Leadership

Leadership is a universal phenomenon that has preoccupied scholars, politicians and others for centuries. In the management context leadership has been consistently identified as playing a critical role in the success or failure of organizations and some surveys have pegged almost half of an organization’s performance on the quality and effectiveness of its leadership team.  Apart from organizational performance, researchers have consistently found a strong correlation between leadership styles and behaviors and the job satisfaction and performance of subordinates.  When formal interest in the study of leadership first began in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the so-called “great man” theory, which assumed that certain individual characteristics or traits could be found in leaders but not in non-leaders and that those characteristics could not be developed but must be inherited, was quite popular and many assumed that leaders were simply “born and not made”. As time passed, however, the consensus within the community of leadership scholars and consultants shifted significantly to the current working proposition that while some people do indeed appear to be natural leaders from birth it is nonetheless possible for many others with sufficient desire and willpower to develop into leaders by following a continuous process of work, self-study, education, training and experience.

PROJECT PUBLICATIONS

Guides

Definitions and Conceptions of Leadership

Leadership Roles and Activities

Leadership Traits and Attributes

Leadership Styles

Sustainable Leadership

Leadership in Developing Countries

Handbooks

Practicing Leadership: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs

Research Papers

History and Evolution of Leadership Studies

Cross-Cultural Leadership Studies

Leadership Global Survey (2017)

Articles

MANAGEMENT TOOLS

Training Materials

Leadership Across Cultures

Leadership Model for Developing Countries

Leadership Models

Sustainable Leadership

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Books

Culture and Leadership Across the World

Chapters or Articles in Books

Culture and Leadership

 The Vision Thing

Articles in Journals

Cross-Cultural Lessons on Leadership from GLOBE Project

Cross-Cultural Servant Leadership

Cultural Contingency Model of Leadership

Cultural Variation of Leadership Prototypes

Leadership and Culture in Sweden

Leadership Styles in the United Kingdom

Servant Leadership as a Humane Orientation

Servant Leadership in Latin America

Social Network Analysis and Leadership Networks

Sustainable Leadership Practices

Theses and Dissertations

Cross-Cultural Study of Culture and Servant Leadership

Papers

Becoming a Sustainability Leader

Conceptions of Leadership

Kelly Leadership Style Survey

Keys to Sustainability Leadership

Seven Habits of Effective Sustainable Leaders

Sustainability Leadership – Theory and Practice