Leadership Lessons from Compelling Contexts, 1st Edition

  • Claudia Peus
  • Susanne Braun
  • Birgit Schyns
  • Published By: Emerald Publishing Limited
  • ISBN-10: 1785609416
  • ISBN-13: 9781785609411
  • DDC: 658.4092
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 512 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released October 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Research into leadership often focuses on standard business organizations. We know little about these proposed models applied to leadership in other contexts, such as the military, sports, film and television industries or religious organizations. This volume deliberately reverses the idea of investigating how standard models fit into non-standard contexts, with the goal of understanding what leadership lessons can be drawn from compelling yet understudied contexts. Research and theory from four types of contexts are presented. There are those characterized by high levels of competition, such as sport; those in which the generation of innovation and creativity is crucial, e.g. film and television; high-risk contexts such as the military and aviation; and those where fostering the well-being of others is at the core. As much as we can learn about leadership from standard business organizations and apply it to unusual contexts, the same applies the other way round: Idiosyncrasies of compelling contexts teach us fundamental lessons about leadership which are also applicable to other settings.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Monographs in Leadership and Management.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors.
List of Contributors.
Introduction: Exploring Compelling Contexts Through Paradox, Tension, and New Approaches to Leadership.
Sports and Competition.
1: Leadership in the National Football League: Do Leaders Make a Difference?.
2: Following the Leader in Sports: A Targeted Review and a Rally for Extended Research.
3: What Lessons Can We Learn from Football About Leadership and Management?.
4: The Role of Leaders in Managing Envy and Its Consequences for Competition in Organizations.
5: Paradox and Challenges in Military Leadership.
6: Leading High-Risk Teams in Aviation.
7: Terrorist Leaders – How Ethical Must They Be?.
Creativity and Innovation.
8: Leadership Lessons from Creative Industries: The Case of Producers, Directors, and Executives in Film and Television.
9: The “Genre Bender”: The Creative Leadership of Kathryn Bigelow.
10: Children’s Stories as a Foundation for Leadership Schemas: More Than Meets the Eye.
11: Expertise Coordination Over Distance: Shared Leadership in Dispersed New Product Development Teams.
12: Leadership in Academia: Individual and Collective Approaches to the Quest for Creativity and Innovation.
Care and Community.
13: Emotional Labor Among West Texas Baptist Pastors: Potential Threats to Leader Authenticity and Lessons Learned.
14: Finding Meaning in Highly Uncertain Situations: Servant Leadership During Change.
15: Leadership in Volunteer Multistakeholder Groups Tackling Complex Problems.
16: Conclusion: Leadership Lessons from Compelling Contexts.
About the Authors.