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The Nature of Leadership
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The Nature of Leadership

Third Edition
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Leadership | Leadership

September 2017 | 584 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The Nature of Leadership includes the most important areas of leadership in a concise and integrated manner with impactful contributions from the most prominent leadership scholars and researchers in the field. Editors John Antonakis and David V. Day provide an in-depth exploration of the major schools of leadership as well as emerging perspectives. This fully-updated text includes new material examining followership, gender, power, identity, culture, and entrepreneurial leadership. The text concludes by unpacking philosophical and methodological issues in leadership such as ethics and corporate social responsibility.

The Third Edition has been fully revised to be more accessible and student friendly with new vignettes, examples, statistics, and recommended case studies and TED Talk-type videos to illuminate the essence of leadership. 

 

“This is the definitive higher-level textbook on leadership and leaders written by key scholars. It provides a broad collection of engaging texts for both students and researchers.”

 

–Oliver Mallett, Durham University Business School

 



 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
PART I. INTRODUCTION
John Antonakis and David V. Day
1. Leadership: Past, Present, and Future
What Is Leadership?

 
The Study of Leadership

 
A Brief History of Leadership Research

 
Emerging Issues

 
Organization and Summary of the Book

 
Enjoy the Book

 
References

 
 
PART II. THE MAJOR SCHOOLS OF LEADERSHIP
Stephen J. Zaccaro, Samantha Dubrow, and MaryJo Kolze
2. Leader Traits and Attributes
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
An Empirical Summary of Recent Research on Leader Attributes

 
Categories of Leader Attributes

 
Summary

 
More Complex Models of Leader Attributes and Leadership Outcomes

 
Summary and Conclusions

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Video

 
References

 
John Antonakis
3. Charisma and the “New Leadership”
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
Charisma: A Brief History

 
Transformational Leadership

 
Spinoffs of the New Leadership: Old Wine in New Bottles?

 
Future Research

 
Conclusion

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Video

 
References

 
Douglas J. Brown
4. In the Minds of Followers: Follower-Centric Approaches to Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
What Is Followership?

 
Why and When Are We Leader-Centric Thinkers?

 
The Social-Cognitive Approach

 
Summary of the Literature

 
Conclusion

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Video

 
References

 
Olga Epitropaki, Robin Martin, and Geoff Thomas
5. Relational Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
Leadership as a Dyadic Relationship

 
Conclusion

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Video

 
References

 
Roya Ayman and Matthew Lauritsen
6. Contingencies, Context, Situation, and Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Videos

 
References

 
Christina L. Wassenaar and Craig L. Pearce
7. Shared Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
Historical Bases of Shared Leadership

 
Overview of Evidence on the Antecedents and Outcomes of Shared Leadership

 
The Practice of Shared Leadership

 
The Future of Organizational Leadership

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Video

 
References

 
Mark van Vugt
8. Evolutionary, Biological, and Neuroscience Perspectives
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
The Evolutionary Psychology of Leadership

 
The Evolutionary Functions of Leadership

 
A Brief Natural History of Leadership

 
Testing Evolutionary Hypotheses About Leadership

 
Implications of Evolutionary Leadership Theory

 
Conclusions

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Video

 
References

 
 
PART III. CURRENT TOPICS IN LEADERSHIP
Konstantin O. Tskhay and Nicholas O. Rule
9. Social Cognition, Social Perception, and Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
The Social Cognitive Model of Information Processing

 
Social Cognition and Leadership

 
Social Cognition and Leadership Research

 
From Social Cognition to Leadership Effectiveness: A Mechanistic View

 
Conclusion

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Video

 
References

 
Linda L. Carli and Alice H. Eagly
10. Leadership and Gender
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
Representation of Women and Men in Leadership Roles

 
Human Capital Investments and Family Responsibilities

 
The Leadership Styles of Women and Men

 
The Nature Arguments: Men as Naturally Dominant

 
Prejudice and Discrimination Against Female Leaders

 
Stereotypes About Women, Men, and Leaders and the Double Bind

 
Organizational Obstacles to Women’s Leadership

 
The Rise and Future of Female Leaders

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Video

 
References

 
Rachel E. Sturm and Lucas Monzani
11. Power and Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
What Is Power?

 
Where Does Power Come From?

 
What Does Power Do to Leaders?

 
Who Should Be Elected Into Positions of Power?

 
Conclusion

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Videos

 
References

 
Daan van Knippenberg
12. Leadership and Identity
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
Self-Evaluations and Leadership

 
Follower Identity Over Time

 
Leader Identity

 
The Road Ahead

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Study

 
Recommended Video

 
References

 
Deanne N. Den Hartog and Marcus W. Dickson
13. Leadership, Culture, and Globalization
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
Leadership Research in Different Countries

 
Dimensions of Societal Culture Related to Leadership

 
Culture and Leadership Beyond the “Western” World

 
Leadership Perceptions Across Cultures

 
Conclusions

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Videos

 
References

 
David V. Day and Aiden M. A. Thornton
14. Leadership Development
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Video

 
References

 
Maija Renko
15. Entrepreneurial Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Videos

 
References

 
 
PART IV. PHILOSOPHICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN LEADERSHIP
Philippe Jacquart, Michael S. Cole, Allison S. Gabriel, Joel Koopman, and Christopher C. Rosen
16. Studying Leadership: Research Design and Methods
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
Part I: The Foundations of Quantitative Research

 
Part II: The Many Flavors of Endogeneity

 
Part III: Research Designs and Methods

 
Conclusion

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Study

 
Recommended Video

 
References

 
Joanne B. Ciulla
17. Ethics and Effectiveness: The Nature of Good Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
Ethikos and Morale

 
The Normative Aspects of Definitions

 
The Hitler Problem

 
Agency and Moral Luck

 
The Relationship Between Ethics and Effectiveness

 
Deontological and Teleological Theories

 
Moral Standards

 
Altruism

 
Why Being a Leader Is Not in a Just Person’s Self-Interest

 
Transforming Leadership

 
Transformational Leadership

 
Critics of Transformational and Charismatic Leadership Theories

 
Knocking Leaders off Their Pedestals

 
The Bathsheba Syndrome

 
Self-Discipline and Virtue

 
Conclusion

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Videos

 
References

 
Guido Palazzo
18. Corporate Social Responsibility and Leadership
Opening Case: A Day in the Life of a Leader

 
Chapter Overview

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Videos

 
References

 
Warren Bennis, With a Foreword by David V. Day and John Antonakis
19. The Chronicles of Leadership
Tribute to Warren Bennis

 
Future of Leadership Research

 
Conclusion

 
Discussion Questions

 
Recommended Readings

 
Recommended Case Studies

 
Recommended Video

 
 
Name Index
 
Subject Index
 
About the Editors
 
About the Contributors

The Nature of Leadership by Antonakis and Day provides a comprehensive review of important substantive, philosophical, and methodological issues in the field of leadership. It is a must read for every serious student of leadership.

Philip Podsakoff
University of Florida

The Nature of Leadership has managed to improve substantially on the highly successful first and second editions. Besides updating the coverage, the editors and contributors have added new features to make the product far more useful as either textbook or handbook. I know of no book better suited for its target audience—those who seek an accessible and complete introduction to what we know about leadership.

Dean K. Simonton
University of California

This is a great book for anyone who wants to understand the nature of leadership! It provides an excellent overview of the fascinating field’s primary theories and topics, and reveals the new and upcoming issues and questions. The inclusion of concrete study materials (e.g., cases, suggestions for further reading, discussion topics, and links to videos) also make this an ideal textbook for students.

Barbara Wisse
University of Gronignen

The Nature of Leadership edited by John Antonakis and David Day, is both unique and a tour de force. Unique, because no other book wonderfully serves three distinct audiences as a leadership textbook for undergraduate and master’s students, a compendium of leadership research for doctoral students, and a state-of-the-science review on leadership for the novice and veteran researcher. Tour de force, because
the topics covered—everything of importance in leadership—and the authors included—a who’s who of established and rising leadership scholars—make this book a must-have for your bookshelf/e-files and courses. Enjoy!

Francis J. Yammarino
Binghamton University
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Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • Four brand new chapters on timely topics such as:
    • Entrepreneurial leadership
    • Corporate social responsibility
    • Power
    • Social cognition 
  • Reflects the latest research and developments in the field, with new examples, citations, and statistics throughout    
  • New pedagogical features, including case vignettes, discussion questions, a list of practice-focused supplemental readings, and recommended case studies and videos

 KEY FEATURES:

  • Provides contributions from prominent leadership scholars, providing students with a holistic insight into the field 
  • Organizes the material into the three key thematic areas of Leadership:
    • The Major Schools of Leadership
    • Current Topics in Leadership
    • Philosophical and Methodological Issues in Leadership

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