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Contemporary Leadership Challenges

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ISBN: 9789535129035 9789535129042 9789535141167 Year: Pages: 274 DOI: 10.5772/62977 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Business and Management
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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.

Gender Differences in Different Contexts

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ISBN: 9789535129059 9789535129066 9789535141181 Year: Pages: 160 DOI: 10.5772/63040 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Social Sciences --- Sociology
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The development of gender differences as an area of research has been rapid over the last decades. Varieties of studies have focused on the gender differences as well as the similarities of women and men. The common purpose of the research attempt is to find out the possibilities and even the consequences of gender differences and the impact on human beings on one side, and social and cultural environment on the other. This book is an attempt to provide theoretical and empirical framework to better understand gender differences in various contexts and on different levels. Therefore, the contributions cover an array of themes that span from an individual level to an organizational and societal level.

Dark Sides of Organizational Behavior and Leadership

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ISBN: 9781789847505 9781789847512 Year: Pages: 174 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71976 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Business and Management
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In recent years, scholars have focused more on the ""dark sides of leadership."" Both the negative and positive aspects of the relationship between leaders and followers are considered. But the relationship between leaders and followers is also influenced by the context in which the relationship occurs. Organizational aspects such as culture and structures are studied in relation to how negative leadership develops. Organizations, just like humans, are able to develop justifications for their actions, to self-aggrandize by claiming their exclusivity. In this book, the dark sides of organizational behaviors and leadership are considered from different aspects and contexts. The book contributes knowledge of how negative leadership develops, what part organizational structures play, and what the consequences are for the leader, the subordinates and the organization.

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