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The Science of Leadership: Lessons from Research for Organizational Leaders

Julian Barling


The book opens with three separate chapters on the nature of high quality leadership (e.g., transformational leadership), the lingering question of whether leaders (and CEOs) really “matter”, and an explanation of how leadership works. Two chapters are then devoted to the longstanding debate as to whether leaders are “born or made”, and the effectiveness of leadership development interventions in organizations. No book on organizational leadership would be complete without a discussion of gender and leadership, ordestructive leadership, each of which is considered in detailed chapters. Three c ... More

Keywords: high quality leadership, transformational leadership, ceo, leadership development interventions, gender and leadership, destructive leadership, followership, evidence-based, leadership development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199757015
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757015.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julian Barling, author
Queen's University School of Business