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Understanding Leadership: Theories & Concepts, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-471-72912-9
192 pages
July 2014, ©2005
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Great people over the centuries have grappled with the meaning of effective leadership. In that same spirit of inquiry, the authors' goal is to inform and stimulate rather than to "mold" future leaders. As with any subject, knowledge of the basics - those great thoughts that have shaped understanding about that subject - is the foundational platform upon which to build your knowledge of leadership. This book was created to help readers understand the many dimensions of leadership theory. It provides a comprehensive overview of the major theories in leadership studies. It is not intended, however, to be heavily theoretical. The authors include only the basic elements of the various conceptions of leadership. They survey ideas, their importance to leaders and followers, and their applicability to the process of leadership.
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Foreword.

Preface.

UNIT 1: THE BASICS.

Chapter 1: Defining Leadership.

Chapter Objectives.

Introduction.

A Brief Historical Overview.

Leadership vs. Management.

Myths of Leadership.

Summary.

References.

Discussion Questions.

Case Study.

Chapter 2: The History of Leadership.

Chapter Objectives.

Introduction.

Tribal Leadership.

Pre-Classical Leadership.

Classical Leadership.

Progressive Leadership.

Post-Progressive Leadership.

Summary.

References.

Discussion Questions.

Activity. 

UNIT 2: THEORIES OF LEADERSHIP.

Chapter 3: Trait Theories.

Chapter Objectives.

Introduction.

Nature vs. Nurture.

Earliest Theories.

Stogdill's 1948 Review.

Stogdill’s 1974 Review.

Charismatic Theories.

Contemporary Traits Approaches.

Summary.

References.

Discussion Questions.

Activity.

Chapter 4: Behavioral Theories.

Chapter Objectives.

Introduction.

Early Behavioral Approaches.

McGregor Theory X and Theory Y.

Two-Factor Approaches.

Summary.

References.

Discussion Questions.

Activity.

Chapter 5: Contingency & Situational Theories.

Chapter Objectives.

Introduction.

Fiedler's Contingency Model.

Path-Goal Theory.

Situational Leadership Model.

Summary.

References.

Discussion Questions.

Case Study.

Chapter 6: Power and Influence Theories.

Chapter Objectives.

Introduction.

Elements of Power.

Elements of Influence.

Summary.

References.

Discussion Questions.

Case Study.

Chapter 7: Transformational, Cultural, and Symbolic Theories.

Chapter Objectives.

Introduction.

Transformational Leadership Theory.

Organizational Culture and Leadership.

Symbolic Leadership.

Summary.

References.

Discussion Questions.

Activity.

UNIT  3: CONTEMPORARY LEADERSHIP.

Chapter 8: The New Age of Leadership.

Chapter Objectives.

Introduction.

A New Definition.

Leadership vs. Leader Development.

The Post-Industrial View.

Distributed Leadership.

Summary.

References.

Discussion Questions.

Case Study.

Chapter 9: Social Change Leadership.

Chapter Objectives.

Introduction.

Social Change Leadership Theory.

Collaborative Leadership.

The UCLA Model.

Summary.

References.

Discussion Questions.

Activity.

Chapter 10: Risk Leadership.

Chapter Objectives.

Introduction.

Antecedents of Risk Leadership.

Risk Agents and the Risk Agency.

The Process of Risk Leadership.

Outcomes of Risk Leadership.

Risk Leadership Cultures.

Summary.

References.

Discussion Questions.

Activity.

Chapter 11: Followership.

Chapter Objectives.

Introduction.

Emerging View of Followers.

Behavioral Styles of Followers.

The Courageous Follower.

Servant Leadership, Shared Leadership, & Followership.

Summary.

References.

Discussion Questions.

Activity.

Chapter 12: Leadership as Ethics.

Chapter Objectives.

Introduction.

Leadership and Ethics.

Leadership as Ethics.

Leadership or Management?

Redefining Leadership.

Summary.

References.

Discussion Questions.

Activity.

Chapter 13: Leadership and Change Making.

Chapter Objectives.

Introduction.

Characteristics of Change.

Barriers to Change.

Phases of the Change Process.

Effective Change Agents.

Summary.

References.

Discussion Questions.

Activity.

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