Leadership is most needed in times of change, uncertainty and crisis. We are living through those times.
To support leaders in all spheres, this book provides a guide to the territory of leadership and its three domains: the strategic (head), the operational (hands) and the interpersonal (heart). It describes the tasks leaders have to achieve and explains the psychology of leadership based in personality. It argues strongly that complete leadership is the province of diverse teams of leaders made up of complementary differences.
And now the best has just got better. The new edition shows how leadership has to change over time, describes how the most highly rated leaders achieve their goals and also elucidates the neuroscience of leadership to enhance understanding of leadership’s foundations.
Pendleton, Furnham and Cowell’s work is a powerful combination of the best research on the psychology of leadership and years of iteration and practical implementation in the field – working with thousands of leaders from all walks of life and learning from their successes and challenges.
There is no one secret recipe for success as a leader.
What this book provides is a framework to enable you to achieve success in your own way.
David Pendleton is Professor in Leadership at Henley Business School, and a member of the Henley Centre for Leadership. He co-founded the Edgecumbe consulting group in 1995 where he worked with a wide range of clients from the airline, hospitality, retail, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and professional and financial services sectors in Europe, Asia and America. He was Executive Chair of Edgecumbe from 1995-2005. The holder of an Oxford doctorate in Psychology, David is a Chartered Psychologist an Associate Fellow of the Saïd Business School, Oxford University, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a member of their Trustee Board.
Adrian Furnham was educated at the LSE where he obtained a distinction in an MSc Econ., and at Oxford where he completed a doctorate (D.Phil) in 1981. He has subsequently earned a D.Sc (1991) and D.Litt (1995) degree. Previously a lecturer at Pembroke College, Oxford, he was Professor of Psychology at University College London from 1992 to 2018 He is now Adjunct Professor of Management at the Norwegian School of Management (2009) as well as Principal Psychologist at Stamford Associates. He has written over 1300 scientific papers and 95 books. He is on the editorial board of a number of international journals, and a founder director of Applied Behavioural Research Associates (ABRA), a psychological consultancy established 30 years ago.