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Understanding leadership : an arts and humanities perspective

Author: Robert M McManus; Gama Perruci
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015.
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Lao Tzu, Marx, the Buddha, Ibsen, Machiavelli -- these are just a few of the world's great thinkers who have weighed in on the subject of leadership over the centuries. Yet, the contemporary student of leadership often overlooks many of these names in favour of more recent theorists hailing from the social sciences. Understanding Leadership: An Arts and Humanities Perspective takes a different angle, employing the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M McManus; Gama Perruci
ISBN: 9780415728720 041572872X 0415728738 9780415728737 1315851520 9781315851525
OCLC Number: 893453703
Description: xxiv, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Understanding leadership --
The leader --
The followers --
The goal --
The environmental context --
Leadership in a western cultural context --
Leadership in a Latin American cultural context --
Leadership in an Islamic cultural context --
Leadership in an African cultural context --
Leadership in a Buddhist cultural context --
Leadership in an East Asian cultural context --
Leadership to develop oneself --
Leadership to develop others --
Leadership for the greater good.
Responsibility: Robert M. McManus and Gama Perruci.

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Lao Tzu, Marx, the Buddha, Ibsen, Machiavelli -- these are just a few of the world's great thinkers who have weighed in on the subject of leadership over the centuries. Yet, the contemporary student of leadership often overlooks many of these names in favour of more recent theorists hailing from the social sciences. Understanding Leadership: An Arts and Humanities Perspective takes a different angle, employing the works of the great philosophers, authors and artists found in world civilization and presenting an arts and humanities perspective on the study of leadership. The authors build their conceptual framework using The Five Components of Leadership Model, which recognizes the leader, the followers, the goal, the environmental context, and the cultural values and norms that make up the leadership process. Supporting the text are a wealth of case studies which reflect on works such as Ayn Rand's novella Anthem, Eugène Delacroix's painting Liberty Leading the People, Charlie Chaplin's film Modern Times, Athol Fugard's play "Master Harold" ... and the Boys, Lao Tzu's poetic work Tao Te Ching, and Antonín Dvořák's New World Symphony. The authors also introduce studies from various world cultures to particularly illustrate the role cultural values and norms play in leadership. This illuminating framework promotes the multidimensional thinking that is necessary for understanding and problem solving in a complex world. Understanding Leadership: An Arts and Humanities Perspective will be a valuable textbook for both undergraduate and postgraduate leadership students, while leadership professionals will also appreciate the book's unique liberal arts and cultural approach.

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`There are thousands of books on leadership that answer some of the critical leadership questions. This is the only leadership book that addresses ALL of them. McManus and Perruci tackle the Read more...

 
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