Leading Organizations : Perspectives for a New Era

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-12-09
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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This text includes 50 short chapters from the most prominent international scholars of leadership who provide students with invaluable overviews, insights, and perspectives on leadership in today's organizations. The book has a central organizing framework outlining the components of leadership (which is presented in the Introduction). It incorporates a new section on shared responsibility for leadership, new chapters on the external environment and on dysfunctional or unethical leadership behavior, a new section on inclusion, together with coverage of all the classic leadership theories, with updated chapters covering vision, mission, and structure that enhance the relevance of these theories in today's organizational context.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. x
The Environment of New Era Organizationsp. 1
Inevitable Strategiesp. 4
Globalizationp. 14
Creating the Environmentally Aware Organizationp. 21
How to Make Sense of Weak Signalsp. 37
Wikinomics: The Art and Science of Peer Productionp. 48
Leadership Concepts and Theoriesp. 63
Leadership (Excerpts)p. 66
The Transformational Model of Leadershipp. 76
Servant Leadershipp. 87
Charismatic Theoryp. 96
Contingency Theories of Leadershipp. 101
Strategic Leadership: Top Management Teamsp. 122
Shared Responsibility for Leadershipp. 163
All Those Years Ago: The Historical Underpinnings of Shared Leadershipp. 167
Foliowershipp. 181
Empowermentp. 191
Leadership and the Problem of Bogus Empowermentp. 195
Leading Teams: Imperatives for Leadersp. 209
E-Leadershipp. 239
Leadership in the 21st Centuryp. 245
Impetus for Organizational Leadershipp. 255
What Do We Know About Vision?p. 258
Is Your Vision Consistent? A Method for Checking, Based on Scenario Conceptsp. 270
The Mission Statement: A Corporate Reporting Tool With a Past, Present, and Futurep. 289
Do Firms Practice What They Preach? The Relationship Between Mission Statements and Stakeholder Managementp. 297
What Is the Right Organization Design?p. 307
Culture: The Organization's DNAp. 323
Influencing Organization Culturep. 326
The Learning Culture and the Learning Leaderp. 331
Moral Leadership and Business Ethicsp. 345
Characteristics of Ethical Business Culturesp. 356
Being Ethical When the Boss Is Notp. 365
Toxic Leaders: They're Plentifulp. 377
Making Meaning of Being Badp. 391
Understanding Ethical Failures in Leadershipp. 402
Inclusionp. 407
Unlocking the Benefits of Diversity: All-Inclusive Multiculturalism and Positive Organizational Changep. 411
Goal Interdependence for Working Across Cultural Boundaries: Chinese Employees With Foreign Managersp. 425
Women and the Labyrinth of Leadershipp. 439
"Just Because You Can Get a Wheelchair in the Building Doesn't Necessarily Mean That You Can Still Participate": Barriers to the Career Advancement of Disabled Professionalsp. 448
Supporting a Diverse Workforce: What Type of Support Is Most Meaningful for Lesbian and Gay Employees?p. 459
The Multėgenerational Workforce: Opportunity for Competitive Successp. 474
Respectful Pluralism at Workp. 484
Capacity Buildingp. 501
Adaptive Workp. 505
Organizational Change Practicesp. 510
Collaborating for Systemic Changep. 525
Leading Through Conflict: The Mediatorp. 538
Illuminating a Cross-Cultural Leadership Challenge: When Identity Groups Collidep. 545
Beyond Empowerment: Building a Company of Citizensp. 567
The Tenets of the Democratic Enterprisep. 573
The Path to Democracy and Sharingp. 580
New Responsibilities of Organizational Leadership: Social Activism
Leading Corporate Citizenshipp. 590
A New Kind of Company: B Corporations Worry About Stakeholders, Not Just Shareholdersp. 615
Ideologically Motivated Activism: How Activist Groups Influence Corporate Social Change Activitiesp. 618
Missionary Leadership: Harnessing the Power of the Missionp. 642
Author Indexp. 648
Subject Indexp. 658
About the Editorp. 683
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