Modern Paradigms of Leadership A Critical Insight into Contemporary Theories and Concepts

  • Christian Harrison

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Providing an introductory overview of leadership, this video emphasizes contemporary thinking in this vast and every-changing field of scholarship. It explores up-to-date concepts that have risen in prominence in recent years, with critical analysis of hot topics such as charismatic leadership and the leader-follower dynamic. It also examines established modern leadership theories such as implicit leadership, leader-member exchange theory, transactional leadership and transformational leadership, with the aim of providing a nuanced conceptualisation of the topic.

What You Will Learn

  • A psycho-dynamic approach to leadership based on the interaction between leaders and followers

  • The importance of the influence that leaders have on their followers

  • How leaders must go beyond their self-interest to achieve organizational goals

Who This Video is For

Undergraduate, post graduate and MBA students on business and management courses and those who are new to leadership and need a comprehensive overview and introduction. This video is ideal for anyone who is looking for a starting point from which to develop their leadership abilities.

Providing an introductory overview of leadership, this video emphasizes contemporary thinking in this vast and every-changing field of scholarship.

About The Author

Christian Harrison

Dr Christian Harrison is the programme leader of the MSc Leadership and Management. He is also an assistant professor/lecturer in Management, Strategy and Leadership in the School of Business and Creative Industries in the University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom. He is a visiting scholar to IFC Avignon France, Ecoris France, AA Knowledge Kuala Lumpur, Knowledge Universe Malaysia, ISBC Bangalore and University of Abuja. He graduated with a First-class degree in Pharmacy and practiced as a pharmacist, assuming managerial positions before moving into the field of Management. Dr Christian Harrison has an MBA and was the valedictorian of the University of Aberdeen Business school MBA class with a Distinction. In addition, he also possesses a PhD in Entrepreneurial Leadership from the University of the West of Scotland and other postgraduate research and teaching qualifications in his repertoire.

Christian is a well-known and recognized scholar in the field of Leadership and works across the globe on research projects. He is very active in teaching and is also the leader of a range of modules namely; Entrepreneurial Leadership, Leading Change, Leadership, Leadership and Professional Development, Leadership Theory and Research and Business Organisation and Ethics. He is involved in delivering these modules to undergraduates and postgraduates including MSc, MBA and DBA students. He is also the author of numerous published research papers on Entrepreneurial Leadership which is his major research interest and serves as the Director of Studies/First Supervisor of several PhD and DBA students. He has successfully supervised doctoral students to completion and his current students are working on projects on Servant leadership, Authentic leadership, Ethical leadership, Distributed leadership etc.

Christian works extensively as a consultant, speaker and trainer on leadership skills development within organizations. He is the founder of the NGO; The Leadership Mould Initiative International. The NGO supports students and moulds future leaders. He is the author of the bestselling book entitled ‘Leadership Theory and Research: A Critical Approach to New and Existing Paradigms’, which is published by the globally renowned publishing company; Palgrave MacMillan

 

About this video

Author(s)
Christian Harrison
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-39775-3
Online ISBN
978-3-030-39775-3
Total duration
35 min
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright information
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

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Video Transcript

- Hello, I’m Dr. Christian Harrison. And I’m a leadership coach, expert and scholar and academic in a world renowned university in the United Kingdom and I’ve written several papers on leadership. I’ve also written a book on leadership, titled, “Leadership Theory and Research: A Critical Approach to New and Existing Paradigms.” In this video, titled, “Modern Paradigms of Leadership A Critical Insight into Contemporary Theories and Concepts,” we’ll be looking at the modern paradigms of leadership.

There are a lot of paradigms a lot of leadership theories that emerged over time. But there are some that have been tagged to be modern. We will be looking at them in more detail. We’ll be looking at the implicit leadership theories where the focus is on how individuals perceive their leaders. We’ll be looking at the leader-member exchange theory, whereby leadership is about interaction with the followers. We’ll be looking at the charismatic leadership theory, whereby leadership deals with charisma. We’ll be looking at the transactional leadership theory, whereby leadership becomes a transactional process. And finally we’ll also be looking at the transformational leadership theory, whereby leaders are important for change. All these theories will be examined within the course of this video. So let’s get started.