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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.

Implementer Leadership and Shaper-Driver Leadership
Implementer leadership and shaper-driver leadership

Perhaps we can tell most about a leader by the way he or she interacts with teams – after all, most leadership is actually accomplished through teamwork. Some psychologists have focused on team behaviours, rather than individual characteristics, and have defined assessments of the various roles that people play in a team. This can be helpful in developing a broader understanding of leader behaviours.

Meredith Belbin (1993, 2000, 2004), an influential British psychologist, developed a classification of nine ‘team roles’, and an instrument to enable all those working in teams to assess their ‘tendency to behave, contribute and interrelate with others in a particular way’. They ...

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