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Leading - Lessons from Literature
Leading - Lessons from Literature

Leading - Lessons from Literature

by Sampat P Singh

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Language

English

Publisher

Sage Publications

ISBN

0761997539 - Year: 2003 - Pages: 232

Binding

Paperback

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Author: Sampat P Singh
Publisher: Sage Publications
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 232
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0761997539

Description

What is Leadership? Who is true Leader? Are leaders born or made? What are the qualities that make one human being lead others?

These are the question that thinkers and theorists have tried to answer since the beginning of organized human society. Although several theories and models have emerged, few provide satisfactory answers.

Addressing these very questions from a fresh perspective, this book abandons convention and provides an alternative approach to understand leadership. It examines leadership from a multi-disciplinary perspective, which combines management science, literature, philosophy, drama, mythology and experiential knowledge from key business leaders.

The result is an entirely new perspective on how to look at leadership in the 21st century. In presenting this unique approach, Sampat P Singh addresses some key issues including:

How leadership must be understood in a holistic perspective
The much needed change in management education for developing mindsets for leadership
How entrenched mindsets must be deprogrammed for human resource development in organizations
The concept of Enlightened Leadership derived out of ancient Indian texts, modern theory and examples from the world of business
The differences between the roles of a leader and a manager

Interspersed with examples and anecdotes and departing from the oft-repeated ways of writing on leadership, this seminal book will be invaluable not just to students and scholars of management and to practising mangers but to everyone who finds the issue of leadership interesting.

Contents

PREFACE

PROLOGUE

What is Leadership?

Management Education and Leadership

Orienting Mindsets to be Leaders

Leadership, Falsity, Authenticity and Trust

The Leadership Role

EPILOGUE

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

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