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.

Coaching and Mentoring-Oriented Leadership and Directive, Telling-What-to-Do Leadership

Coaching and Mentoring-Oriented Leadership and Directive, Telling-What-to-Do Leadership

Coaching and mentoring-oriented leadership and directive, telling-what-to-do leadership

Some leaders adopt a supportive, transformational style, whilst others are simply looking to get others to do the job in the most efficient way.

Mentoring can be seen as the process of coaching and supporting others, and can be especially valuable in developing leaders in an organization prepared to invest the necessary time and effort to make it work. A hands-off style of leadership with a strong developmental base, mentoring requires a mutual buy-in to achieve shared goals: processes that encourage distributed leadership in an organization. Distributed leadership (see the Introduction) avoids the singular leader concept in favour of recognizing the complex, dynamic relationship between bosses and subordinates, and recognizes the ...

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