The Art of Leadership

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-09-23
  • 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

The Importance of Leadership: Setting the Stage
Leadership Variables
The Leadership Equation
Leadership Qualities
Characteristics of Followers
Situational Factors
The Power of Vision
The Importance of Vision
The Motive to Lead
Organizational Climate
The Importance of Ethics
Leadership Ethics
The Role of Values
Ethics at Work
The Empowerment of People
Leadership Authority
Empowerment in the Workplace
The Quality Imperative
Leadership Principles
Effective Leadership
Human Relations
The Team Concept
Understanding People
Human Behavior
The Art of Persuasion
The Diversity Challenge
Multiplying Effectiveness
Effective Delegation
How to Assign Work
The Role of Personality
Developing Others
The Leader as Teacher
Helping People Through Change
Burnout Prevention
Performance Management
Managing Performance
Professional Performance
Sustaining Discipline
The Road Ahead: Challenge and Charge
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