Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice

Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice

by Peter G. Northouse

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Overview

The Fourth Edition of Peter G. Northouse’s bestselling Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice provides readers with a clear overview of the complexities of practicing leadership and concrete strategies for becoming better leaders. The text is organized around key leader responsibilities such as creating a vision, establishing a constructive climate, listening to outgroup members, and overcoming obstacles. Three interactive components in every chapter—self-assessment questionnaires, observational exercises, and reflection and action worksheets—get readers actively involved in applying leadership concepts to their own lives. Grounded in leadership theory and the latest research, the fully updated, highly practical Fourth Edition includes a new chapter on how leaders can embrace  diversity and inclusion, as well as new material on the dark side of leadership and a new ethical leadership style questionnaire.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506378350
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 02/06/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 334,865
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Peter G. Northouse, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Communication in the School of Communication at Western Michigan University. In addition to publications in professional journals, he is the author of Leadership: Theory and Practice (now in its eighth edition) and Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice (now in its fourth edition) and coauthor of Leadership Case Studies in Education (now in its second edition) and Health Communication: Strategies for Health Professionals (now in its third edition). His scholarly and curricular interests include models of leadership, leadership assessment, ethical leadership, and leadership and group dynamics. For more than 30 years, he has taught courses in leadership, interpersonal communication, and organizational communication to both undergraduate and graduate students. Currently, he is a consultant and lecturer on trends in leadership research, leadership development, and leadership education. He holds a doctorate in speech communication from the University of Denver, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in communication education from Michigan State University.

 

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Table of Contents

Preface
About the Author
1. Understanding Leadership
Introduction
Leadership Explained
Global Leadership Attributes
The Dark Side of Leadership
Summary
Application
References
2. Recognizing Your Traits
Introduction
Leadership Traits Explained
Leadership Traits in Practice
Summary
Application
References
3. Engaging Strengths
Introduction
Strengths-Based Leadership Explained
Strengths-Based Leadership in Practice
Summary
Application
References
4. Understanding Philosophy and Styles
Introduction
Leadership Philosophy Explained
Leadership Styles Explained
Leadership Styles in Practice
Summary
Application
References
5. Attending to Tasks and Relationships
Introduction
Task and Relationship Styles Explained
Task and Relationship Styles in Practice
Summary
Application
References
6. Developing Leadership Skills
Introduction
Administrative Skills Explained
Interpersonal Skills Explained
Conceptual Skills Explained
Summary
Application
References
7. Creating a Vision
Introduction
Vision Explained
Vision in Practice
Summary
Application
References
8. Establishing a Constructive Climate
Introduction
Constructive Climate Explained
Climate in Practice
Summary
Application
References
9. Embracing Diversity and Inclusion
Introduction
Diversity and Inclusion Explained
Inclusion Framework
Diversity and Inclusion in Practice
Summary
Application
References
10. Listening to Out-Group Members
Introduction
Out-Group Members Explained
Out-Group Members in Practice
Summary
Application
References
11. Managing Conflict
Introduction
Conflict Explained
Managing Conflict in Practice
Summary
Application
References
12. Addressing Ethics in Leadership
Introduction
Leadership Ethics Explained
Leadership Ethics in Practice
Culture and Leadership Ethics
Summary
Application
References
13. Overcoming Obstacles
Introduction
Obstacles Explained
Overcoming Obstacles in Practice
Summary
Application
References
Glossary
Index

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