In Conversation with Leadership Psychology
- Gail Fairhurst - University of Cincinnati, USA
Leadership | Organizational Communication | Rhetoric & Rhetorical Theory
"Citing the well known adage that there are as many definitions of leadership as there are leadership scholars, Fairhurst acknowledges the contributions which psychologists have made to leadership research, before probing the inevitable limitations to their formidable body of work. Fairhurst's work is also thought provoking on the issue of authenticity on the part of leaders."
"Unusually for an edited book, this text offers strong insights and cogency of argument throughout. In general, in my opinion, it manages to maintain a discursive focus while avoiding the exaggerated claims for the value of its approach that often mar this kind of endeavour."
A critical engagement that provides a comprehensive elaboration on the leadership narrative
an excellent work but not suitable for the students undertaking the course. I have personally recommended it to others though
Explores some interesting concepts, however could only be used as supplemental reading to this course as it is not general enough for what I require
very interesting book discussing language in organizational processes, however not fully filling the function that I needed for this particular course
Good interaction with leadership studies, but too specific for our basic course on "Models of Christian Leadership." However, highly recommended for students who'd like to pursue this direction in leadership further, which in the context of religious leadership, is a key direction.