Smart, provocative, and sometimes irreverent, this book provokes students and practitioners to think realistically about the nature of leadership and how it emerges and functions. Readers will discover how context, history, and factors such as gender, race, and ethnicity, shape the way that leadership manifests itself in organizations and society.
"Mainstream leadership research remains mired in a hopeless infatuation with overblown images of heroic leadership. Leadership in ‘the real world’ is much more complex than that. Each chapter in this immensely wise and well-written book shows us how to think differently about leadership. A compelling read."
"Finally a book on leadership that I can use in graduate as well as executive teaching – and enjoy myself! It’s equally informative, reflexive, provoking and entertaining: pedagogical without losing edge. On top of that the authors have made it really easy to teach from as it’s full of reflexive exercises and relevant case studies."
very current and well written, This book will complement the leadership power points and activities that are currently in my leadership module. This book will be added to other leadership modules.
This is an excellent book, well written and covers all the relevant topics in leadership. It suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
A comprehensive book that provides leadership skills for working within global and multicultural work settings.
this text brings to the fore critical perspectives of leadership, widening thinking for students at masters level.
this book enhances the knowledge of the student. Giving them new areas for thought and self reflection about their own leadeship skills
This book is innovatively written, nice reading, interesting, with good case studies that are current. It is a suitable book for a high level of a master class, or as an elective Ph.D. reading for the first year of a management Ph.D. The contemporary perspective is especially interesting. I am a non-native English speaker so I highly appreciate the book's clear, easily readable English language.
This is a very good book that takes the students from classics to contemporary issues in leadership. The case studies, further thinking, stop and reflect are very useful to stimulate discussion in tutorials.
The book provides some alternative views for the students to consider which assists their assignment discussions.
it is part of the essential texts for the Global Leadership and practice course and will be using some of the sections for the nodule