Leadership Psychology

Editor/Author Cutler, Alan
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Kogan Page

Single-User Purchase Price: $74.95
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ISBN: 978-0-74-947081-4
Category: Psychology
Image Count: 81
Book Status: Available
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Leadership Psychology enables leaders to achieve greater success for themselves and their organizations by providing a better understanding of the psychological relationships at play within working environments. It outlines how inspirational leaders across a range of award-winning companies understand their employees' psychological needs and use that knowledge to affect behavior and enhance performance.

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Leadership theory – past and present
  • Great man theory
  • Trait theory
  • Behavioural theory
  • Situational leadership
  • Functional leadership
  • Relationship theory
  • Shared social identity
  • Chapter summary
  • Future challenges – the 21st-century leader
  • Innovation
  • Talent management
  • Social media
  • Globalization
  • Chapter summary
  • Motivation – the enduring principles
  • Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  • McGregor's X–Y theory
  • Herzberg's hygiene and motivation factors
  • Positive psychology
  • Chapter summary
  • The emotionally intelligent leader – identifying and controlling emotions
  • Measuring emotional intelligence
  • Organizational climate
  • Team norms
  • Goleman's four dimensions
  • The gender factor
  • Emotional intelligence and business success
  • Chapter summary
  • Leader development – identifying and promoting the inner self
  • Psychometric tests
  • 360-degree assessments
  • The Personality Audit
  • Executive coaching
  • Chapter summary
  • The psychological contract – unwritten expectations of leaders and followers
  • Employee expectations
  • Organizational culture
  • Contract violation – from the employee's perspective
  • Contract violation – from the employer's perspective
  • The generational factor
  • Chapter summary
  • Strategic leadership – navigating a course into an uncertain future
  • Strategic thinking – defining the future
  • Strategic planning – making the future happen
  • The psychology of decision-making
  • Five essential skills for strategic leaders
  • Chapter summary
  • Extreme leadership – leading when life is threatened
  • Survival leadership
  • Political leadership
  • Emergency response leadership
  • Combat leadership
  • Leadership theories
  • Chapter summary and leadership lessons
  • Future leadership – the way forward
  • Engaging leadership
  • The integrated psychological approach
  • Servant leadership
  • Authentic leadership
  • Ethical leadership
  • Chapter summary
  • A final thought…
  • References