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A Teaching Topic in Leadership


This teaching topic deals with the theory and practice of inspirational leadership.

Recommended Reading (Harvard MLD-101B)

Selznick, P. 1984. Excerpts (pages 1-5, 16-28, & 61-64) from Leadership in Administration: A Sociological Interpretation. Berkeley, CA: Harper and Row Publishers.

Kotter, J. P. (1995). Leading change: Why transformation efforts fail. Harvard Business Review, 73(2), 59-68.

Bass, B. M. (1997). Does the transactional-transformational leadership paradigm transcend organizational and national boundaries? American Psychologist, 52(2), 130-139.

Eagly, A. H., Johannesen-Schmidt, M. C., & van Engen, M. L. (2003). Transformational, transactional and laissez-faire leadership styles: A meta-analysis comparing men and women. Psychological Bulletin, 129(4), 569-591.

Lowe, K. B., Kroeck, K. G., & Sivasubramaniam, N. (1996). Effectiveness correlates of transformational and transactional leadership: A meta-analytic review of the MLQ literature. Leadership Quarterly, 7(3), 385-425.

Excerpts from Bondurant, J. V. 1965. In Conquest of violence: The Ghandian philosophy of conflict, Berkeley: University of California Press on “Satyagraha as Applied Socio-Political Action” (pp. 36-46) and “Satyagraha in Action” (pp. 88-104).

Source: MLD-101B Syllabus from (accessed 23 January 2013)

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