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.

EQ-Oriented Leadership and IQ-Oriented Leadership

EQ-oriented leadership and IQ-oriented leadership

There is a school of thought in leadership prioritizing self-awareness and relationship management through empathy and social skills; others prioritize cognitive intelligence.

Typically, management has been analysed and interpreted in terms of its normative functions (such as organizing, planning and controlling). Scholars also look at the unintended or phenomenological effects of leadership (such as linking, defending, buffering); the political relations of leaders as agents of capital or the state; or the skills and competences embodied in leaders and managers themselves. But a distinct line of theory has explored the possibility that managers – and others – operate within a range of distinct intelligences. In 1990 Salovey and Mayer published a model of ‘emotional intelligence’ (later popularized by Goleman, ...

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