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Developing Leadership Abilities provides a broad, yet practical view of how best to develop your leadership abilities in any environment. Bell and Smith offer tips on making leadership techniques flexible for changing circumstances, and suggest ways to use emotional intelligence as part of your leadership strategies.

Author Biography

Arthur H. Bell holds his Ph.D. from Harvard University and is Executive Director of MBA Programs and Professor of Management Communication at the University of San Francisco.  He is the author of 47 books on management, communication, language, and literature.  He held previous teaching positions at Georgetown University and the University of Southern California. 


Dayle M. Smith holds her Ph.D. from the Annenberg School, University of South California.  She is Director of the Business Honors Program and Professor of Management at the University of San Francisco.  She is the author of 12 books on management theory and practice.  She held previous teaching positions at Georgetown University and the University of Southern California.


We encourage you to visit this Blog at  The authors will be answering student and faculty questions here as well as adding interesting articles and other pieces on leadership.

Table of Contents

Chapter One:  Surprising Facts about Leaders


Chapter Two:  Assessing Your Leadership Tendencies


Chapter Three:  Expressing Leadership Vision


Chapter Four:  Leadership by Listening


Chapter Five:  Leadership by Building Relationships and Team


Chapter Six:  Leadership by Defining Problems and Reaching Solutions


Chapter Seven:  Leadership by Motivating

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