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A Very Short Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Leadership


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Chapter 1: Introduction: Why Studying Leadership Matters Chapter 2: Leader-Centered Perspectives on Leadership Chapter 3: Follower-Centered Perspectives on Leadership Chapter 4: Cultural Perspectives on Leadership Chapter 5: Critical and Distributed Perspectives on Leadership Chapter 6: Leadership with a Higher Purpose Chapter 7: Conclusion: Take Your Lead

About the Author

Brad Jackson is the Head of School of Government and Professor of Public and Community Leadership at Victoria University of Wellington. Prior to this he was the Fletcher Building Education Trust Chair in Leadership and Co-Director of the New Zealand Leadership Institute at The University of Auckland Business School. Brad has authored five books including A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Leadership and co-edited the Sage Handbook of Leadership and Major Works in Leadership. Brad is the former Vice-Chair of the International Leadership Association, a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management and The Leadership Trust.


The title is only partially correct - this book is "extremely" interesting rather than "fairly" interesting and has managed to pack more wisdom into 150 pages than almost any other leadership book available. The authors have done all students of leadership a great service with this little gem
Professor Keith Grint
Warwick Business School, University of Warwick This has been the most helpful book I have read during my entire first year as a PhD student. Reading this book felt like having a good mentor nearby
Robert Strand
Ph.D. Fellow Copenhagen Business School Just a quick thank you to the authors for writing their book on leadership, I bought the first edition and have just bought the second edition. I am in educational leadership and the book has been thought provoking and provided focus for my thoughts
David Bishop
Deputy Headteacher, Teaching and Learning Fakenham High School and College, Norfolk Libraries, bookstores and the internet are full of publications on leadership. This book cuts through the rhetoric and gets to the core issues. It is user-friendly. A must read for anyone interested in leadership
Bill Synnot
Management Consultant

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