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.

Global Leadership and Worldly Leadership

Global leadership and worldly leadership

There are those leaders who see the globe as the same wherever they go, so their leadership style might be ‘one size fits all’; others see the world as a patchwork quilt of regional contrasts.

Today's world is one lived globally by many people – particularly leaders. Individuals in leadership positions, from public to private sector, often travel significantly and lead organizations that are operative in different countries, regions and continents. We all now live in a highly connected world with global issues – economy, climate change, multiculturalism, etc. – facing us every day. What implications does this have for leadership? In this section we compare and contrast ‘worldly leadership’ – appreciating all the differences – with ...

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