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Goethals, George R.

Works: 50 works in 248 publications in 2 languages and 7,924 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Reference works  History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Contributor
Classifications: HD57.7, 658.409203
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by George R Goethals
Encyclopedia of leadership by George R Goethals( )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 2,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The editors' eclectic, interdisciplinary, and global approach goes far beyond the usual literature on management to create a broad foundation for this developing field, drawing concepts and examples from religion, philosophy, business, politics, the arts, and other fields. Entries are often accompanied by sidebars with excerpts from primary texts and by pull quotes with stimulating epigrams. Many articles include extended case studies of leaders ranging from Alexander the Great to Louis B. Mayer."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005
Heroes : what they do & why we need them by Scott T Allison( )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln, Princess Diana, Rick in Casablanca--why do we perceive certain people as heroes? What qualities do we see in them? What must they do to win our admiration? In Heroes, Scott T. Allison and George R. Goethals offer a stimulating tour of the psychology of heroism, shedding light on what heroism and villainy mean to most people and why heroes--both real people and fictional characters--are so vital to our lives. The book discusses a broad range of heroes, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Walt Kowalski in Gran Torino, Senator Ted Kennedy, and explorer Ernest Shackleton, as well as villains such as Shakespeare's Iago. The authors highlight the Great Eight traits of heroes (smart, strong, selfless, caring, charismatic, resilient, reliable, and inspiring) and outline the mental models that we have of how people become heroes, from the underdog who defies great odds (David and Goliath) to the heroes who redeem themselves. Brimming with psychological insight, Heroes provides an illuminating look at heroes--and into our own minds as well. --Book Jacket
Theories of group behavior by Brian Mullen( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fall of 1983, we began to organize a symposium entitled "General Social Psychological Theories of Group Behavior." Our goal was to encourage the extension and application of basic current social psychology to group behavior. The symposium was presented in the spring of 1984 at the Eastern Psychological Association convention in Baltimore and the interest that it generated led to discussions with colleagues and friends about similar efforts by social psychologists, eventually resulting in the present book. Some clarification about the contents is in order. First, the theories presented here are clearly social psychological in scope and level of analysis, as discussed in the Introduction (Chapter 1). However, we are not trying to encompass sociological, anthropological, political, or historical theoretical approaches to group behavior. Second, while the theories comprise a wide-ranging and representative, if not quite exhaustive, selection of social psychological theories of group behavior, there are some interesting and general perspectives that are not represented. For example, one perspective that is conspicuous by its absence is some variant of learning theory. Aside from the rare, notable exception (e.g., Buss, 1979), little work currently is being done on group behavior from a learning theoretic perspective. Our inclusion or exclusion of a theory reflects our judgment regarding its currency and accessibility to social psychological researchers
The quest for a general theory of leadership by George R Goethals( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book resulted from the efforts of an interdisciplinary working group of scholars tasked with formulating an integrative general theory of leadership. As editors Goethals and Sorenson explain in their introduction, the working group didn't manage to achieve that ambitious goal, yet they feel they were able to make some substantial progress. Their work is summarized in 11 chapters that first deal with some agreed upon fundamental aspect of leadership that any general theory must address power, motivation, group dynamics, and leader-follower relationships (with one chapter focusing particularly on the role of differentiation or inequality in such relationships) and then turn to the practice of leadership or "mindful action" in a case study of the complexities of leadership in a school desegregation campaign, a discussion of the collective construction of meaning, and a debate over the meaning of context in leadership. A final commentary examines the collections central themes and connections between chapters
The Self : interdisciplinary approaches by Jaine Strauss( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A truly remarkable explosion of interest in the self has taken place in the past two decades, in psychology and related disciplines. This book presents a wide range of recent work on the self, from self-awareness in chimpanzees to multiple-personality disorders, self-esteem in adolescents, as well as fundamental issues going back to the work of James, Cooley and others. Three main groups or clusters of themes emerge. The first cluster consists of chapters that discuss the organization and coherence of the self; the second one deals with self-awareness and self-deception; and the third one examines, in new ways, the question of the relationship between self and other. While it is difficult to predict exactly where future work on the self will lead scholars, this work points in some significant directions and provides a firm reference in the field
Understanding social psychology by Stephen Worchel( Book )

20 editions published between 1900 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln's legacy of leadership by George R Goethals( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth look at Abraham Lincoln's leadership, both before and during his presidency. Lincoln led through times of confusion, war, and dissent. The set of chapters included in this volume are based on papers that constituted part of the 2008-2009 Jepson Leadership Forum at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond. The chapters consider Lincoln's intellectual, moral, political, and military leadership
Leadership at the crossroads by Joanne B Ciulla( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributors from a wide variety of fields, including management, economics, political science, philosophy, sociology, history, literature, and psychology, explore the many facets of leadership. Topics include ethics and accountability, leadership styles, the differences between leadership and management, the poison spread by toxic leaders, inspirational leadership, choosing and monitoring leaders, leadership development, women and minorities in leadership, leadership and diplomacy, leadership in literature and the arts, military leadership, and much more. Collectively, this set showcases traditional and emerging approaches to leadership in both theory and practice and raises new questions brought on by society's new challenges. It also suggests solutions for developing and promoting leadership in the corporate world, politics and diplomacy, religion, education, nonprofits, and the arts. Whether identifying qualities that will serve a U.S. president well, or the characteristics of the essential "can-do" supervisor in today's corporation, Leadership at the Crossroads supplies insights and intelligence that will help leaders make the most of the challenges and opportunities before them
Leadership and discovery by George R Goethals( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, a collection of essays from scholars across disciplines, explores leadership of discovery, probing the guided and collaborative exploration and interpretation of the experience of our inner thoughts and feelings, and of our external worlds. By approaching discovery as the product of interaction and collaboration the very idea of leadership is expanded. The book covers a wide range of topics: from the discovery of the new world from Christopher Columbus to the NASA Space Program. Contributors include astronomers, historians, psychologists, theologians, and one NASA astronaut.--Résumé de l'éditeur
Adjustment : pathways to personal growth by Stephen Worchel( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conceptions of leadership : enduring ideas and emerging insights by George R Goethals( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conceptions of Leadership gathers together the latest work by distinguished leadership scholars in social psychology and related disciplines to explore classic conceptions of leadership, such as interpersonal influence, charisma, personality, and power, as well as recent perspectives on those enduring concerns. It also includes contemporary departures from traditional approaches to leadership in considering gender, trust, narratives, and the complex relationships between leaders and followers. Together the chapters provide a wide-ranging and coherent account of how human beings get along and the ways they engage and work together to accomplish their goals
Presidential leadership and African-Americans : "an American dilemma" from slavery to the White House by George R Goethals( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: Presidential leadership and the American dilemma : psychological dimensions -- George Washington -- Thomas Jefferson -- Abraham Lincoln -- Ulysses S. Grant -- Theodore Roosevelt -- Woodrow Wilson -- Harry S. Truman -- Lyndon B. Johnson -- Conclusion: The last half century
Heroic leadership : an influence taxonomy of 100 exceptional individuals by Scott T Allison( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontiers in spiritual leadership : discovering the better angels of our nature( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cover " -- "Title Page " -- "Copyright Page " -- "Table of Contents" -- "Acknowledgments" -- "Foreword" -- "Introduction Spiritual Leadership: A Fresh Look at an Ancient Human Issue" -- "Part I Historical Exemplars of Spiritual Leadership" -- "One Womenâ#x80;#x99;s Leadership in the Early Church: Possibilities and Pushbacks" -- "Two Clerical Leadership in Late Antiquity: Augustine on Bishopsâ#x80;#x99; Polemical and Pastoral Burdens" -- "Three The Spiritual Leadership of Madame Guyon and Madame de Maintenon under Louis XIV" -- "Four The President as Spiritual Leader: Pardons, Punishment, Forgiveness, Mercy, and Justice" -- "Five Reconciliation and Its Failures: Reconstruction to Jim Crow" -- "Six The Pursuit of Wonder" -- "Part II Contemporary Approaches to Spiritual Leadership" -- "Seven Leading through Reading in Contemporary Young Adult Fantasy by Philip Pullman and Terry Pratchett" -- "Eight Engaged Spirituality and Egalitarianism in US Social Welfare Policy" -- "Nine â#x80;#x9C;A Change Is Gonna Comeâ#x80;#x9D;: Spiritual Leadership for Social Change in the United States" -- "Ten Living a Life of Consequence: How Not to Chase a Fake Rabbit" -- "Eleven Suffering and Sacrifice: Individual and Collective Benefits, and Implications for Leadership" -- "Twelve Leadership, Spirituality, and Values in a Secular Age: Insights from Charles Taylor and James MacGregor Burns" -- "Afterword" -- "Notes on Contributors"
Women and leadership : history, theories, and case studies( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Countries with female leaders in 2016 include Argentina, Brazil, South Korea, Taiwan, Germany, and Poland, and the front-running Democratic Party candidate for the US presidential nomination in 2008 and 2016 was a woman. Debates about leadership styles, about whether the world would be a better place if women were in charge, and about whether women should always support women candidates are increasingly loud. This compact volume, edited by George R. Goethals and Crystal L. Hoyt of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, provides valuable research by experts on leadership theory as well as women's history. It has been designed to help students and citizens who want a more nuanced explanation of what we know about women as leaders - and about how they have led in different fields, in different parts of the world, and in past centuries. It includes twenty-five biographies of women leaders in many domains, not only politics but education, fashion, sports, and social and environmental movements."--Publisher's website
Handbook of heroism and heroic leadership by Scott T Allison( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreword / Philip Zimbardo -- Introduction -- Setting the scene : the rise and coalescence of heroism science / Scott T. Allison, George R. Goethals, and Roderick M. Kramer -- Origins of heroism -- Attributes and applications of heroes : a brief history of lay and academic perspectives / Elaine L. Kinsella, Timothy D. Ritchie, and Eric R. Igou -- Why heroism exists : evolutionary perspectives on extreme helping / Sara Kafashan, Adam Sparks, Amanda Rotella, and Pat Barclay -- Adaptive foundations of heroism : social heuristics push advantageous everyday ethical behavior to heroic extremes / Gordon T. Kraft-Todd and David G. Rand -- The evolution and neurobiology of heroism / Stephanie D. Preston -- Character development and the emergence of heroic leadership : towards a relational developmental systems-based model / Kristina Schmid Callina, Richard M. Lerner, Ettya Fremont, Brian Burkhard, Danielle Stacey, and Shaobing Su -- The moral character of heroes / Lawrence J. Walker -- Why and how groups create moral heroes / Ari Decter-Frain, Ruth Vanstone, and Jeremy A. Frimer -- The hero organism : advancing the embodiment of heroism thesis in the 21st century / Olivia Efthimiou -- Types of heroism -- Everyday heroes : determinants of moral courage / Anna Halmburger, Anna Baumert, and Manfred Schmitt -- Heroism in times of crisis: understanding leadership during extreme events -- Zeno e. franco -- Holocaust heroes : heroic altruism of non-jewish moral exemplars in nazi europe / Stephanie Fagin-Jones -- Heroism and wisdom in medicine / Margaret Plews-Ogan, Justine E. Owens, Natalie May, and Monika Ardelt -- Deviant heroes and social heroism in everyday life : activists and artists / Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Michael Condren, and Izabela Lebuda -- To become or not to become? : existential courage and the pursuit of desired identities / Roderick M. Kramer -- Heroism in the networked society / Dana Klisanin -- A training program in spiritually-oriented leadership : inner growth for outer change / Elsa Lau, Sarah B. Sherman, and Lisa Miller -- Career development and a sense of calling : contexts for heroism / Bryan J. Dik, Adelyn B. Shimizu, and William O'Connor -- Underdogs as heroes / Joseph A. Vandello, Nadav Goldschmied, and Kenneth Michniewicz -- Whistleblowers as heroes : fostering "quiet" heroism in place of the heroic whistleblower stereotype / A J Brown -- Processes of heroism -- The hero's transformation / Scott T. Allison and George R. Goethals -- Moral transformation : the paths to heroism, villainy, and victimhood / Amelia Goranson and Kurt Gray -- The impact of heroism on heroes and observers : stories of elevation and personal change / Jeanne Nakamura and Laura Graham -- Accidental and purposeful impediments to heroism / Craig D. Parks -- Heroic empathy: the heart of leadership / Ronald H. Humphrey and Laural L. Adams -- Heroic leaders and despotic tyrants : how power and status shape leadership / Anika Stuppy and Nicole L. Mead -- The intersection of purpose and heroism: a study of exemplars / Kendall Cotton Bronk and Brian R. Riches -- Heroism and the pursuit of meaning / Jeffrey D. Green, Daryl R. Van Tongeren, Athena H. Cairo, and Nao Hagiwara -- Psychopathy and heroism : unresolved questions and future directions / Brett A. Murphy, Scott O. Lilienfeld, and Ashley L. Watts -- The courage of one's moral convictions : exploring the two sides of heroism / Ronnie Janoff-Bulman and Prerana Bharadwaj -- Contributors -- Index
Realignment, region, and race : presidential leadership and social identity by George R Goethals( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trump presidency may well be the first phase of a new American political alignment deeply rooted in identity politics. Now more than ever, it seems especially important to understand how leaders compete to engage different human motivations--how presidents, presidential candidates, and other political leaders appeal to potential followers' needs for economic well-being, safety, self-esteem, and a sense of significance. It is time to come to terms with the roles of race and region in US political history. In Realignment, Region, and Race, George R. Goethals addresses this challenge head-on, exploring the place of racial dynamics in American politics from Abraham Lincoln to Donald Trump. He integrates psychology and historical understandings of presidential leadership and politics of racial justice and needs for positive social identity have led to different regions in the United States changing party affiliation. He describes the realignment by region of the two major political parties in the United States, the Democrats and Republicans, between the Civil War and the present day, and he considers how for over a century and a half the two parties have offered different social identities, often related to race, that appeal to powerful motives for self-esteem and significance. Goethal's findings uncover deep contexts for understanding how current political leaders engage experiences and attitudes towards African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans in order to tell particular stories about American and regional identities--back cover
Pathways to personal growth : adjustment in today's world by George R Goethals( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics, ethics and change : the legacy of James MacGregor Burns by George R Goethals( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For decades, the writings of James MacGregor Burns have defined the central issues in our understanding of leadership. Their impact is illustrated here through ten chapters exploring Burns's research on presidential leadership and related issues of moral and effective leadership, the nature of social change and transformation, and the subtleties of the relationships between leaders and followers. Exploring history through the dynamics of leadership, this extraordinary volume outlines the dynamics of social change and transformation and illustrates how leaders shape followers' motivations. The transactional and transforming leadership of various US presidents is considered within broader questions of personal ethics, conflict and compromise, and historical contingency. The presidencies of Thomas Jefferson, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson in particular transformed American society and American politics. The chapters in this book explore the several ways they fought for enduring human values using power resources that aroused and satisfied deep human motives and tested the limits of leadership effectiveness and morality. Students of leadership, the US Presidency, the American Founding, and history in general will find this book enlightening. Scholars and leaders in business, psychology and philosophy will also find much of value given James MacGregor Burns's insightful analysis across a wide field of disciplines
Reconstruction and the arc of racial (in)justice by Julian Maxwell Hayter( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of original essays and commentary considers not merely how history has shaped the continuing struggle for racial equality, but also how backlash and resistance to racial reforms continue to dictate the state of race in America. Informed by a broad historical perspective, this book focuses primarily on the promise of Reconstruction and the long demise of that promise. It traces the history of struggles for racial justice from the post US Civil War Reconstruction through the Jim Crow era, the Civil Rights and Voting Rights decades of the 1950s and 1960s to the present day. The book uses psychological, historical and political perspectives to put today's struggles for justice in historical perspective, considering intersecting dynamics of race and class in inequality and the different ways that people understand history. Ultimately, the authors question Martin Luther King, Jr.'s contention that the moral arc of the universe bends toward justice, challenging portrayals of race relations and the realization of civil rights laws as a triumph narrative. Scholars in history, political science and psychology, as well as graduate students in these fields, can use the issues explored in this book as a foundation for their own work on race, justice and American history
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Encyclopedia of leadership
Heroes : what they do & why we need themThe quest for a general theory of leadershipLincoln's legacy of leadershipLeadership at the crossroadsLeadership and discoveryPathways to personal growth : adjustment in today's world
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