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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 d ership 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 d ership ethics and the formulation of leadership standards and evaluation of leadership performance.

Features

  • Learning outcomes to provide the reader with an overview of what the chapter coves.
  • Culturally diverse examples.
  • Chapter summaries.
  • Further reading in the form of suggestions of books and journal articles.
  • Mainstream perspectives in each chapter which covers the mainstream views surrounding the topic as the basis for understanding the most commonly held beliefs in this area.
  • Dilemma boxes to present students with real-life situations they might encounter one day and to encourage to think about how they will approach these dilemmas.
  • Example boxes to present students with real-life examples within a South-African perspective.
  • Leadership in the media examples to bridge the gap between critical understanding of leadership theory and the development f personal leadership practice in a manner that is accessible to those with limited leadership experience at the same time as offering challenging real-world parallels to those who have progressed further into their careers.
  • Interactive Ca se s tudies

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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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