Leadership is an increasingly important concept which is being heralded as a necessary topic to be included in undergraduate courses at South African institutions, given the dearth of leadership skill displayed in especially the public sector. Leadership is a subject which should be approached in a holistic manner, particularly within the Economic and Management Sciences. The purpose of this textbook is to identify the principles of leadership in contemporary business organisations and to develop the students understanding of the interrelatedness of leadership and management in order to achieve organisational goals. The textbook also covers contemporary issues in practicing leadership for success. The book aims to encourage students to understand the
principles and the importance of effective leadership in modern organisations, to understand the leadership skills that are necessary in modern organisations, the role of leaders in workplace relations and teamwork, the importance of lea de rship ethics and the formulation of leadership standards and evaluation of leadership performance.

Leadership is an increasingly important concept which is being heralded as a necessary topic to be included in undergraduate courses at South African institutions, given the dearth of leadership skill displayed in especially the public sector. Leadership is a subject which should be approached in a holistic manner, particularly within the Economic and Management Sciences. The purpose of this textbook is to identify the principles of leadership in contemporary business organisations and to develop the students understanding of the interrelatedness of leadership and management in order to achieve organisational goals. The textbook also covers contemporary issues in practicing leadership for success. The book aims to encourage students to understand the
principles and the importance of effective leadership in modern organisations, to understand the leadership skills that are necessary in modern organisations, the role of leaders in workplace relations and teamwork, the importance of lea de rship ethics and the formulation of leadership standards and evaluation of leadership performance.

Features

  • Local case studies to ensure that students have relevant context for the theory covered
  • Learning objectives that are clearly identified throughout the chapter
  • Research in focus features that present research conducted in the field of leadership
  • Discussion points containing activities for students to complete
  • Key terms listed at the end of the chapter that are defined in a collated glossed index.

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Senior undergraduate students who are studying Leadership as part of a degree in the Economic and Management Sciences at universities.
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