Dilemmas of Leadership by Tudor Rickards

By Tudor Rickards

Leadership, the perform of focusing and motivating a gaggle or association to accomplish its goals, is a miles mentioned yet frequently misunderstood inspiration. This complete textbook introduces the topic for Masters point students.

Readers are invited to make a chain of metaphorical trips of discovery, thematically prepared round primary dilemmas in the box of management reviews. development at the good fortune of prior variants, the textual content makes use of an easy map-based method of think about dilemmas such as:

    • Is a pacesetter born or made?
    • How are tensions among moral dilemmas and financial self-interest resolved?
    • How does a leader's hope for regulate stability with the necessity to empower participants of the organization?

This 3rd version incorporates a fresh bankruptcy on management in recreation, an greater bankruptcy on creativity, and extra overseas content material. additionally new to this variation is a spouse web site containing PowerPoint slides, revision quizzes and a tutor’s consultant. this article is going to be crucial examining for Masters and MBA scholars on management classes, and also will be illuminating for managers pursuing management development.

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Some texts worth studying for their maps of the history of leadership thought include the following: ● ● ● ● Leadership in Organizations by Gary Yukl9 Leadership: Theory and Practice by Peter Northouse10 ‘Changing theories of leadership and leadership development’ by John Storey11 ‘Leadership in organizations’ by Alan Bryman12 You should be able to find a location in each text where the author summarises the key features of the intended map. Are you able to satisfy yourself that you understand the map as intended by its author?

And McIntyre, J. M. (eds) (1990) Organizational Psychology: A Book of Readings, 5th edn, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 6 Nonaka, I. and Takeuchi, H. (1995) The Knowledge Creating Company: How Japanese Companies Create the Dynamics of Innovation, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 7 Schön, D. A. (1983) The Reflective Practitioner, New York: Basic Books. 8 De Bono, E. (1992) Serious Creativity: Using the Power of Lateral Thinking to Create New Ideas, London: HarperCollins. 9 Yukl, G. A. (2002) Leadership in Organizations, 3rd edn, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

By all means do so. If so, you may well be interested to repeat the exercise after working your way through the book, as a means of checking the skills you have developed. A simpler dilemma to begin with is the one presented at the start of the chapter, which we think should now be easier to deal with, and which you should spend a few minutes thinking about again, before reading on. To recapitulate, you have to assess the virtues of a best-selling book, which your boss intends to make an important element in the organisation’s future.

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