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Leadership: Theory and Practiceby Peter G. (guy) Northouse
Synopses & Reviews
Now with new coverage of authentic leadership and servant leadership, the Fifth Edition of Peter Northouse's Leadership remains the market-leading survey text for leadership courses across disciplines.
The new edition combines an academically robust account of major theories, approaches, models, and themes of leadership with an accessible style and numerous practical exercises to allow students to apply what they learn about leadership both to themselves and to specific contexts and situations.
Features and Benefits:
- Breadth of theory coverage is substantial yet synthesized in such a way as to leave room for specific application and greater discussion of discipline or program-specific issues.
- Numerous, contemporary case studies supplement each major theory or topic to allow students to apply leadership concepts to specific scenarios.
- Leadership instruments and questionnaires provide effective reflection opportunities and often add a a significant and immediate reality check to the theory presented.
- The chapter on Women and Leadership is expanded to broader diversity issues.
- The enhanced Instructor's Resources CD offers more test items, new cases, and access to academic journal articles, organized by topic and/or discipline.
- A new accompanying Study Site featuring additional topics, exercises, projects, cases, chapter summaries, video clips, and social networking tools encourages active participation and learning among groups inside or outside the classroom.
Book News Annotation:
In an effort to bridge the gap between simplistic popular approaches to leadership and the more abstract theoretical approaches, Northouse (communication, Western Michigan University) reviews and analyzes 15 leadership theories and approaches, including the situational approach, leader-member exchange theory, and transformational leadership. The text is written in an accessible style, and features a chapter format composed of description and explanation of the theory or approach, discussion of its strengths and criticisms, applications and case studies, a leadership instrument, and a summary. This fifth edition contains new case examples, reflection questions, and instruments, plus new coverage of authentic leadership and servant leadership. A new online study site offers quizzes, journal articles and discussion questions, Internet exercises, video clips, and social networking tools for student discussions. The text is for undergraduate and graduate classes in management, leadership studies, business, educational leadership, and public administration. It is particularly suited as a supplementary text for core organizational behavior courses or as an overview text within an MBA curriculum. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Now in its fifth edition, "Leadership: Theory and Practice" is the market-leading survey text for leadership courses across disciplines. Author Northouse combines an academically robust account of major theories, approaches, models, and themes of leadership with an accessible style and numerous practical exercises to allow students to apply what they learn about leadership both to themselves and to specific contexts and situations.
Adopted at more than 800 colleges and universities worldwide, the market-leading text owes its success to the unique way in which it combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style and practical exercises that help students apply what they learn. Each chapter follows a consistent format, allowing students to easily contrast the various theories, and three case studies in each chapter provide practical examples of each theory or trait discussed.Click heretolisten toPeter Northouse talk about his book and why he added a chapter on Authentic Leadership to the Fifth Edition.
Leadership: Theory and Practice, Fifth Edition is the market-leading survey text for leadership courses across disciplines. Author Peter Northouse combines an academically robust account of major theories, approaches, models, and themes of leadership with an accessible style and numerous practical exercises to allow students to apply what they learn about leadership both to themselves and to specific contexts and situations. The book is divided into fifteen chapters, which cover all of the key aspects in the leadership field: defining leadership; trait approaches; skills approaches; style approaches; situational approach; contingency theory; path-goal theory; leader-member exchange theory; authentic leadership; transformational leadership; team leadership; psychodynamic approach; diversity and leadership; culture and leadership, and leadership ethics. Enhancing the academic coverage are new case examples, questions for reflection, and leadership instruments and questionnaires that promote a more interactive and enriching experience for students.
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