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Leadership in Middle-Earth: Theories and Applications for Organizations

Michael J. Urick
Saint Vincent College, USA

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25 May 2021
Emerald Publishing Limited
140 pages - 152 x 229mm
Exploring Effective Leadership Practices through Popular Culture
Part of the series Exploring Effective Leadership Practices through Popular Culture, Urick examines mentorship and learning, transformational and servant leadership, culture, bases of power, leader emergence, teams, motivation, and more.

Leadership in Middle-Earth explores J.R.R. Tolkien's exemplary leadership and management examples evident in his tales such as 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings', examining mentorship, team dynamics, mindfulness, servant leadership, influence and ethical leadership through solid academic theories and management practices. Readers will become familiar and comfortable with academically supported leadership concepts to adjust their own behaviors, becoming more successful in the process.

By examining leadership theories through the context of popular culture, the book encourages readers to think creatively about how they might adjust their own management approach. The series aims to bring examples, theory and methodology of leadership to life by analysing academic concepts through popular culture examples that will appeal to a broad range of readers.
Chapter 1. Background and Organization of the Book 
Chapter 2. Background 
Chapter 3. Leader Emergence and Holding onto Power 
Chapter 4. Leader Influence 
Chapter 5. Team Considerations 
Chapter 6. Communication 
Chapter 7. Representation in Middle-earth 
Chapter 8. Mentorship and Knowledge 
Chapter 9. Conducting Meetings 
Chapter 10. Care for Resources 
Chapter 11. Celebrations 
Chapter 12. Applying Leadership in Middle-earth to Our Own Contexts
Michael J. Urick, PhD, MBA, MS, SSGB, SHRM-CP is Graduate Director of the Master of Science in Management: Operational Excellence and Associate Professor of Management and Operational Excellence at the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government at Saint Vincent College (Latrobe, PA USA). Urick has authored or co-authored over fifty publications, many of which are related to linking pop culture to theories, leadership, and generational issues at work. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Leadership and Management and Series Editor for Exploring Effective Leadership Practices through Popular Culture.

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