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Discourse on leadership : a critical appraisal

Spector, Bert (author.).

Summary: "In a wide-ranging and provocative new study, Bert A. Spector provides a critical analysis of past and present theories of leadership. Spector asserts that our perception of leadership influences who we vote for, who we hire and promote, and ultimately, who we choose to grant our authority to. Focusing on leadership in discourse, the book sets out to explore how the notion of leadership has been articulated, studied and debated by academics, but also by practitioners, journalists, and others who seek to influence the thoughts of others. Paying particular attention to the social, economic, political, intellectual and historical forces that have helped shape the discussion, Discourse on Leadership offers an insightful historiography of leadership as a concept and how our understanding of it continues to evolve"--

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  • ISBN: 9781107049789 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1107049784 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: print
    viii, 314 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-297) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Machine generated contents note: 1. Great Man and the Beginning of Contemporary Discourse -- 2. More Who than Do and the Trait versus Behavior Debate -- 3. Whistling in the Dark and the Insertion of Power between Followers and Leaders -- 4. Sublime Myth and the Ideology of Purpose -- 5. (White) Men Named John and the Persistence of Bias -- 6. No Longer Just Managing and the Misuse of Ideal Types -- 7. Globalization and the Challenge of Complexity -- Epilogue: Key Moments in Leadership Discourse and a Plausible Chronological Narrative.
Subject: Leadership
Leadership -- Research
Leadership -- Research

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Camosun College Library.


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