Bass & Stogdill's Handbook of Leadership: Theory, Research, and Managerial Applications

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Simon and Schuster, 1990 - Business & Economics - 1182 pages
For seventeen years and through two editions, this Handbook has been the indispensable "bible" for every serious student of leadership. This third edition reflects the growth and changes in the study of leadership since the 1981 edition. There have been shifts in both content and method. Senior managers, for example, have become an increasing subject of inquiry. Distinctly separate fields of inquiry, such as political science and psychology, have been joined in this edition to build a broader appreciation of the phenomenon of leadership. Throughout the Handbook, the contributions from cognitive social psychology and the social, political, communications, and administrative sciences have been expanded.As in the second edition, Bernard Bass begins with a consideration of the definitions and concepts used, and a brief review of some of the better-known theories. Professor Bass then focuses on the personal traits, tendencies, attributes, and values of leaders and the knowledge, intellectual competence, and technical skills required for leadership. Next, he looks at leaders' socioemotional talents, interpersonal competencies, and the differences in these characteristics in leaders who are imbued with ideologies, especially authoritarianism, Machiavellianism, and self-aggrandizement. A fuller examination of the values, needs, and satisfactions of leaders follows, and singled out for special attention are competitiveness and the preferences for taking risks. In his chapters on personal characteristics, Bass examines the esteem that others generally accord to leaders as a consequence of the leaders' personalities. The more general examination of the personal factors associated with leadership has been extensively reorganized and expanded, and increased attention has been paid to knowledge, information, and intellectual ability, as well as to power and political tactics.The many developments in theory and research about charisma since 1974 have now made possible an entire chapter devoted to charismatic and inspirational leadership. Bass argues that a new paradigm of leadership -- transformational leadership -- has arisen that makes possible the inclusion of a much wider range of phenomena than when theory and modeling are limited to reinforcement strategies.Studies of women increased dramatically during the 1980s. Accordingly, Chapter 32 on women and leadership has been considerably expanded over the chapter in the second edition. Completely new to this edition are studies by European and Japanese investigators on the accelerating internationalization of management.Finally, a glossary has been included in this edition to assist specialists in a particular academic discipline who may be unfamiliar with terms used in other fields.
 

Contents

Concepts of Leadership
7
Headship An Evolving Expanding
19
Typologies and Taxonomies of Leadership
31
Interaction and Social Learning Theories
44
and Measurements Summary
55
Interpersonal Competence and Leadership
110
Authoritarianism Power Orientation
124
and Conclusions
138
General Effects on Productivity Satisfaction
527
and Other Criteria Contingencies in
535
Laissezfaire Leadership versus Motivation
559
Experimental Communication
676
Persistence Transfer and Succession
687
Women and Leadership
707
for Leadership MaleFemale Differences
718
Leadership Blacks Hispanics and Other
751

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173
59
182
Power and Leadership
233
Leadership and the Distribution of Power
269
Moderators of the Use and Effects
362
339
379
PART IV
424
Directive versus Participative Leadership
443
Task versus RelationsOriented Leadership
473
Consideration Initiating Structure and Related
511
Scales Behavioral Descriptions of the Ideal
519
Leadership in Different Countries
760
Assessment and Forecasting of Leaders
857
760
871
Leadership Issues for
879
Glossary
915
References
925
687
1049
Author Index
1115
Subject Index
1149
Development Education and Training
1179
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