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Leadership : Research Findings, Practice, and Skills

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780618623280

ISBN10:
0618623280
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/22/2006
Publisher(s):
South-Western College Pub

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Summary

Ideal for instructors who take a practical, skill-building approach to teaching leadership, this text balances theory with real-world applications. DuBrin, a highly respected author and consultant, incorporates current research on leadership and real-world business events from academic journals and popular periodicals. Leadership profiles focus on successful men and women to whom students can easily relate, such as lower-level, small business, and not-for-profit leaders. In the Fifth Edition, skill-building activities such as leadership self-assessment quizzes, role-play exercises, and discussion questions have been retained. Key updates include new opening vignettes and end-of-chapter cases; one additionalSkill-Building Exerciseper chapter; and an enhanced Online Study Center (student web site) with newKnowledge Banksections, featuring research and theory not covered in the text. New!The Fifth Edition includes new opening vignettes featuring companies like Deloitte & Touche and Colgate-Palmolive, as well as new quizzes, exercises, and end-of-chapter cases. New!This edition incorporates new research, cases, and hands-on work for students, plus more examples of leaders and leadership styles in lower-level, small business, and not-for-profit organizations. A range of new examples includes sports organizations like the New York Yankees and the Detroit Pistons. New!The enhanced Online Study Center includes more resources to help students succeed in the course, including newKnowledge Banksections, featuring research and theory not covered in the text. New!For instructors who wish to assign more skill-building practice or vary assignments based on student interests, each chapter offers an additionalSkill-Building Exercisethat focuses on building a leadership portfolio. New!A new chapter-ending boxed feature acts as a reader's roadmap by reviewing the previous chapter's content and previews the chapter to follow.

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter includes a Summary, Key Terms, Guidelines for Action and Skill Development, Self-Assessment, and Discussion Questions and Activities
The Nature and Importance of Leadership
The Meaning of Leadership
The Impact of Leadership on Organizational Performance
Leadership Roles
The Satisfactions and Frustrations of Being a Leader
A Framework for Understanding Leadership Skill
Development in Leadership
Followership: Being an Effective Group Member
Traits, Motives, and Characteristics of Leaders
Personality Traits of Effective Leaders
Leadership Motives
Cognitive Factors and Leadership
The Influence of Heredity and Environment on Leadership
The Strengths and Limitations of the Trait Approach
Charismatic and Transformational Leadership
The Meanings of Charisma
Types of Charismatic Leaders
Characteristics of Charismatic Leaders
The Vision Component of Charismatic Leadership
The Communication Style of Charismatic Leaders
The Development of Charisma
Transformational Leadership
Concerns
About Charismatic Leadership
Leadership Behaviors, Attitudes, and Styles
The Classic Dimensions of Consideration and Initiating Structure
Task-Related Attitudes and Behaviors Relationship-Oriented
Attitudes and Behaviors
360-Degree Feedback for Fine-Tuning a Leadership
Approach
Leadership Styles
Contingency and Situational Leadership
Situational Influences on Effective Leadership
Behavior Fiedler's Contingency
Theory of Leadership Effectiveness
The Path-Goal Theory of Leadership
Effectiveness
Situational Leadershipreg;II (SLII)
The Normative Decision
Model Cognitive Resource Theory: How Intelligence, Experience, and Stress Influence Leadership Contingency
Leadership in the Executive Suite
Leadership
During a Crisis
Leadership Ethics and Social Responsibility
Principles of Ethical and Moral Leadership
Guidelines for Evaluating the Ethics of a Decision
A Sampling of Unethical Leadership
Behaviors Leadership and Social Responsibility
Initiatives for Achieving an Ethical and Socially
Responsible Organization
Ethical Behavior and Organizational Performance
Power, Politics, and Leadership
Sources and Types of Power
Tactics for Becoming an Empowering Leader
Factors That Contribute to Organizational Politics
Political Tactics and Strategies
Exercising
Control over Dysfunctional Politics
Influence Tactics of Leaders
A Model of Power and Influence
Description and Explanation of Influence
Tactics Relative Effectiveness and Sequencing of Influence
Tactics Implicit Leadership
Theories and Leadership Influence
Developing Teamwork
Team Leadership Versus Solo Leadership
The Leader's Role in the Team-Based Organization
Leader Actions
That Foster Teamwork
Outdoor Training and Team Development
The Leader-Member
Exchange Model and Teamwork
Motivation and Coaching
Skills
Expectancy Theory and Motivational Skills
Goal Theory
Using Recognition and Pride to Motivate
Others Coaching as a Leadership
Philosophy Coaching
Skills and Techniques
Executive Coaching and Leadership
Effectiveness
Creativity, Innovation, and Leadership
Steps in the Creative Process
Characteristics of Creative Leaders
Overcoming
Traditional Thinking as a Creativity
Strategy
Organizational Methods to Enhance
Creativity Self-Help
Techniques to Enhance Creative Problem
Solving Establishing a Climate for Creative Thinking
Additional Leadership Practices That Enhance Innovation
Communication and Conflict
Resolution Skills
Evidence
About Communication and Leadership
Inspirational and Powerful Communication
Supportive Communication
Overcoming Cross-Cultural Communication Barriers
The Lead
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