- ix, 153 p. ; 24 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.Machine generated contents note: 1.Another book about leadership? -- 2.Leadership as a psychological phenomenon -- 3.Fictionalization of leadership -- 4.The big picture.Summary: Why are we attracted to leaders? Does this attraction have universal origins or is it culture-bound? Why and how are certain concepts and myths regarding leaders generated? Analyzing the psychology of followers, this unique book explores these important questions. Micha Popper expertly offers new and surprising insights regarding the leadership phenomenon whilst providing relevant examples. This inspiring book posits that followers are the key to understanding the leadership phenomenon. It analyzes leader-follower dynamics in social and organizational settings and in politics which will strongly appeal to students of social psychology, sociology, management, political sciences. The book provides examples and in-depth analyses of 'the psychology of followership in every day life' and will therefore prove invaluable for managers. A special emphasis is given to leader - follower dynamics in various levels of organizational life.