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Leadership: the key concepts

Leadership: the key concepts

Gosling, Jonathan; Marturano, Antonio

This is an authoritative guide to the most crucial ideas, concepts and debates surrounding the study and exercise of leadership. It is an ideal desktop resource for managers and leaders in all kinds of institutions and organisations, as well as students of business, sociology and politics

Book. English.
Published London: Routledge, 2008
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Antonio Marturano and Jonathan Gosling
ISBN: 0415383641, 041538365X, 9780415383646, 9780415383653
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-216) and index.
Physical Description: xxvi, 227 p. ; 22 cm.
Series: Routledge key guides
Subject: Leadership.


  1. Introduction.
  2. Authority.
  3. Behavioral Theories of Leadership.
  4. Best Fit Approach.
  5. Change.
  6. Character.
  7. Charisma.
  8. Collective Leadership.
  9. Command/Control.
  10. Contingency Theories.
  11. Continuity.
  12. Culture.
  13. Delegation.
  14. Domination.
  15. Effectiveness.
  16. Ethics.
  17. Emotional Intelligence.
  18. Empowerment.
  20. Future of Leadership.
  21. Gender and Leadership.
  22. Generalship/Great Man Theories.
  23. Group Dynamics.
  24. Heroic Leadership.
  25. Identity.
  26. Influence.
  27. Integrity.
  28. Intellectual leadership.
  29. Leader as a Model.
  30. Leader-Follower Relation.
  31. Leader.
  32. Leadership (Definition).
  33. Leadership Development.
  34. Measuring Leadership.
  35. Moral Leadership.
  36. Narcissism.
  37. Need for Leadership.
  38. Organizations.
  39. Organisation Culture.
  40. Participative Leadership.
  41. Philosophical Approaches.
  42. Political Leadership.
  43. Power.
  44. Professionalism.
  45. Psychology.
  46. Religious Meaning.
  47. Responsibility.
  48. Self-Awareness.
  49. Servant Leadership.
  50. Situational Leadership.
  51. Social Class/Status.
  52. Strategic Leadership.
  53. Strategy.
  54. Style Theory.
  55. Subordination.
  56. Traits. Theory.
  57. Transactional.
  58. Transformational.
  59. Visionary Leadership.
  60. Contributor Biographies.
  61. Index

Author note

Antonio Marturano is Research Fellow in the Centre for Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter. The focus of his research and his writing is on Leadership ethics.

Jonathan Gosling is the Director of the Centre for Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter and has written widely on the subject of Leadership in the public and private spheres.