use torture as their number-one-crime-solving technique; from Julio Scherer Garcia, a leading newspaper editor, we learn how kidnapping and intimidating phone calls stifle people despite his meager income; we hear from a homosexual teacher wary of bigotry in a land of machismo; and many others. Moving from Mexico City discos to remote Indian towns, Patrick Oster tells of Mexicans whose lives reveal something vital about Mexico, and in doing so, helps to understand why many decide to risk their lives in order to have the opportunity to live in the United States.

Leadership

Leadership

the cutting edge : a symposium held at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, October 27-28, 1976

  • Author: James G. Hunt,Lars L. Larson,Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Dept. of Administrative Sciences,Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. College of Business and Administration
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 286
  • View: 3676
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An examination of theoretical and em計irical directions in leadership in busi要ess, industry, and government, this collection of symposium papers presents a view of the much-discussed but little-researched charismatic leadership no負ion. Four major divisions include discus貞ion and summary integrating material, thus providing review, evaluation, and perspective on leadership, along with critiques advanced by participants. A final section presents an overview of the "sharpeners" and "levelers"--those approaches seen as productive in new directions and those seen as probable dead ends in terms of advancing the field. Contributors include Kathryn M. Bartol, D. Anthony Butterfield, John P. Campbell, Fred Dansereau, Jr., McDonald Dumas, Martin G. Evans, William M. Fox, Robert J. House, Charles N. Greene, Steven Kerr, Arlyn J. Melcher, Marshall Sashkin, Chester A. Schriesheim, William E. Scott, Jr., Henry P. Sims, Jr., John E. Stinson, Peter M. Storm, Andrew D. Szilagyi, and William M. Vicars. This book is Volume 4 of the South苟rn Illinois University Leadership bi苟nnial symposia series initiated in 1971.

The Contrarian's Guide to Leadership

The Contrarian's Guide to Leadership

  • Author: Steven B. Sample
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
  • ISBN: 9780787967079
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 224
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In this offbeat approach to leadership, college president Steven B. Sample-the man who turned the University of Southern California into one of the most respected and highly rated universities in the country-challenges many conventional teachings on the subject. Here, Sample outlines an iconoclastic style of leadership that flies in the face of current leadership thought, but a style that unquestionably works, nevertheless. Sample urges leaders and aspiring leaders to focus on some key counterintuitive truths. He offers his own down-to-earth, homespun, and often provocative advice on some complex and thoughtful issues. And he provides many practical, if controversial, tactics for successful leadership, suggesting, among other things, that leaders should sometimes compromise their principles, not read everything that comes across their desks, and always put off decisions.

Leadership for the Twenty-first Century

Leadership for the Twenty-first Century

  • Author: Joseph Clarence Rost
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275946104
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 220
  • View: 2863
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This illuminating study critiques the concept of leadership as understood in the last 75 years and looks to the twenty-first century for a reconstructed understanding of leadership in the postindustrial era. More similarities in past decades were found than had been thought; the thread throughout Rost's book is that leadership was conceived of as good management. He develops a new definition and paradigm for leadership in this volume that distinguishes leadership from management in fundamental ways. The ethics of leadership from a postindustrial perspective completes the paradigm. The book concludes with suggestions that can be immediately utilized in helping to transform our understanding of leadership.

Leadership: A Very Short Introduction

Leadership: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Keith Grint
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191614327
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 160
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The subject of leadership raises many questions: What is it? How does it differ from management and command? Are leaders born or bred? Who are the leaders? Do we actually need leaders? Inevitably, the answers are provocative and partial; leadership is a hugely important topic of debate. There are constant calls for 'greater' or 'stronger' leadership, but what this actually means, how we can evaluate it, and why it's important are not very clear. In this Very Short Introduction Keith Grint prompts the reader to rethink their understanding of what leadership is. He examines the way leadership has evolved from its earliest manifestations in ancient societies, highlighting the beginnings of leadership writings through Plato, Sun Tzu, Machiavelli and others, to consider the role of the social, economic, and political context undermining particular modes of leadership. Exploring the idea that leaders cannot exist without followers, and recognising that we all have diverse experiences and assumptions of leadership, Grint looks at the practice of management, its history, future, and influence on all aspects of society. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.