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Introduction to Leadership : Concepts and Practice,9781412989527

Introduction to Leadership : Concepts and Practice

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2nd
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9781412989527

ISBN10:
1412989523
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/4/2011
Publisher(s):
SAGE Publications, Inc
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Summary

Offering a straightforward introduction to the basic principles of leadership, the Second Edition of Introduction to Leadership focuses on providing readers with practical strategies for becoming better leaders. An applied text by the author of the SAGE best-seller Leadership: Theory and Practice, Fifth Edition, this text provides the much needed 'how-to' component of leading for students in leadership courses.Three interactive components in every chapter: self-assessment questionnaires, observational exercises, and reflection and action worksheets get readers actively involved in applying leadership concepts to their own lives. Grounded in leadership theory, yet accessible and reader-friendly, this book covers a fundamental aspect of leadership in each chapter and illustrates its application in real leadership situations. A final chapter discusses the key topic of ethics in leadership.Key features of the Second Edition- Looks at one quality of leadership per chapter, making it easier for readers to understand and apply material to their own lives- Uses examples and case studies to illustrate each fundamental aspect of leadership (creating a vision, listening to out-group members, and overcoming obstacles, for example)- Encourages readers to complete a Self-Assessment Questionnaire before reading each chapter to explore their own leadership styles and preferences- Guides readers in examining behaviours of leaders from their own lives through each chapter's Observational Exercise- Includes Reflection and Action Worksheets that encourage readers to reflect upon their own leadership styles and identify an action plan for improving their leadership skills.

Table of Contents

Preface
Being a Leader
Defining Leadership
Global Leadership Attributes
Practicing Leadership
Conceptualizing Leadership Questionnaire
Observational Exercise
Reflection and Action Worksheet
Recognizing Your Traits
Historical Leaders: What Traits Do These Leaders Display?
Leadership Studies: What Traits Do Effective Leaders Exhibit?
Leadership Traits Questionnaire
Observational Exercise
Reflection and Action Worksheet
Recognizing Your Philosophy and Style of Leadership
What Is Your View of Human Behavior at Work?
Styles of Leadership: Authoritarian, Democratic, and Laissez-Faire
Box 3.1 Leadership on the Silver Screen
What Is Your Style of Leadership?
Leadership Styles Questionnaire
Observational Exercise
Reflection and Action Worksheet
Attending to Tasks and Relationships
What Is Your Personal Style?
What Kind of Leader Are You?
Task and Relationship Questionnaire
Observational Exercise
Reflection and Action Worksheet
Developing Leadership Skills
What Are Your Core Leadership Skills?
Leadership Skills Questionnaire
Observational Exercise
Reflections and Action Worksheet
Creating a Vision
What Are the Characteristics of a Vision?
How Is a Vision Articulated?
How Is a Vision Implemented?
Leadership Vision Questionnaire
Observational Exercise
Reflection and Action Worksheet
Setting the Tone
Provide Structure
Clarify Norms
Build Cohesiveness
Promote Standards of Excellence
Setting the Tone Questionnaire
Observational Exercise
Reflection and Action Worksheet
Listening to Out-Group Members
Who Is in the Out-Group?
Why Do Out-Groups Form?
What Is the Impact of Out-Groups?
How Should a Leader Respond to Out-Groups?
Responding to Members of the Out-Group Questionnaire
Observational Exercise
Reflections and Action Worksheet
Handling Conflict
Conflict Defined
Communication and Conflict
Kinds of Conflict
Fisher and Ury Approach to Conflict
Communication Strategies for Conflict Resolution
Styles of Approaching Conflict
Conflict Style Questionnaire
Observational Exercise
Reflection and Action Worksheet
Overcoming Obstacles
Obstacle 1: Unclear Goals
Obstacle 2: Unclear Directions
Obstacle 3: Low Motivation
Obstacle 4: Complex Tasks
Obstacle 5: Simple Tasks
Obstacle 6: Low Involvement
Obstacle 7: Lack of a Challenge
Path-Goal Styles Questionnaire
Observational Exercise
Reflection and Action Worksheet
Addressing Ethics in Leadership
Ethical Leadership Is About the Character of the Leader
Ethical Leadership Is About the Actions of the Leader
Ethical Leadership Is About the Goals of the Leader
Ethical Leadership Is About the Honesty of the Leader
Ethical Leadership Is About the Power of the Leader
Ethical Leadership Is About the Values of the Leader
Core Values Questionnaire
Observational Exercise
Reflection and Action Worksheet
Questionnaires
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