About the Author(s)
Marian Iszatt-White, Senior Lecturer, Lancaster University Management School, and Christopher Saunders, Associate Dean for Postgraduate Education, Lancaster University Management School
Dr Marian Iszatt-White is a Senior Lecturer in the area of leadership at the School of Management, Lancaster University. Marian formerly held the position of Group Treasurer of top 100 plc Enterprise Oil, and also developed a freelance training and consultancy business.
Chris is the Associate Dean for Postgraduate Education at Lancaster University Management School. He has over 20 years' experience in the design and direction of leadership development programmes for a range of different organisations. Most recently Chris has been Director of Lancaster's Executive MBA programme, taught in the UK, Ghana, and Malaysia. He has previously been Director of the Full time MBA programme.
"This book makes an excellent contribution to the leadership field. It encourages a critical, but also reflective look at leadership practice. The new edition restructures and revises the key debates and introduces new examples that contextualise the theoretical discussion...An invaluable resource for both undergraduate and postgraduate students wanting to explore the importance of leadership within, and of, organizations." - Ashley Garlick, University of West London
"This new edition of Leadership continues to inspire. It's the book that all leaders need to provide them with well-rounded, current thinking in the field that will enhance their knowledge and leadership practice." - Claire Collins, Henley Business School
"An excellent book in which the authors draw on their intimate knowledge of the vast literature on leadership to offer readers a clear, critical and comprehensive guide to the subject. It is well illustrated by case studies, personal views, and summaries of key research. If you want to read just one book on leadership, I recommend this one." - Professor Bob Thomson, Warwick University
"This text stands out from many other texts by offering realistic advice on how to develop as leaders, rather than carrying an implicit assumption that knowledge of theory alone will inform better leadership practice. Presenting a rigorous introduction to leadership theory and the application of scientific research principles, Leadership teaches students the value of credible research in understanding real-world issues." - Catherine Toase, University of Central Lancashire
"Iszatt-White and Saunders have produced one of the most comprehensive and stimulating texts on leadership. Underpinned by clearly articulated theoretical models and a wealth of contemporary examples, this text is likely to appeal to a variety of audiences including students, policy makers and practitioners." - Professor Ian Kessler, King's College University
"This is an excellent introduction to the concept of leadership. It draws on research and real-life case studies to help the reader understand what it means to be a leader in a wide range of organisations." - Dr Adam Frost, Queen's University Belfast
"[OF THE LAST EDITION] This book covers leadership in a comprehensive way. It presents the main theoretical models on leadership and combines them with a focus on a number of key contemporary themes. The book usefully includes case studies and contemporary examples which brings the issues to life and will engage both undergraduate and postgraduate students." - Ian Kessler, King's College London
"[OF THE LAST EDITION] <i> Leadership </i> gives a broad overview of the field and includes classic approaches as well as recent trends. In particular, it takes a critical approach throughout the book and encourages students to reflect upon their assumptions...It is critical and pedagogical at the same time." - Nadja Sörgärde, Lund University
"[OF THE LAST EDITION] This book offers a substantial introduction to the key ideas in leadership in a text that is relatively easy to read by students and which is well structured into clear chapters." - Bob Thomson, Warwick University