Leadership : Theory, Application, and Skill Development

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/2/2009
  • Publisher: South-Western College Pub
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The most practical leadership textbook available, LEADERSHIP, 4th Edition uses a unique three-pronged approach?theory, application, and skill development?to make key concepts immediately relevant to tomorrow's leaders. The text combines traditional theory with cutting-edge leadership topics in a concise presentation that focuses on key elements. The new edition also includes expanded coverage of culture, ethics, diversity, strategic leadership, and change management. Packed with real-world examples, the text illustrates how successful leaders have dealt with challenges. It provides step-by-step models for effectively handling leadership functions as well as numerous skill-building exercises.

Table of Contents

Individuals as Leaders
Who is a Leader?
Leadership Traits and Ethics
Leadership Behavior and Motivation
Influencing: Power, Politics, Networking, and Negotiation
Contingency Leadership Theories
Team Leadership
Communication, Coaching, and Conflict Skills
Leader-Follower Relations
Team Leadership and Self-Managed Teams
Organizational Leadership
Charismatic and Transformational Leadership
Leadership of Culture, Ethics, and Diversity
Strategic Leadership and Change Management
Crisis Leadership and the Learning Organization
Appendix: Leadership and Spirituality in the Workplace
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