Leadership in Organizations

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-12-31
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 This book discusses theories of leadership and provides practical advice for business leaders. The text provides a balance of theory and practice as it surveys the major theories and research on leadership and managerial effectiveness in formal organizations. Changes in the Seventh Edition include a reorganization of chapters to make room for additional material while maintaining the unique structure that addresses both academics and practitioners. The text now covers ethical, spiritual, servant, and authentic leadership and discusses diversity in leadership roles. The Nature of Leadership; The Nature of Managerial Work; Perspectives on Effective Leadership Behavior; Participative Leadership, Delegation, and Empowerment; Dyadic Relations, Attributions, and Followership; Power and Influence; Managerial Traits and Skills; Early Contingency Theories of Effective Leadership; Charismatic and Transformational Leadership; Leading Change in Organizations; Leadership in Teams and Decision Groups; Strategic Leadership by Top Executives; Ethical, Servant, Spiritual, and Authentic Leadership; Gender, Diversity, and Cross-cultural Leadership; Developing Leadership Skills MARKET: Effective leadership is the cornerstone of any business venture. Much research has gone into discovering how people lead effectively, and many executives want to know how to turn this research toward their advantage. The text addresses both the theoretical and the practical side of leadership.

Table of Contents

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Introduction: The Nature of Leadership
Definitions of Leadership
Indicators of Leadership Effectiveness
Overview of Major Research Approaches
Level of Conceptualization for Leadership Theories
Other Bases for Comparing Leadership Theories
Organization of the Book
Review and Discussion Questions
The Nature of Managerial Work
Typical Activity Patterns in Managerial Work
The Content of Managerial Work
Demands, Constraints, and Choices
Research on Situational Determinants
Changes in the Nature of Managerial Work
How Much Discretion Do Managers Have?
Limitations of the Descriptive Research
Applications for Managers
Review and Discussion Questions
Case: Acme Manufacturing Company
Perspectives on Effective Leadership Behavior
Ohio State Leadership Studies
Michigan Leadership Studies
Limitations of Survey Research
Experiments on Task and Relations Behavior
Research Using Critical Incidents
The High-High Leader
Leadership Behavior Taxonomies
Specific Task Behaviors
Specific Relations Behaviors
Evaluation of the Behavior Approach
Review and Discussion Questions
Case: Consolidated Products
Case: Air Force Supply Squadron
Participative Leadership, Delegation, and Empowerment
Nature of Participative Leadership
Consequences of Participative Leadership
Research on Effects of Participative Leadership
Normative Decision Model
Applications: Guidelines for Participative Leadership
Applications: Guidelines for Delegating
Perceived Empowerment
Review and Discussion Questions
Case: Echo Electronics
Case: Alvis Corporation
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