Pathways to outstanding leadership: A comparative analysis of charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic leaders

| April 12, 2011

Title: Pathways to outstanding leadership : A comparative analysis of charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic leaders

Author: Michael D. Mumford

Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Call Number: BF637.L4 M75 2006

From the Publisher:

The intent of this book is to provide a comprehensive comparison of charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic leadership. One hundred twenty leaders from government, military, business, religion, and politics are examined with respect to key leadership behaviors, including problem solving, leader–follower interactions, communications, politics, and integrity. Additionally, the implications of these paths for development and performance are examined. Most prior books on outstanding leadership have focused exclusively on vision-based leadership and have not focused on historically notable leaders and incidents of truly outstanding leadership. Case material from relevant biographies illustrate in concrete form the conclusions flowing from the various quantitative analyses. This is an important book for university and organizational courses on leadership.

About the Author:

Dr. Michael D. Mumford is the George Lynn Cross Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at the University of Oklahoma where he directs the center for applied social research. He recieved his doctoral degree from the University of Georgia in 1983 in the fields of industrial and organizational psychology and psychometrics. Dr. Mumford is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisons 3, 5, 14), the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the American Psychological Society. He has written more than 200 articles on creativity, innovation, planning, leadership, and ethics. he serves as senior editor of the Leadership Quarterly and is on the editorial boards of the Creativity Research Journal, the Journal of Creative Behavior, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and the Journal of Business Ethics. Dr. Mumford has served as principal investigator on grants totaling more than 25 million from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the Department of Labor, and the Department of State.  He is a recipient of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace.

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