Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Managerial and Leadership Psychology
The context in which this book applies span from academic course lectures in higher education at the undergraduate and the graduate levels to workshops at residencies at the doctoral level. Additionally, this book is a practice resource for leadership and management professionals who exercise executive and senior management control of their respective organizations, whether as sole proprietors dealing with private clients, or large multi-national organizations serving whole regions around the world. Through the compilation of researchers from industry and the scientific community, the target audience will also include professionals from fields related to knowledge management in various disciplines, administrative sciences and management, leadership development at all managerial levels, education, adult education, sociology, social psychology, and a diverse range of organization development sub-branches or specialty practices.
The subject of leadership and managerial psychology exists as a sub-branch of psychology within the field(s) of industrial and organizational psychology. There still appears to be ongoing debate regarding the core pathology for gaining managerial expertise in professional roles relative to having suitable leadership skills and managerial knowledge beyond the direct daily work involved in organizations. Professional organizations inherently include varied levels of sensitive human interactions, which further necessitates their management professionals to have leadership styles that are adjustable contingent on a given situation. Relative to this edited book, managerial psychology is being utilized in a way that may subsequently seek to develop a series of scientific theory principles where the focus is to develop managerial axioms that advance contemporary existing knowledge surrounding professional management logic. This book views managerial psychology as shared by various practitioners', academicians' and management and psychology experts' collectively to gain a holistic point of view of their lived experiences and existing knowledge. Because managerial psychology applies in all types of organizations where the behavioral patterns of individuals or groups of people impact the bottom line, the implications of the contribution of various related topics within the book chapters is expected to provide important thought dimensions to a community of scholars and practitioners as well as society in general.
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