The New Psychology of Leadership

The New Psychology of Leadership Author S. Alexander Haslam
ISBN-10 9781136846496
Release 2010-09-13
Pages 296
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Winner of the University of San Diego Outstanding Leadership Book Award 2012! Shortlisted for the British Psychological Society Book Award 2011! Shortlisted for the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) Management Book of the Year Award 2011–2012! According to John Adair, the most important word in the leader's vocabulary is "we" and the least important word is "I". But if this is true, it raises one important question: why do psychological analyses of leadership always focus on the leader as an individual – as the great "I"? One answer is that theorists and practitioners have never properly understood the psychology of "we-ness". This book fills this gap by presenting a new psychology of leadership that is the result of two decades of research inspired by social identity and self-categorization theories. The book argues that to succeed, leaders need to create, champion, and embed a group identity in order to cultivate an understanding of 'us' of which they themselves are representative. It also shows how, by doing this, they can make a material difference to the groups, organizations, and societies that they lead. Written in an accessible and engaging style, the book examines a range of central theoretical and practical issues, including the nature of group identity, the basis of authority and legitimacy, the dynamics of justice and fairness, the determinants of followership and charisma, and the practice and politics of leadership. The book will appeal to academics, practitioners and students in social and organizational psychology, sociology, political science and anyone interested in leadership, influence and power.



The New Psychology of Leadership

The New Psychology of Leadership Author S. Alexander Haslam
ISBN-10 1841696099
Release 2011
Pages 267
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This work gives an overview of the new understanding of leadership that has emerged in social and organisational psychology as part of the development of self-categorisation and social identity theories. The authors advance the argument that leadership is a group process grounded in the creation and control of group identity.



The New Psychology of Leadership

The New Psychology of Leadership Author S. Alexander Haslam
ISBN-10 9780203833896
Release 2010-09-27
Pages 296
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According to John Adair, the most important word in the leader's vocabulary is "we" and the least important word is "I". But if this is true, it raises one important question: Why do psychological analyses of leadership always focus on the leader as an individual — as the great "I"? One answer is that theorists and practitioners have never properly understood the psychology of "we-ness". This book fills this gap by presenting a new psychology of leadership that is the result of two decades of research inspired by social identity and self-categorization theories. The book argues that to succeed, leaders need to create, champion, and embed a group identity in order to cultivate an understanding of 'us' of which they themselves are representative. It also shows how, by doing this, they can make a material difference to the groups, organizations, and societies that they lead. Written in an accessible and engaging style, the book examines a range of central theoretical and practical issues, including the nature of group identity, the basis of authority and legitimacy, the dynamics of justice and fairness, the determinants of followership and charisma, and the practice and politics of leadership. The book will appeal to academics, practitioners and students in social and organizational psychology, sociology, political science and anyone interested in leadership, influence and power.



A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership

A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership Author Steve Schein
ISBN-10 9781783531912
Release 2015-07-01
Pages 234
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During the last decade, the sustainability position in multinational corporations has grown in influence. Much literature has explored how corporations can play an important role in solving the environmental challenges facing the planet. However, until now, there has been little research on sustainability leadership at the individual level. In this book, Schein explores the deeper psychological motivations of sustainability leaders. He shows how these motivations relate to overall effectiveness and capacity to lead transformational change and he explores the ways in which the complexity of sustainability is driving new approaches to leadership. Drawing on interviews with 75 leaders from over 40 multinational corporations and NGOs, Schein explores how ecological worldviews are developed and expressed in global sustainability practice. By applying key theories from developmental psychology, integral ecology and eco-psychology to sustainability practice, Schein encourages us to think about leadership in a different way. A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership will be of interest to an interdisciplinary audience of social scientists, educators, corporate executives, and social entrepreneurs. The insights from this book can be usefully integrated into leadership curriculum and development programs to help the next generation of leaders respond to global challenges.



Mindset

Mindset Author Carol S. Dweck
ISBN-10 9781400062751
Release 2006
Pages 276
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Reveals how established attitudes affect all aspects of one's life, explains the differences between fixed and growth mindsets, and stresses the need to be open to change in order to achieve fulfillment and success.



Leaders Fools and Impostors

Leaders  Fools and Impostors Author Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
ISBN-10 9780595289622
Release 2003
Pages 140
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In this book of insightful essays, Kets de Vries explodes the myth that rationality is what governs the behavior of leaders and followers, and he provides a more realistic perspective on organizational functioning and the leader-follower relationship. The author shows that a great potential for distortion exists when leaders try to act out the fantasies of their followers, and explores the many psychological traps into which leaders frequently fall. Citing examples from business, history, literature, the arts, and from his own psychoanalytic and management-consulting practise, the author identifies distinct leader types. He describes, for instance, the narcissist whose drive for power and prestige can bring much-needed vitality to an organization, but whose inability to accept criticism ultimately creates a climate of subservience. He shows that entrepreneurs possess many of the qualities of the impostor, including a capacity for self-dramatization and a deep understanding of how to profit by others' wishes and desires, and he explains why entrepreneurs sometimes distort the truth about themselves and their organizations. Through numerous case studies of successful and failed leaders, Leaders, Fools, and Impostors furthers a better understanding of the leader-follower dynamic, and gives leaders the means to transform themselves.



The Psychology of Leadership

The Psychology of Leadership Author David M. Messick
ISBN-10 9781135638986
Release 2004-09-22
Pages 360
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In this book, some of the world's leading scholars come together to describe their thinking and research on the topic of the psychology of leadership. Most of the chapters were originally presented as papers at a research conference held in 2001 at the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. The contributions span traditional social psychological areas, as well as organizational theory; examining leadership as a psychological process and as afforded by organizational constraints and opportunities. The editors' goal was not to focus the chapters on a single approach to the study and conceptualization of leadership but rather to display the diversity of issues that surround the topic. Leadership scholars have identified a host of approaches to the study of leadership. What are the personal characteristics of leaders? What is the nature of the relation between leaders and followers? Why do we perceive some people to be better leaders than others? What are the circumstances that evoke leadership qualities in people? Can leadership be taught? And so on. The contributions to this book examine these important questions and fall into three categories: conceptions of leadership, factors that influence the effectiveness of leadership, and the consequences and effects of leadership on the leader. All in all, the chapters of this volume display part of a broad spectrum of novel and important approaches to the study of the psychology of leadership. We hope that they are equally useful to those who are or would be leaders and to those who study the topic. As recent events have served to remind us, it is too important a topic to be ignored by psychologists.



Leadership Psychology

Leadership Psychology Author Alan Cutler
ISBN-10 9780749470821
Release 2014-09-03
Pages 296
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A better understanding of the psychological relationships at play within current working environments will enable leaders to achieve greater success for themselves and their organizations. Leadership Psychology outlines how inspirational leaders across a range of award-winning companies of all sizes understand their employees' psychological needs and use that knowledge to affect behaviour and enhance performance. The book showcases examples of leadership best practice in businesses featured in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for Survey. Exclusive information gained through interviews with the most highly regarded leaders of a special selection of these winning companies is analyzed and critically evaluated, using the underpinning principles of occupational psychology to reveal modern trends in working practice. Leadership Psychology also includes unique information based on the author's discussions with military professionals at Sandhurst, sharing one-of-a-kind insights about what makes a strong leader under pressure. With updated looks at the unwritten 'psychological contract,' between employers and employees and a new analysis of Herzberg's motivational hygiene theory, Leadership Psychology is an original and timely addition to studies of leadership in the context of motivational factors. This book provides up-to-the-minute practical guidance, based upon a rigorous psychological foundation, to executives holding operational or strategic leadership positions in businesses of all shapes and sizes.



Leaders and Their Followers in a Dangerous World

Leaders and Their Followers in a Dangerous World Author Jerrold M. Post
ISBN-10 0801441692
Release 2004
Pages 302
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The question of what impels leaders to lead and followers to follow is one of many questions that can be answered through an understanding of personality and psychological theories, in a study that discusses a range of issues, including the need for enemies, aging and political behavior, the impact of crisis-induced stress on policymakers, and the mind of a terrorist.



The Psychology of Human Leadership

The Psychology of Human Leadership Author Michael Paschen
ISBN-10 9783642370540
Release 2013-07-22
Pages 245
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The book seamlessly links fundamental insights and practical approaches to address the most important leadership problems and challenges. Each of the 11 chapters takes a close look at a specific leadership aspect and explains how to develop personal leadership qualities, such as charisma, the ability to motivate others, assertiveness, and how to overcome crises and conflicts to create new structures. Ethical questions and possible negative developments in connection with leadership and power are also examined. Unlike conventional leadership manuals, this book on leadership goes beyond the standard 'recipes' and models by providing clear trains of thought as well as a psychological and philosophical basis, and by focusing on major achievements in terms of leadership, it creates a more profound understanding and holistic view of the subject of leadership, while promoting a genuine fascination for it.



The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Leadership Change and Organizational Development

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Leadership  Change and Organizational Development Author H. Skipton Leonard
ISBN-10 9781118326442
Release 2013-02-14
Pages 496
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A state-of-the-art reference, drawing on key contemporary research to provide an in-depth, international, and competencies-based approach to the psychology of leadership, change and OD Puts cutting-edge evidence at the fingertips of organizational psychology practitioners who need it most, but who do not always have the time or resources to keep up with scholarly research Thematic chapters cover leadership and employee well-being, organizational creativity and innovation, positive psychology and Appreciative Inquiry, and leadership-culture fit Contributors include David Cooperrider, Manfred Kets de Vries, Emma Donaldson-Feilder, Staale Einarsen, David Day, Beverley Alimo-Metcalfe, Michael Chaskalson and Bernard Burnes



A New Psychology of Human Well Being An Exploration of the Influence of Ego Soul Dynamics On Mental and Physical Health

A New Psychology of Human Well   Being  An Exploration of the Influence of Ego   Soul Dynamics On Mental and Physical Health Author Richard Barrett
ISBN-10 9781483453101
Release 2016-08-04
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Richard Barrett is one of the most profound integrative thinkers of our day. Bringing together numerous strands of research and theory with his visionary perspective he succeeds in “building a theory of human well-being that unites psychology with spirituality and science". A brilliant synthesis of the psychology of the future. This book redefines the meaning of well-being for the 21st century.



Harry Levinson on the Psychology of Leadership

Harry Levinson on the Psychology of Leadership Author Harry Levinson
ISBN-10 UOM:39015064911814
Release 2006
Pages 184
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Faster technologies, tougher competition, and an uncertain economy have made success more elusive--and the workplace environment more stressful--than ever. To keep up, employees have felt increasingly compelled to spend more of their waking hours at the office. How can individuals balance daunting career demands and personal and family needs? How can managers lead employees in a business environment where work and personalities invariably conflict? Dr. Hal Levinson, a groundbreaking medical researcher, has explored these difficult questions for decades. This timely Harvard Business Review Paperback book marshals more than a dozen of Levinson's most insightful writings on work-life issues. From avoiding burnout to pursuing a second career, from dealing with abrasive personalities to handling the emotional and career challenges facing middle-aged managers, Hal Levinson on the Psychology of Leadership helps managers successfully work through common and vexing human issues encountered in the workplace.



The New Psychology of Love

The New Psychology of Love Author Robert J. Sternberg
ISBN-10 0300116977
Release 2006
Pages 338
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As a follow-up to The Psychology of Love which was published in 1988, this new collection engages with the many changes in the study of love in recent years. New theories are introduced, as are modifications to existing theories.



Leadership and Power

Leadership and Power Author Daan Van Knippenberg
ISBN-10 0761947035
Release 2003
Pages 263
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Leadership and Power is a synthesis of contributions from eminent social psychologists and organizational scientists that addresses issues from a fresh perspective. In recent years, these themes have been re-examined through the lens of social categorization approaches that highlight people's social identity and social roles as group members, as well as the processes that influence perceptions of and expectations about people and groups. The book is wide-ranging; chapters cover such diverse issues as interpersonal versus group-oriented styles of leadership, leadership of totalist groups, political leadership, and gender and leadership. It represents a state-of-the-art overview of this burgeoning field that will be important to a host of disciplines.



The Science of Leadership

The Science of Leadership Author Julian Barling PhD
ISBN-10 9780199393589
Release 2014-01-02
Pages 344
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In The Science of Leadership, Julian Barling takes an evidenced-based approach, relying primarily on the knowledge generated from research on organizational leadership conducted around the world and personal reflections based on two decades of involvement in leadership research and leadership development with executives. While leadership has been studied within all the major social sciences, Barling mainly focuses on findings from psychological research. The first part of the book explains the nature of organizational leadership, responds to the question of whether leaders "matter," and explains how leadership works. A longstanding issue is whether leadership can be taught. Barling explores the debate over whether leadership is "born or made" as well as the effectiveness of leadership development interventions in organizations. He gives consideration to what can be learned from leadership in other contexts such as sports, the political arena, and schools, and devotes individual chapters to topics that include gender and leadership, destructive leadership, and followership.



What Doesn t Kill Us

What Doesn t Kill Us Author Stephen Joseph
ISBN-10 9780465027927
Release 2011-11-01
Pages 288
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For the past twenty years, pioneering psychologist Stephen Joseph has worked with survivors of trauma. His studies have yielded a startling discovery: that a wide range of traumatic eventsÑfrom illness, divorce, separation, assault, and bereavement to accidents, natural disasters, and terrorismÑcan act as catalysts for positive change. Boldly challenging the conventional wisdom about trauma and its aftermath, Joseph demonstrates that rather than ruining oneÕs life, a traumatic event can actually improve it. Drawing on the wisdom of ancient philosophers, the insights of evolutionary biologists, and the optimism of positive psychologists, What DoesnÕt Kill Us reveals how all of us can navigate change and adversityÑ traumatic or otherwiseÑto find new meaning, purpose, and direction in life.