Leadership : a very short introduction

Keith Grint

The subject of leadership raises many questions: What is it? How does it differ from management and command? Are leaders born or bred? Who are the leaders? Do we actually need leaders? Inevitably, the answers are provocative and partial; leadership is a hugely important topic of debate. There are constant calls for 'greater' or 'stronger' leadership, but what this actually means, how we can evaluate it, and why it's important are not very clear. In this Very Short Introduction Keith Grint prompts the reader to rethink their understanding of what leadership is. He examines the way leadership has evolved from its earliest manifestations in ancient societies, highlighting the beginnings of leadership writings through Plato, Sun Tzu, Machiavelli and others, to consider the role of the social, economic, and political context undermining particular modes of leadership. Exploring the idea that leaders cannot exist without followers, and recognising that we all have diverse experiences and assumptions of leadership, Grint looks at the practice of management, its history, future, and influence on all aspects of society. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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  • 1. What is leadership?
  • 2. What isn't leadership?
  • 3. What was leadership?
  • 4. Leaders: born or bred?
  • 5. Who are the leaders?
  • 6. How do leaders lead?
  • 7. What about the followers?
  • 8. Do we need leaders?
  • References
  • Further Reading

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書名 Leadership : a very short introduction
著作者等 Grint, Keith
シリーズ名 Very short introductions
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2010
ページ数 142 p.
大きさ 18 cm
ISBN 9780199569915
NCID BB02685148
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス