Organizational Leadership

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9780324120660: Organizational Leadership

This book examines the concepts, issues, and practices that comprise the core of organizational leadership from a global perspective. Underpinning its story with a mixture of description, analysis, and critique, this book achieves a distinct point of view by examining leadership through a variety of unusual prisms and by giving competing and globally diverse viewpoints equal shares in the debate.

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John Bratton is Associate Professor at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where he teaches human resource management and leadership and is currently director of the university¿s Workplace Learning Research Unit. He has also taught at the University College of the Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada (1991-97), at the UK Open University (part-time), and at the Leeds Business School (1981-91), Leeds Metropolitan University, England. Bratton holds a B.Sc. in economics from the University of Hull; an M.A. from the University of Leeds; and a Ph.D. in industrial relations from the University of Manchester. His research interests center on the politics of technology, job design, and workplace learning.

Keith Grint is a Fellow in Organizational Behavior and University Reader in Organizational Behavior, at Templeton College, Oxford University. His research interests include the practical implications of contemporary management theory; the comparative analysis of managerial innovations; organizational theory; technology; leadership and re-engineering.

He worked in various industries for ten years before becoming an academic. He taught industrial sociology at Brunel University (London) for six years and then came to Oxford. He has published seven books and over 40 articles on topics ranging from business process re-engineering to leadership, Japanization, appraisal schemes, organizational theory, and the sociology of work. His current research, funded by a two-year ESRC Senior Research Fellowship, focuses on leadership.

Dr. Debra L. Nelson is The CBA Associates Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Management at Oklahoma State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington, where she was the recipient of the R. D. Irwin Dissertation Fellowship Award. Dr. Nelson is the author of over 70 journal articles focusing on organizational stress management, gender differences at work, and positive organizational behavior. Dr. Nelson's research has been published in the ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE, ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW, MIS QUARTERLY, ORGANIZATIONAL DYNAMICS, JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, and other journals. In addition, she is coauthor/coeditor of several books, including POSITIVE ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (Sage, 2007); UNDERSTANDING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (South-Western, 2008); GENDER, WORK STRESS, AND HEALTH (APA, 2002); ADVANCING WOMEN IN MANAGEMENT (Blackwell, 2002); and PREVENTIVE STRESS MANAGEMENT IN ORGANIZATIONS (APA, 1997). Dr. Nelson has also served as a consultant to several organizations including AT&T, American Fidelity Assurance, Sonic, State Farm Insurance Companies, and Southwestern Bell. She has presented leadership and preventive stress management seminars in a host of organizations, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Conoco, and Oklahoma Gas and Electric. Dr. Nelson also serves on the editorial review boards of the JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, LEADERSHIP, and the JOURNAL OF LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATION STUDIES.

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Organizational Leadership" provides an incisive treatment of the gamut of the relevant literature, including the principal theories of management, leadership, motivation and teamwork. Even postmodernism finds a home here. This book is integrated within a useful framework which "...stresses the nucleus of leadership - context, leader and followers.

The broad and inclusive literature is interesting and informative.

This innovative, wide-ranging and stimulating textbook makes a valuable and distinctive contribution to the understanding and teaching of leadership issues. It is likely to become essential reading for many courses on leadership. Skilfully mixing theory and practice, the authors lead students through the burgeoning literature whilst drawing on extensive examples to illustrate their points, backed up with state of the art teaching technologies. The authors also go much further by developing their own Â'tri-axis modelÂ' of context, leaders and followers and by examining key questions like power, gender, language, communication and team-working; issues frequently neglected in many leadership texts. This is a very thought-provoking and thorough review of organizational leadershipÂ--I can highly recommend it!

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