Perspectives from Practice
- Laura Galloway - Heriot-Watt University, UK
Central to the book are the testimonies of six leaders from a diverse range of industries and company sizes, which provide real-life perspectives on leadership in organisations around the world. As a reader, you are invited to reflect on your own personal experiences of leadership and consider how good leadership practices can benefit organisations and the people working within them.
Leadership: Perspectives from Practice is an essential text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Leadership, as well as anyone looking to better their understanding of the realities of leadership and how practical leadership skills are developed.
Laura Galloway PhD is Professor of Business and Enterprise at Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University, Director of the EBS Incubator and joint Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
I decided not to adopt this text as I did not want to infringe upon a colleague's Level 7 module titled "Leadership and Management in Mental Health Nursing". I am the module leader for Part 3 MSc practice and the lines can be easily blurred between the two modules.
Galloway presents an engaging and enlightening perspective of leadership by way of a detailed critical review of established theories and models of leadership before then critically evaluating new trends and perspectives contingent on executing the role of leader.
The text is suitable for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students reading the whole suite of Business Management and Leadership and Management modules.
The book includes some interesting topics as is the case of diversity, culture and ethics that can be interesting for students to have a deep more understanding of these topics besides the information I debate in classes
Excellent Text, more useful for BA course, however, I may adopt a chapter from the text.
Clear , focussed, interesting and most useful text
This is a. user friendly text with a practitioner focus. Perfect for MBA students.
Laura Galloway adopts an easy to read and engaging text that revisits, and reinforces, the established theories of leadership through varied and thought provoking perspectives. The use of continuous "Perspectives from Practice" engage with the reader to evaluate real leaders, in real life situations, experiences and challenges before inviting the reader to evaluate critique and justify their decisions and actions. An excellent text of Undergraduate and Postgraduate students reading Business and Management, Leadership and Management and Strategic Leadership modules. The text offers a nuanced, but refreshing, perspective of leadership development.