A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Studying Leadership

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SAGE, Nov 19, 2007 - Business & Economics - 176 pages
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Written for students who want to question what they are learning in their leadership course but are short on time, this entertaining and accessible book will be the perfect accompaniment to any course on leadership. With controversial ideas and funny stories, it covers topics that readers will recognize from their course and some new but equally important areas to challenge their thinking. Part of a highly popular new series this book will make you better able to question and understand this burgeoning field.
 

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Contents

Why Studying Leadership Matters
3
2 Leadercentred Perspectives on Leadership
23
3 Followercentred Perspectives on Leadership
41
4 Cultural Perspectives on Leadership
61
5 Critical Perspectives on Leadership
83
6 Leadership with a Higher Purpose
97
Take Your Lead
113
References
131
Resources for Studying Leadership
147
Index
151
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Page 15 - Leadership is an influence relationship among leaders and followers who intend real changes that reflect their mutual purposes.
Page 12 - Leadership may be considered as the process (act) of influencing the activities of an organized group in its efforts toward goal setting and goal achievement.
Page 12 - Cynics have pointed out that there are almost as many definitions of leadership as there are persons who have attempted to define the concept.

About the author (2007)

Brad Jackson is the Fletcher Building Education Trust Chair in Leadership at The University of Auckland Business School.

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