Drawing on the complexity sciences and personal narrative accounts of experience from practitioners based in the UK, Germany, Denmark and North America, this book examines conventional leadership development methodologies with a view to identifying what is useful and what is not. It proffers an alternative perspective on leadership and organisation for business schools, consultancies and corporate training functions to adopt in their development of leaders.
Leadership Development: A Complexity Approach
is essential reading for advanced students and researchers of leadership development, leadership studies, human resource management and organisational development. It will also be of interest to management educators and practising managers whose experience of, or aspirations for, working life are not represented in mainstream academic texts and popular management literature.
Table of Contents
Preface and Introduction
Chapter 1 - Leadership, management and entrepreneurship
Chapter 2 - Rethinking leadership
Chapter 3 - Rethinking leadership development
Chapter 4 - Coaching, psychometrics and 360 degree feedback
Chapter 5 - Forum theatre
Chapter 6 - Experiential exercises
Chapter 7 - Action Learning Sets
Chapter 8 - Reflections