Includes contributions from some of the most distinctive leaders in the field, this volume outlines agendas for leadership and development, offering readers innovative ideas about what constitutes leadership.
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Leadership in Organizations is the first in a series of three books written primarily for distance-learning students in online undergraduate and graduate programs with a focus on management, leadership, and organizational development. This first book introduces concepts, theories, and principles of leadership across a broad spectrum and is intended for students in online courses on leadership, management, and business. A signature theme of the book is the distinction between leadership and management. This book presents a real-world view to help students learn to recognize the dynamics of leadership theory in operation so that they can begin to apply these principles to situations in their work environments.
P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" soNormal Leadership in Organizations focuses on effective leadership in organizations through both theory and practice. This book explains and critiques the major theories and studies that are most relevant and informative and reviews what we know about leadership effectiveness. This combination of theory and practice makes this text a useful resource for practicing managers who are looking for something more than superficial answers to difficult questions about leadership.& /P
This book not only integrates the growing body of research and theory on charismatic leadership, but also pushes back the frontiers of our knowledge by introducing new theories and insights. The authors present a comprehensive model of the charismatic leadership process. The model is documented by extensive empirical research and richly illustrated with case examples of corporate leaders.
Cultural Change and Leadership in Organizations discussesways in which organizations are able to implement successfulstrategic change; inspirational and conceptual material is combinedwith practical examples and concrete interventions for planning andimplementing cultural change within organizations. CulturalChange and Leadership in Organizations is targeted towardprofessionals, including organizational psychologists, consultants,senior managers, and human resources professionals, as well asadvanced-level business school courses.
Modern organizational life seems dominated by crisis BP and the Gulf Oil spill, TEPCO and the Japanese tsunami, the global financial meltdown. Therefore it is particularly timely to find a collection of articles in this Handbook that provides research guidance and practical insights on how leaders manage or mismanage in crisis situations. The focus on the crisis leader highlights what they do, and how they do it, while at the same time raising important questions to guide subsequent analysis. Sydney Finkelstein, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth, US and author of Why Smart Executives Fail With contributions from many of the leading researchers in the field, the Handbook of Research on Crisis Leadership in Organizations summarizes much of the theory, research, and opinion about various facets of crisis leadership in order to advance this emerging field. It recognizes that crises have become an almost inevitable part of organizational life, and describes how leaders can facilitate people getting through the crisis. The Handbook is divided into four parts: attributes and behaviors of the crisis leader; leadership of subordinates during a crisis; managing the present crisis and prevent future crises; and an integration of approaches to understanding crisis leadership. Enough knowledge has been accumulated about crisis leadership in organizations to serve as guidelines for practice, as well as a research base to build on for the future. Leaders must help others get through crises as well as prevent them. Researchers in the field of crisis leadership and crisis management will find this important resource invaluable. Academics and students of organizational behavior, industrial and organizational psychology, and management will also find much of interest and might also suggest the book as a valuable addition to their library as an important resource in the field of crisis leadership. Human resource professionals in larger organizations as well as management consultants who endeavor to acquire advanced knowledge about this field will find the practical aspects of keen interest as well.
This book links ethical leadership theory to the implementation of improved leadership practices, particularly in highly operational environments. It builds on the recognition that bad forms of leadership lead to declining motivation and consequently to problems in the social climate and quality of work in organizations and the personal health of employees. It is based on a qualitative study from 100 in-depth interviews using inductive categorization, retrieving deep, rich and unprompted data from a highly developed and advanced production facility. The book reviews the current state of research in this field and describes the setup of the underlying study, linking it to the author’s professional experience. It discusses the research design, its testing and its adaption to organizational practice. The book presents the findings of the study, introduces specific issues arising from the analysis, then critically discusses the interpretation of the findings and matches these with theoretical concepts. One finding of the study is that CSR and ethics are too often implemented with a focus on governance, process and reporting, without looking at leadership on all levels as the critical component. Finally it discusses the conclusions and implications derived from the findings. Overall, the book critically assesses how ethical leadership can be practically implemented in business organizations as a means of transforming organizations into better-governed institutions that exhibit ethical behavior. Foreword by Prof Dr James F. O'Kane, Dean of The Business School, Edinburgh Napier University /div
"[This book] offers a comprehensive review of the new approaches to leadership research. . . . What becomes clear from this book is that the kind of leadership research that emerged in the 1980s is still in an infant stage and that there are a lot of issues that require further attention. By exploring the ambiguities, inconsistencies or matters that require clarification, Bryman succeeds in writing a valuable contribution to understanding new approaches to leadership. . . . This book is recommended reading for any scholar in the field of leadership." --Organization Studies "The sheer breadth of the text means that it is a book one will return to recurrently. . . . Bryman's text proves a useful way of sociologically connecting some more influential recent approaches in the management field with traditions of serious scholarship that have slightly longer legs than the latest business school fad. . . . The book offers many excellent examples and discussions of identities which might be considered to be charismatic, from religion, social movements, politics, and organizational life in business. . . . The book is a useful and timely contribution to the sociology of organizations and management. . . . It redefines a field of analysis in ways that are provocative and may be important. . . . The book is to be recommended." --Sociology "Charisma and Leadership in Organizations is an excellent book. The clarity of style and argument is exceptional, the mixture of theory and exemplification just right. Indeed, some of the cases drawn on to illuminate the arguments are fascinating as well as diverse --Gladstone, Hitler, and Tony Benn are to be found here as well as the Jehovah's Witnesses, theReverend Moon and the film directory Michael Cimino. . . . Perhaps the beauty of this text from the point of view of both author and publisher is that it could have very wide uses: not only the business undergraduate and MBA market but also sociologists and other social science students as well as, of course, their lecturers. Certainly, Bryman's book is the kind of text that could lead you unhesitatingly to constructing an option on leadership and charisma, or to dwelling at length upon these topics within a more general course. Within business studies and organisational behavior courses it is to be hoped that Charisma and Leadership comes to be seen as more than just another specialist text." --The Service Industries Journal "Alan Bryman . . . has extended our understanding of this subject through his latest book. . . . The use of vignettes located within several chapters illustrated and clarified many of Bryman's major points. Moreover, the integration and reference to leadership theories presented in the early chapters connected major ideas presented by either supporting or refuting them. I also found the brief summaries at the end of each chapter to be helpful. . . . Bryman clearly and simply removes the cloud that often surrounds charisma and leadership. He enunciates his presentation concisely and enables readers to easily assess the strengths and weaknesses of the New Leadership. From a theoretical perspective, I think it is time we accept such a paradigm. I recommend a copy of this book to those interested in expanding their knowledge about an exciting area within the leadership domain." --Business Horizons "The author provides a detailed review of the literature associated withthe concept of 'New Leadership, ' together with some ideas of his own on a fascinating subject." --Long Range Planning "The author has thoroughly researched the topic of charisma and its effect on leadership. . . . We desperately need the 'new leaders' he describes." --Henry F. Houser, Professor of Management, Auburn University at Montgomery How do executives like Lee Iacocca and Steve Jobs consistently reap excellent job performance, loyalty, and praise from employees? In recent years, researchers and practitioners concerned with the effective functioning of organizations have scrutinized this subject carefully. In Charisma and Leadership in Organizations, Alan Bryman explores the nature of these charismatic qualities by questioning the differences between management and leadership, the role of vision, and the nature of transformational leadership. By examining the vanguards of contemporary business and by drawing examples from the lives of holy men of late antiquity, Sufi saints, nineteenth century millenarian chiefs, and political figures like Nkrumah and Gladstone, Bryman brings a fresh perspective to the discussion of charismatic leadership. Most notably, he specifically and emphatically rejects the notion that charisma is a mystical quality that denotes personal magnetism. Finally, Bryman discusses the nature of charisma in relation to the 'New Leadership' school of thought. Intended for students, academics and professionals in management and organization studies as well as for sociologists and social science students, Charisma and Leadership in Organizations is a timely work that provides a much needed critical review of current leadership literature.