Annals of Theoretical Psychology

Leader Development Deconstructed

Editors: Clark, Matthew G., Gruber, Craig W. (Eds.)

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  • Provides a complete understanding of leadership development from the diverse areas of behavioral, biological, and educational sciences
  • Deconstructs leadership development into areas that are digestible and important for leaders
  • Provides concepts and theories that will help rising leaders to effectively develop their own functional approaches 
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This book examines both academic and practical theories relating to leader development. It broadens the scope of this topic by including data-driven theory and proposals from diverse areas that are either not currently represented or are poorly addressed in existing literature. This 15th volume in the Annals of Theoretical Psychology series aims to propose, identify, and characterize new theoretical, educational, and practical gaps in leader development. The initial chapters explore concepts related to individual or internal aspects of leaders. Subsequent chapters deconstruct leader development by considering behaviors or skills and various environmental factors that affect development. The book also examines shortcomings of our current understanding of this topic that cuts across multiple disciplines. 
Topics featured in this book include:

  • Cognition, readiness to lead, courage through dialogue, and relationship considerations 
  • Behavioral elements and approaches for developing followership, conflict management, creativity, virtue, and epistemic cognition in growing leaders for complex environments.
  • Seven Steps to establish a Leader and Leadership Education and Development Program. 
  • The Dark Triad of personality, psychobiosocial perspectives, and mental ability in leaders
Leader Development Deconstructed will be of interest to research scholars, academics, educators, and practitioners as well as executive coaches, college or university administrators, military leaders, philanthropic and non-profit organization leaders, and management consultants. ______________________________________________________________________________
"Despite the extensive body of knowledge associated with leader and leadership development, significant gaps still exist in our understanding of these processes. This book is a noteworthy effort to help fill in the blanks through empirical research and contextual application. It is worthy of perusal by anyone interested in becoming a more effective leader or leader developer."Bernard Banks, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Leadership Development, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management 

"One of the most powerful ways leaders can have an impact on others and their mission is to manage for innovation... This book is a great step in moving towards exploring how you do that, and I'm thrilled to be a part of that conversation!"Frances Hesselbein, President and CEO, Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute

About the authors

Matthew G. Clark, PhD, PMP, is a Research Psychologist (behavioral neuroscientist) and program manager in the United States Army and an independent consultant on neuroscience and leadership topics. He is also a Lecturer for Northeastern University and is the former Director of the Eisenhower Leader Development Program and professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. In that role he implemented a novel leader development certificate program with Columbia University focused on better preparing noncommissioned officers for developing leaders of character. He has conducted research or published on leader development, support for military families, developmental language disorders, learning, motivation, psychopharmacology, and medical product development. He also has over 25 publications and professional reports and is active in strategic leadership of a large non-profit organization.

Craig W. Gruber, PhD, is the lead faculty and Director of Security and Intelligence programs at Northeastern University.  He has written on courage and presented notionally and internationally on security, intelligence, and forensic science.  He developed Northeastern University’s master’s degree programs in Homeland Security and Strategic Intelligence and Analysis, and is based at the Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security.  He also serves on the board of the Order of The Sword and Shield, where he is the Director of Academic Advancement.  He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of Theoretical Psychology, and has written an introductory psychology textbook and numerous articles.


Reviews

“This is an essential collection of essays on shaping leaders and understanding leadership. Gruber and Clark tackle some of the hardest questions about leader formation and the ethical challenges of effective leadership, including rich and nuanced considerations of 'Dark leadership' and leadership-as-courage. The emphasis on dialogue, personal experience, and values is vitally needed. Useful as a foundation text for leadership studies or simply a thought-provoking read, Leader Development Deconstructed should have wide influence.” (Peter Temes, Dean and Campus Chief Executive, Northeastern University, Seattle)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Deconstructing Leader Development: An Introduction

    Pages 1-19

    Clark, Matthew G., Ph.D., P.M.P.

  • Developing “Allostatic Leaders”: A Psychobiosocial Perspective

    Pages 23-50

    Yarnell, Angela M., Ph.D. (et al.)

  • General Mental Ability (g) and Leader Development

    Pages 51-73

    Condly, Steven, Ph.D.

  • Dark Leadership: The Role of Leaders’ Dark Triad Personality Traits

    Pages 75-99

    Furtner, Marco R., Ph.D. (et al.)

  • Leadership in Dialogue: How Courage Informs

    Pages 101-114

    Gruber, Craig W., Ph.D.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Leader Development Deconstructed
Editors
  • Matthew G. Clark
  • Craig W. Gruber
Series Title
Annals of Theoretical Psychology
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64740-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64740-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64739-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87859-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 338
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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