The Art of Leadership

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/10/2014
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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The Art of Leadership, 5th edition is based on two ideas.
  1. Leadership will take place to the extent the leader cares about the work to be done. Equally important, the leader must care about people. Neither of these qualities is sufficient without the other, and neither can be false. People know when the leader cares. When the leader is committed to the task and is concerned about people, these qualities serve as magnets and motivators to followers, and their potential for achievement becomes enormous.
  2. Leadership is an art that can be developed through mastery of nine key areas of success. The successful leader must possess knowledge and skills in the following areas: understanding leadership variables, the power of vision, the importance of ethics, the empowerment of people, leadership principles, understanding people, multiplying effectiveness, developing others, and performance management.
The difference between most other leadership texts and The Art of Leadership, 5th edition can be compared to the difference between a lecture and a seminar. Although both are good educational vehicles, the lecture is better for conveying large amounts of information, while the seminar is better for developing skills and attitudes. A good lecture is interesting and builds knowledge, while a good seminar is stimulating and builds competency. Without sacrificing either theoretical foundation or important content, the fifth edition of The Art of Leadership emphasizes the interactive, seminar approach to learning.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Importance of Leadership: Setting the Stage

Part One – Leadership Variables

Chapter 2: The Leadership Equation

Chapter 3: Leadership Qualities, Characteristics of Followers, and Situational Factors

Part Two – The Power of Vision

Chapter 4: The Importance of Vision and the Motive to Lead

Chapter 5: Organizational Climate

Part Three – The Importance of Ethics

Chapter 6: Leadership Ethics

Chapter 7: The Role of Values and Ethics at Work

Part Four – The Empowerment of People

Chapter 8: Leadership Authority

Chapter 9: Empowerment in the Workplace and the Quality Imperative

Part Five – Leadership Principles

Chapter 10: Effective Leadership and Human Relations

Chapter 11: The Team Concept

Part Six – Understanding People

Chapter 12: Human Behavior and the Art of Persuasion

Chapter 13: The Diversity Challenge

Part Seven – Multiplying Effectiveness

Chapter 14: Effective Behavior and How to Assign Work

Chapter 15: The Role of Personality

Part Eight – Developing Others

Chapter 16: The Leader as a Coach

Chapter 17: Helping People through Change and Burnout Prevention

Part Nine – Performance Management

Chapter 18: Managing Performance

Chapter 19: Professional Performance and Sustaining Discipline

Chapter 20: The Road Ahead: Challenge and Charge

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Informative but boring July 10, 2014
Lots of content to take in and the class I'm using it for is a 3 week class that meets twice a week. Intense!
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