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.

Diversity Leadership and Leading Homogeneity

Diversity leadership and leading homogeneity

There are leaders who enjoy managing a diverse team and the challenges and benefits that go with it; others prefer to lead a group of like-minded people.

Diversity management as a job in leadership involves leading culturally diverse teams and encouraging cultural diversity within the leadership of organizations. One of the key issues here is a need to understand the benefits of diversity, and to buy into this philosophy. This is not a matter of homogenizing organizational diversity – encouraging apparent diversity with the goal of showing how everyone is really much the same – instead it is the process of embracing diversity for the richness of the differing perspectives, ideas and traditions that are brought to ...

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