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Leadership in Practice : Theory and Cases in Leadership Character (Paperback) (Gerard Seijts & Karen
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Recent financial crises and other high-profile mismanagement cases have brought a spotlight to the quality of a leader’s character in the business sector. Leadership in Practice is the first book to provide an authoritative collection of cases to engage students interested in the characteristics of business leaders.
The authors have compiled a collection of cutting edge Ivey Business School cases, situating them within the theoretical landscape, so students are familiarized with the concepts as they move through the text. These cases cover a wide range of successful businesses—from the NFL to Apple—to notable controversies, such as those surrounding Enron and Volkswagen. Alongside exclusive interviews and insights into the value of leadership character at individual, team, organizational and societal levels, the book includes learning objectives and discussion questions to facilitate lively debate and interaction.
This volume will be a valuable supplement for students and instructors in any leadership class as well as researchers and practitioners interested in exploring case studies that illuminate the nature of leadership in the business setting.