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Leadership Theory and Research: A Critical Approach to New and Existing Paradigms by Christian HarrisonProvides a concise yet comprehensive literature review on leadership. As well as offering critical insight into leadership research, the author addresses emerging paradigms and identifies new approaches. A vital tool for leadership students and scholars, the text will enable readers to demonstrate a critical awareness of current developments both in theory and practice of leadership and its importance in modern organizations. Both scholars and practitioners will find the engaging discussion in this book particularly useful as the author offers practical ideas for development and a much-needed unified theory on leadership.
Publication Date: 2017
Authentic Leadership and Followership: International Perspectives by Dorianne Cotter-Lockard (Ed)Shines a spotlight on two missing foci of authentic leadership research: international and follower perspectives. The concept of 'authenticity' has been in vogue since the times of Greek philosophy, but it wasn't until the 1990s that leadership scholars seriously began to study the topic of authentic leadership. This new collection brings together empirical research and theoretical contributions to provide insights into the follower perspectives of authentic leadership around the world. Covering topics such as leader self-awareness, gender, psychological capital, embodied leadership and followership, and unethical conduct, the book features a Foreword written by William L. Gardner, one of the original scholars on authentic leadership.
Publication Date: 2018
Motivating Language Theory: Effective Leader Talk in the Workplace by Jacqueline & Milton MayfieldPresents the findings, applications, and theoretical underpinnings of a unique leadership communication model: motivating language theory. Drawing from management, social science, and communication theories, motivating language theory demonstrates how leader-to-follower speech improves employee and organizational well-being and drives positive workplace outcomes (such as employee performance, retention, and job satisfaction) in a wide array of settings. It presents an integrated model based on empirical findings and theoretical developments from the past three decades to explore the three dimensions of motivating language: direction giving language, empathetic language, and meaning-making language. It will be a comprehensive source for its empirical relationships, generalizability, theoretical basis, and future directions for research and practice.
Publication Date: 2017
Servant Leadership and Followership: Examining the Impact on Workplace Behavior by Crystal J. DavisProviding a deeper understanding of leadership, followership theory, and the follower as servant leader, this book provides employee and follower perspectives of servant leadership in the workplace. The collection brings together both empirical and conceptual research from around the globe to illustrate how the leader is seen through the lens of the follower. Topics discussed include organizational performance, empowerment, competency models, diversity in the workplace, and social roles and stereotypes. With contributions from a range of skilled authors, Servant Leadership and Followership not only provides an overview of servant leadership, but also offers insightful ways for organizations to adapt and progress in line with the shifting moral demands of today's workplace.
Publication Date: 2017
Leadership Explained: Leading teams in the 21st century by Nicholas HarkiolakisIntegrates the various theoretical perspectives into a unified model that can be understood by both the academic and the practitioner (existing and future leaders). This understanding is necessary to effectively treat and apply leadership to the challenging settings of today's operational environments: virtual, distributed, multicultural and so on. Some of the key topics covered are: leadership through the ages characteristics of leadership modern perspectives an integrated leadership framework the application of leadership the twenty-first-century leadership practices.
Publication Date: 2017
Revitalising Leadership: Putting Theory and Practice into Context by Stephen Cummings, et al.Connects leadership theory and practice with context. It argues that the universal prescriptions favoured by most leadership scholars ignore the reality that context always matters in leadership practice - and so it should matter in leadership theorizing too. Addressing this gap, the book offers a novel framework that enables the development of context-sensitive leadership theory and practice. This framework directs theoretical and practical attention to the key challenges for leadership in different organizational contexts. It involves developing a specific purpose for leadership in a given context, as well as formulating the values, norms and domains of action which should guide leadership efforts in that context. Determining these various matters then informs the role, responsibilities, rights, behaviours and attributes relevant to leaders and followers for that context, and the focus, purpose and boundaries of the leader-follower relationship. Deploying this framework, six in-depth illustrative theorisations are provided, showing how leadership practice might best take shape in the contexts of supervisory management; HR management; innovation and entrepreneurship; strategy; governance; and leadership studies itself. Revitalising leadershipwill appeal to diverse audiences, due to its theoretical novelty, its diversity of illustrative examples, its practice-focussed orientation and its clear, engaging style. These include leadership scholars concerned with the lack of attention being paid to context in leadership theorizing; organizational scholars wanting to learn how leadership thinking can be brought to bear on the different management functions the book explores; practitioners seeking leadership ideas that are tailored to the context they lead and follow in; and those involved in MBA or leadership development programmes who are looking to combine the personal reflection sought by such programmes with a thoughtful analysis of the context in which their leadership practice takes place.
Longevity in Leadership: Essential qualities of longtime leaders by John Harrison; Phillip LewisDesign a long-distance career -- Trust God -- Trust others -- Be transparent and authentic -- Work hard -- Non-defensive communication -- Find a purpose bigger than yourself -- Make the main thing the main thing -- Seek mentors and protégés -- Create a network of friends and supporters -- Develop community, collaboration, and consensus -- Communicate responsibly -- Be an engaged listener