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Contemporary Leadership Challenges

Edited by Aida Alvinius

National Defence College Kenya, Kenya

Social and behavioral science has for decades studied and recognized leadership as a social exchange between leaders and followers. But leadership is rather complex, and as such, it tends to lead to an increased interest within and across different disciplines. This book is an attempt to provide theoretical and empirical framework to better understand leadership challenges in various contexts. The authors cover an array of themes that span from an individual level to an organizational and societal level. In this volume, two sections are presented. The first section based on individual level focuses on different leadership styles and abilities, and the other section provides theories to understand leadership in public administration, in industrial settings and in nonprofit organizations.

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Contemporary Leadership ChallengesEdited by Aida Alvinius

Published: February 1st 2017

DOI: 10.5772/62977

ISBN: 978-953-51-2904-2

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2903-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4116-7

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

46510 Total Chapter Downloads

16 Crossref Citations

10 Web of Science Citations

24 Dimensions Citations


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1. Waking Up to the Power of Reflection to Unlock Transformation in People, Teams and Organizations

By Elaine Patterson


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2. Reflective Leadership: Learning to Manage and Lead Human Organizations

By Süleyman Davut Göker and Kıvanç Bozkuş


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3. Developing Leadership Resilience Through a Sense of Coherence

By Dee Gray


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4. Leadership and Gender Differences—Are Men and Women Leading in the Same Way?

By Cătălina Radu, Alecxandrina Deaconu and Corina Frăsineanu


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5. Leadership: The Act of Serving

By Sharon K. Stoll, Jennifer M. Beller, Peter VanMullem, Kevin Bryant and Marcis R. Fennell


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6. Leadership as an Art and a Responsibility: A Case Study of the Linguistic Choices of Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan

By Iyabode Omolara Akewo Daniel


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7. Critical Revision of Leadership Styles in Management and Company Cases

By Beatriz Peña-Acuña


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8. Ethical Leadership in Crisis Management: The Role of University Education

By David A.L. Coldwell


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9. Development of Leadership Competencies During Studies at an Institution of Higher Education: Students’ Opinion

By Aelita Skarbalienė


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10. Leadership in Non-Profit Organisations

By Beste Gökçe Parsehyan


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11. Industrial Leadership: Leading Within the Field of Construction and Design

By Esin Kasapoğlu


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12. Leadership Requirements for Successful Implementation of Lean Management in Health Care: A Systematic Review of the Literature

By Kjeld H. Aij and Marion E. Veth


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13. Leadership and Healthcare Services

By Bilge Sözen Şahne and Sevgi Şar


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14. Leadership in Nursing

By Reem Nassar AL-Dossary


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