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Dilemmas of Leadership

3rd Edition

Welcome to the companion website for Dilemmas of Leadership, Third Edition by Tudor Rickards.

On this website you will find PowerPoint slides for each chapter of the book as well as an informative tutor’s guide for instructors and course lecturers. For students there are interactive multiple-choice quizzes for each chapter to help with your revision.

Dilemmas of Leadership, Third Edition is a comprehensive textbook that introduces the subject for Masters level students. Leadership, the practice of focusing and motivating a group or organization to achieve its aims, is a much discussed but often misunderstood concept.

Readers of this text are invited to make a series of metaphorical journeys of discovery, thematically organized around fundamental dilemmas within the field of leadership studies. Building on the success of previous editions, the text uses a simple map-based approach to consider dilemmas such as:

  • Is a leader born or made?
  • How are tensions between ethical dilemmas and economic self-interest resolved?
  • How does a leader's desire for control balance with the need to empower members of the organization?

Tudor Rickards is Professor Emeritus of The University of Manchester at Manchester Business School, UK. He was founder and Principal Editor of the Creativity and Innovation Management Journal.  He has lectured around the world on leadership and creative management and has published extensively on the subject including The Routledge Companion to Creativity (co-editor).