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.
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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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