Leadership: Contemporary Critical Perspectives
This title was short-listed in the Management and Leadership Textbook Category at CMI Management Book of the Year Awards 2016. Instructors – Electronic inspection copies are available or contact your local sales representative for an inspection copy of the print version. The authors, an international team of experts, guide students on an entertaining journey through key concepts, contemporary issues and debates in leadership studies. Students can: understand how theory comes to life through a fascinating selection of case studies, ranging from political leaders such as Tony Blair to business leaders such as Steve Jobs, and from leadership in the arts to leadership in gang culture. Be inspired by the ‘Leadership on screen’ feature, which encourages analysis of how leadership is represented in film and TV, including The Dark Knight, Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games and Grey’s Anatomy. Visit the companion website for access to additional resources including author videos and journal articles. Critical and rigorous, yet also easy to digest, this text is ideal for students and practitioners with or without any prior knowledge of the field.
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The proven model that offers powerful and elegant strategies for leaders
How Great Leaders Think: the Art of Reframing uses compelling, contemporary examples to show how more complex thinking is the key to better leadership. Leaders who understand what’s going on around them see what they need to do to achieve the results they want. Bolman and Deal’s influential four-frame model of leadership and organizations—developed in their bestselling book, Reframing Organizations: Artistry Choice and Leadership—offers leaders an accessible guide for understanding four major aspects of organizational life: structure, people, politics, and culture. Tapping into the complexity enables leaders to decode the messy world in which they live, see more options, tell better stories, and find strategies that are more effective. Case examples of leaders like Jeff Bezos at Amazon, Howard Schultz at Starbucks, Tony Hsieh at Zappos, Ursula Burns at Xerox, and the late Steve Jobs at Apple provide concrete lessons that readers can put to use in their own leadership. The book’s lessons include:
- How to use structural tools to organize teams and organizations for better results
- How to build motivation and morale by aligning organizations and people
- How to map the terrain and build a power base to navigate the political dynamics in organizations
- How to develop a leadership story that shapes culture, provides direction, and inspires commitment to excellence
About the Author
LEE G. BOLMAN holds the Marion Block Missouri Chair in Leadership at the Bloch School of Management, University of MissouriKansas City. With Terrence Deal, Bolman is coauthor of the bestselling book Reframing Organizations , now in its 5th edition. For twenty years, Bolman taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. TERRENCE E. DEAL is the founder of the Deal Leadership Institute and has served on the faculties of Stanford, Harvard, Vanderbilt, and the University of Southern California. He is the author or coauthor of twenty-seven books, including the bestseller Corporate Cultures , as well as numerous articles on organizations, change, and leadership.
Adopted at more than 1,000 colleges and universities worldwide, the market-leading text owes its success to the unique way in which it combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style and practical exercises that help students apply what they learn. Each chapter of Peter Northouse’s Leadership: Theory and Practice follows a consistent format, allowing students to contrast the various theories, and three case studies in each chapter provide practical examples of each theory or trait discussed. The Sixth Edition adds an important new chapter on Servant Leadership.
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.
The third edition of this market leading textbook covers the foundations of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial growth for the Asia-Pacific entrepreneur. The text emphasises the development of a business idea with the major theme of “Environmental Entrepreneurship”. Alongside a strong theoretical framework, the authors have included a wealth of experiential learning methodology. As well as the unparalleled instructor and student resources, what sets this text apart from all others in this discipline – is the thorough treatment of topical themes of sustainability, ethical and social responsibility, and experiential learning.
About the Author
Howard is Professor of Entrepreneurship Education at the Centre for Entrepreneurship Innovation and Community (CEIC) at Deakin University. He was previously Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Unitec in New Zealand. He is known particularly for the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor New Zealand reports and pioneering the new field of entrepreneurial economy, or sustainability entrepreneurship. For ten years he ran his own IT company in Europe and now co-owns a rapidly expanding firm within Australia’s food-export industry. Howard specialises in the training of teachers of entrepreneurship and has trained companies in Latin America, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand Howard has published in a variety of journals and his memberships include the Global Entrepreneurship Research Association (GERA) London, the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, the Australia-New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) and the Academy of Management (USA). Allan is the Academic Director of the Entrepreneurship Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) at the University of Adelaide. He was formerly with the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology, lecturing in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation in a number of topic areas associated with new venture strategy, evaluation and start-up. Allan’s extensive industry experience has been with the small and medium enterprise sector developing and introducing new products, entering new markets, and expanding sales and business opportunities in both established and new business environments. This experience has exposed him to the challenges of growth, innovation and entrepreneurship with engineered and manufactured goods. Allan’s research interests include entrepreneurship education, policy and the intersections between entrepreneurship, innovation and socioeconomic development. More specifically, Allan’s recent research projects have involved regional development, organisational development and human capital development. These projects have involved working with the Centre for Regional Development at Swinburne University of Technology, Questacon (the National Institute for Science and Technology, Canberra), the Hargraves Institute, (a member’s services organisation focussing on corporate innovation) and the Westpac Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Australia project in 2004 and 2005 serving as project manager, researcher and co-author. Dr. Donald F. Kuratko is the Jack M. Gill Chair of Entrepreneurship, Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Executive Director of the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Kelley School of Business of Indiana University – Bloomington. Professor Kuratko is considered a prominent scholar and a national leader in the field of entrepreneurship. He has published more than 160 articles on various aspects of entrepreneurship and corporate entrepreneurship.