What are the main characteristics of effective leadership? How can we understand leadership today?

This wide-ranging, interdisciplinary 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 practiced 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, it contains consistent, concise and authoritative entries on: The Eight Questions of Leadership; The Five Minds of the Manager; Leadership and Psychology; Developmental Approaches to Leadership; Functional Leadership; Leadership Practice

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Colleague-Leading and Leading Prima Donnas

Colleague-leading and leading prima donnas

Some are experienced at leading people with big egos; others prefer to offer leadership amongst equals.

How do you lead people who see themselves as extremely important, have big egos, are paid massive amounts of money, and don't like to be told what to do? For example, how do you lead film stars, opera divas and football players? Managing football teams as a coach or manager, especially in a World Cup tournament, can be a case in point. Football analysts, managers and other stakeholders, now forced to analyse what went wrong and why sometimes it went right, consider the performance of participating teams in this event. Even if they performed badly, these teams are full of convinced ...

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