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Very Short Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Leadership 2ed

by Brad Jackson and Ken Parry SAGE Publications Ltd
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Are you frustrated with the followership of your leadership textbooks? Perhaps you're just looking for alternative ways of looking at leadership beyond the prescriptive 'how to' approach that dominates bookshelves - for a book that realises that leadership is a relational activity and will, therefore, not just tell you what to do.

The first edition of this popular and acclaimed book quickly became a favourite among students for the pithy and easy way in which it guided them through the din of competing perspectives and models on leadership. The Second Edition continues to take readers out of their comfort zones, with expanded discussion of hot topics like follower perspectives, gender and the financial crisis.

In teaching you how to critically appraise leadership theories rather than faithfully accept them, this book will not merely make you a better student of leadership, but a better leader too.

COURSE USE: Suitable for courses on leadership across a wide range of diciplines.

Should You Buy This Book?
Chapter 1: Introduction: Why Studying Leadership Matters
Chapter 2: Leader-Centered Perspectives on Leadership
Chapter 3: Follower-Centered Perspectives on Leadership
Chapter 4: Cultural Perspectives on Leadership
Chapter 5: Critical and Distributed Perspectives on Leadership
Chapter 6: Leadership with a Higher Purpose
Chapter 7: Conclusion: Take Your Lead

Brad Jackson
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

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.

Ken Parry is a Professor of Leadership and Director of the Centre for Leadership Studies, at Bond University. Prior to that he was Professor of Management at Griffith Business School and Founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Leadership in Wellington, New Zealand.