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Perspectives from Practice

  • Laura Galloway - Heriot-Watt University, UK, Professor of Business & Enterprise, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, UK
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August 2022 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Examining contemporary issues of gender, culture and ethics, this concise and highly practical textbook covers the essential, need-to-know theories required by current and future leaders.

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.


Chapter 1 Understanding Leadership: Pioneering, Influencing and Motivating
Chapter 2 Traditional Approaches to Leadership
Chapter 3 Modern Approaches to Leadership
Chapter 4 New Trends in Understanding Leadership
Chapter 5 Leadership Contexts: From Theory to Practice
Chapter 6 Leading and Diversity
Chapter 7 Leading and Culture
Chapter 8 Leading and Ethics
Chapter 9 Developing Leadership and Developing Leaders


This is a. user friendly text with a practitioner focus. Perfect for MBA students.

Mrs Catherine Botting
Management, York University
July 15, 2022

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.

Mr Andrew Clark
Faculty of Business and Law, Sunderland University
May 18, 2022

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