The role of the leader

  • Roger Cartwright
Part of the Palgrave Master Series book series (MSB)


In researching this section the author searched through a large number of volumes on leadership. What appeared to be missing from all of them was a simple definition of what leadership actually is. There seemed to be an assumption that the reader would instinctively know. This may be correct, but the author believes that it is important to set out a definition to act as a starting point.


Leadership Style Charismatic Leader External Threat Contingency Approach Ruling Elite 
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Recommended Further Reading

  1. There are a large number of books on leadership. You are recommended to read John Adair, Effective Leadership (1983), Warren Bennis, On Becoming a Leader (1998), Warren Bennis and Robert Townsend, Reinventing Leadership (1995), Richard T, Pascale, Mark Milleman and Linda Gioja, Surfing the Edge of Chaos (2000).Google Scholar

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