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.

Employee Leading and Volunteer Leading

Employee leading and volunteer leading

Some leaders are capable of leading people who don't get paid; for others the levers of pay and reward are crucial.

Many studies of leadership in the voluntary sector reveal this as more of a challenge than managing paid employees (see Trach and Thompson, 2007, and Stidl and Bradach, 2009, as examples of a large body of literature). Here, we are looking at the challenge of the leadership of volunteers in social enterprises, mission-oriented movements and other not-for-profit organizations. These are usually in charitable, philanthropic contexts, but volunteers also play an important role in hospitals, schools, local government and political parties; as well is in self-help groups, sports clubs and civic associations. In times of crisis citizens often ...

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