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A Very Short Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Leadership (Very Short, Fairly Interesting & Cheap Books) Paperback – 14 Jun 2011
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The title is only partially correct - this book is "extremely" interesting rather than "fairly" interesting and has managed to pack more wisdom into 150 pages than almost any other leadership book available. The authors have done all students of leadership a great service with this little gem
Professor Keith Grint
Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
This has been the most helpful book I have read during my entire first year as a PhD student. Reading this book felt like having a good mentor nearby
Ph.D. Fellow Copenhagen Business School
Just a quick thank you to the authors for writing their book on leadership, I bought the first edition and have just bought the second edition. I am in educational leadership and the book has been thought provoking and provided focus for my thoughts
Deputy Headteacher, Teaching and Learning Fakenham High School and College, Norfolk
Libraries, bookstores and the internet are full of publications on leadership. This book cuts through the rhetoric and gets to the core issues. It is user-friendly. A must read for anyone interested in leadership
About the Author
Brad Jackson is the Head of School of Government and Professor of Public and Community Leadership at Victoria University of Wellington. Prior to this he was the Fletcher Building Education Trust Chair in Leadership and Co-Director of the New Zealand Leadership Institute at The University of Auckland Business School. Brad has authored five books including A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Leadership and co-edited the Sage Handbook of Leadership and Major Works in Leadership. Brad is the former Vice-Chair of the International Leadership Association, a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management and The Leadership Trust.
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I was pointed towards this book by a researcher at the CMI Library in Corby, and I was immediately struck by how well written and organised it is. Most importantly for me, it has a HUGE reference list in the back. This not only allows you to cite the texts accurately in your assignments (my tutor has commented on the quality of my referencing, cheap Brownie points!), but it also allows you to delve into the detail of the quoted texts via Google Scholar or a standard Internet search really easily.
I wouldn't necessarily describe the book as "Very Short" - I was expecting it to be one of the bullet-list type books so common in the field, when actually it's quite detailed and the text is fairly small. Anyone buying this in the hope of reading it on the train or the plane, or on the sunlounger on holiday, might find it heavy going.
But as a study resource, I think you'll find it invaluable.
I'm a Learning and Development Manager and I'm just about to kick off a leadership programme aiming towards the CMI Level 4 Diploma. I've bought all of the participants a copy of the book, and I'm hoping they find it as useful as I have.
If Messrs Jackson and Parry read this review - thank you!!
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Having just completed PhD research into the role of leadership in conducting orchestras, I can highly recommend this book. Read morePublished on 27 Jan. 2014 by Nicholas Logie