What are the relevant personality and motivational traits of good (and bad) leaders?
Do leaders possess different types of intellectual capacities?
How do effective leaders behave and what kinds of people follow them?
What are the contextual/situational factors that give rise to leaders?
How is leadership influenced by gender, cultural differences, and social networks?
Professor Michael Mumford is one of the leading researchers on the topic of leadership and organizational behavior. Mumford discusses the predominant topics and approaches to studying leadership research, including a review of research on leader traits and behaviors, situational influences on leadership, the way in which leaders think, and outstanding leadership. The text concludes with a discussion of emergent topics in the field. Embedded in each chapter is information related to improving or developing leadership through the topics discussed.
A short, non-technical introduction suitable for any reader
An Introduction to the history of leadership, extant definitions, assumptions, theories and methods of study
Examines emergent topics in the field
Offers topical applications for improving and developing leadership
The Psych 101 Series
Short, reader-friendly introductions to cutting-edge topics in psychology. With key concepts, controversial topics, and fascinating accounts of up-to-the-minute research, The Psych 101 Series is a valuable resource for all students of psychology and anyone interested in the field.
Features: Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour By (author): Susan Perrow
A resource for families and professionals who work with children in challenging situations
More than fifty stories to help deal with a range of common “challenging behaviors”
A story-making model to help readers create their own stories to address challenging behaviors
Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour offers a creative approach to helping children who are facing trauma or other difficulties in their life. This collection of modern and traditional folk tales includes stories for behavior difficulties, such as dishonesty, stealing, bullying, and fighting. Also included are stories to help with challenging situations such as moving to a new house, a new baby in the family, nightmares, illness, and grieving.
Each story in Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour is introduced with notes and suggestions for ways to use them. Also included is a guide to help parents and teachers create their own healing stories.
A great book for emotional first aid.
“Susan Perrow’s inspirational adventures with storytelling have grown into this inspirational book. May its pages encourage you to speak healing words that help both children and adults to flourish.” ?Nancy Mellow, author of Storytelling with Children
“Susan Perrow gives us the tools to use and create stories that respond to the way children imagine their world. Practice what she teaches; it will enrich your life.” ?Michael Moran, storyteller and psychiatric nurse