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Published: 07 July 2020

384 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198834298

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Third Edition

Marian Iszatt-White and Christopher Saunders

  • A critical analysis of leadership that is ideal for post-experience, postgraduate, and MBA students.
  • Its thematic approach to the subject offers a framework within which readers can easily discern the multiplicity of leadership theories currently on offer.
  • A critical approach encourages the reader to fully get to grips with the key topics and debates in the field while developing their critical thinking skills and their own perspectives on the material presented.
  • Carefully designed learning features encourage readers to reflect on and advance their own leadership development.
  • Discusses the latest academic research in a truly student-friendly format, and provides a wealth of global examples to illustrate the link between leadership theory and practice.

New to this Edition:

  • A new chapter on leadership-as-practice highlights a movement that is still being developed within the field. It encourages students to question how a practice view of leadership compares with more traditional notions of transformational, visionary, and charismatic leadership.
  • The content is now further balanced to reflect both 'good' and 'bad' leadership, with a new chapter on followership, bad, and toxic leadership.
  • Links to the films, TV shows, books etc. used in the 'Leadership in the media' boxes are now included in the video links online resource, giving lecturers more opportunities to better tie the book to their teaching.
  • Revised case studies throughout now include contemporary figures, bodies and companies such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, BP, Ray Kelvin, Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Theresa May.

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