Dr. Julian Barling
Advance Praise for The Science of Leadership
"Written by an expert in leadership research known the world over, The Science of Leadership is filled with engaging and enlightening material. This exemplifies Dr. Barling's skills as both a writer and an educator through the presentation of up-to-date real-world examples that are couched in both traditional and modern research. This is a superb introductory text for those new to the field, as well as a comprehensive synopsis for the more experienced researcher or practitioner."
"A must read for any leader. Dr. Barling provides concrete, well-targeted, insightful, and well-researched advice for anyone who aspires to truly lead."
"Leadership has become a kind of buzzword with a plethora of meanings. What is myth and what is known? This book sorts through the baggage to provide an evidence-based approach to understanding the science of organizational leadership. It's the 'go to' source for wisdom on leadership."
"Julian Barling has achieved the rarest of feats...he has done the equivalent of a massive review of leadership-related research, made it infinitely understandable and useable... and perhaps most shocking, interesting! For leaders who value fact over fashion and substance over hype this is a welcomed addition to the very crowded area of leadership literature."
"The Science of Leadership couldn't have come a better time, when the field of leadership is in the ascendancy. This book is the 'best in class,' covering all the main issues in the field and written by North America's leading organizational behavior scholar. Every leader in the private and public sector, and all management students, should possess this gem. This is a 'must' read!"
"Julian Barling has done practitioners and academics a huge service – in a compelling and reader-friendly way, he distills what is truly known about leadership through scientifically driven research. He synthesizes countless studies; offers nuanced views; provides hard-hitting conclusions; and provides evidence-based directions to practitioners. I loved the content of the book and will highly recommend the book to both my students and executive clients."
The Science of Leadership is available now!