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The Concise Leadership Textbook
by Daniel Pittino

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Learn key leadership skills, grow as a leader, guide and inspire others!


With this concise leadership textbook, you will learn about the main principles and practices of effective leadership in contemporary organizations and society, and develop your own leadership abilities.

  • A comprehensive yet concise overview of leadership knowledge and principles

  • Essential leadership skills for working with people

  • Practical exercises for boosting your own leadership skills

  • Tested methods and tools for supporting effective leadership in different contexts

  • Best-practice insights from successful leadership examples

  • Contemporary leadership challenges (e.g. virtual teams, inclusion, leading change)

  • Bonus learning materials on the companion website


The Concise Leadership Textbook is the ideal companion for students in business and management, as well as in other fields where leadership competences are required, and for professionals who aspire to leadership positions or want to strengthen their leadership abilities.

“Professor Pittino has produced a strong and much-needed guide to leadership that provides clear, concise and key information in a highly accessible way for the busy person.”
--Professor Peter Strokes, Professor of Leadership and Professional Development, De Montfort University (UK)

“In a clear and lucid manner, Daniel Pittino has done a masterful job of presenting the theory and practice of leadership. If you're a rookie leader, or an experienced one looking to stay on course, this is the book for you. Its brevity promotes clarity, insight, and ultimately right action.”
--Louise Kelly, Ph.D., Professor of Management, University of La Verne (California), author of the Dictionary of Strategy and the Psychologist Manager

“Daniel Pittino skillfully intertwines leadership research, case studies, and self-reflection while delivering an engaging and unpretentious read. Few leadership books can claim comprehensive coverage of the field and practice of leadership, so it is unexpected that such a brief textbook has achieved this.”
--Charmine E. J. Härtel, Ph.D., Associate Dean Research Impact, Professor and Director, The Opportunity Tech Lab, Inclusive Leadership & Entrepreneurship, Monash Business School, Monash University (Australia)

“Daniel Pittino presents a punchy yet detailed examination of leadership. He brilliantly weaves together research, examples, thoughtful figures, and short exercises to create a succinct book that is well-suited to students, professionals, and executives desiring to know more about leadership. The Concise Leadership Textbook is a masterclass in making progress together with other people—the measure of a good leader.”
--Mathew (Mat) Hughes, Ph.D., Schulze Distinguished Professor, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Loughborough University (UK)

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