• Appreciate mainstream and critical approaches to leadership theory; how and where these vary and complement one another and why.
• Understand the key roles leaders play in ensuring organizational effectiveness.
• Explain why new approaches to leadership are called for.
Interest in leadership as a concept and a practice is not new, yet in recent years leadership has become one of the most topical themes in the OB pantheon. Recently, a quick internet search on the subject of leadership yielded about 358,000 entries in 19 seconds!
This chapter considers why discussion about leadership has become so prominent in recent decades. Any ...