The text is broken into four parts, with each part containing an Introduction by the editors. Part 1 consists of "Leadership and Managerial Behavior as Loosely Coupled Systems for Moving Beyond Establishment Views,” by the editors; "The Relevance of Some Studies of Managerial Work and Behavior to Leadership Research,” Rosemary Stewart; "Unstructured, Nonparticipant Observation and the Study of Leaders’ Interpersonal Contacts,” Robert S. Bussom, Lars L. Larson, and William M. Vicars; "Leaders on Line,” Michael M. Lombardo and Morgan W. McCall, Jr.; and "Various Paths Beyond Establishment Views,” Bernard Wilpert.
Part 2 contains "Multiplexed Supervision and Leadership,” Fred Dansereau, Jr., Joseph A. Alutto, Steven E. Markham, and MacDonald Dumas; "A Theory of Leadership Categorization,” Robert G. Lord, Roseanne J. Foti, and James S. Phillips; "Leadership Activation Theory,” John E. Sheridan, Jeffrey L. Kerr, and Michael A. Abelson; and "Intensity of Relation, Dyadic-Group Considerations, Cognitive Categorization, and Transformational Leadership,” Bernard M. Bass; "Strategies for Dealing with Different Processes in Different Contexts,” Ian Morley, "A Multiplexed Response to Bass and Morley,” Fred Dansereau, Jr., Joseph A. Alutto, Steven E. Markham, and MacDonald Dumas; and "Properly Categorizing the Commentary,” Roseanne J. Foti, Robert G. Lord, and James S. Phillips.
Part 3 contains "SYMLOG and Leadership Theory,” Robert F. Bales and Daniel J. Isenberg; "Toward a Macro-Oriented Model of Leadership: An Odyssey,” James G. Hunt and Richard N. Osborn; and "Toward a Paradigm Shift in the Study of Leadership,” Henry J. Tosi, Jr.
Essays in part 4 are "If You’re Not Serving Bill and Barbara, Then You’re Not Serving Leadership,” Henry Mintzberg; "Beyond Establishment Leadership Views: An Epilog,” by the editors; "Leadership Research and the European Connection: An Epilog,” Dian-Marie Hosking and James G. Hunt; and "Conclusion: The Leadership-Management Controversy Revisited,” Schriesheim, Hunt, and Sekaran.