Executive leadership is critically important to understanding the workings and performance of organizations, yet it is a topic that is usually ignored by mainstream leadership research. Leadership and Information Processing provides a much-needed analysis of this crucial element of organizational behaviour. Robert G. Lord and Karen J. Maher examine how executives make decisions and how decision acceptance is constrained by the leadership perceptions of others. Focussing in particular on leadership and social perceptions, perceptions of female leaders, organizational culture, and the effects of executive succession. Leadership and Information Processing offers crucial information for students, researchers and teachers of mangement, business, organizational behavior and organizational/social psychology.