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John Adair

Fundamentals of Leadership

Palgrave Macmillan

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About this book

John Adair is one of the most important figures on leadership thought and practice. This book shows the depth of his influence and offers fresh perspectives on his ideas. Anyone convinced that leadership is crucial to improved performance, but who is suspicious of quick fix approaches, should read this book for understanding and practical advice


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'For students of Adair this is a must read, and for practitioners of leadership it offers some excellent guidance and opens many doors to further study.' - Mark Saunders, Edge

About the authors

BRIAN BURRIDGE Senior Strategic Advisor to a multi-national aerospace company PETER CASE Professor of Organization Studies, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, UK DAVID FARADAY Former senior Lecturer at the University of Surrey, UK, where he was responsible for professional training and skills development in Chemical Engineering MARTIN GASKELL Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and Holds an Honarary LID from the University of Leicester, UK JONATHAN GOSLING Director of the Centre for Leadership Studies, and Head of executive Education at the University of Exeter, UK TIM HARLE Has Spoken at both business schools and theological colleges; his recent articles include a critique of leadership competencies ALAN HOOPER is the Founder and first Director of the Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter, UK TOM KENNIE Director of the Ranmore Consulting Group. ranmore specialise in leadership and management development in both the professional service and higher education services GREG MCMAHON WAI-MING MAK MA in management learning at Lancaster University, UK and DBA in organizational learning at the University of Hull, UK ROBIN MIDDLEHURST Professor of Higher Education at the University of Surrey, UK JOHN POTTER Chartered Psychologist with a PhD in Leadership MORGEN WITZEL Honarary Senior Fellow of the School of Business and Economics, University of Exeter, UK EWART WOOLDRIDGE Chief Executive of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: John Adair

  • Book Subtitle: Fundamentals of Leadership

  • Editors: J. Gosling, P. Case, M. Witzel

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan London

  • eBook Packages: History (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2007

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-230-00205-0Published: 23 May 2007

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 220

  • Topics: European Literature, Management

Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)