Outstanding Leadership Book Award
Celebrating the Power to Influence Thought
In recognition of leadership as a valued practice and the fact that people can be effective agents of change in whatever position they hold, the USD Department of Leadership Studies has established this annual award to honor thought leaders.
The criteria for the selection of each year’s winner includes:
- Scholarly rigor and critical thought
- Innovation with new perspectives
- Contribution to the field, taking into account complexity
Special consideration is given to work that contains disruptive, emerging scholarship.
2012 Outstanding Leadership Book Award winner:
The New Psychology of Leadership
Identity, Influence and Power
Authors: S. Alexander Haslam, Stephen D. Reicher and Michael J. Platow
“We were particularly impressed by how New Psychology offers a refreshing way to examine the complexities of identity and its influence on the process and practice of leadership. With clear examples, cogent arguments, and careful critical analysis, you have crafted a work that is accessible and provocative. Your basic tenet that there is an embedded representation—a “we-ness” –at the core of leadership is worthy of deeper exploration, rigorous debate, and further study. The strength of your work will challenge practitioners to examine their approaches to organizations and invite scholars to consider their allegiances to prevailing theory.” -- USD Outstanding Leadership Book Award Committee
About the Authors:
S. Alexander Haslam is Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology at the University of Exeter. He is a former chief editor of the European Journal of Social Psychology, a recipient of the European Association of Social Psychology’s Kurt Lewin award for excellence in social psychology, and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
Stephen Reicher is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of St. Andrews. He is a former chief editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology, a recipient of the British Psychological Society’s annual award for excellence in teaching, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Michael Platow is Associate Professor of Social Psychology at the Australian National University. He is on the editorial board of European and Asian Journals of Social Psychology, a holder of several major grants from the Australian Research Council, and a former President of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists.
More information may be found at: http://www.amazon.com/The-New-Psychology-Leadership-Influence/dp/1841696099
We are accepting submissions for the 2013 USD Department of Leadership Studies Book Award online at:
2010 Department of Leadership Studies Annual Book Award winner:
Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice
edited by Nitin Nohria, Rakesh Khurana