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Contemporary Issues in Leadership

By William E. Rosenbach, By Robert L. Taylor, By Mark A. Youndt

About the Book

The seventh edition of this popular anthology continues its interdisciplinary approach to the topic of leadership and draws together new material describing the chief concerns facing leaders today. Reviewing hundreds of articles published since the sixth edition, William Rosenbach, Robert Taylor, and new coeditor Mark Youndt have collected the latest essays to clearly communicate the contradictions and paradoxes of leadership from historical to contemporary perspectives and global to individual considerations. The interdisciplinary approach to presentations of cutting-edge research and applications of leadership set this book apart from other collections. The seventh edition reemphasizes followership as an integral component of leadership, discusses the importance of leaders as mentors, helps navigate the hazards of leadership, and introduces a number of topics that will stimulate discussion. With classic selections retained and eighteen new essays added, the seventh edition of Contemporary Issues in Leadership presents a renewed framework for understanding leaders and leadership from a contemporary perspective.

About the Author

William E. Rosenbach is the Evans Professor of Eisenhower Leadership Studies and Professor of Management Emeritus at Gettysburg College.

Robert L. Taylor is Professor of Management and Dean Emeritus, College of Business, at the University of Louisville.

Mark A. Youndt is Associate Professor, Department of Management and Business, Skidmore College.


Praise for Prior Editions:

“This edition is another home run for Rosenbach and Taylor, a skillfully organized volume that offers insightful and thought-provoking articles on concepts and examples of leadership useful to researchers as well as to senior practitioners of the art of leadership.”
Lawrence P. Taylor, retired American diplomat and former director of the Foreign Service Institute and United States Ambassador to Estonia

“The single best book of readings on leadership around—by far.”
Warren Bennis, University of Southern California

“A wide-ranging, sophisticated, and illuminating collection of recent work on leadership, brilliantly reflecting the important progress that has been made and laying the groundwork for the even more important work that lies ahead.”
James MacGregor Burns, author of Leadership

“In each edition, Rosenbach and Taylor present multiple perspectives on the leader-manager debate, leader tasks and roles, and leader-follower relationships. The inclusion of leadership development on a variety of continua and global leadership add important breadth to this volume. Depth added by a greater diversity of authors makes this an important resource for anyone interested in critical leadership issues.”
Marilyn J. Amey, Michigan State University