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Exploring Leadership (Second Edition)  

Richard Bolden, Jonathan Gosling, and Beverley Hawkins
Published in Print:22 March 2023 Published Online:31 August 2023
Publisher:Oxford University Press


Exploring Leadership aims to support the personal and professional development of both aspiring and experienced leaders. Investigating the complex dynamics of power, identity, and purpose in organizations and wider society, it critically examines significant global issues such as diversity and inclusion, the environmental crisis, and the recent Covid-19 pandemic to reveal the systemic nature of leadership in a complex and ever-changing world. Examples and case studies include: ancestral leadership in Maori communities; consideration of Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky as a transformational leader; and leadership paradoxes in the Singaporean Civil Service. The book is made up of five parts. The first part is concerned with framing leadership and the leader. The second part looks at leadership traits, styles, and the dynamics of leadership. The next part is about leadership within the organization. The fourth part is about ethics and alternatives to leaderships. The final part looks at emerging perspectives and enduring dilemmas. The final question is, where next for leadership theory and practice?