Women And Leadership: A Contextual Perspective

By Karin Klenke

This book examines women's access to leadership roles and how these roles are perceived in society. It represents one of the first scholarly examinations of the burgeoning field of leadership. Using real-life examples and case studies of prominent women, Dr. Klenke explores the complex interactions between gender, leadership, and culture. Topics include the changing conceptions of leadership, women leaders in history, contemporary leadership theories, barriers to women's leadership, and women leaders worldwide. This volume is of primary interest to educators and students involved in women's studies programs as well as in courses in gender and leadership.

"Dr. Klenke has written a solid and sophisticated book that is impressive in its treatment of women and leadership because it is grounded in her deep understanding of leadership theory and practice.The book is a major contribution to our understanding of leadership"

Karin Klenke, Ph.D., is President and CEO of LDI International, a management consulting firm specializing in leadership training, education and development.As a consultant to private and public sector organizations, Dr. Klenke offers a variety of leadership programs ranging from leadership succession planning to developing global leadership competencies.She also designs company tailored, customized leadership programs for national and international firms based on assessments of organizational and individual leadership styles and practices.In addition, she is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Management Systems, Division Chair of the Leadership and Leaders Division of The Association of Management / International Association of Management (AoM/IAoM) and Chair of the Board of Publications of AoM/IAoM.

Dr. Klenke has a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology and has held academic appointments at the University of Colorado, The George Washington University, and was one of the founding faculty members of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond.She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Lydia Center for Leadership, the Board of Directors of AoM/IAoM and the Board of Governors of The Leadership Trust. Dr. Klenke's current research interests include the study of leadership in information intensive organizations, women and leadership, cross-cultural leadership studies and mapping the intellectual structure of charisma.

Dr. Klenke may be contacted at LDI International

Women and Leadership may be ordered at Amazon .


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