The challenges of leadership in the modern world: introduction to the special issue.

  title={The challenges of leadership in the modern world: introduction to the special issue.},
  author={Warren Bennis},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={62 1},
          2-5; discussion 43-7
  • W. Bennis
  • Published 2007
  • Art
  • The American psychologist
This article surveys contemporary trends in leadership theory as well as its current status and the social context that has shaped the contours of leadership studies. Emphasis is placed on the urgent need for collaboration among social-neuro-cognitive scientists in order to achieve an integrated theory, and the author points to promising leads for accomplishing this. He also asserts that the 4 major threats to world stability are a nuclear/biological catastrophe, a world-wide pandemic… 
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Destructive leadership in education: a transdisciplinary critical analysis of contemporary literature
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Responsible Leadership in Global Business: A New Approach to Leadership and Its Multi-Level Outcomes
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Leadership as Phenomenon: Reassessing the Philosophical Ground of Leadership Studies
  • K. Bohl
  • Business
    Philosophy of Management
  • 2019
The purpose of this article is to contribute to a more robust theory of leadership that shifts the frame of reference from leadership as exclusively facilitated through a single inspired leader to
Genuine leadership and the global financial crisis
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The Challenges of Leadership in the Twenty-First Century
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Promoting more integrative strategies for leadership theory-building.
  • B. Avolio
  • Psychology
    The American psychologist
  • 2007
Leadership theory and research needs to move to the next level of integration--considering the dynamic interplay between leaders and followers, taking into account the prior, current, and emerging context--for continued progress to be made in advancing both the science and practice of leadership.
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Toxic leaders - such as Ken Lay at Enron or Al Dunlap ("Chainsaw Al") at Sunbeam, or Slobodan Milosevic in Yugoslavia - have always been with us, and many books explain what makes them tick. But in