Extending the charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic approach to leadership: Multiple pathways to success

Samuel T. Hunter, Jeffrey B. Lovelace

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The past 15 years of leadership research have taught us a valuable lesson: There is more than one way to be a successful leader. The Charismatic, Ideological, and Pragmatic (CIP) approach to leadership showcases three unique yet equally viable pathways to leading and influencing others. This book reviews the history of the CIP model of leadership and summarizes the empirical findings supporting the framework. Emerging areas of leadership research on the CIP model are explored, including: followership, shared leadership, measurement, and gender. Contributions from a range of international academics provide readers with insight into the foundation of the CIP theory of leadership and into where the future of leadership perspectives are headed. It includes a chapter for practitioners seeking to understand the framework through an applied lens and offers evidence for a new scale designed to quantify a leader’s CIP profile. Finally, a revised theoretical framework, incorporating key findings to expand the model to meet the diverse needs of future researchers and leaders is offered. This thought-provoking volume will be essential reading for all scholars, researchers and students interested in the charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic approach to leadership, as well as professionals considering the introduction of a new leadership model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages298
ISBN (Electronic)9781351017145
ISBN (Print)9781138497733
StatePublished - Apr 21 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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