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Leadership Perspectives
Knowledge into Action
 
 
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30 Jun 2008
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Taking its theme from the fifth annual Studying Leadership conference held at Cranfield School of Management, Leadership Perspectives offers new formulations of the concept of leadership. Making a clear link between research and practice, it explores the task organisations undertake in constructing leadership concepts and developing people to rise to leadership challenges in their organisation. Drawing on the knowledge of conference contributors, plus additional authors, this work explains how new ideas about leadership will lead to new approaches to leadership practice, leadership learning and development.
 
This is the first of two books to emerge from this conference, taking the theme of 'knowledge into action'. While the second book will focus on the challenge of learning and developing leadership, this first volume offers new formulations on the concept of leadership. It also explores new leadership research, providing a nuanced understanding of leadership in context.


Description


Taking its theme from the fifth annual Studying Leadership conference held at Cranfield School of Management, Leadership Perspectives offers new formulations of the concept of leadership. Making a clear link between research and practice, it explores the task organisations undertake in constructing leadership concepts and developing people to rise to leadership challenges in their organisation. Drawing on the knowledge of conference contributors, plus additional authors, this work explains how new ideas about leadership will lead to new approaches to leadership practice, leadership learning and development.
 
This is the first of two books to emerge from this conference, taking the theme of 'knowledge into action'. While the second book will focus on the challenge of learning and developing leadership, this first volume offers new formulations on the concept of leadership. It also explores new leadership research, providing a nuanced understanding of leadership in context.


Contents

New Perspectives on Leadership: How Practical is a Good Theory? K.Turnbull James& J.Collins
The Event's the Thing: Brief Encounters with the Leaderful Moment; M.Wood& D.Ladkin
Leadership, Spirituality and Complexity: Wilberforce and the Abolition of the Slave Trade; P.Simpson& C.Hill
Sharing Thoughts on Leadership and Friendship; R.French
How to Become a Globally Responsible Leader: Rites of Passage and Transitional Space; M.Dubouloy
Strategic Leadership; K.Turnbull James, C.Bowman& R.Kwiatkowski
Voluntarism, Representative Leadership and Organisational Democracy; M.Clarke& D.Butcher
Public Sector Leader Change Strategies; A Focus on Technical or Collaborative Solutions; S.Maddock
Leadership in the British Army – a Gendered Construct? M.Dunn
Leadership in Higher Education; A.Bryman
Departmental Affiliation, Leadership and Leadership Development; G.Edwards& D.Jepson
Leading with Political Awareness: Leadership Across Diverse Interests Inside and Outside the Organisation; J.Hartley& C.Fletcher
Political-management Leadership; S.Baddeley
Leaders and their Self-efficacy Beliefs: Why Working Relationships Matter; J.Jaina
The Importance of Role Models in the Development of Leaders' Professional Identities; R.Sealy& V.Singh
Distributed Leadership in Project Teams; J.D.J.vanAmeijde, P.C.Nelson, J.Billsberry& N.vanMeurs


Authors

KIM TURNBULL JAMES is Professor of Executive Learning at Cranfield School of Management and Director of the Centre for Executive Learning and Leadership. She is interested in how management learning and leadership development link to organizational goals, aligning leadership theories to appropriate learning designs. Kim is a chartered psychologist.

JAMES COLLINS has spent over twenty years in the shipping industry, as a mariner, shipbroker, and marine insurance underwriter before taking up academic study and research. Entering the academic world in mid-life he undertook his PhD at Cranfield School of Management, where he is a Research Fellow at the school's Centre for Executive Learning and Leadership.