Key Concepts in Leadership
- Jonathan Gosling - University of Exeter, UK
- Ian Sutherland - IEDC-Bled School of Management.
- Stephanie Jones - Maastricht School of Management (MSM)
SAGE Key Concepts series
Leadership | Sociology of Work
How can we understand leadership today?
This wide-ranging, inter-disciplinary book provides readers with a complete introduction to the essentials of leadership. Included here are accessible and insightful entries on what leadership is, how it is practised and the relevant strengths and pitfalls. The book provides a one stop introductory guide to one of the most central and contested concepts in the social sciences.
An invaluable reference tool, this book offers insight into issues such as:
• Are leaders born or made?
• Authoritarian versus participative leadership
• The psychology of leaders and followers
• Leadership development
• Leadership styles, skills and functions
• Leadership in practice
This book is an indispensable guide to the central concepts of leadership for professionals and students alike.
relevant material in introducing the main concepts and theories of leradership and management
A great book for students to grasp the key concepts in Leadership
A good general text for grasping concepts and theories
easy to read and well referenced.
A recommended book that outlines the key concepts of leadership in a clear and concise manner. An excellent quick reference text for students on critical leadership issues
This text provides a good overview of leadership and assists students to develop their understanding of leadership in practice regardless of their role.
This is a very useful book for looking at contemporary trends in leadership theory. I found the short focused chapters that were often pragmatic a refreshing change from the more traditional textbooks on leadership.
Good background reading on key leadership roles. Chapter 9 is particularly useful in exploring 'Knee jerk leadership and reflective leadership' for the community leader practictitioner
A good reader for those undertaking a leadership qualification or in a relevent role. This book provides samples from practice to support the adoption of techniques and methods
too much text, I missed the illustrations and graphics