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Leadership in Middle-Earth: Theories and Applications for Organizations

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Leadership in Middle-Earth explores J.R.R. Tolkien's exemplary leadership and management examples evident in his tales such as 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings', examining mentorship, team dynamics, mindfulness, servant leadership, influence and ethical leadership through solid academic theories and management practices.

Readers will become familiar and comfortable with academically supported leadership concepts to adjust their own behaviors, becoming more successful in the process.

About the Author

Dr. Michael J. Urick is director of the master of science in management: operational excellence program and an associate professor at the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government at St. Vincent College. Dr. Urick is certified as a six sigma green belt and SHRM-CP. He is the recipient of multiple teaching awards and was internationally recognized by the Institute for Supply Management as a "Person of the Year" in 2015.

Urick is an associate editor of the Journal of Leadership and Management. His research focuses on issues related to intergenerational phenomena and leveraging popular culture to illustrate organizational behavior theories. Urick is a regular speaker on age-related issues in the workplace and is an active consultant on issues related to workplace interactions, organizational culture, and ethics. Urick is currently president of ISM-Pittsburgh, volunteers on the board of several non-profit organizations, and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management in addition to other professional organizations.

Additional Info


NameLeadership in Middle-Earth: Theories and Applications for Organizations
AuthorMichael J. Urick
Published Year2021
Page Count140
Book PublisherEmerald Publishing