The Elephant in the Boardroom

The causes of leadership derailment

Authors: Furnham, A.

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This book from the acclaimed management writer Adrian Furnham, explores the dark side of leadership and how and why leaders can have a negative impact upon their companies and organisations. It asks why too often people do not speak out but instead ignore the problems they are causing.

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ADRIAN FURNHAM is Professor of Psychology at University College, London, UK and Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian School of Management. He is on the editorial board of a number of journals, has received many awards, and elected past President of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. He is the author of over 800 journal articles and more than 55-odd books, including successful, popular management books. He acts as a consultant and trainer to a number of bodies including HM Government, and also a number of multinational corporations. He as been a columnist in The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times and is a frequent contributor to BBC radio and television.

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'Although leadership is the most important topic in the organizational sciences, there is no consensus in the professional literature regarding the characteristics of effective leaders. There is, however, surprising consensus regarding the characteristics of incompetent leaders, whose actions ruin companies and even countries. In this useful and engaging book, Professor Adrian Furnham summarizes what we know about this vitally important problem.' - Robert Hogan, PhD, President, Hogan Assessment Systems

'This is an enlightening book, which lifts the lid on some of the secrets of the causes of managerial failure. The elephant is there in the corner and Professor Furnham has shone a light so that the beast can be seen clearly. This is a service that was sorely needed and this very readable book will prove invaluable in understanding (and perhaps avoiding) leadership failure.' - Business Executive


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Elephant in the Boardroom
Book Subtitle
The causes of leadership derailment
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Adrian Furnham
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28122-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230281226
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-22953-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31092-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 283
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations
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