The Nature of Leadership

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 6/1/2011
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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Written by a team of leading experts in leadership studies, The Nature of Leadership provides compelling answers to the most vexing questions surrounding leadership: Is leadership measurable? Are there traits that reliably distinguish leaders from nonleaders? Does the situation matter? Are there differences in women's and men's leadership styles? Is ethical leadership effective leadership? Are elements of leadership culturally bounded whereas other elements are universal? Does vision really matter? Can leadership be developed?The new volume includes 16 chapters divided into five parts: Introduction, Leadership: Science, Nature, and Nurture; The Major Schools of Leadership; Special Topics in Leadership; and Conclusion. Topical coverage within these parts include research methods, leader and leadership development, evolutionary and biological perspectives of leadership, individual differences, situational and contingency theories, transformational, charismatic, and shared leadership, followership, gender, identity, culture, and ethics.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Leadership: Past, Present, and Futurep. 3
Leadership: Science, Nature, and Nurture
Aggregation Processes and Levels of Analysis as Organizing Structures for Leadership Theoryp. 29
Advances in Leadership Research Methodsp. 66
The Nature of Leadership Developmentp. 108
The Nature in Leadership: Evolutionary, Biological, and Social Neuroscience Perspectivesp. 141
The Major Schools of Leadership
Individual Differences in Leadershipp. 179
Contingencies, Context, Situation, and Leadershipp. 218
Transformational and Charismatic Leadershipp. 256
The Nature of Relational Leadership: A Multitheoretical Lens on Leadership Relationships and Processesp. 289
In the Minds of Followers: Follower-Centric Approaches to Leadershipp. 331
The Nature of Shared Leadershipp. 363
Leadership and Special Domains
Leadership and Culturep. 393
Leadership and Genderp. 437
Leadership and Identityp. 477
Ethics and Effectiveness: The Nature of Good Leadershipp. 508
The Crucibles of Authentic Leadershipp. 543
Author Indexp. 557
Subject Indexp. 579
About the Editorsp. 589
About the Contributorsp. 590
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