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Understanding Leadership
Paradigms and Cases

First Edition

Courses:
Leadership

February 2004 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Are current concepts of leadership appropriate for today's organizations? What will tomorrow's leadership need to be like? Is there a best approach to leadership?

With a huge range of definitions and theories of leadership available, the field has become confusing for both students and practitioners alike. This text provides a framework for making sense of the field. In Part One, Gayle C Avery integrates a fragmented field into four broad paradigms or forms of leadership, helping to simplify and clarify the ill-defined field of leadership. The second part provides 10 case studies from leading organizations across Europe, Australia and the United States to illustrate how diverse leadership can be in successful organizations. At the end of each case, specific questions guide the reader in interpreting and analyzing the cases, connecting them to the leadership frameworks and theories in Part One.

Written in simple language, Understanding Leadership can be used by readers with no prior knowledge of leadership. With its overview of major theories in the field and presentation of a simple and effective framework for analyzing these theories, the book will be essential reading for advanced undergraduate and MBA students.

Click here to access a set of powerpoint slides that the author has created to accompany the book.


 
PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING LEADERSHIP
 
The Leadership Scene
 
Leadership Paradigms
 
Characteristics of Leadership Paradigms
 
Micro-Level Leadership Theories
 
Emotion in Leadership
 
Macro-Level Leadership
 
Integrating Theories and Paradigms
 
PART TWO: CASES
 
BMW
Sheer Driving Pleasure

 
 
W L Gore & Associates
Natural Leadership

 
 
Novartis
People Chemistry

 
 
Royal Australian Navy
Commanding New Leadership

 
 
SAP
Leader of the Internet Pack

 
 
Bonduelle
Leadership, French Style

 
 
Ekato R[um]hr - und Mischtechnik GmbH
Mixing People and Innovation

 
 
Schering-Plough
Mentoring Presidents

 
 
Swatch
Leading through Emotion

 
 
Rodenstock
Working with Vision

 

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Avery sample chapters and resources

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