Leadership: Theory and Practice

Leadership: Theory and Practice

by Peter G. Northouse

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In this fully updated Eight Edition of Leadership: Theory and Practice, a new chapter on Followership examines the central role followers play in the leadership process and unpacks the characteristics of both effective and ineffective followers. The new edition also includes a new Ethical Leadership Style Questionnaire and new coverage on the dark side of leadership and destructive leadership. 

Adopted at more than 1600 institutions in 89 countries and translated into 13 different languages, this market-leading text successfully combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style and special emphasis on how leadership theory can inform leadership practice. Peter G. Northouse uses a consistent structure for each chapter, allowing students to easily compare and contrast the various theories. Case studies and questionnaires provide students with practical examples and opportunities to deepen their personal understanding of their own leadership. 
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506362298
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 02/09/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 332,130
File size: 7 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
Acknowledgments
About the Author
About the Contributors
1. Introduction
Leadership Defined
Leadership Described
Plan of the Book
Summary
References
2. Trait Approach
Description
How Does the Trait Approach Work?
Strengths
Criticisms
Application
Case Studies
Leadership Instrument
Summary
References
3. Skills Approach
Description
How Does the Skills Approach Work?
Strengths
Criticisms
Application
Case Studies
Leadership Instrument
Summary
References
4. Behavioral Approach
Description
How Does the Behavioral Approach Work?
Strengths
Criticisms
Application
Case Studies
Leadership Instrument
Summary
References
5. Situational Approach
Description
How Does the Situational Approach Work?
Strengths
Criticisms
Application
Case Studies
Leadership Instrument
Summary
References
6. Path–Goal Theory
Description
How Does Path–Goal Theory Work?
Strengths
Criticisms
Application
Case Studies
Leadership Instrument
Summary
References
7. Leader–Member Exchange Theory
Description
How Does LMX Theory Work?
Strengths
Criticisms
Application
Case Studies
Leadership Instrument
Summary
References
8. Transformational Leadership
Description
How Does the Transformational Leadership Approach Work?
Strengths
Criticisms
Application
Case Studies
Leadership Instrument
Summary
References
9. Authentic Leadership
Description
How Does Authentic Leadership Work?
Strengths
Criticisms
Application
Case Studies
Leadership Instrument
Summary
References
10. Servant Leadership
Description
Model of Servant Leadership
How Does Servant Leadership Work?
Strengths
Criticisms
Application
Case Studies
Leadership Instrument
Summary
References
11. Adaptive Leadership
Description
A Model of Adaptive Leadership
How Does Adaptive Leadership Work?
Strengths
Criticisms
Application
Case Studies
Leadership Instrument
Summary
References
12. Followership
Description
Theoretical Approaches to Followership
How Does Followership Work?
Strengths
Criticisms
Application
Case Studies
Leadership Instrument
Summary
References
13. Leadership Ethics
Description
Strengths
Criticisms
Application
Case Studies
Leadership Instrument
Summary
References
14. Team Leadership
Description
How Does the Team Leadership Model Work?
Strengths
Criticisms
Application
Case Studies
Leadership Instrument
Summary
References
15. Gender and Leadership
Description
Gender Differences in Leadership Styles and Effectiveness
Strengths
Criticisms
Application
Case Studies
Leadership Instrument
Summary
References
16. Culture and Leadership
Description
Strengths
Criticisms
Application
Case Studies
Leadership Instrument
Summary
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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Leadership 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
cLm38 More than 1 year ago
Excelent excelent resource. Well written. Supported with research. Solid content, theories, models, and case studies. Well organized and summarized. Good book to use in studing the foundations of leadership. Absolutely loved it. Highly recommend. Five Stars *****
bkoopman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Leadership: there are competencies to be learned, beliefs to be understood and individual attributes to be developed. Northouse examines a range of leadership theories, placing these in historical context and providing case studies to help the reader examine them by listing the strengths and weaknesses inherent in each of the major theories/leadership styles. Emerging, less discussed leadership issues are also discussed including cultural leadership influences, women in leadership and psychological influences on leadership. The landscape of leadership is evolving as leaders are being challenged to both hear and be heard from diverse members of their organizations.
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BookDilettante More than 1 year ago
Good read for anyone interested in leadership.
Christian-Stadtlander-PhD More than 1 year ago
Choosing a book about "leadership" is not an easy task. The reason is that there are literally thousands of books written about various aspects of leadership. Peter G. Northouse's book allows the reader to get acquainted with several leadership theories described in the research literature. He also offers instruments (sometimes called inventories) for self-assessment as well as numerous case studies to practice applications to these theories. In the introduction chapter, Northouse briefly describes and contrasts different leadership theories. For example, he discusses leadership as a trait versus leadership as a process; assigned leadership versus emergent leadership; types and bases of power in leadership; and differences and overlaps between management and leadership. He develops the following definition: "Leadership is a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal." In the following chapters, Northouse describes selected approaches to leadership and discusses their strengths and weaknesses. He talks about the trait approach (i.e., traits such as intelligence, self-confidence, determination, integrity, etc.), the skills approach (e.g., technical, human, and conceptual skills), the style approach (e.g., task- and relationship behaviors), and the situational approach (i.e., different situations demand different kinds of leadership). He also describes leadership theories that deal with issues of contingency (i.e., an attempt to "match" leaders to appropriate situations), path-and-goal (i.e., how leaders can motivate followers to accomplish a set goal), and leader-member exchanges (i.e., an examination of the interactions between leaders and followers). There are also chapters on transformational leadership (i.e., leaders are discussed as so-called "change agents" who can transform people and organizations), team leadership (i.e., an examination of the role of leaders in organizational groups and teams), and the role of gender in leadership (with a special focus on women), as well as the psychodynamic approach to leadership (i.e., an assessment of the personality types of leaders and followers). Finally, Northouse provides a chapter about the broad range of different viewpoints and consequences of leadership (i.e., an evaluation of leadership ethics and moral decision making). What keeps the value of Northouse's leadership book high over time is the fact that he periodically updates his book and adds new chapters. For example, the fourth edition (2007) contains a new chapter on "Culture and Leadership" and the fifth edition (2009) a new chapter on "Authentic Leadership." The upcoming sixth edition (to be published in 2012) is announced to contain a new chapter on "Servant Leadership." I found Northouse's book to be exceptionally well prepared in style, presentation, and illustration. It is a comprehensive text and, yet, very user-friendly. I used this book in higher education in a university setting, but I believe it is also well suited for training purposes in many other settings. I would like to highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about the various theories of leadership and who also likes to practice them immediately through case studies and self-assessment questionnaires.
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Good tools--charts (for visual learners) and theories for analytical and practical use. Solid read for Master's program. Will keep the book for reference in my public school leadership work. I have shared some material with my spouse who works at a local college in student affairs.
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Lolzy More than 1 year ago
Northouse writes engagingly and clearly and presents an excellent primer on managerial leadership. The book covers all the main elements needed to gain an understanding of the topic as well as the general progress of leadership theories and their application in a managerial context. Each Chapter is dedicated to an approach starting with the Trait Approach in chapter 2 (after an introduction to leadership in chapter 1) and culminating with Contingency theory. All the chapters are organized in a consistent and logical manner starting with (1) a description of the theory; (2) how does it work; (3) its strengths; (4) weaknesses; (5) applications and then some (6) case studies. This makes Northouse's treatment very straightforward and combined with his writing style, both an enjoyable and educational read. However, while this book is probably the best introduction to the topic, readers looking for more in-depth information or a more academic treatment would probably be better serve with Yukl's "Leadership in Organizations."