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Title Contemporary Leadership Theories
Author Ingo Winkler
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2010-01-14
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 107
ISBN 3790821586
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Presents a comprehensive overview of basic theoretical approaches of the leadership research. This book discusses theoretical approaches from top leadership journals, and addresses various alternatives that are suitable to challenge mainstream leadership research.

Title Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing
Author Bessie L. Marquis
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date 2009
Category Medical
Total Pages 654
ISBN 078177246X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Now in its Sixth Edition, this foremost leadership and management text incorporates application with theory and emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. More than 225 case studies and learning exercises promote critical thinking and interactive discussion. Case studies cover a variety of settings, including acute care, ambulatory care, long-term care, and community health. The book addresses timely issues such as leadership development, staffing, delegation, ethics and law, organizational, political, and personal power, management and technology, and more. Web links and learning exercises appear in each chapter. An Instructor's CD-ROM includes a testbank and PowerPoint slides.

Understanding Leadership by Gayle C Avery

Title Understanding Leadership
Author Gayle C Avery
Publisher SAGE
Release Date 2004-02-18
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 316
ISBN 0761942890
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In Part One of this title, Gayle Avery integrates a fragmented field into four broad paradigms or forms of leadership, helping to simplify and clarify the ill-defined field of leadership. Part Two provides 10 case studies from leading organizations across Europe, Australia and the USA.

Leadership In Organizations by David I. Bertocci

Title Leadership in Organizations
Author David I. Bertocci
Publisher University Press of America
Release Date 2009-05-16
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 130
ISBN 0761844252
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Leadership in Organizations is the first in a series of three books written primarily for distance-learning students in online undergraduate and graduate programs with a focus on management, leadership, and organizational development. This first book introduces concepts, theories, and principles of leadership across a broad spectrum and is intended for students in online courses on leadership, management, and business. A signature theme of the book is the distinction between leadership and management. This book presents a real-world view to help students learn to recognize the dynamics of leadership theory in operation so that they can begin to apply these principles to situations in their work environments.

Leadership by Peter G. Northouse

Title Leadership
Author Peter G. Northouse
Publisher SAGE
Release Date 2007
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 395
ISBN 9781412941617
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Heartened by the positive response to previous editions of Leadership: Theory and Practice, this Fourth Edition is written with the same objective to bridge the gap between the often simplistic popular approaches to leadership and the more abstract theoretical approaches.

The Nature Of Leadership by John Antonakis

Title The Nature of Leadership
Author John Antonakis
Publisher SAGE
Release Date 2004
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 438
ISBN 0761927158
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

More than ever before, leadership is seen as critical for the proper functioning of societies and social institutions. Written by a team of leading experts, The Nature of Leadership will provide 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? --COVER.

Title The Student Leadership Practices Inventory LPI
Author James M. Kouzes
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2005-11-29
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 104
ISBN 0787983454
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

THE STUDENT LEADERSHIP PRACTICES INVENTORY (Student LPI) is the only leadership tool designed specifically for students and young people. Developed by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, the second edition of this celebrated instrument package approaches leadership as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviors. This 360° leadership assessment tool helps students and young people measure their leadership competencies, while guiding them through the process of applying Kouzes and Posner’s acclaimed Five Practices of Exemplary Student Leadership® model to real-life challenges.

Title Leadership for the Twenty first Century
Author Joseph Clarence Rost
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date 1991
Category Political Science
Total Pages 220
ISBN 027594610X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This illuminating study critiques the concept of leadership as understood in the last 75 years and looks to the twenty-first century for a reconstructed understanding of leadership in the postindustrial era. More similarities in past decades were found than had been thought; the thread throughout Rost's book is that leadership was conceived of as good management. He develops a new definition and paradigm for leadership in this volume that distinguishes leadership from management in fundamental ways. The ethics of leadership from a postindustrial perspective completes the paradigm. The book concludes with suggestions that can be immediately utilized in helping to transform our understanding of leadership.

Title Effective Leadership And Management In The Early Years
Author Moyles, Janet
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Release Date 2006-11-01
Category Education
Total Pages 174
ISBN 9780335221011
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book covers key topics such as diversity, bereavement and effective nutrition for children. It offers a unique collection from leading international education specialists in the field.

Title Critical Perspectives on Educational Leadership
Author John Smyth
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 1989
Category Education
Total Pages 247
ISBN 1850005257
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book is an edited collection of original papers which challenge in a very direct manner the dominant behaviourist and functionalist views that have come to entrap those who live, work and conduct research in the area of educational leadership. By shifting the focus away from sterile discussions about traits, personalities and styles of educational leadership, and focusing instead on the structures and processes within schools as organisations that frustrate, distort and ultimately stifle educative relationships the writers provide a much needed way of reconceptualising both thought and action in so-called acts of educational leadership.

Distributed Leadership by Alma Harris

Title Distributed Leadership
Author Alma Harris
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2009-03-17
Category Education
Total Pages 254
ISBN 9781402097379
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Alma Harris The ?eld of school leadership is currently preoccupied with the idea of distributed leadership. Few ideas, it seems, have provoked as much attention, debate and c- troversy. Whatever your position on distributed leadership, and you cannot fail to have one, it is irrefutable that distributed leadership has become the leadership idea of the moment. Yet, it is an idea that can be traced back as far as the mid 20s and possibly earlier. So why the interest? Part of the answer can be found in a move away from theorizing and empirical enquiry focused on the single leader. This shift has undoubtedly been fuelled by structural changes, within schools and across school systems that have resulted in - ternative models or forms of leadership practice. Evidence highlights how those - cupying formal leadership positions are increasingly recognizing the limitations of existing structural arrangements to secure organizational growth and transformation (Fullan et al. , 2007; Harris et al. , 2008; Chapman et al. , 2008). As a consequence, many heads and principals are actively restructuring, realigning and redesigning leadership practice in their school (Harris, 2008). While the terminology to describe such changes varies, the core principle is one of extending or sharing leadership practice. While scholars have long argued for the need to move beyond those at the top of organizations in order to examine leadership (Barnard, 1968; Katz and Kahn, 1966) until relatively recently, much of the school leadership literature has tended tofocusupontheheadortheprincipal.

Title The Jossey Bass Reader on Educational Leadership
Author Jossey-Bass Publishers
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2009-05-18
Category Education
Total Pages 496
ISBN 9780470435663
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This expanded and thoroughly updated edition of the popular anthology assembles the best book excerpts, articles, and reports that define and drive the field of educational leadership today. Filled with critical insights from respected authors, education researchers, and expert practitioners, this comprehensive volume features twenty-six chapters in six primary areas of interest: Principles of Leadership, Moral Leadership, Culture and Change, Standards and Systems, Diversity and Leadership, and the Future of Leadership.

Ethics The Heart Of Leadership by James MacGregor Burns

Title Ethics the Heart of Leadership
Author James MacGregor Burns
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date 2004
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 205
ISBN 0275982483
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The classic text on the role of ethics in leadership-updated and expanded for the next generation of leaders.

Ethical Leadership by Mendonca, Manuel

Title Ethical Leadership
Author Mendonca, Manuel
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Release Date 2006-12-01
Category Psychology
Total Pages 156
ISBN 9780335216994
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This text explores the nature of ethical leadership in terms of that which is viewed as morally good, & that which is viewed as technically or professionally competent. Drawing on the authors' experience in teaching & researching leadership, it provides a model from which practical strategies can be derived for good & effective leadership.

Title Dynamics of Leadership in Public Service
Author Montgomery Van Wart
Publisher M.E. Sharpe
Release Date 2005
Category Political Science
Total Pages 499
ISBN 0765609010
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

"Dynamics of Leadership in Public Service" is written for instruction in college and professional courses on leadership, management, and organizational effectiveness. The text has sections on leader assessment, characteristics, behaviors, styles, leadership theory, and evaluation and development.

Title The Quest for a General Theory of Leadership
Author George R. Goethals
Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date 2007-01-01
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781847202932
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book represents a most robust look at the study of leadership while representing multiple disciplines in a quest to find agreement about leadership and theory. Russ Volckmann, International Leadership Review In this compelling book, top scholars from diverse fields describe the progress they have made in developing a general theory of leadership. Led by James MacGregor Burns, Pulitzer Prize winning author of the classic Leadership (1978), they tell the story of this intellectual venture and the conclusions and questions that arose from it. The early chapters describe how, in order to discuss an integrative theory, the group first wrestled with the nature of theory as well as basic aspects of the human condition that make leadership necessary and possible. They then tackle topics such as: the many faces of power woven into the leadership fabric; crucial elements of group dynamics and the leader follower relationship; ethical issues lying at the heart of leadership; constructivist perspectives on leadership, causality, and social change; and the historical and cultural contexts that influence and are influenced by leadership. The book concludes with a commentary by Joanne Ciulla and an Afterword by James MacGregor Burns. The contributors thorough coverage of leadership, as well as their approach to this unique undertaking, will be of great interest to leaders, students and scholars of leadership.

Title Spiritual Leadership in the Entrepreneurial Business
Author Mario Fernando
Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date 2007
Category Religion
Total Pages 178
ISBN 9781847208613
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In this well informed, insightful and comprehensive study, Mario Fernando critically explores the complex and multiform interplay of management theory and practice, personal biographies, theologies of faith and cultural dynamics in order to elaborate and advance a coherent theory of spiritual leadership. George Gotsis and Zoe Kortezi, Entrepreneurship and Innovation In this example of science and theory meeting emerging reality, Mario Fernando delves into the complex dimensions of the interplay of the science of management, theologies of faith, and the dynamics of culture to first understand and then construct and advance a theory of spiritual leadership. With real world insights and reflections from himself and others, he addresses theory to practice implications and cautions against creating just another fad. This insightful and thought-provoking book provides a timely read and focus for reflection for organizational leaders concerned with success in the new age economy and global society, and who seek a path to understand their own personal and pragmatic spiritual leadership grounding. Gary D. Geroy, Colorado State University, US The book will be an important contribution to the literature and will certainly open up some new avenues of research and inquiry. Ralph L. Piedmont, Loyola College in Maryland, US Although interest in workplace spirituality continues to soar, the literature and empirical research on non-Western, non-Christian spirituality in entrepreneurship and leadership is almost non-existent. Mario Fernando s unique study fills the gap in the literature, exploring cross-cultural and religious distinctions of the contemporary meaning and enactment of spirituality in organizations. Case studies of thirteen influential, spiritually motivated Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Muslim entrepreneurs are used to explore the significant impact of religion upon the management and leadership of an organization. The book concludes that although each entrepreneur s outward practice of spiritual leadership conformed to personal religious beliefs, these practices had two common aims: a connection with self, others and/or an ultimate reality, and a need to direct and motivate self and/or others to develop an organizational culture founded on a sense of shared community. This unique and fascinating work will strongly appeal to entrepreneurship, leadership and business and management researchers and scholars with a particular interest in the interplay between entrepreneurship and spiritual leadership.

Title Improving Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations
Author Ronald E. Riggio
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2004
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 290
ISBN 9780787968304
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This resource addresses the unique challenges of leading non-profit organizations, including a unique focus on the personal development of the non-profit leader. It covers board governance, motivating and evaluating employees and volunteers, and meeting funding challenges. From broad leadership thought to practical advice on the day-to-day challenges of running a non-profit, this is a compendium of leadership wisdom that should be useful to non-profit leaders.

Leadership Passages by David L. Dotlich

Title Leadership Passages
Author David L. Dotlich
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2011-01-20
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 240
ISBN 111804665X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Leaders face numerous critical crossroads in their careers, moments that can provide extraordinary learning and growth opportunities or ensnare them and prevent further development. The good thing about these passages is that they’re predictable, and with proper preparation, leaders not only can survive them to become stronger but can use these experiences to enhance their leadership, compassion, and effectiveness. This book lays out thirteen specific “leadership passages” based on research, interviews, and coaching of senior executives in such well-known companies as Johnson & Johnson, Novarits, Intel, GE, and Bank of America. For each passage, the authors describe what to expect, how the passage constitutes a choice point, and what effective leaders do to navigate and grow from the challenge. Some of the passages include: moving into a leadership role for the first time, dealing with significant failure for which you are responsible, derailing/losing your job, being acquired/merging, losing faith in the system, understanding the importance of children, family and friends, and personal upheavals such as divorce, illness, and death. The authors provide a wealth of practical tools and techniques to improve your leadership, along with real-life examples from recognizable leaders and breakthrough ways in which companies can use the concept of leadership passages to grow talent.

Developing Creative Leadership by Jeanette Plauché Parker

Title Developing Creative Leadership
Author Jeanette Plauché Parker
Publisher Libraries Unlimited
Release Date 2004
Category Education
Total Pages 158
ISBN 156308631X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The authors provide an overview of leadership in the crucial grades of 6-12. Drawing upon theories based on cognitive leadership, affective leadership, and the role of leadership in gifted education, leadership is discussed as it pertains to research projects, problem solving, interpersonal communication, and decision-making.