Full Range Leadership Development
- Bruce J. Avolio - University of Washington, USA
A practical guide to leadership development based on the world's most thoroughly researched leadership development model
Conversational and accessible, this Second Edition of Bruce J. Avolio's groundbreaking book uses the full range leadership development model as an organizing framework and shows how it can be directly applied to improving leadership at the individual, team, and organizational levels. Filled with examples that show how the full range model comes to life in today's global world, Full Range Leadership Development, Second Edition, demonstrates how people, timing, resources, the context of interaction, and expected results in performance and motivation all contribute to effective leadership.
Over the last decade, the full range model has become the most researched model in the leadership literature—and the most validated—and has been proven to be an accurate guide for developing exemplary leadership in diverse cultures, organizations, and leadership positions. The new edition shows how the process of leadership development is linked to validation and how the process of validation informs accelerated leadership development.
Bruce Avolio presents a thorough analysis and an authoritative presentation of the complex field of study, that is leadership, through an easy to comprehend “systems” approach to leadership.
Avolio composes this work with a reflective, reflexive and very personalised style of writing, which is engaging and gives the feeling that the author is addressing you directly. The Leadership theories, addressed in the text, are analysed, and evaluated in such a way that is not too overwhelming for the reader, from whichever level the reader is engaging with the theories and concepts of leadership. This text is, therefore, suitable for learner’s that range from Undergraduate, Postgraduate as well as Work based/Professional practitioners operating in a Leadership role.
The text is adopted as it will transcend many modules and disciplines across the suite of Business and Management and Leadership and Management modules. This text is a must have reference for Leadership modules and Leadership Development initiatives.
This is an awesome book that lays a strong foundation for prospective school leaders.
I have proposed adopting the text to the parent campus. Have not heard back from the DEAN. Thank you.
extreamly useful but not for ExecEducaton programmes. May use in the future when more leadership courses are developed.
Met our course objectives.
too repetitive, not practice-oriented, rather a pseudo self-help book
Preferred Northouse book
This text interfaces well as a compliment to more technical theory books. With its journal questions and conversational style, students have the opportunity to evaluate themselves and apply the theories they are learning introspectively.
May use in the future when more leadership courses are developed.
This is an excellent resource on up-to-date leadership studies. We are using it for academic staff and students.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 6 - Full Range Leadership