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The Art and Science of Leadership



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The Art and Science of Leadership is intended for use in undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership. It is also suitable 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.

Nahavandi’s text has an application emphasis with a cross cultural perspective on leadership.

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here’s how:

  • Encourage Students to Apply Theory to Their Own Development: Strong theoretical coverage and cutting-edge research is presented.
  • Cross Cultural Focus: A cross-cultural, racial, and gender-based analyses of leadership is presented.
  • Keep your Course Current and Relevant: New examples, exercises, and research findings appear throughout the text.

Author Biography

Afsaneh Nahavandi is professor and department chair of Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego and professor Emeritus at Arizona State University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and French from the University of Denver and holds an MA and PhD in Social Psychology from University of Utah. Her areas of specialty are leadership, culture, ethics, and teams. She has published articles and contributed chapters on these topics in journals such as the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Management Studies, the Academy of Management Executive, and the Journal of Business Ethics. Her article about teams won the Academy of Management Executive’s 1994 Best Article of the Year award. Her other books include: Organizational Behavior (with Robert Denhardt, Janet Denhardt, and Maria Aristigueta, 2014), Ancient Leadership Wisdom (2012), Organizational Behavior: The Person–Organization Fit (with Ali Malekzadeh, 1999), and Organizational Culture in the Management of Mergers (with Ali Malekzadeh,1993).  She joined the department of Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego in 2013 after teaching at Arizona State University for twenty six years in both the Business School and in the School of Public Affairs.  She also taught in the Business School at Northeastern University in Boston. She has held several administrative positions, including associate dean of ASU’s College of Public Programs and Associate Dean of ASU’s University College, and director of the ASU West School of Management MBA program. She is the recipient of several teaching awards, including the Arizona State University Parents Association Professor of the Year in 2004.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Building Blocks  1

            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 2 Contemporary Concepts  

            Chapter 6 Current Era in Leadership: Inspiration and Connection to Followers

            Chapter 7 Other Leadership Perspectives: Upper Echelon and Leadership of Nonprofits  

Part 3 Leading  

            Chapter 8 Leading Teams  

            Chapter 9 Leading Change  

            Chapter 10 Developing Leaders  


Author Index  

Subject Index  

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