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

This book is an indispensable guide to the central concepts of leadership for professionals and students alike.

Developmental-Oriented Leadership and Job-Hopping Leadership

Developmental-oriented leadership and job-hopping leadership

Some leaders thrive in an environment favouring employee growth and constant training; others like staff members who can ‘hit the ground running’ as soon as they are brought on board.

Organizations handle the need to develop and establish leadership talent in different ways, and the leaders they employ as part of the process are also different, or should be, if the organization is to successfully maintain their focus either way. There are essentially two approaches here. In the first, companies look to their existing employees for future leaders. They then invest in their development, using existing leaders to nurture future leaders. The second approach is to hire mid-career talent from outside the company to take over leadership ...

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