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.

‘Here-and-Now’ Leadership and Legacy Leadership

‘Here-and-now’ leadership and legacy leadership

Some leaders are focused on their daily leadership tasks, without an agenda as to how they might be seen by succeeding generations; others are most concerned by what they might leave behind them.

Legacy is a word often associated with leadership. Though often something discussed when a leader steps down from a position, or dies, there are those who actively plan for their legacy in their day-to-day practice (such as Tony Blair, the UK Prime Minister 1997–2007). Alternatively, there are many who never think about legacy, and never consider what their actions may mean for future generations. This is the contrast between those focused on daily, monthly, year-by-year achievements, keeping the show on the road in a ...

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