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The New Psychology of Leadership

Author : S. Alexander Haslam
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This groundbreaking book provides a refreshing introduction to the field of leadership and is jam-packed with theoretical and practical insights derived from a wealth of applied scientific research conducted by the authors and their colleagues around the world over the last three decades. It starts from the premise that leadership is never just about leaders. Instead it is about leaders and followers who are joined together as members of a social group that provides them with a sense of shared social identity – a sense of "us-ness". In these terms, leadership is understood as the process through which leaders work with followers to create, represent, advance, and embed this sense of shared social identity. The new edition of this award-winning book presents a wealth of evidence from historical, organizational, political and sporting contexts to provide an expanded exploration of these processes of identity leadership in action. In particular, it builds upon the success of the first edition by examining the operation of identity leadership in contemporary society and fleshing out practical answers to key organizational and institutional challenges. Drawing on real-world examples and rich data sources, this book will appeal to academics, researchers, and students of psychology, business, and management, as well as to practitioners, policy makers, and anyone interested in the workings of leadership, influence, and power.

A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership

Author : Steve Schein
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During the last decade, the sustainability position in multinational corporations has grown in influence. Much literature has explored how corporations can play an important role in solving the environmental challenges facing the planet. However, until now, there has been little research on sustainability leadership at the individual level. In this book, Schein explores the deeper psychological motivations of sustainability leaders. He shows how these motivations relate to overall effectiveness and capacity to lead transformational change and he explores the ways in which the complexity of sustainability is driving new approaches to leadership.Drawing on interviews with 75 leaders from over 40 multinational corporations and NGOs, Schein explores how ecological worldviews are developed and expressed in global sustainability practice. By applying key theories from developmental psychology, integral ecology and eco-psychology to sustainability practice, Schein encourages us to think about leadership in a different way. A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership will be of interest to an interdisciplinary audience of social scientists, educators, corporate executives, and social entrepreneurs. The insights from this book can be usefully integrated into leadership curriculum and development programs to help the next generation of leaders respond to global challenges.

A New Psychology of Women

Author : Hilary M. Lips
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Rich, original, and transformative, the latest edition of A New Psychology of Women examines how gender-related expectations interact with other cultural assumptions and stereotypes, and with social and economic conditions, to affect women’s experiences and behavior. Absorbing narratives centered on essential topics in psychology and global research engage readers to grasp cutting-edge insights into the psychological diversity of women. Aware that our own cultural experience colors and limits what we think we know about people, veteran educator and scholar Hilary Lips imbues her discussions with international examples and perspectives to provide an inclusive approach to the psychology of women. A wide range of new and extensively updated topics optimize readers’ knowledge of how disparate perspectives from cultures throughout the world shape women’s behavior and attitudes toward: health care / violence against women / poverty / labor force participation / occupational segregation / unpaid work / stereotyping and discrimination / expectations about power within marriage / female genital mutilation / theories of gender development / women’s attitudes toward their bodies / use of social media / media portrayals of girls and women / women in political leadership roles Among thoroughly updated topics particular to US culture are same-sex marriage, Latina women’s issues, the portrayal of women of different ethnic and cultural groups on television, and breast cancer survival rates of African American and European American women. Boxed items containing learning activities, profiles of women who helped shape psychology, and suggestions for making social changes appear throughout the text. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions, key terms, suggestions for additional reading, and Web resources.

The New Psychology of Sport and Exercise

Author : S Alexander Haslam
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′The Roger Federer, the Steffi Graf, the Usain Bolt of all books about the psychology of sport, packed with insight and wisdom’ - Brian Viner, Sports writer and author of Pelé, Ali, Lillee, and Me This is the first textbook to explore and explain the contribution of social groups and social identity to all aspects of sports and exercise — from leadership, motivation and communication to mental health, teamwork, and fan behaviour. In the context of increasing recognition of the importance of group processes for athletic performance, engagement in exercise and the business of sport, this book offers a new way of understanding, researching and practicing sport and exercise psychology Written by an international team of researchers at the cutting edge of efforts to apply social identity principles to the world of sport and exercise, this will be an essential resource for students, teachers and practitioners who are keen to be at the forefront of thinking and practice.

The Psychology of Leadership Principles Practices and Priorities

Author : Garry W. McGiboney
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LEADERSHIP Effective leadership does not occur by chance. Leaders must be trained and groomed for the daunting responsibility of leading organizations. This textbook edition offers examples of leadership and governance from the non-profit sector, businesses, public and private education, higher education, and other organizations. The author highlights over 50 case studies to illustrate concepts about leadership. Also, there are 531 references and numerous theories and concepts about many aspects of leadership. Key concepts, discussion items, and lessons learned are provided at the end of each chapter. Research shows that half of the people currently in leadership positions will fail. Why they fail and what can be done to prevent failure are the main subjects of this book. The author shows that effective leadership is possible and he illustrates why and how.

Leadership Becomes You Understanding the Psychology of Leadership and You

Author : Michael A. Fletcher
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The New Psychology of Money

Author : Adrian Furnham
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The New Psychology of Money is an accessible and engrossing analysis of our psychological relationship to money in all its forms. Comprehensive and insightful, Adrian Furnham explores the role that money plays in a range of contexts, from the family to the high street, and asks whether the relationship is always a healthy one. Discussing how money influences what we think, what we say, and how we behave in a range of situations, the book places the dynamics of high finance and credit card culture in context with traditional attitudes towards wealth across a range of cultures, as well as how the concept of money has developed historically. The book is split into four sections: Understanding Money. What are our attitudes to money, and how does nationality, history and religion mediate those attitudes? Money in the Home How do we grow up with money, and what role does it play within the family? What role does gender play, and can we lose control in dealing with money? Money at Work. Are we really motivated by money at work? And what methods do retailers use to persuade us to part with our money? Money in Everyday Life. How do we balance the need to create more money for ourselves through investments with the desire to make charitable contributions, or give money to friends and family? How has the e-revolution changed our relationship to money? Radically updated from its original publication in 1998, The New Psychology of Money is a timely and fascinating book on the psychological impact of an aspect of daily life we generally take for granted. It will be of interest to all students of psychology, economics and business and management, but also anyone who takes an interest in the world around them.

Military Ethics and Leadership

Author : Peter H.J. Olsthoorn
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The edited volume Military Ethics and Leadership explains how good leadership can keep soldiers from crossing the thin line between legitimate force and excessive violence.

The Psychology of Human Leadership

Author : Michael Paschen
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The book seamlessly links fundamental insights and practical approaches to address the most important leadership problems and challenges. Each of the 11 chapters takes a close look at a specific leadership aspect and explains how to develop personal leadership qualities, such as charisma, the ability to motivate others, assertiveness, and how to overcome crises and conflicts to create new structures. Ethical questions and possible negative developments in connection with leadership and power are also examined. Unlike conventional leadership manuals, this book on leadership goes beyond the standard 'recipes' and models by providing clear trains of thought as well as a psychological and philosophical basis, and by focusing on major achievements in terms of leadership, it creates a more profound understanding and holistic view of the subject of leadership, while promoting a genuine fascination for it.

Leaders Fools and Impostors

Author : Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
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In this book of insightful essays, Kets de Vries explodes the myth that rationality is what governs the behavior of leaders and followers, and he provides a more realistic perspective on organizational functioning and the leader-follower relationship. The author shows that a great potential for distortion exists when leaders try to act out the fantasies of their followers, and explores the many psychological traps into which leaders frequently fall. Citing examples from business, history, literature, the arts, and from his own psychoanalytic and management-consulting practise, the author identifies distinct leader types. He describes, for instance, the narcissist whose drive for power and prestige can bring much-needed vitality to an organization, but whose inability to accept criticism ultimately creates a climate of subservience. He shows that entrepreneurs possess many of the qualities of the impostor, including a capacity for self-dramatization and a deep understanding of how to profit by others' wishes and desires, and he explains why entrepreneurs sometimes distort the truth about themselves and their organizations. Through numerous case studies of successful and failed leaders, Leaders, Fools, and Impostors furthers a better understanding of the leader-follower dynamic, and gives leaders the means to transform themselves.

The Psychology of Prosocial Behavior

Author : Stefan Stürmer
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The Psychology of Prosocial Behavior provides original contributions that examine current perspectives and promising directions for future research on helping behaviors and related core issues. Covers contributions which deal explicitly with interventions designed to foster out-group helping (and to improve its quality) in real world settings Provides the reader with a cohesive look at helping and prosocial behaviors using a combination of theoretical work with research on interventions in applied settings Examines helping from multiple perspectives in order to recognize the diverse influences that promote actions for the benefit of others Contributors to this volume include cutting-edge researchers using both field studies and laboratory experiments

The Psychology of Strategy

Author : Kenneth Payne
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How do strategists decide what they wish to achieve through war, and how they might accomplish it? And why does their understanding of violence regularly turn out to be wrong? In seeking answers to these questions Kenneth Payne draws on the study of psychology to examine strategic behaviour during the Vietnam War. He explores the ways in which cognitive biases distort our sense of our own agency and our decision-making, arguing that much of the latter is emotional, shaped by unconscious processing and driven by a prickly concern for social esteem. The Nixon and Johnson administrations both proved susceptible to the processes that are familiar to students of modern neuroscience and psychology, but perhaps less appreciated within strategic studies. US strategists in the Vietnam era miscalculated in ways that would surprise rational theorists, but not evolutionary psychologists: they exaggerated the stakes, embraced risky and overly optimistic solutions, and failed to appreciate the limits of force to shatter the enemy's resolve. Their concern for reputation led to escalation, based on a flawed conception of what such escalation could achieve. The Vietnam conflict provides an excellent illustration that war is an inherently psychological phenomenon. This challenges abstract notions of rationality in strategic affairs, suggesting that the strategists -- much like the rest of us -- are strangers to themselves.

Psychology for Leaders

Author : Dean Tjosvold
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Willy Brandt once said that every good leader is also an amateurpsychologist. Nowhere is that more true than in today's new breedof business organization. In the high-involvement, high-commitmentorganization of the 1990s, every manager is called upon to assumethe role of leader, and the most successful leaders are those whopossess the psychological insight and skills needed to motivate andempower their staffs, facilitate teamwork and cooperation, andunite all those working under them in a common cause. Now Psychology for Leaders arms you with the core psychologicalknowledge and skills you need to be an effective leader of adepartment, multilevel organization, or small business. Written by two authors whose considerable expertise spans theworlds of both psychology and business, this book taps into thelatest research findings on the psychology of leadership and givesthem to you in a highly accessible, action-oriented form. Inaddition to gaining profound insights into human behavior in theworkplace and its underlying motivations, you'll learn how todevelop a motivating, uniting bottom line, how to strengthencooperation, foster teamwork and develop self-managing teams,improve your communication skills, express your feelings moreeffectively, manage conflict as a means of improving performanceand productivity, and much more. In writing Psychology for Leaders, Dean and Mary Tjosvold also drewon material gleaned from interviews with dozens of managers in awide range of organizations in the U.S. and Canada, Europe andPacific Asia, as well as their experiences managing their ownmultimillion dollar health services corporation. As a consequence,throughout this fascinating and instructive book, the authors bringpsychological abstractions to life with many inspiring real-lifesuccess stories and vignettes that vividly illustrate psychology inaction in the workplace. Psychology for Leaders was designed to provide managers with thepsychological training they need to be effective leaders. Readingit could very well prove to be one of the most important careermoves you'll ever make. In today's "synergistic," team-oriented business organization,every manager is a leader. Now this fascinating and instructivebook schools you in the core psychological knowledge and skillsthat every manager/leader needs to motivate, empower, and unitetheir people effectively. "I wish this book was available when we were designing a trainingprogram for new program managers. Although most leaders aretypically content experts, they have not studied the psychology ofleadership and this is what seems to cause them problems in theircareers. Psychology for Leaders provides insight into thesechallenges and recommends sound, practical approaches to achievingtheir business objectives."--Candice L. Phelan, PhD Human ResourceDevelopment Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Inc. AustinDivision "Dean and Mary Tjosvold have created a new, distinctly differentlearning approach to the elusive subject of leadership. Written ineveryday, understandable language and richly illustrated withpractical cases, it is a valuable guide to developing and enhancingleadership skills. I would urge anyone from the newest to the mostexperienced manager/executive to read and absorb this book. It willbe time profitably spent."--Richard J. Haayen Retired Chairman ofthe Board & CEO Allstate Insurance CompanyExecutive-in-Residence Southern Methodist University "There are many books about leadership on the market. This oneprovides insight into the 'whys' behind the actions of successfulleaders. It's a practical how-to guide providing value for anyonewho wants to accept the leadership challenge."--Sue Elliot VicePresident of Human Resources TGI Friday Inc.

The Psychology of Leadership

Author : David M. Messick
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This edited book on a popular topic, "Leadership" should do very well. It explores new ideas about the psychology of leadership and looks at it from the side of social psychology. Contributions in the book are from the world's leading scholars and include a look at organizational theory, ecology of leadership, teams, gender, and when leadership matters.

The Psychology of Leadership

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The New Leaders

Author : Paul Taffinder
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Through a series of in-depth interviews with some of the world's top business leaders, the author sets out to identify what qualities set them apart. From this he creates a model of leadership development.

Discursive Leadership

Author : Gail Fairhurst
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Discursive Leadership: In Conversation with Leadership Psychology presents a new, groundbreaking way for scholars and graduate students to examine and explore leadership. Differing from a psychological approach to leadership which tries to get inside the heads of leaders and employees, author Gail Fairhurst focuses on the social or communicative aspects between them. A discursive approach to leadership introduces a host of relatively new ideas and concepts and helps us understand leadership’s changing role in organizations.

Denying to the Grave

Author : Jack M. Gorman
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"This chapter addresses the complicated topic of conspiracy theories. This topic is complicated because a conspiracy theory is not prima facie wrong. Yet one of the hallmarks of false scientific beliefs is the claim by their adherents that they are the victims of profiteering, deceit, and cover-ups by conglomerates variously composed of large corporations, government regulatory agencies, the media, and professional medical societies. The trick is to figure out if the false ones can be readily separated from those in which there may be some truth. Only by carefully analyzing a number of such conspiracy theories and their adherents does it become possible to offer some guidelines as to which are most obviously incorrect. The chapter then studies the psychology of conspiracy theory adherence. It argues that belittling people who come to believe in false conspiracy theories as ignorant or mean-spirited is perhaps the surest route to reinforcing an anti-science position"--

The Role of Leadership Educators

Author : Kathy L. Guthrie
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Leadership, as a discipline, leadership education, as a field, and leadership educator, as a profession are still in their infancy and rapidly evolving. As professionals in higher education, we are constantly asked to provide opportunities for students to learn leadership, whether that is inside or outside of the classroom. However, very little, if any professional development occurs in how to create such learning opportunities. This book provides resources for leadership educators in three sections. The first section sets the stage for leadership education and the professional work of leadership educators, culminating with a variety of professional development resources for leadership educators. The second section introduces a leadership learning framework, provides characteristics and examples of strong leadership programs and assessment practices, and describes the transformative practice of leadership education. The third and final section offers specific instructional and assessment strategies ranging from discussion, case study, and reflection, to team-based- and service-learning to self-assessments, role-play, simulation, and games, to fulfill learning outcomes.

Mismanagement Jumpers and Morality

Author : Reuven Shapira
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Executives’ morality and ethics became major research topics following recent business scandals, but the research missed a major explanation of executives’ immorality: career advancement by "jumping" between firms that causes ignorance of job-pertinent tacit local knowledge, tempting "jumpers" to covertly conceal this ignorance. Generating distrust and ignorance cycles and mismanagement, this choice bars performance-based career advancement and encourages immoral careerism, advancing by immoral subterfuges. Such careerism is a known managerial malady, but explaining its emergence proved challenging as managerial ignorance is covertly concealed as a dark secret on organizations’ dark side by conspiracies of silence. Managerially educated and experienced, Dr. Shapira achieved a breakthrough by a 5-year semi-native anthropological study of five "jumper"-managed automatic processing plants and their parent firms. This book untangles common ignorance and immoral careerism, concealed as dark secrets by executives who "rode" on the successes of mid-level "jumpers" who high-morally risked their authority and power by admitting ignorance and trustfully learned local tacit knowledge. The opposite choice tendencies accorded power, authority, and status rankings, which made practicing immorality easier the higher one’s position, suggesting that the common "jumping" between managerial careers nurtures immoral executives similar to those exposed in the recent business scandals.