9780324361858: Leadership

"Leadership, 3rd edition" is the most practical leadership textbook on the market, making key concepts immediately relevant through a unique three-pronged approach: theory, application, and skill development. The authors cover all of the traditional theory along with cutting-edge leadership topics in a concise presentation that focuses on the key elements. Numerous and clearly identified applications develop critical thinking skills about the concepts. To help make the concepts immediately relevant, numerous skill-building exercises foster leadership skills that can be used in professional and personal lives. This three-pronged approach provides the greatest array of learning opportunities, helping students focus on the most important.

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PART I: INDIVIDUALS AS LEADERS. 1. Introduction to Leadership. 2. Leadership Ethics and Traits. 3. Leadership Motivation and Behavior. 4. Power, Politics, Networking, and Negotiation: The Art of Influencing. 5. Contingency Leadership. PART II: TEAM LEADERSHIP. 6. Communication, Coaching, and Conflict Skills. 7. Leader-Follower Relations. 8. Team Leadership and Self-Managed Teams. PART III: ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP. 9. Charismatic and Transformational Leadership. 10. Leadership of Culture, Ethics, and Diversity. 11. Strategic Leadership and Change Management. 12. Crisis Leadership and the Learning Organization.

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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.

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