Chapter 1

What Is Leadership? What Is Toxic Leadership?


In this chapter leadership is defined in a few of the many possible ways. Suggested readings are also provided to further develop your understanding of leadership in general. The study of leadership in Library and Information Studies (LIS) and in academic libraries is also briefly discussed. This chapter also extensively explains the concept of Toxic Leadership and defines it in the field of leadership and in the field of LIS.


Leadership; academic libraries leadership; toxic leadership

1.1 Defining Leadership

The field of Leadership Studies has had a long time now to define itself, yet those engaged in it seem to have been unable to do so. There are many ways of looking ...

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