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.

Nurturing Leadership and Toxic Leadership

Nurturing leadership and toxic leadership

Some leaders create toxic environments, poisoning relationships and destroying motivation; others foster a constructive and development-oriented culture.

Some leaders are lucky enough to operate in mostly constructive and positive organizational environments – and they may also have a tendency to encourage this state in the way they operate. By contrast, the term ‘toxic leadership’ generally refers to the idea that an environment for leadership, a specific leader, and even leadership as an activity, can act like a poison, weakening and even destroying an otherwise healthy organization. A certain style of leadership can be actively healthy and growing and – conversely – damaging and destructive. The leader can have a positive, nurturing influence – or a negative, debilitating ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles