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The Nature of Leadership

Third Edition

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Leadership

September 2017 | 584 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The Nature of Leadership includes the most important areas of leadership in a concise and integrated manner with impactful contributions from the most prominent leadership scholars and researchers in the field. Editors John Antonakis and David V. Day provide an in-depth exploration of the major schools of leadership as well as emerging perspectives. This fully-updated text includes new material examining followership, gender, power, identity, culture, and entrepreneurial leadership. The text concludes by unpacking philosophical and methodological issues in leadership such as ethics and corporate social responsibility.

The Third Edition has been fully revised to be more accessible and student friendly with new vignettes, examples, statistics, and recommended case studies and TED Talk-type videos to illuminate the essence of leadership. 

 

“This is the definitive higher-level textbook on leadership and leaders written by key scholars. It provides a broad collection of engaging texts for both students and researchers.”

 

–Oliver Mallett, Durham University Business School

 


 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
PART I. INTRODUCTION
John Antonakis and David V. Day
1. Leadership: Past, Present, and Future
What Is Leadership?  
The Study of Leadership  
A Brief History of Leadership Research  
Emerging Issues  
Organization and Summary of the Book  
Enjoy the Book  
References  
 
PART II. THE MAJOR SCHOOLS OF LEADERSHIP
Stephen J. Zaccaro, Samantha Dubrow, and MaryJo Kolze
2. Leader Traits and Attributes
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader  
Chapter Overview  
An Empirical Summary of Recent Research on Leader Attributes  
Categories of Leader Attributes  
Summary  
More Complex Models of Leader Attributes and Leadership Outcomes  
Summary and Conclusions  
Discussion Questions  
Recommended Readings  
Recommended Case Studies  
Recommended Video  
References  
John Antonakis
3. Charisma and the “New Leadership”
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader  
Chapter Overview  
Charisma: A Brief History  
Transformational Leadership  
Spinoffs of the New Leadership: Old Wine in New Bottles?  
Future Research  
Conclusion  
Discussion Questions  
Recommended Readings  
Recommended Case Studies  
Recommended Video  
References  
Douglas J. Brown
4. In the Minds of Followers: Follower-Centric Approaches to Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader  
Chapter Overview  
What Is Followership?  
Why and When Are We Leader-Centric Thinkers?  
The Social-Cognitive Approach  
Summary of the Literature  
Conclusion  
Discussion Questions  
Recommended Readings  
Recommended Case Studies  
Recommended Video  
References  
Olga Epitropaki, Robin Martin, and Geoff Thomas
5. Relational Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader  
Chapter Overview  
Leadership as a Dyadic Relationship  
Conclusion  
Discussion Questions  
Recommended Readings  
Recommended Case Studies  
Recommended Video  
References  
Roya Ayman and Matthew Lauritsen
6. Contingencies, Context, Situation, and Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader  
Chapter Overview  
Discussion Questions  
Recommended Readings  
Recommended Case Studies  
Recommended Videos  
References  
Christina L. Wassenaar and Craig L. Pearce
7. Shared Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader  
Chapter Overview  
Historical Bases of Shared Leadership  
Overview of Evidence on the Antecedents and Outcomes of Shared Leadership  
The Practice of Shared Leadership  
The Future of Organizational Leadership  
Discussion Questions  
Recommended Readings  
Recommended Case Studies  
Recommended Video  
References  
Mark van Vugt
8. Evolutionary, Biological, and Neuroscience Perspectives
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader  
Chapter Overview  
The Evolutionary Psychology of Leadership  
The Evolutionary Functions of Leadership  
A Brief Natural History of Leadership  
Testing Evolutionary Hypotheses About Leadership  
Implications of Evolutionary Leadership Theory  
Conclusions  
Discussion Questions  
Recommended Readings  
Recommended Case Studies  
Recommended Video  
References  
 
PART III. CURRENT TOPICS IN LEADERSHIP
Konstantin O. Tskhay and Nicholas O. Rule
9. Social Cognition, Social Perception, and Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader  
Chapter Overview  
The Social Cognitive Model of Information Processing  
Social Cognition and Leadership  
Social Cognition and Leadership Research  
From Social Cognition to Leadership Effectiveness: A Mechanistic View  
Conclusion  
Discussion Questions  
Recommended Readings  
Recommended Case Studies  
Recommended Video  
References  
Linda L. Carli and Alice H. Eagly
10. Leadership and Gender
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader  
Chapter Overview  
Representation of Women and Men in Leadership Roles  
Human Capital Investments and Family Responsibilities  
The Leadership Styles of Women and Men  
The Nature Arguments: Men as Naturally Dominant  
Prejudice and Discrimination Against Female Leaders  
Stereotypes About Women, Men, and Leaders and the Double Bind  
Organizational Obstacles to Women’s Leadership  
The Rise and Future of Female Leaders  
Discussion Questions  
Recommended Readings  
Recommended Case Studies  
Recommended Video  
References  
Rachel E. Sturm and Lucas Monzani
11. Power and Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader  
Chapter Overview  
What Is Power?  
Where Does Power Come From?  
What Does Power Do to Leaders?  
Who Should Be Elected Into Positions of Power?  
Conclusion  
Discussion Questions  
Recommended Readings  
Recommended Case Studies  
Recommended Videos  
References  
Daan van Knippenberg
12. Leadership and Identity
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader  
Chapter Overview  
Self-Evaluations and Leadership  
Follower Identity Over Time  
Leader Identity  
The Road Ahead  
Discussion Questions  
Recommended Readings  
Recommended Case Study  
Recommended Video  
References  
Deanne N. Den Hartog and Marcus W. Dickson
13. Leadership, Culture, and Globalization
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader  
Chapter Overview  
Leadership Research in Different Countries  
Dimensions of Societal Culture Related to Leadership  
Culture and Leadership Beyond the “Western” World  
Leadership Perceptions Across Cultures  
Conclusions  
Discussion Questions  
Recommended Readings  
Recommended Case Studies  
Recommended Videos  
References  
David V. Day and Aiden M. A. Thornton
14. Leadership Development
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader  
Chapter Overview  
Discussion Questions  
Recommended Readings  
Recommended Case Studies  
Recommended Video  
References  
Maija Renko
15. Entrepreneurial Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader  
Chapter Overview  
Discussion Questions  
Recommended Readings  
Recommended Case Studies  
Recommended Videos  
References  
 
PART IV. PHILOSOPHICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN LEADERSHIP
Philippe Jacquart, Michael S. Cole, Allison S. Gabriel, Joel Koopman, and Christopher C. Rosen
16. Studying Leadership: Research Design and Methods
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader  
Chapter Overview  
Part I: The Foundations of Quantitative Research  
Part II: The Many Flavors of Endogeneity  
Part III: Research Designs and Methods  
Conclusion  
Discussion Questions  
Recommended Readings  
Recommended Case Study  
Recommended Video  
References  
Joanne B. Ciulla
17. Ethics and Effectiveness: The Nature of Good Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader  
Chapter Overview  
Ethikos and Morale  
The Normative Aspects of Definitions  
The Hitler Problem  
Agency and Moral Luck  
The Relationship Between Ethics and Effectiveness  
Deontological and Teleological Theories  
Moral Standards  
Altruism  
Why Being a Leader Is Not in a Just Person’s Self-Interest  
Transforming Leadership  
Transformational Leadership  
Critics of Transformational and Charismatic Leadership Theories  
Knocking Leaders off Their Pedestals  
The Bathsheba Syndrome  
Self-Discipline and Virtue  
Conclusion  
Discussion Questions  
Recommended Readings  
Recommended Case Studies  
Recommended Videos  
References  
Guido Palazzo
18. Corporate Social Responsibility and Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader  
Chapter Overview  
Discussion Questions  
Recommended Readings  
Recommended Case Studies  
Recommended Videos  
References  
Warren Bennis, With a Foreword by David V. Day and John Antonakis
19. The Chronicles of Leadership
Tribute to Warren Bennis  
Future of Leadership Research  
Conclusion  
Discussion Questions  
Recommended Readings  
Recommended Case Studies  
Recommended Video  
 
Name Index
 
Subject Index
 
About the Editors
 
About the Contributors

“This is the definitive higher-level textbook on leadership and leaders written by key scholars. It provides a broad collection of engaging texts for both students and researchers.”

Oliver Mallett
Durham University Business School

“This book provides a rich kaleidoscope of the field of leadership in all its complexity. It is the one must-have leadership book for students with an interest in leadership and in leadership research.” 

Jeanette Lemmergaard
University of Southern Denmark, Department of Marketing & Management

“A valuable text that draws together a comprehensive range of approaches to leadership theory.”

Ness McHugh
Edinburgh Napier University

“This textbook while an excellent survey of leadership, also introduced new elements that are not addressed in other texts.  It is a superb addition to the body of knowledge related to leadership and I will be adopting it for my leadership classes.”

Charles B. Daniels, Ph.D., PEM, PMP
Old Dominion University

“It covers significant aspects of leadership thought and is a very good text for graduate leadership students.” 

Theodore Brown Sr.
Oakwood University
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • Four brand new chapters on timely topics such as:
    • Entrepreneurial leadership
    • Corporate social responsibility
    • Power
    • Social cognition 
  • Reflects the latest research and developments in the field, with new examples, citations, and statistics throughout    
  • New pedagogical features, including case vignettes, discussion questions, a list of practice-focused supplemental readings, and recommended case studies and videos

 KEY FEATURES:

  • Provides contributions from prominent leadership scholars, providing students with a holistic insight into the field 
  • Organizes the material into the three key thematic areas of Leadership:
    • The Major Schools of Leadership
    • Current Topics in Leadership
    • Philosophical and Methodological Issues in Leadership

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ISBN: 9781483359274