Language : English
Published : 2015-02-26
Pages : 488
Cases in Leadership 4th Edition
The updated Fourth Edition helps business students gain a better understanding of leadership enabling them to be more effective leaders through their careers. Key features: *Real-world cases from around the world illustrate the complex nature of leadership in organizations and aide in the application of concepts to a practical setting *Concept summaries, discussion questions, and readings for each chapter provide students with a solid framework for understanding key leadership theories.
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Napoleon. Bill Gates. George W. Bush. Osama bin Laden. Leaders and leadership are perennial topics of debate. What is leadership? How does one become a leader? Do we actually need leaders? In this Very Short Introduction, Keith Grint offers provocative answers to these questions, prompting readers to rethink their assumptions about what leadership is. Indeed, Grint argues that leadership is a very elusive quality, and that there are few definitive answers to be found, which explains why most books on leadership produce so much heat and so little light. But there are important questions to ask, questions which shed light on why leadership so resists definition. Grint looks at the way leadership has evolved from its earliest manifestations in ancient societies, highlights the early ideas about leadership found in Plato, Sun Tzu, Machiavelli and others, considers how social, economic, and political forces can undermine particular modes of leadership, and discusses the practice of management, its history, future, and influence on all aspects of society.
Analytics for Leaders provides a concise, readable account of a complete system of performance measurement for an enterprise. Based on over twenty years of research and development, the system is designed to provide people at all levels with the quantitative information they need to do their jobs: board members to exercise due diligence about all facets of the business, leaders to decide where to focus attention next, and people to carry out their work well. For senior officers, chapter openers provide quick overviews about the overall approach to a particular stakeholder group and how to connect overall performance measures to business impact. For MBA students, extensive supporting notes and references provide in-depth understanding. For researchers and practitioners, a generic statistical approach is described to encourage new ways of tackling performance measurement issues. The book is relevant to all types of enterprise, large or small, public or private, academic or governmental.
In Leading With Wisdom, Jann Freed takes the several years she spent interviewing more than 100 respected leaders, and distills their advice into eight practices that underpin leaders who connect and inspire others to achieve high performance. She takes the words of heavyweights such as Warren Bennis, Peter Senge, Stephen Covey, Marshall Goldsmith, Peter Block, and Margaret Wheatley, and presents their insights on what works and what doesn’t. Each chapter concludes with a practical application section that details ways to integrate the concepts into workshops and personal development. This book is for anyone in a position of influence in an organization, or those who train these individuals. It’s also for anyone who feels they are drowning in information, but starving for wisdom about what behaviors nurture people, organizations, and communities at large. Discussing her research process with these experts, Jann says, “When I asked about leadership—they told me about life.” This book helps leaders integrate the best of themselves and their lives into the tasks and roles of leaders.
About the Author
Jann Freed is a leadership development and change management consultant with the Genysys Group. She primarily works with individuals and businesses in the Midwest to transition them from where they are to where they want to be. She has worked with such companies as Wells Fargo, Principal Financial Group, Vermeer Manufacturing, and Meredith Corporation. She is professor emerita of business management at Central College in Pella, Iowa, where she joined the faculty in 1981. She earned her PhD from Iowa State University, MBA at Drake University, and undergraduate degree in business management from Central College. She is also the co-author of four books.
For undergraduate and graduate-level courses in Leadership.
An exploration of what makes an effective leader.
Leadership in Organizations provides a balance of theory and practice as it surveys the major theories and research on leadership and managerial effectiveness in formal organizations.
The eighth edition includes new examples, citations, and guidelines, and has been enhanced for better clarity and presentation.