Leadership Classics:  by J. Timothy McMahon
586 pages, $54.95 list
1-57766-638-0
978-1-57766-638-7
Leadership Classics
Whether business, government, or nonprofit, today’s organizations require inspired leadership to reach their goals in an environment that is interdependent, global, and rapidly changing. This impressive collection of fifty classic readings is an invaluable resource for aspiring or practicing leaders. Based on the premise that a strong background is a prerequisite for moving forward, Leadership Classics provides a solid foundation in the evolution of leadership concepts, research, and practice from the field’s theorists and practitioners.

Many of the selections constituted major breakthroughs on their topic when first published. Others stimulated important research and interest. All have withstood the test of time. In order to motivate critical thinking and help readers extend these seminal concepts into present-day contexts, the editor has included discussion questions and learning activities in each of the volume’s six sections. Moreover, compelling resources such as self-awareness exercises are available on the editor’s website here.
Reviews
“Very engaging text, providing great original sources to use as an effective teaching tool. These classics offer students the opportunity to have a glimpse toward how leadership studies have developed over time.” — Dan Noel, Wright State University

“I’ve searched for a collection of leadership approaches compiled into one book. This text will be very useful for my MBA students.” — Natasha Randle, Mississippi State University

“After searching for years for a book like this, I finally found it! I wanted one book that contained different theorists so that students would not have to purchase multiple texts. I like the assortment of theorists included and definitely plan to use this text in a summer graduate leadership course.” — Mary Ann Wisniewski, Carroll University

“I love the content. The book brings together the foremost articles into one location. What a time saver!” — Dean Frear, Wilkes University
Table of Contents
Section I: THE PROCESS AND ROLES OF LEADERSHIP
1. The Nature and Tasks of Leadership (John W. Gardner)
2. Skills of an Effective Administrator (Robert L. Katz)
3. Managerial Roles (Henry Mintzberg)
4. Reframing Leadership (Lee G. Bolman and Terrence E. Deal)
5. What Leaders Really Do (John P. Kotter)

Section II: LEADERSHIP TRAITS
6. Confucius's Values-Based Leadership (Juan Antonio Fernandez)
7. Personal Factors Associated with Leadership (Ralph M. Stogdill)
8. Leadership Run Amok (Scott W. Spreier, Mary H. Fontaine, and Ruth L. Malloy)
9. Managers and Leaders: Are They Different? (Abraham Zaleznik)
10. Leadership: Do Traits Matter? (Shelley A. Kirkpatrick and Edwin A. Locke)
11. The Leadership Mystique (Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries)
12. Emotional Intelligence and Leadership (Daniel Goleman)
13. Narcissistic Leaders: The Incredible Pros, the Inevitable Cons (Michael Maccoby)

Section III: LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOR CONCEPTS
14. Autocratic vs. Democratic Leadership (Ralph K. White and Ronald Lippitt)
15. Conceptual Contributions of the Ohio State Leadership Studies (Chester A. Schriesheim and Barbara J. Bird)
16. Leadership Implications of Personality Development (Chris Argyris)
17. Leadership and the Nature of Man (Douglas McGregor)
18. The Managerial Grid (Robert Blake and Jane Mouton)
19. A Four-Factor Theory of Leadership (David G. Bowers and Stanley E. Seashore)
20. Servant Leadership: Its Origin, Development and Application (Sen Sendjaya and James C. Sarros)
21. The Leader/Member Attribution Process (Mark J. Martinko and William L. Gardner)
22. A 1976 Theory of Charismatic Leadership (Robert J. House)
23. From Transactional to Transformational Leadership: Learning to Share the Vision (Bernard M. Bass)

Section IV: SITUATIONAL APPROACHES TO LEADERSHIP
24. How to Choose a Leadership Pattern (Robert Tannenbaum and Warren H. Schmidt)
25. Contingency Theory of Leadership (Roya Ayman, Martin M. Chemers, and Fred Fiedler)
26. Life Cycle Theory of Leadership (Paul Hersey and Kenneth H. Blanchard)
27. 3-D Theory of Managerial Effectiveness (W. J. Reddin)
28. Path-Goal Theory of Leadership (Robert J. House)
29. Leadership and Decision Making (Victor H. Vroom and Arthur G. Jago)
30. Motivation, Leadership, and Organization: Do American Theories Apply Abroad? (Geert Hofstede)

Section V: LEADERSHIP, POWER, AND INFLUENCE
31. Machiavelli and Leadership (Richard P. Calhoon)
32. Leadership Power Bases (John R. P. French, Jr. and Bertram Raven)
33. Leadership Role-Making and Leader-Member Exchange (George Graen and James F. Cashman)
34. Power Acquisition and Retention (Gerald R. Salancik and Jeffrey Pfeffer)
35. Leadership: The Art of Empowering Others (Jay A. Conger)
36. Goodbye, Command and Control (Margaret Wheatley)

Section VI: ENHANCING LEADERSHIP EFFECTIVENESS
37. Conditions for Effective Leadership (Douglas McGregor)
38. How Leaders Embed and Transmit Culture (Edgar H. Schein)
39. The Deming Leadership Method (Nicholas J. Mauro)
40. The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership (James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner)
41. The Discipline of Personal Mastery (Peter M. Senge)
42. How I Learned to Let My Workers Lead (Ralph Stayer)
43. Principle-Centered Leadership (Stephen R. Covey)
44. Leader Behaviors and Organizational Performance (Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman)
45. Managing Oneself (Peter F. Drucker)
46. Level 5 Leadership: The Triumph of Humility and Fierce Resolve (Jim Collins)
47. Leadership and Execution (Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan)
48. Crucibles of Leadership (Warren G. Bennis and Robert J. Thomas)
49. Try Feedforward Instead of Feedback (Marshall Goldsmith)
50. Authentic Leadership (Bill George)