Leadership (with InfoTrac)

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Learn tomorrow's leadership strategies today. LEADERSHIP combines traditional theories with cutting-edge developments to bring you the leadership textbook you have to own if you want to succeed in tomorrow's workforce. Plus, this edition comes with hands-on skill building exercises so you can learn by doing. And with countless study aids built right into the textbook, you'll have all you need to ace the test as well.

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Robert N. Lussier is Professor of Management at Springfield College. Having taught management for more than 25 years, he has developed innovative and widely copied methods for applying concepts and developing skills that can be used personally and professionally. A prolific writer, Dr. Lussier has more than 350 publications to his credit, including other best selling textbooks (such as Management Fundaments: Concepts, Applications, Skill Development, also by South-Western/Cengage) and articles published in Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, Business Horizons, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Education, Journal of Small Business Management, Family Business Review, and Journal of Small Business Strategy and many others. He served as founding director of Israel Programs and taught courses in Israel. His international experience also stretches to Namibia and South Africa. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Salem State College, master's degrees in education and business administration from Suffolk University, and a doctorate in management from the University of New Haven.

Christopher F. Achua is a full professor in the Department of Business and Economics at the University of Virginia's College at Wise. Dr. Achua has been teaching strategic management, leadership and other related courses for almost two decades, and he has an active scholarship record of presenting papers at regional and national conferences. A consultant to a variety of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, Achua has served on several boards. He served as founding director of two business programs at UVA-Wise - the Small Business Institute (SBI) and the Center for Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Service (CELS). He received his undergraduate degree in business administration and accounting from the University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; his MBA from the University of South Dakota; and his doctorate from the United States International University in San Diego, California.

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The book is very readable! The exercises are practical ones. I think that the authors have done a great job of summarizing material where relevant as well as showing clear relationships."

"The main strength of the text (and the one that continues to attract me to the text) is its synthesis of leadership theory, application, and skill development. This is, in my view, real life."

"The end-of-chapter materials are a great strength of the text. I have used these for in class activities, individual assignments, group discussions, and as fodder for further individual research with student projects."

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