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.

Authoritarian Leadership and Participative Leadership

Authoritarian leadership and participative leadership

Many leaders make their own decisions in isolation; others seek the support of team members among the management team and wider afield.

These extremes have long been the subject of debate: should a leader ask others to participate in decision-making, or should he or she simply exert authority and take control? How much should a leader exert power and authority to get things done, and how much should a leader involve others and seek their participation in the running of the organization? Similarly, how much should a leader remain detached from the group that he or she leads, and how much should a leader be directly involved in their activities? Debates around these questions have considered the ...

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