An engaging guide through the cacophony of competing perspectives and models of leadership, the new edition includes an expanded discussion of contemporary topics like followership, gender, ethics, authenticity, and leadership and the arts, set against the backdrop of the global financial crisis.
Conceived by Chris Grey as an antidote to conventional textbooks, each book in the Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap' series takes a core area of the curriculum and turns it on its head by providing a critical and sophisticated overview of the key issues and debates in an informal, conversational and often humorous way.
Suitable for students of leadership, professionals working in organizations and anyone curious about the workings of leadership.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Brad Jackson is the Head of School of Government and Professor of Public and Community Leadership at Victoria University of Wellington. Prior to this he was the Fletcher Building Education Trust Chair in Leadership and Co-Director of the New Zealand Leadership Institute at The University of Auckland Business School. Brad has authored five books including A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Leadership and co-edited the Sage Handbook of Leadership and Major Works in Leadership. Brad is the former Vice-Chair of the International Leadership Association, a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management and The Leadership Trust.
This was the most helpful book I read during my entire first year as a Ph.D. student. Reading this book felt like having a good mentor nearby.
Author: Professor Robert Strand
The authors explore the complex nature of leadership through different lenses, or chapters, including leadership through the leader, follower, process, performance, place, and purpose. This third edition covers new content on emerging fields such as brute capitalism, business schools, and leadership development.
The authors highlight intriguing aspects such as the romance of leadership in that followers "tend to exaggerate the role of leadership when things are going very well or very badly," and that being a good follower is not seen as a coveted position in the Western world. Author: K. Condic Source: CHOICE Connect Published On: 2018-12-19