THEORIES AND PRACTICES OF LEADERSHIP is written with the objective of bridging the gap between the often-simplistic popular approaches to leadership and the more abstract theoretical approaches. This book reviews and analyses a selected number of leadership theories, giving special attention to how each theoretical approach can be applied in real-world organizations. In essence, the purpose of this book is to explore how leadership theory can inform and direct the way leadership is practiced. The authors explained key concepts applied to leadership situations mostly related to the relationship between leaders and followers. For instance, they described the influence of social defence mechanisms related to anxiety management, and exemplified mirroring, idealizing, and shared madness situations in which the leader-follower relationship can become collusive bringing self-destruction to members and the organization. Author has highlighted the most relevant and recent approaches to leadership, and helped readers from various fields of expertise understand the limitless possibilities as to what leadership can be. Ultimately, the different approaches presented proved how leadership is dynamic and evolving, developed to address diverse organizational challenges, particularly the relationships among its members to achieve goals and prosper.