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For undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership.
Nahavandi's text has an application emphasis with a cross cultural perspective on leadership. For any leader, or potential leader, who wants better decision making capability, more satisfied employees, better quality products and services, and more satisfied constituencies and customers.
The text focuses on the future by addressing the dramatic changes that organizations are undergoing. Some of the changes include:
- Throughout the chapters, the authors establish the link between old and new trends in leadership, particularly the focus on teams and nonhierarchical organizations.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Definition and Significance of Leadership
Chapter 2. The Global and Cultural Contexts
Chapter 3. Early Theories: The Foundations of Modern Leadership
Chapter 4. Individual Differences and Traits
Chapter 5. Power
PART II: CONTEMPORARY CONCEPTS
Chapter 6. New Models of Leadership: Neo-Charisma, Inspiration and the Relationship with Followers
Chapter 7. Other Leadership Perspectives: Upper Echelon and Leadership of Nonprofits
PART III: LEADING
Chapter 8. Participative Management and Leading Teams
Chapter 9. Leading Change
Chapter 10. Developing Leaders