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Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Studying Leadership 3ed

by Brad Jackson and Ken Parry SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
05/2018
ISBN:
9781446273784
Format:
Pbk 200 pages
Price:
AU$44.99 NZ$46.08

SAGE Student Price: AU$38.24

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The first edition of this popular and acclaimed book quickly became a favourite among students for the engaging way in which it guided them through the cacophony of competing perspectives and models of leadership.  The book includes an expanded discussion of hot topics like followership, gender, ethics, authenticity and leadership and the arts set against the backdrop of the global financial crisis.   In teaching students how to critically appraise and work with leadership theories rather than faithfully accept them, this book will not only make them a better leadership student; it will also make them a better leader too.


 


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. The first edition of this popular and acclaimed book quickly became a favourite among students for the engaging way in which it guided them through the cacophony of competing perspectives and models of leadership.  

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Leadership through the Leader
Chapter 3: Leadership through the Follower
Chapter 4: Leadership through Process
Chapter 5: Leadership through Performance
Chapter 6: Leadership through Place
Chapter 7: Leadership through Purpose
Chapter 8: Developing Future Leadership
Appendix: Resources for Studying Leadership

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.
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.