Leadership: Theory and Practice

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9780803957695: Leadership: Theory and Practice

A wide variety of theoretical approaches to leadership is offered in this book, which gives special attention to how each theory can be employed to improve leadership in real-world organizations.

Special features of the chapters include: a discussion of the strengths and criticisms of a specific leadership approach to assist readers in determining the relative merits of each approach; an application section on the practical aspects of the approach and how it can be used in organizational settings; three case studies illustrating common leadership issues and dilemmas, with thought-provoking questions following each case study; and a leadership questionnaire to help readers develop a better understanding of their own leadersh

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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 seventh edition) and Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice (now in its third edition) and coauthor of 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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"This is a comprehensive textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate classes in business, training and development, and organizational communication and should also be useful in continuing education and in-house leadership development programs." 

(Economic Times)

". . . A structured opportunity to view leadership through various lenses. . . . This book fully delivers on what the title promises―leadership theory and practice. The research is reviewed in a way that is user-friendly to scholars and practitioners . . . Northouse’s writing is crisp, direct, and explicit."

(Public Productivity & Management Review)

"Peter G. Northouse provides a structured opportunity to view leadership through various lenses. . . . the research is reviewed in a way that is user-friendly to scholars and practitioners. Northouse’s writing is crisp, direct, and explicit." 

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