The Allure of Toxic Leaders

Author: Jean Lipman-Blumen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195312007
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Toxic leaders, both political, like Slobodan Milosevic, and corporate, like Enron's Ken Lay, have always been with us, and many books have been written to explain what makes them tick. Here leadership scholar Jean Lipman-Blumen explains what makes the followers tick, exploring why people will tolerate--and remain loyal to--leaders who are destructive to their organizations, their employees, or their nations. Why do we knowingly follow, seldom unseat, frequently prefer, and sometimes even create toxic leaders? Lipman-Blumen argues that these leaders appeal to our deepest needs, playing on our anxieties and fears, on our yearnings for security, high self-esteem, and significance, and on our desire for noble enterprises and immortality. She also explores how followers inadvertently keep themselves in line by a set of insidious control myths that they internalize. For example, the belief that the leader must necessarily be in a position to "know more" than the followers often stills their objections. In addition, outside forces--such as economic depressions, political upheavals, or a crisis in a company--can increase our anxiety and our longing for charismatic leaders. Lipman-Blumen shows how followers can learn critical lessons for the future and survive in the meantime. She discusses how to confront, reform, undermine, blow the whistle on, or oust a toxic leader. And she suggests how we can diminish our need for strong leaders, identify "reluctant leaders" among competent followers, and even nurture the leader within ourselves. Toxic leaders charm, manipulate, mistreat, weaken, and ultimately devastate their followers. The Allure of Toxic Leaders tells us how to recognize these leaders before it's too late.

Personalf hrung

Author: Jürgen Weibler
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 3800651726
Format: PDF
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Führung bewegt Menschen. Sie berührt jeden - Führende wie Geführte. "Dank seines Detailreichtums, seiner umfassenden Literaturrecherchen, seines stets brillanten Urteilsvermögens und nicht zuletzt aufgrund der enormen Vielschichtigkeit seiner Themenfelder hat Jürgen Weibler ein beeindruckendes Werk vorgelegt, das wohl als Referenzklasse der deutschsprachigen Führungsforschung gelten darf." Prof. Dr. Hugo Kehr, Lehrstuhl für Psychologie, TU München Die überarbeitete und erweiterte Neuauflage dieses Standardwerks stellt die Führungslehre in ihrer beeindruckenden Vielfalt vor, ordnet wie gewohnt ein und weist Wege für die Forschung und Praxis. Klassische Positionen finden weiterhin ihren Platz, doch wurde besonderer Wert auf aktuelle Fortschreibungen und Erweiterungen gelegt. So wurden u.a. die Führungstheorien, Führungsinstrumente, das Führungs-Controlling und die Prozessperspektive der Führung ausgebaut sowie Überlegungen zur Führungsethik weiter gefasst. Neu aufgenommen wurden Entwicklungen zu Neuroscience und Leadership, zur achtsamen Führung, zu Führung und Kunst sowie zu Führung und Kooperation. Erstmalig wird Augenmerk auf die Dynamik des realen Entscheidungsverhaltens von Führungskräften samt Verbesserungsmaßnahmen gelegt. Dieses und mehr macht die dritte Auflage von „Personalführung“ zu einer einzigartigen Auseinandersetzung mit allen relevanten, oftmals jedoch vernachlässigten Zugängen zum Leadership – theoretisch fundiert, empirisch gestu?tzt und nicht zuletzt Gestaltungsfragen im Blick haltend. Der Autor Jürgen Weibler ist Professor für Betriebswirtschaftslehre an der FernUniversität in Hagen. Er beschäftigt sich vor allem mit Fragen des Personalmanagements sowie der Organisation und gilt als einer "der renommiertesten deutschen Experten in Sachen Mitarbeiterführung" (WirtschaftsWoche Online). Auf www.leadership-insiders.de unterstützt Jürgen Weibler Führungspraktiker bei der Gestaltung erfolgreicher Führungsbeziehungen. "Dieses umfassende Werk ist für unsere Personalarbeit sehr wichtig. Um aus der Fülle der Inhalte drei herauszugreifen: Die Abschnitte zum Coaching, zur Selbstführung oder zu den Führungsgrundsätzen sind nicht nur gut in die Praxis übertragbar, sie bereichern ohne Frage die Diskussionen, die in den Unternehmen dazu gerade geführt werden." Dagmar Reinhold, Head of Total Rewards, LANXESS AG „Personalführung ist das deutschsprachige Standardwerk der Führung in Organisationen. Es zeichnet sich durch eine eindrückliche wissenschaftliche Fundierung bei stets guter Lesbarkeit aus. Neben den klassischen Grundlagen der Führungsliteratur werden neueste Entwicklungen, wie z.B. Digital Leadership in Theorie und Praxis, aufgegriffen und, wo angebracht, weitergedacht. Die vielfach fehlende oder mangelhafte ethische Fundierung der Führung ist mit einem eigenen Schwerpunkt vertreten. Prof. Dr. Michael Müller-Camen, Institut für Personalmanagement, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien

Trends der psychologischen F hrungsforschung

Author: Jörg Felfe
Publisher: Hogrefe Verlag
ISBN: 3840926181
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Dieser Band bietet einen qualitativ hochwertigen und komprimierten Überblick über den aktuellen Stand und neue Entwicklungen in dem dynamischen Feld der Führungsforschung. Hierbei steht der Anspruch der Aktualität im Vordergrund. Bewusst wurde darauf verzichtet, nochmals klassische Konzepte und Befunde vorzustellen, die in den meisten Lehrbüchern zu finden sind. Alle Beiträge wurden von ausgewiesenen Experten verfasst, die selbst intensiv im Bereich Führung forschen. Die insgesamt 44 Einzelbeiträge sind zur besseren Orientierung thematisch gruppiert und verteilen sich auf acht Bereiche: aktuelle Konzepte (z.B. authentische, ethische und transformationale Führung), der Führungsprozess, Wirkung und Effektivität, negative Aspekte der Führung (z.B. Machiavellismus), individuelle Voraussetzungen, Führungskräfteentwicklung, neue Anforderungen und aktuelle Felder (z.B. Diversity) und neue Methoden (z.B. Neuroleadership). Das Buch richtet sich vorrangig an Wissenschaftler und Studierende, aber auch an wissenschaftlich interessierte Praktiker, die sich einen aktuellen und pointierten Überblick über neue Entwicklungen auf dem Gebiet der psychologischen Führungsforschung verschaffen möchten.

Surviving Toxic Leaders

Author: Kenneth O. Gangel
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498276091
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Since Jean Lipman-Blumen's The Allure of Toxic Leaders shook the corporate world in 2005, countless articles, books, and Internet blogs have appeared on the topic. Despite such interest and response, no study of toxic leadership had appeared from a Christian point of view until this volume, Kenn Gangel's Surviving Toxic Leaders. Gangel begins by showing that toxic leadership existed throughout biblical history. Making generous use not only of biblical materials but also of contemporary leadership literature, Gangel names the causes and cures of power abuse, cheating, bullying, laziness, and dictatorial behavior in today's leaders. Readers will benefit from Gangel's leadership experience and expertise. He has been a pastor, a college dean (twice), and a college president. Gangel currently edits The Seal, a review of leadership literature. Practical and personal, Surviving Toxic Leaders abounds with stories of real people and their situations. Everyone who has ever had "trouble at work" will benefit from Surviving Toxic Leaders.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership

Author: R. A. W. Rhodes
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191645869
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Political leadership has made a comeback. It was studied intensively not only by political scientists but also by political sociologists and psychologists, Sovietologists, political anthropologists, and by scholars in comparative and development studies from the 1940s to the 1970s. Thereafter, the field lost its way with the rise of structuralism, neo-institutionalism, and rational choice approaches to the study of politics, government, and governance. Recently, however, students of politics have returned to studying the role of individual leaders and the exercise of leadership to explain political outcomes. The list of topics is nigh endless: elections, conflict management, public policy, government popularity, development, governance networks, and regional integration. In the media age, leaders are presented and stage-managed—spun—as the solution to almost every social problem. Through the mass media and the Internet, citizens and professional observers follow the rise, impact, and fall of senior political officeholders at closer quarters than ever before. This Handbook encapsulates the resurgence by asking, where are we today? It orders the multidisciplinary field by identifying the distinct and distinctive contributions of the disciplines. It meets the urgent need to take stock. It brings together scholars from around the world, encouraging a comparative perspective, to provide a comprehensive coverage of all the major disciplines, methods, and regions. It showcases both the normative and empirical traditions in political leadership studies, and juxtaposes behavioural, institutional, and interpretive approaches. It covers formal, office-based as well as informal, emergent political leadership, and in both democratic and undemocratic polities.

The Wizard and the Warrior

Author: Lee G. Bolman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118046647
Format: PDF
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The Wizard and the Warrior gives leaders the insight and courage they need to take risks on behalf of values they cherish and the people they guide. Great leaders must act both as wizard, calling on imagination, creativity, meaning, and magic, and as warrior, mobilizing strength, courage, and willingness to fight as necessary to fulfill their mission. Best-selling authors Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal present the defining moments and experiences of exemplary leaders such as Carly Fiorina, Thomas Keller (head chef of French Laundry), David Neeleman (CEO of Jet Blue), Mary Kay Ash, Warren Buffet, Anne Mulcahy, and Abraham Lincoln3⁄4all of whom have wrested with their own inner warrior and wizard. These engaging, realistic case studies are followed by commentaries that will raise questions and suggest possibilities without rushing to resolution or simple answers.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Individual Differences

Author: Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444343113
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The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Individual Differences provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of recent research, current perspectives, practical applications, and likely future developments in individual differences. Brings together the work of the top global researchers within the area of individual differences, including Philip L. Ackerman, Ian J. Deary, Ed Diener, Robert Hogan, Deniz S. Ones and Dean Keith Simonton Covers methodological, theoretical and paradigm changes in the area of individual differences Individual chapters cover core areas of individual differences including personality and intelligence, biological causes of individual differences, and creativity and emotional intelligence

The Bass Handbook of Leadership

Author: Bernard M. Bass
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416545786
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For thirty-three years and through three editions, Bass & Stogdill's Handbook of Leadership has been the indispensable bible for every serious student of leadership. Since the third edition came out in 1990, the field of leadership has expanded by an order of magnitude. This completely revised and updated fourth edition reflects the growth and changes in the study of leadership over the past seventeen years, with new chapters on transformational leadership, ethics, presidential leadership, and executive leadership. Throughout the Handbook, the contributions from cognitive social psychology and the social, political, communications, and administrative sciences have been expanded. As in the third edition, Bernard Bass begins with a consideration of the definitions and concepts used, and a brief review of some of the betterknown theories. Professor Bass then focuses on the personal traits, tendencies, attributes, and values of leaders and the knowledge, intellectual competence, and technical skills required for leadership. Next he looks at leaders' socioemotional talents and interpersonal competencies, and the differences in these characteristics in leaders who are imbued with ideologies, especially authoritarianism, Machiavellianism, and self-aggrandizement. A fuller examination of the values, needs, and satisfactions of leaders follows, and singled out for special attention are competitiveness and the preferences for taking risks. In his chapters on personal characteristics, Bass examines the esteem that others generally accord to leaders as a consequence of the leaders' personalities. The many theoretical and research developments about charisma over the past thirty years are crucial and are explored here in depth. Bass has continued to develop his theory of transformational leadership -- the paradigm of the last twenty years -- and he details how it makes possible the inclusion of a much wider range of phenomena than when theory and modeling are limited to reinforcement strategies. He also details the new incarnations of transformational leadership since the last edition. Bass has greatly expanded his consideration of women and racial minorities, both of whom are increasingly taking on leadership roles. A glossary is included to assist specialists in a particular academic discipline who may be unfamiliar with terms used in other fields. Business professors and students, executives in every industry, and politicians at all levels have relied for years on the time-honored guidance and insight afforded by the Handbook.

Through the Labyrinth

Author: Alice H. Eagly
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1633690237
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Despite real progress, women remain rare enough in elite positions of power that their presence still evokes a sense of wonder. In Through the Labyrinth, Alice Eagly and Linda Carli examine why women's paths to power remain difficult to traverse. First, Eagly and Carli prove that the glass ceiling is no longer a useful metaphor and offer seven reasons why. They propose the labyrinth as a better image and explain how to navigate through it. This important and practical book addresses such critical questions as: How far have women actually come as leaders? Do stereotypes and prejudices still limit women's opportunities? Do people resist women's leadership more than men's? And, do organisations create obstacles to women who would be leaders?This book's rich analysis is founded on scientific research from psychology, economics, sociology, political science, and management. The authors ground their conclusions in that research and invoke a wealth of engaging anecdotes and personal accounts to illustrate the practical principles that emerge. With excellent leadership in short supply, no group, organisation, or nation can afford to restrict women's access to leadership roles. This book evaluates whether such restrictions are present and, when they are, what we can do to eliminate them.