The Art of Leadership

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-11-29
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
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The Art of Leadership uses a highly interactive approach to explore Leadership Development. By blending behavior theory, practical application, and personalized learning, students are encouraged to develop their full potential as a leader and to become the kind of leader they always wanted to have. The book can be described as more than just a textbook. Rather, it is a "learning" book which actively involves the reader in the learning process. The text's applied approach combines behavior theory with business practice, as each chapter focuses on central concepts and skills in an important area of leadership development. The book is made more valuable and the impact is made greater by the self-evaluation questionnaires and practical exercises that are used for personal development and class involvement. In this way, readers are equipped to engage with all that the text offers.The Art of Leadership retains the most popular topics and exercises of the previous edition and adds timely subjects and new activities to make the book fresh, alive, and interesting for leaders in today's workplace. It teaches concepts, principles, and skills of leadership in a way that is appropriate for both new and experienced leaders, as well as for the everyday person who must influence others to get things done.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Setting the Stage

Part One: Leadership Variables

Chapter One: The Leadership Equation

Chapter Two: Leadership Qualities

Chapter Three: Characteristics of Followers

Chapter Four: Situational Factors

Part Two: The Power of Vision

Chapter Five: The Importance of Vision

Chapter Six: The Motive to Lead

Chapter Seven: Organizational Climate

Part Three: The Importance of Ethics

Chapter Eight: Leadership Ethics

Chapter Nine: The Role of Values

Chapter Ten: Ethics at Work

Part Four: The Empowerment of People

Chapter Eleven: Leadership Authority

Chapter Twelve: Empowerment in the Workplace

Chapter Thirteen: The Quality Imperative

Part Five: Leadership Principles

Chapter Fourteen: Effective Leadership

Chapter Fifteen: Human Relations

Chapter Sixteen: The Team Concept

Part Six: Understanding People

Chapter Seventeen: Human Behavior

Chapter Eighteen: The Art of Persuasion

Chapter Nineteen: The Diversity Challenge

Part Seven: Multiplying Effectiveness

Chapter Twenty: Effective Delegation

Chapter Twenty-one: How to Assign Work

Chapter Twenty-two: The Role of Personality

Part Eight: Developing Others

Chapter Twenty-three: The Leader as Teacher

Chapter Twenty-four: Helping People Through Change

Chapter Twenty-five: Burnout Prevention

Part Nine: Performance Management

Chapter Twenty-six: Managing Performance

Chapter Twenty-seven: Professional Performance

Chapter Twenty-eight: Sustaining Discipline

Conclusion: Challenge and Charge

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