9780761942894

Understanding Leadership : Paradigms and Cases

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    9780761942894

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    0761942890

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-02-18
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
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Summary

Are current concepts of leadership appropriate for today's organizations? What will tomorrow's leadership need to be like? Is there a best approach to leadership? With a huge range of definitions and theories of leadership available, the field has become confusing for both students and practitioners alike. This text provides a framework for making sense of the field. In Part One, Gayle C Avery integrates a fragmented field into four broad paradigms or forms of leadership, helping to simplify and clarify the ill-defined field of leadership. The second part provides 10 case studies from leading organizations across Europe, Australia and the United States to illustrate how diverse leadership can be in successful organizations. At the end of each case, specific questions guide the reader in interpreting and analyzing the cases, connecting them to the leadership frameworks and theories in Part One. Written in simple language, Understanding Leadership can be used by readers with no prior knowledge of leadership. With its overview of major theories in the field and presentation of a simple and effective framework for analyzing these theories, the book will be essential reading for advanced undergraduate and MBA students. Avery has devised a set of powerpoint slides to accompany the book and support lecturers. They are available to view under Additional Materials

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables and Boxes vii
Preface ix
Acknowledgements xi
Part One: Understanding Leadership 1(154)
1 The Leadership Scene
3(14)
2 Leadership Paradigms
17(20)
3 Characteristics of Leadership Paradigms
37(30)
4 Micro-level Leadership Theories
67(24)
5 Emotion In Leadership
91(22)
6 Macro-level Leadership
113(26)
7 Integrating Theories and Paradigms
139(16)
Part Two: Cases Studies 155(140)
1 BMW: Sheer Driving Pleasure
157(14)
Gayle C. Avery
2 W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.: Natural Leadership
171(17)
Andrew Bell
3 Novartis: People Chemistry
188(15)
Gayle C. Avery
4 Royal Australian Navy: Commanding New Leadership
203(13)
Gayle C. Avery and student team
5 SAP: Leader of the Internet Pack
216(17)
Gayle C. Avery
6 Bonduelle: Leadership, French Style
233(12)
Anne E. Witte
7 EKATO Ruhr- und Mischtechnik GmbH: Mixing People and Innovation
245(10)
Gayle C. Avery
8 Schering-Plough: Mentoring Presidents
255(8)
Martin Hilb
9 Swatch: Leading through Emotion
263(16)
Gayle C. Avery
10 Rodenstock: Working with Vision
279(16)
Gayle C. Avery
References 295(15)
Index 310

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