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Organizational Leadership

Organizational Leadership

Second Edition
Edited by:
  • John Bratton - Honorary Professor in the Management School at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland
Additional resources:

Leadership | Leadership

March 2023 | 480 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Understand the reality of contemporary organizational leadership with the second edition of this thought-provoking textbook.

Through an analysis of key theories and topical issues such as innovation, gender, power, ethics and environmental sustainability, the authors deftly illustrate how leadership cannot be extricated from the wider organizational context and why leadership is increasingly seen as a shared endeavour between leaders and followers. The book has been fully updated, with a new introduction discussing the challenges faced by leaders during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as a Foreword by Mary Robinson.

NEW to this edition:

  • A new chapter on Team Leadership looks at team dynamics, the role of technology in teamworking and the challenges arising for virtual teams
  • A new chapter on Leadership and Artificial Intelligence covers the rise of AI and big data, and how AI affects the employment relationship and leader-follower relations
  •  A new Ethical Spotlight feature in all chapters explores ethical issues faced by leaders and encourages reflection

Suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying leadership.

John Bratton is Honorary Professor in the Management School at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Contextualizing Leadership
John Bratton
The Nature of Leadership
Joanne Murphy and John Bratton
Power and Leadership
David Denham and John Bratton
Culture and Leadership
Rachelle Pascoe-Deslauriers and George Boak
Strategic Management, Innovation and Leadership
Leadership Theories
John Bratton
Trait, Behaviour and Contingency Theories of Leadership
John Bratton
Charismatic and Transformational Leadership
John Bratton
Relational and Distributed Theories of Leadership
John Bratton
Managing People and Leadership
Roslyn Larkin, John Burgess and Julia Connell
Ethics and Leadership
John Bratton
Human Resource Management and Leadership
Peter Watt, George Boak and Jeff Gold
Leadership Development
Lois Farquharson
Gender and Diversity in Leadership
Contemporary Leadership
Shirley-Ann Hazlett, Lisa McIlvenna and John Bratton
Team Leadership
Laura Steele and John Bratton
Artifical Intelligence and Leadership
Andrew Bratton, Renee Paulet, and Jennifer L. Robertson
Leading Pro-Environmental Change
Colin Lindsay
Leadership in Public Sector Organizations
Markku Sotarauta
Leading Post-industrial Urban and Regional Renewal


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Instructor Resources (Log-in needed)

  • A Video Teaching Guide with Video URLs and accompanying questions, that can be used in class or make them available to students on your LMS/VLE before or after your lectures.  
  • Test bank - a set of MCQ questions, for directed learning or assessment purposes.
  •  PowerPoint slides to be adapted for use in class.
  • A selection of SAGE Business Cases and accompanying teaching notes to provide you with additional case study material for use in class.
  • VLE/LMS Download: Upload all the lecturer and student resources into your institution’s virtual learning environment (i.e. Blackboard or Moodle), and customise the content to suit your teaching needs.

Organizational Leadership is perfectly timed as we try to adapt and learn lessons following the pandemic. [...] This book is a culmination of Bratton's 30 years of experience in teaching and research in fields of organisational behaviour, leadership and HRM.[...] a highly engaging and relevant textbook for undergraduate students in business and related subjects.

Muhammad Shahzeb Khan
Villa College, Maldives
International Journal of Theory & Practice

Used the previous versions.

Dr Geetha Karunanayake
Hull University Business School, Hull University
March 23, 2023

Bratton provides a thorough resource for students of Leadership/ Leadership and Management modules across all Business/Business Management programs of education. The text is adopted for undergraduate, Postgraduate and, probably more importantly, those students and candidates involved in work-based learning and apprenticeships. Learning is further facilitated by way of the "Pause and Reflect" sections are well placed in the chapter's with the "Chapter Review Questions". The "Further Reading" sections provide reference to authoritative and reliable academic sources for independent learning. An excellent text that transcends modules across a range of degree programs.

Mr Andrew Clark
Faculty of Business and Law, Sunderland University
April 19, 2023

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