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Leadership That Matters

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Leadership That Matters examines transformational leadership-leadership that not only improves productivity and performance but also makes a positive difference in the lives of organization members. Traditional leaders achieve superior results because of their ability to transform people from dutiful followers into self-directed leaders who go beyond simply doing what is expected of them. Drawing on research that investigates leadership, culture, and performance in dozens of organizations, the Sashkins describe the specific behaviors and personal characteristics of transformational leaders. They show how you can construct an empowering organizational culture that nurtures self-reliance and long-term thinking. They offer practical advice on how you can become a transformational leader—and make leadership matter.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Introduction
    1. What Is Leadership That Matters?
    2. What Makes This Book Different?
    3. Summary
  7. Chapter One
    1. What Is Leadership?
    2. Personality, Behavior, and Situational Context
    3. Leadership That Matters: A New Synthesis
    4. Summary
  8. Chapter Two
    1. What Have We Learned About Leadership?
    2. Leaders and Managers
    3. Leadership Research
    4. A New Leadership Paradigm
    5. Summary
  9. Chapter Three
    1. Leadership Skills and Behaviors
    2. Research to Identify Transformational Leadership Behaviors
    3. Leadership Behavior and Performance
    4. Summary
  10. Chapter Four
    1. Charisma and Character
    2. Max Weber: Bureaucracy and Charisma
    3. A Modern Approach to Charismatic Leadership
    4. The Development of the Power Need
    5. Summary
  11. Chapter Five
    1. Leaders, Followers, and Power
    2. Three Basic Influence Processes
    3. Leaders and Followers: Power Relations
    4. Is Charisma Always Bad?
    5. Can Transformational Leaders Be Charismatic?
    6. Summary
  12. Chapter Six
    1. Leaders With the Confidence to Act
    2. What’s Luck Got to Do With It?
    3. When Is Taking Risks Risky?
    4. What’s Leadership Got to Do With It?
    5. Confident Leaders Build Confidence
    6. Summary
  13. Chapter Seven
    1. Vision—How Leaders Think
    2. What Is Vision?
    3. Cause and Effect
    4. It’s About Time!
    5. Four Steps in the Visioning Process
    6. Leaders and Followers: Cognitive Capability
    7. The ABCs of Transformational Leadership Character
    8. Summary
  14. Chapter Eight
    1. Leadership in Context
    2. Behavior Is a Function of the Person and … What Situation?
    3. The Context: The Nature of the Situation
    4. Four Crucial Organizational Functions
    5. Culture Is the Key
    6. Summary
  15. Chapter Nine
    1. How Transformational Leaders Construct the Cultural Context
    2. Three Keys to Constructing Culture
    3. Culture: The Context Transformational Leaders Construct
    4. Summary
  16. Chapter Ten
    1. Six Paradoxes of Leadership: Transforming Followers
    2. The Paradoxes of Transformational Leadership
    3. What About Leaders’ Own Transformation?
    4. Summary
  17. Chapter Eleven
    1. How Do We Know Leadership Matters? The Research Evidence
    2. The Leadership Profile
    3. Research and Results
    4. Okay, Okay, So It Works! But How Well Does It Work?
    5. Summary
  18. Chapter Twelve
    1. Issues in Leadership: Implications for Transformational Leaders
    2. Leadership and Gender
    3. Empowering Leadership
    4. Leadership in Turbulent Times
    5. Transformational Leadership and Globalization
    6. Summary
  19. Chapter Thirteen
    1. Leadership That Matters: A New Synthesis
    2. Approaches to Transformational Leadership
    3. Common Elements Among Transformational Approaches
    4. Transformational Leadership: A New Synthesis
    5. Conclusion
  20. Appendix One
    1. Bibliography
  21. Appendix Two
    1. Development of The Leadership Profile
    2. The Ten TLP Dimensions
    3. TLP Reliability
    4. TLP Validity
    5. Summary
  22. Notes
  23. Index
  24. About the Authors