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Theory and Practice of Leadership [Kindle Edition]

Roger Gill
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here

Praise for the first edition:

'At last a well-written, balanced and insightful British book on leadership. It is probable that every theory and assertion of consequence is commented upon. A real tour-de-force.'

- Emeritus Professor Gerry Randell, University of Bradford School of Management

'Theory and Practice of Leadership is an all encompassing, global review of examples and case studies that is both comprehensive and easily adaptable to almost any situation one would encounter in leading people.'

- Richard J. Conwell, Nova Southeastern University, Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship

If you are looking for a more holistic and critical take on the field of leadership, look no further! The second edition of this engaging and highly-respected text offers an exploration of leadership in a variety of contexts, both profit-orientated and non-profit.

New to this edition:

  • Refined to capture and delineate the essential theories more clearly, with broader coverage taking in the latest developments in areas such as change, politics, assessment and development of leadership, and multiple intelligences.

  • Further development of a new integrative model of core leadership themes and practices.

  • Abundant examples and illustrations, together with detailed explanations of how they apply in practice.

  •  A companion website with an Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides, links to additional case studies and full-text journal articles.

Theory and Practice of Leadership will prove a highly-stimulating read for undergraduate and postgraduate students of leadership and related subjects as well as management consultants and practising managers.

Visit the Theory and Practice of Leadership companion website to take advantage of additional resources for students and lecturers.


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"I found this book to be a very useful resources for the future. . .  I found Gill's points to be very easy to understand. This book seems to be more geared to advanced scholars of leadership than to actual leaders. " (Matthew J. Grawitch Contemporary Psychology APA Review of Books 2006-09-19)

About the Author

Roger Gill is Visiting Professor of Leadership Studies at Durham University Business School (DUBS), Durham University in the UK, and an independent consultant on leadership and leadership development.  He supervises research both in DUBS and in Durham’s Department of Theology & Religion.  He is a Chartered Psychologist, a graduate of the universities of Oxford, Liverpool, and Bradford and a Fellow of the Leadership Trust Foundation.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2895 KB
  • Print Length: 552 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1849200246
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; Second Edition edition (15 Dec. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849200246
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849200240
  • ASIN: B00GLS6T28
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #524,092 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I purchased and read this book as a requirement for an MBA course I'm currently studying.

The author has written the start of the book with a well categorised and thorough introduction to leadership. Although some theories are brief in their description, the author offers an in depth look in to current theories of leadership in the 'all encompassing model'.

Unfortunately, as the introduction to leadership ends and more subject matter is introduced Gill 'skips over' many of the theories that have been the foundation of his writings. Having previously studied many of the theories and subject matter contained within the book, I became disappointed with the lack of information contained in some areas of it; the chapter on motivation may as well read "look elsewhere". Similarly, the content becomes repetitive and overlaps across chapters, with a reliance on chinese proverbs and direct quotes to fill the pages.

The author has a tendency to focus on his own viewpoints and takes advantage of only a select few theories. Therefore, if you are looking for an introduction to leadership, this is not the book for you. However, if you have already been introduced to the subject matter and can identify when there is a lack of content, this book should be adequate as a 'refresher'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great british text on leadership 5 April 2006
At last a well-written, balanced and insightful british book on leadership. It is a real tour-de-force. It is probable that every theory and assertion of consequence is commented upon. I would have liked him to have been more critical and to have put the boot in some of the over-hyped promulgations that litter the field of leadership. With such a thorough account of the topic he has certainly earned the right to do so.
It will meet the needs of management students and of the more thoughtful managers who are not looking for a quick fix for their leadership problems.
This certainly is a major text that will be difficult to follow for many years.
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Broad brush coverage of a range of leadership theories so good introduction
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3.0 out of 5 stars Quite good for my studies 26 May 2015
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Quite good for my studies
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star 5 Jan. 2015
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Very good book for my Leadership course
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