Business leaders operate in conditions of risk, uncertainty and unfamiliarity in an interdependent, culturally diverse and changing world. In this exceptionally well-researched treatise Murthy and McKie present a magisterial review of the extant literature, critically evaluating key modern management theories and their limitations in practice. On the strength of a superbly executed grounded theory study, Murthy and McKie argue for an augmented set of leadership practices – an Ensemble Leadership Repertoire – that can address the zeitgeist leadership challenges of finding individual meaning, delivering business success and contributing to society’s flourishing.
Dr. Vikram Murthy, AUT University, New Zealand
Prof. David Mckie, Waikato University, New Zealand