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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

The Selfless Leader

A Compass for Collective Leadership

ISBN 9781137357892
Publication Date December 2015
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

A brand new textbook that explores leadership from the perspective of collective leadership. It provides a brief historical background to the development of leadership as a discipline and then discusses the evolution and applications of collective leadership. Grounded in solid academic research, with topical real-work examples and case studies.

Stephen Brookes is Programme Director for the MSc in International Healthcare Leadership and a member of the Innovation, Management and Policy Division at Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK.

1. Exploring Leadership
2. Rediscovering the Lost Values of Leadership
3. Leading in the Round: A Collective Leadership Framework
4. Exploring Contexts and Mechanisms as Whole Systems
5. Understanding the Challenges of Leadership
6. Thinking Differently about Leadership Practice
7. Linking Leadership Practice to Outcomes
8. The Practice of Intelligent Leadership
9. The Pedagogy of Practice
10. Intelligent Application.


This is a stimulating read for all students of leadership, and sheds new light through old windows. Established theories are explained and critically reviewed with clarity, and the author proposes a fresh philosophy of leadership for the 21st century.' – Bob Meakin, University of Chester, UK
'This timely book repositions the leadership debate for the 21st Century. Ideal reading for final year undergraduates and MBA students.' – Christine Butler, Kingston University, UK
This is an excellent guide for leaders striving to be more effective and comfortable in their leadership role, and is essential for anyone who enjoys applying the research behind leadership – it is a must read!' – Ricardo Anderson, The International Business School of Scandinavia, Denmark
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