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.

Extrovert Leadership and Introvert Leadership

Extrovert leadership and introvert leadership

Some leaders derive energy from people around them; some feel drained by the constant demands of others and thrive if they have time and space to themselves.

Extroversion and introversion are commonly supposed to be important characteristics when it comes to social behaviour generally, and leadership in particular. The distinction has been very influential in leadership development and assessment because it is one of four fundamental characteristics measured by the hugely popular Myers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI). What are the different characteristics and how can they impact on the way a leader operates?

Being described as an extrovert means that a leader probably relates more easily to the outer world of people and things than to the inner world ...

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