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Leadership: Leaders, Followers, Environments

Book Description

Padilla's Leadership brings a more holistic and comprehensive view to the leadership-followership process by focusing on all three of these critical aspects (leader, follower, organizational setting) - something no other book on the market does. Padilla offers the strongest and most contemporary research and theory (as the reviewers have also confirmed) and unique ideas and topic coverage surrounding the dynamics of leaders, followers, and organizational settings.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. STUDENT AND INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES
    1. STUDENT AND INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES
    2. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    3. SPECIAL THANKS
  7. A Note About the Saguaro Cactus and Leadership
  8. CHAPTER 1: PROLOGUE
    1. KEY CONCEPTS
    2. QUESTIONS TO TEST COMPREHENSION
    3. CLASS ACTIVITIES (FACE TO FACE OR ONLINE)
    4. NOTE
  9. CHAPTER 2: ON LEADERSHIP
    1. Introduction
    2. A definition
    3. Changing contours
    4. Leadership outcomes
    5. Leader characteristics or leadership outcomes?
    6. What is leadership?
    7. Determining impact—how do we know when leadership is effective?
    8. Power and force versus motivation and persuasion
    9. Communication: adaptation and sense-making
    10. Is leadership neutral?
    11. Temporariness of leadership
    12. Whose goals are they?
    13. Ethics
    14. Culture and diversity of people
    15. Toward a synthesis: what is leadership?
    16. KEY CONCEPTS
    17. QUESTIONS TO TEST COMPREHENSION
    18. CLASS ACTIVITIES (FACE TO FACE OR ONLINE)
    19. NOTES
  10. CHAPTER 3: SELF-AWARENESS AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT
    1. Introduction
    2. Self-awareness: definition and importance
    3. Personality and self-awareness
    4. On tone-deafness, identity, and reputation
    5. Elements of self-awareness
    6. The Big Five
    7. Core self-evaluations
    8. Interpersonal relations
    9. Change and control
    10. Values
    11. Culture and values
    12. Organizational values
    13. Useful skills: communication and public speaking
    14. Mannerisms and other distractions
    15. Nervousness
    16. Communication: listening
    17. Conflict management
    18. KEY CONCEPTS
    19. QUESTIONS TO TEST COMPREHENSION
    20. APPLICATION QUESTIONS
    21. CLASS ACTIVITIES (FACE TO FACE OR ONLINE)
    22. NOTES
  11. CHAPTER 4: THE LEADERS
    1. Introduction
    2. The dance between leaders and followers
    3. Evolutionary antecedents
    4. Family and early childhood antecedents
    5. Resiliency and perseverance
    6. Becoming a leader
    7. Ability
    8. Personality
    9. Opportunity
    10. Leader derailment
    11. Recruiting and retaining high-performing teams
    12. Power and leading
    13. Sources of power
    14. Inept bosses and control freaks
    15. KEY CONCEPTS
    16. QUESTIONS TO TEST COMPREHENSION
    17. CLASS ACTIVITIES (FACE TO FACE OR ONLINE)
    18. NOTES
  12. CHAPTER 5: THE FOLLOWERS
    1. Introduction
    2. The leading–following dance
    3. The leader–follower dynamic
    4. Types of followers
    5. Top managers
    6. Creative professionals
    7. Virtual teams
    8. Susceptible followers
    9. Whose goals?
    10. Motivation, rewards, punishment, and performance
    11. Motivation theories
    12. Compensation and motivation
    13. Delegation, empowerment, and development
    14. Ethical decisions and ethical dilemmas
    15. Corrupt leaders can corrupt followers
    16. Whistle-blowing pros and cons
    17. When in Rome, New Delhi, or Beijing: Corruption and global business
    18. Crises and normal times
    19. KEY CONCEPTS
    20. QUESTIONS TO TEST COMPREHENSION
    21. CLASS ACTIVITIES (FACE TO FACE OR ONLINE)
    22. NOTES
  13. CHAPTER 6: THE ENVIRONMENTS
    1. Introduction
    2. What are environments?
    3. The rise of institutions
    4. Decline of institutions
    5. Institutional contexts: presidentialism and managerial discretion
    6. Institutional checks and balances
    7. External checks and balances
    8. External checks: the media
    9. External checks: experts and expert field
    10. External checks: government agencies
    11. Internal checks and balances
    12. Boards and directors
    13. General environmental elements
    14. What is culture?
    15. Approaches to understanding culture
    16. Limits on universals and the effects of culture
    17. How does culture influence leadership?
    18. Public leadership: an illustration of contexts and environments
    19. What and where is public leadership?
    20. Principal elements of public leadership
    21. KEY CONCEPTS
    22. QUESTIONS TO TEST COMPREHENSION
    23. CLASS ACTIVITIES (FACE TO FACE OR ONLINE)
    24. NOTES
  14. CHAPTER 7: TOXIC LEADERSHIP
    1. Introduction
    2. Definitional ingredients
    3. Toxic triangle
    4. Leadership versus goodness
    5. Leader characteristics and behaviors versus group processes and outcomes
    6. Whose goals?
    7. Range of toxicity versus non-toxicity
    8. Toxic leadership as a special case
    9. Four definitional elements of toxic leadership
    10. Toxic leaders and their characteristics
    11. Charisma and narcissism
    12. Personalized use of power
    13. Negative life themes
    14. Ideology of hate
    15. Susceptible followers: colluders and conformers
    16. Characteristics of followers
    17. Conformers
    18. Colluders
    19. Conducive environments
    20. Checks and balances and managerial discretion
    21. External checks—the media
    22. External checks—government agencies
    23. Internal checks—boards of directors
    24. Internal checks—culture of openness and organizational support
    25. Organizational instability and dynamism
    26. Organizational complexity
    27. Perceived threats
    28. Preventing and minimizing toxicity
    29. Leader selection, development, or diagnosis
    30. Empowering followers
    31. Nonprofit and similar organizations
    32. Paradox of toxic leadership
    33. KEY CONCEPTS
    34. QUESTIONS TO TEST COMPREHENSION
    35. CLASS ACTIVITIES (FACE TO FACE OR ONLINE)
    36. NOTES
  15. CHAPTER 8: EPILOGUE
    1. Introduction
    2. What we know
    3. Leader integrity and environmental checks and balances
    4. Success or failure
    5. Leaders and leadership
    6. Followers and leaders
    7. Contexts and environments
    8. Temporariness and range of leadership outcomes
    9. Goals and motivation
    10. Overarching relevance of communication in leadership
    11. Global trends affecting leadership
    12. KEY CONCEPTS
    13. QUESTIONS TO TEST COMPREHENSION
    14. NOTES
  16. GLOSSARY
  17. NAME INDEX
  18. SUBJECT INDEX