Understanding Leadership : An Arts and Humanities Perspective

Understanding Leadership : An Arts and Humanities Perspective

Description

Laozi, Marx, the Buddha, Ibsen, Machiavelli - these are just a few of the world's great thinkers who have weighed in on the subject of leadership over the centuries. Yet the contemporary student of leadership often overlooks many of these names in favor of more recent theorists hailing from the social sciences. Understanding Leadership: An Arts and Humanities Perspective takes a different angle, employing the works of the great philosophers, authors, and artists found in world civilization and presenting an arts and humanities perspective on the study of leadership.

The authors build their conceptual framework using their Five Components of Leadership Model, which recognizes the leader, the followers, the goal, the context, and the cultural values and norms that make up the leadership process.

Supporting the text are a wealth of case studies that reflect on works such as Ayn Rand's novella Anthem, Eugene Delacroix's painting Liberty Leading the People, Charlie Chaplin's film Modern Times, Athol Fugard's play "Master Harold" . . . and the boys, Laozi's poetic work Dao De Jing, and Antonin Dvorak's New World Symphony. The authors also introduce studies from various world cultures to emphasize the role that cultural values and norms play in leadership. This illuminating framework promotes the multidimensional thinking that is necessary for understanding and problem-solving in a complex world.

Understanding Leadership: An Arts and Humanities Perspective will be a valuable resource for both undergraduate and postgraduate leadership students, while leadership professionals will also appreciate the book's unique liberal arts and cultural approach.

Similar Books

ISBN 10: 1612680194
ISBN 13: 9781612680194

28 Apr 2017
Robert T. Kiyosaki

ISBN 10: 0241958229
ISBN 13: 9780241958223

03 Apr 2018
Simon Sinek

ISBN 10: 0091906814
ISBN 13: 9780091906818

28 Jun 2011
Dale Carnegie

ISBN 10: 0241257409
ISBN 13: 9780241257401

03 Dec 2015
Brene Brown

ISBN 10: 1416502491
ISBN 13: 9781416502494

26 Sep 2012
Stephen R. Covey

ISBN 10: 1501124021
ISBN 13: 9781501124020

06 Nov 2017
Ray Dalio

ISBN 10: 006124189X
ISBN 13: 9780061241895

06 Jul 2011
Robert B. Cialdini

ISBN 10: 1592408419
ISBN 13: 9781592408412

31 Aug 2015
Brene Brown

ISBN 10: 1250183863
ISBN 13: 9781250183866

21 Nov 2017
Jocko Willink

ISBN 10: 0091929113
ISBN 13: 9780091929114

14 Jun 2013
Timothy Ferriss

ISBN 10: 1604591870
ISBN 13: 9781604591873

30 Jan 2008
Napoleon Hill

ISBN 10: 0143125346
ISBN 13: 9780143125341

29 Apr 2014
Phil Jackson