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Leadership Psychology

How the Best Leaders Inspire Their People

Understand the psychological factors which create engaging and inspiring places to work with this accessible overview.
EAN: 9780749470814
Edition: 1
Published:
Paperback
Format: 234x157
296 pages

About the book

A better understanding of the psychological relationships at play within current working environments will enable leaders to achieve greater success for themselves and their organizations. Leadership Psychology outlines how inspirational leaders across a range of award-winning companies of all sizes understand their employees' psychological needs and use that knowledge to affect behaviour and enhance performance.
The book showcases examples of leadership best practice in businesses featured in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for Survey. Exclusive information gained through interviews with the most highly regarded leaders of a special selection of these winning companies is analyzed and critically evaluated, using the underpinning principles of occupational psychology to reveal modern trends in working practice. Leadership Psychology also includes unique information based on the author's discussions with military professionals at Sandhurst, sharing one-of-a-kind insights about what makes a strong leader under pressure. With updated looks at the unwritten 'psychological contract,' between employers and employees and a new analysis of Herzberg's motivational hygiene theory, Leadership Psychology is an original and timely addition to studies of leadership in the context of motivational factors.
This book provides up-to-the-minute practical guidance, based upon a rigorous psychological foundation, to executives holding operational or strategic leadership positions in businesses of all shapes and sizes.

About the authors

Alan Cutler

Alan Cutler has had a varied career, including sixteen years commissioned service in the Royal Air Force, retiring as a Squadron Leader in 1989, and Head of Hospitality Services at Aston University. For the past fourteen years he has run his own training and consultancy company, Hospitality Leadership.

More about Alan Cutler

Alan Cutler has reflected deeply on the theory and practice of leadership and has written a book that is a stimulating contribution to the subject.

Professor John Adair, Chair of Leadership Studies, United Nations System Staff College