Making Sense of Leadership A Critical Insight into Leadership and Management Research

  • Christian Harrison

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Leadership is a phenomenon observed in all organized human groups and is taught on business courses around the world, yet despite a large body of scholarship it remains an elusive concept.

Providing an introductory overview of leadership, this video provides a nuanced account of leadership and management research. It helps provide clarity on the definition of leadership, taking into account it’s various concepts and theories. With short, engaging and easily digestible video segments, the author discusses the similarities and differences between leadership and management before taking a deep dive into the skills that are needed in order to be a successful leader.

What You Will Learn

  • The various definitions and conceptions of leadership

  • The distinction between management and leadership

  • The skills that are needed to be an effective leader

  • How leaders develop the required skill set

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 to the topic. This video is also ideal for anyone who is looking for a starting point from which to develop their leadership abilities.

This video provides a solid introduction to the various definitions and concepts of leadership, examining the differences between leadership and management. It sets out the skills needed to be an effective leader and explores how these can be developed.

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/10.1007/978-3-030-39787-6
Online ISBN
978-3-030-39787-6
Total duration
33 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

[MUSIC PLAYING]

Hello, I’m Dr. Christian Harrison. I’m a leadership coach, expert, and an academic. I’m an academic in a world-renowned university in the United Kingdom. I’ve written several papers on leadership. And recently, I wrote a book on leadership titled Leadership Theory and Research, a Critical Approach to New and Existing Paradigms.

In this video titled Making Sense of Leadership, a Critical Insight into Leadership and Management Research, we’ll be looking at leadership in general. Firstly, we’ll be looking at what leadership is. A lot of people have defined leadership in different ways. How do we conceptualize leadership?

Secondly, we’ll be delving into the debates of management and leadership. Are they really the same, or is there a difference?

Thirdly, we’ll be looking at the skills required for effective leadership. In today’s world, you need to know how to lead.

And finally, we’ll be looking at how to develop those skills. It’s not only about knowing the skills, you also need to know how to develop them.

Throughout the course of this video, we’ll be looking at all these. Thank you, and let’s get started.