Leadership, the practice of focusing and motivating a group or organization to achieve its aims, is a much discussed but often misunderstood concept. This comprehensive textbook introduces the subject for Masters level students.

Readers are invited to make a series of metaphorical journeys of discovery, thematically organized around fundamental dilemmas within the field of leadership studies. Building on the success of previous editions, the text uses a simple map-based approach to consider dilemmas such as:

    • Is a leader born or made?
    • How are tensions between ethical dilemmas and economic self-interest resolved?
    • How does a leader's desire for control balance with the need to empower members of the organization?

This third edition contains a brand new chapter on leadership in sport, an enhanced chapter on creativity, and more international content. Also new to this edition is a companion website containing PowerPoint slides, revision quizzes and a tutor’s guide. This text will be essential reading for Masters and MBA students on leadership courses, and will also be illuminating for managers pursuing leadership development.

chapter |8 pages


chapter 1|28 pages

Leadership journeys, dilemmas, and maps

chapter 4|28 pages

Charisma: Ancient and modern versions

chapter 9|30 pages

Ethical dilemmas

chapter 12|28 pages

Emerging issues and dilemmas