Sunday, July 11, 2010
For seventeen years and through two editions, this Handbook has been the indispensable "bible" for every serious student of leadership. This third edition reflects the growth and changes in the study of leadership since the 1981 edition. There have been shifts in both content and method. Senior managers, for example, have become an increasing subject of inquiry. Distinctly separate fields of inquiry, such as political science and psychology, have been joined in this edition to build a broader appreciation of the phenomenon of leadership. Throughout the Handbook of leadership, the contributions from cognitive social psychology and the social, political, communications, and administrative sciences have been expanded.
As in the second edition, Bernard Bass begins with a consideration of the definitions and concepts used, and a brief review of some of the better-known theories. Professor Bass then focuses on the personal traits, tendencies, attributes, and values of leaders and the knowledge, intellectual competence, and technical skills required for leadership. Next, he looks at leaders' socioemotional talents, interpersonal competencies, and the differences in these characteristics in leaders who are imbued with ideologies, especially authoritarianism, Machiavellianism, and self-aggrandizement. A fuller examination of the values, needs, and satisfactions of leaders follows, and singled out for special attention are competitiveness and the preferences for taking risks. In his chapters on personal characteristics, Bass examines the esteem that others generally accord to leaders as a consequence of the leaders' personalities. The more general examination of the personal factors associated with leadership has been extensively reorganized and expanded, and increased attention has been paid to knowledge, information, and intellectual ability, as well as to power and political tactics.
The many developments in theory and research about charisma since 1974 have now made possible an entire chapter devoted to charismatic and inspirational leadership handbooks. Bass argues that a new paradigm of leadership -- transformational leadership -- has arisen that makes possible the inclusion of a much wider range of phenomena than when theory and modeling are limited to reinforcement strategies.
Studies of women increased dramatically during the 1980s. Accordingly, Chapter 32 on women and leadership has been considerably expanded over the chapter in the second edition. Completely new to this edition are studies by European and Japanese investigators on the accelerating internationalization of management.
Finally, a glossary has been included in this edition to assist specialists in a particular academic discipline who may be unfamiliar with terms used in other fields.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
An up-to-date text that provides a solid background in manufacturing processes, with a total of 120 examples and case studies, current and comprehensive coverage of all topics, and superior two-color graphics.
The sixth edition has been completely updated, and addresses issues essential to modern manufacturing, ranging from traditional topics such as casting, forming, machining, and joining, to advanced topics such as the fabrication of microelectronic devices and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing.A valuable reference text for manufacturing professionals.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
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Saturday, February 6, 2010
Here is a brief review on Staying True by Jenny Sanford
Jenny symbolizes a grown-up, strong woman who chose to stay true to herself as a person rather than play victim to her husband's heinous moral and spiritual failures. The pictures inside the book are also interesteing. Regardless of her former role as a First Lady, South Carolina is now blessed to have such an exemplifying woman
Many thanks to Jenny for revealing personal information that a lot of people might not be so courageous to disclose in a well written bestseller. Can you imagine having to schedule your family life and private time with your husband through his personal assistant? Nonetheless in 5 minute increments? Lots of interesting information about what it is like to be married to a professional politician.
We are looking for a book review on Andrew Youngs The Politician: An Insider's Account of John Edwards's Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down. If you have read this book and are a good writer, please sent us your review.
We intend to publish this book here soon.
We are looking for a book review on Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan.
Any writers may contact us, we do consider publishing the review on our blog.