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.

Eastern-Style Leadership and Western-Style Leadership – Contrasting and Converging National Cultures

Eastern-Style Leadership and Western-Style Leadership – Contrasting and Converging National Cultures

Eastern-style leadership and western-style leadership – Contrasting and converging national cultures

There are leaders who typify their origins and culture and are successful in their own environment; others are cosmopolitans who can operate anywhere, bridging East and West.

In today's globalized world, leaders work increasingly in cross-cultural contexts, with teams comprising members from widely differing national backgrounds. They have differing viewpoints and behaviours, and often diverse ideas about work, careers, hierarchy and authority. Similarly, leaders are now more globally active, working in many different countries in which they have to respond to widely differing expectations. This raises significant issues regarding what counts as proper leadership activity and requires leaders to develop sensitivities towards disparate cultural backgrounds ...

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