The Communication of Leadership
The Design of Leadership Style
By (author) Jonathan Charteris-Black
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Communication of Leadership by Jonathan Charteris-Black
Book DescriptionWith the crisis of leadership in the western democracies, there has been a growth of interest in how leaders outside of the west emerge and consolidate their positions. This book analyses the communication strategies of six charismatic non-western leaders: Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Fidel Castro, Ayatollah Khomeini, Mohammed Mahathir and Lee Kuan Yew. The book addresses the following questions in order to arrive at a better understanding of communication and leadership: * How do leaders communicate? * Do leaders communicate more by words, or actions? * Do leaders have unique communication strategies? * Are leaders moral beings, or impostors? The book describes how each of these leaders designed a unique style that integrated verbal and non-verbal modes of communication. It argues that leadership style is performed through the cumulative interaction of non-verbal modes - dress, body language, physical possessions, symbols and symbolic actions - with verbal strategies for communicating visions, values and legitimacy. In order to understand how each of these leaders undertakes a dramatic 'performance' of leadership, Jonathan Charteris-Black uses Erving Goffman's notion of 'Front'. Noting the inherent similarities between the mutual dependency of actors with audiences and leaders with followers, the book suggests that leaders - like actors - use metaphors and symbols to satisfy followers' psychological and symbolic needs and that leadership is communicated through impression management, metaphor and media choices. A fascinating and well executed study, this book will interest students and academics working on leadership, applied linguistics, communication studies and politics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415378291
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jonathan Charteris-Black
Analysing Political Speeches, Hardback (September 2013)
Considers how traditional approaches such as cohesion and classical rhetoric may be integrated with 'critical' approaches to discourse analysis such as critical metaphor analysis. Presents a range of critical and discourse theories and considers the relationships between linguistic features of speeches and their social and cultural contexts.
Politicians and Rhetoric, Hardback (October 2011)
This analysis of the rhetoric of nine successfully persuasive politicians explains how their use of language created credible and consistent stories about themselves and the social world they inhabit. It explores their use of metaphors, their myths and how language analysis helps us to understand how politicians are able to persuade.
Gender and the Language of Illness, Hardback (July 2010)» View all books by Jonathan Charteris-Black
An investigation of the influence of gender, social class, age and illness type in the language of people talking about their experiences of illness. It shows evidence of both conformity with and resistance to gender stereotypes.
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Author Biography - Jonathan Charteris-Black
University of Surrey, UK.
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