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Chapter 1 What is leadership

DOI: 10.23912/9781911635253-4859

ISBN: 9781911635253

Published: May 2021

Component type: chapter

Published in: Event Leadership

Parent DOI: 10.23912/9781911635253-4276

Abstract

Nearly 100 years of leadership studies have resulted in a large body of literature that suggests that leadership matters in all aspects of life. Studies have also shown that soft skills, such as leadership, are key to continued success in complex, fast changing organisations, and in a variety of managerial contexts. The nature of leadership within organisations and the styles of leadership required for specific business management roles have frequently been studied and there is a broad consensus that leadership matters in a range of managerial positions including event project management, tourism and hospitality management, human resources and a variety of other senior organisational roles. Leadership practices are essential for the development of successful event managers and leadership in planned events and event tourism therefore cannot be ignored.

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Abson, E. (2021) "Chapter 1 What is leadership" In: Abson, D.E. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781911635253-4859

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