Contemporary Leadership Theories : Enhancing the Understanding of the Complexity, Subjectivity and Dynamic of Leadership, Hardback Book

Contemporary Leadership Theories : Enhancing the Understanding of the Complexity, Subjectivity and Dynamic of Leadership Hardback

Part of the Contributions to Management Science series

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Asisthecasewithmostbooks,thisbookalsotooksometimetoevolve.

Withthe ?rstideasaboutwritingitbeginningin2004,itwasaratherlongandbusyprocess.

However,itwasalsoaprocessfullofacquiringnewknowledge,discussingtopics withinterestingpeople,gainingpersonalinsights,and?nallyresultinginpersonal development.

Particularly,IwouldliketothankRainhartLang,whocontributedto myunderstandingofleadershipandtheorybyprovidingmanysuggestionsandalot ofadvice.

Furthermore,IwouldliketothankthestudentsatChemnitzUniversityof Technologywhopatientlytookpartinmycoursesoncontemporaryleadership theory.

FromthemIlearnedhownewcomerstothesubjectunderstandwhatIhave writteninselectedchaptersandwhatshouldbeconsequentlyamended.

Additi- ally,ElisabethSchumannandJuliaHeiberdidagreatjobwithproofreadingthe bookandadvancingtheleveloflanguage.

AsEnglishisnotmy?rstlanguageitwas sometimesnecessarytoremindmethatexpressingsomethinginEnglishisrather differentfromtellingitinGerman.

Finally,Iamalsogratefultothepeopleat Springer,whohelpedmepublishingthisbook. v Contents 1 AimsandOutlineoftheBook ...1 2 CharacteristicsofContemporaryTheoreticalApproaches inLeadershipResearch...5 3 AttributionTheoryinLeadershipResearch...9IntroductionandBackground...9 LeadershipasAttributedQuality ...10 Leader'Asisthecasewithmostbooks,thisbookalsotooksometimetoevolve.

Withthe ?rstideasaboutwritingitbeginningin2004,itwasaratherlongandbusyprocess.

However,itwasalsoaprocessfullofacquiringnewknowledge,discussingtopics withinterestingpeople,gainingpersonalinsights,and?nallyresultinginpersonal development.

Particularly,IwouldliketothankRainhartLang,whocontributedto myunderstandingofleadershipandtheorybyprovidingmanysuggestionsandalot ofadvice.

Furthermore,IwouldliketothankthestudentsatChemnitzUniversityof Technologywhopatientlytookpartinmycoursesoncontemporaryleadership theory.

FromthemIlearnedhownewcomerstothesubjectunderstandwhatIhave writteninselectedchaptersandwhatshouldbeconsequentlyamended.

Additi- ally,ElisabethSchumannandJuliaHeiberdidagreatjobwithproofreadingthe bookandadvancingtheleveloflanguage.

AsEnglishisnotmy?rstlanguageitwas sometimesnecessarytoremindmethatexpressingsomethinginEnglishisrather differentfromtellingitinGerman.

Finally,Iamalsogratefultothepeopleat Springer,whohelpedmepublishingthisbook. v Contents 1 AimsandOutlineoftheBook ...12 CharacteristicsofContemporaryTheoreticalApproaches inLeadershipResearch...5 3 AttributionTheoryinLeadershipResearch...9 IntroductionandBackground...9 LeadershipasAttributedQuality ...10 Leader'sAttributionsBasedonObservedBehavior ...15 StageofDiagnosis ...16 StageofDecision...19 AnInteractiveModeloftheLeader/MemberAttributionProcess...20 SelectedProsandCons ...22 4 PsychodynamicLeadershipApproach ...23 IntroductionandBackground...23 BasicConcepts...23 FamilyofOrigin ...24 ProcessofMaturationandIndividualization ...24 DependenceandIndependence ...25 Regression...25 SuppressionandShadowoftheEgo...25 Identi?cationandtheEmergenceofLeadership ...26 AnalysisofLeadershipRelations...27 TypesofLeaders...28 SelectedProsandCons ...30 5 NeocharismaticLeadership ...31 IntroductionandBackground...31 MaxWeber:CharismaandLegitimatedAuthority...32 CharismaticLeadership ...32 vii viii Contents TheEarlyConcept ...32 CharismaasAttribution...33 Self-Concept-BasedTheoryofCharisma...34 CharismaasFire ...34 Value-BasedLeadership ...36 BacktotheFollowers...36 TheGLOBEResearchProgram ...37 TransformationalLeadership ...40 FactorsofTransformationalLeadership...41 FactorsofTransactionalLeadership...42 Non-leadership ...43 SimilaritiesintheApproaches...44 SelectedProsandCons ...45 6 Leader?memberExchangeTheory ...47 IntroductionandBackground...47 QualitiesandDevelopmentofLeader?memberRelations...48 EffectsandDevelopmentofHigh-qualityLeader?member Relationships ...51 SelectedProsandCons ...53 7 IdiosyncrasyCreditModelofLeadership ...55 IntroductionandBackground...55 DevelopmentofStatus...55 NonconformityofLeaders...57 Electedvs.

AppointedLeaders...57 SelectedProsandCons ...58 8 SymbolicLeadership...59 IntroductionandBackground...59 ALeader'Asisthecasewithmostbooks,thisbookalsotooksometimetoevolve.

Withthe ?rstideasaboutwritingitbeginningin2004,itwasaratherlongandbusyprocess.

However,itwasalsoaprocessfullofacquiringnewknowledge,discussingtopics withinterestingpeople,gainingpersonalinsights,and?nallyresultinginpersonal development.

Particularly,IwouldliketothankRainhartLang,whocontributedto myunderstandingofleadershipandtheorybyprovidingmanysuggestionsandalot ofadvice.

Furthermore,IwouldliketothankthestudentsatChemnitzUniversityof Technologywhopatientlytookpartinmycoursesoncontemporaryleadership theory. FromthemIlearnedhownewcomerstothesubjectunderstandwhatIhave writteninselectedchaptersandwhatshouldbeconsequentlyamended.

Additi- ally,ElisabethSchumannandJuliaHeiberdidagreatjobwithproofreadingthe bookandadvancingtheleveloflanguage.

AsEnglishisnotmy?rstlanguageitwas sometimesnecessarytoremindmethatexpressingsomethinginEnglishisrather differentfromtellingitinGerman.

Finally,Iamalsogratefultothepeopleat Springer,whohelpedmepublishingthisbook. v Contents 1 AimsandOutlineoftheBook ...1 2 CharacteristicsofContemporaryTheoreticalApproaches inLeadershipResearch...5 3 AttributionTheoryinLeadershipResearch...9 IntroductionandBackground...9 LeadershipasAttributedQuality ...10 Leader'sAttributionsBasedonObservedBehavior ...15 StageofDiagnosis ...16 StageofDecision...19 AnInteractiveModeloftheLeader/MemberAttributionProcess...20 SelectedProsandCons ...22 4 PsychodynamicLeadershipApproach ...23 IntroductionandBackground...23 BasicConcepts...23 FamilyofOrigin ...24 ProcessofMaturationandIndividualization ...24 DependenceandIndependence ...25 Regression...25 SuppressionandShadowoftheEgo...25 Identi?cationandtheEmergenceofLeadership ...26 AnalysisofLeadershipRelations...27 TypesofLeaders...28 SelectedProsandCons ...30 5 NeocharismaticLeadership ...31 IntroductionandBackground...31 MaxWeber:CharismaandLegitimatedAuthority...32 CharismaticLeadership ...32 vii viii Contents TheEarlyConcept ...32 CharismaasAttribution...33 Self-Concept-BasedTheoryofCharisma...34 CharismaasFire ...34 Value-BasedLeadership ...36 BacktotheFollowers...36 TheGLOBEResearchProgram ...37 TransformationalLeadership ...40 FactorsofTransformationalLeadership...41 FactorsofTransactionalLeadership...42 Non-leadership ...43 SimilaritiesintheApproaches...44 SelectedProsandCons ...45 6 Leader?memberExchangeTheory ...47 IntroductionandBackground...47 QualitiesandDevelopmentofLeader?memberRelations...48 EffectsandDevelopmentofHigh-qualityLeader?member Relationships ...51 SelectedProsandCons ...53 7 IdiosyncrasyCreditModelofLeadership ...55 IntroductionandBackground...55 DevelopmentofStatus...55 NonconformityofLeaders...57 Electedvs.

AppointedLeaders...57 SelectedProsandCons ...58 8 SymbolicLeadership...59 IntroductionandBackground...59 ALeader'sActingIsSymbolized ...60 LeadershipasBeingSymbolizedandSymbolizing ...61 SelectedProsandCons ...63 9 Micro-politicsApproachtoLeadership...65 IntroductionandBackground...65 PoliticsandLeadership ...66 TacticsofMicro-politicalBehavior ...67 AModelofPoliticalLeaderBehavior...68 Micro-politicsandtheLifeCycleofanOrganization...72 Micro-politicsIsNotInherentlyBad ...73 SelectedProsandCons ...73 10 RoleTheoryofLeadership...75 IntroductionandBackground ...75 Contents ix ExpectationsandtheRoleSet ...76 TheProcessofRoleAscription...78 RoleCon?icts ...82 SelectedProsandCons ...83 11 SocialLearningTheoryofLeadership...85 IntroductionandBackground ...85 CharacteristicsofSocialLearninginLeadershipRelations...86 ModelLearning ...86 TheRoleofCognitiveProcesses ...88 Self-reinforcementandSelf-control ...89 CentralTheoreticalModeloftheApproach...90 SelectedProsandCons ...91 References ...93 Index ...105 Chapter1 AimsandOutlineoftheBook Theaimofthebookistoprovideanoverviewofthebasictheoriesandtheoretical approaches of today's leadership research.

The theories described in this book enhancethetraditionalthinkingoftraitsandstyles.

Atthesametime,theysupp- menttheoreticalapproachesfoundintopleadershipjournalsnowadays,butalso offer alternative explanations, and sometimes challenge mainstream leadership research. Asaconsequence,thebookintendstohighlightthediversityoftheore- cal approaches in contemporary leadership research.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 107 pages, 3 Tables, black and white; XII, 107 p.
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Management: leadership & motivation
  • ISBN: 9783790821574

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