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Introduction to Leadership By Peter G. Northouse

Introduction to Leadership

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An applied text by the author of the bestselling Leadership, Fifth Edition, this text provides the much needed "how-to" component of leading for students in leadership courses. Also available in an interactive ebook format.
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Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice by Peter G. Northouse

Offering a straightforward introduction to the basic principles of leadership, the Second Edition of Introduction to Leadership focuses on providing readers with practical strategies for becoming better leaders. An applied text by the author of the SAGE best-seller Leadership: Theory and Practice, Fifth Edition, this text provides the much needed "how-to" component of leading for students in leadership courses.

This new Second Edition is also available in an interactive ebook format as well as the traditional printed text. Click here to find out more and to take a demo of the e-book!

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, yet accessible and reader-friendly, this book covers a fundamental aspect of leadership in each chapter and illustrates its application in real leadership situations. A final chapter discusses the key topic of ethics in leadership.

Key features of the Second Edition

- Looks at one quality of leadership per chapter, making it easier for readers to understand and apply material to their own lives

- Uses examples and case studies to illustrate each fundamental aspect of leadership (creating a vision, listening to out-group members, and overcoming obstacles, for example)

- Encourages readers to complete a Self-Assessment Questionnaire before reading each chapter to explore their own leadership styles and preferences

- Guides readers in examining behaviours of leaders from their own lives through each chapter's Observational Exercise

- Includes Reflection and Action Worksheets that encourage readers to reflect upon their own leadership styles and identify an action plan for improving their leadership skills.

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"A coffee table leadership text that highlights the important leadership concepts at a reasonable price." -- Dr. Ron Cugno
"I like both of Northouse's textbooks. I find the content thorough and written with clarity." -- Barbara Collins
"Low cost; easy to read; each chapter provides a baseline of leadership principles that can be points of departure for thoughtful classroom discussion; rich in self-assessment exercises." -- Joseph W. T. Pugh
"I absolutely love this book. My other favorite is Northouse's Leadership: Theory and Practice which I use in my Graduate Leadership class." -- Louis Rubino

About Peter G. Northouse


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. To learn more about Peter Northouse, his SAGE books, and testimonials from leadership educators, click here: http://www.sagepub.com/northouse To learn more about the 8th Edition of the market-leading Leadership: Theory and Practice and a sneak peek of the new Followership chapter, click here: http://www.sagepub.com/leadership8e

Table of Contents


Preface Chapter 1. Being a Leader Defining Leadership Global Leadership Attributes Practicing Leadership 1.1 Conceptualizing Leadership Questionnaire 1.2 Observational Exercise 1.3 Reflection and Action Worksheet Chapter 2. Recognizing Your Traits Historical Leaders: What Traits Do These Leaders Display? Leadership Studies: What Traits Do Effective Leaders Exhibit? 2.1 Leadership Traits Questionnaire 2.2 Observational Exercise 2.3 Reflection and Action Worksheet Chapter 3. Recognizing Your Philosophy and Style of Leadership What Is Your View of Human Behavior at Work? Styles of Leadership: Authoritarian, Democratic, and Laissez-Faire Box 3.1 Leadership on the Silver Screen What Is Your Style of Leadership? 3.1 Leadership Styles Questionnaire 3.2 Observational Exercise 3.3 Reflection and Action Worksheet Chapter 4. Attending to Tasks and Relationships What Is Your Personal Style? What Kind of Leader Are You? 4.1 Task and Relationship Questionnaire 4.2 Observational Exercise 4.3 Reflection and Action Worksheet Chapter 5. Developing Leadership Skills What Are Your Core Leadership Skills? 5.1 Leadership Skills Questionnaire 5.2 Observational Exercise 5.3 Reflections and Action Worksheet Chapter 6. Creating a Vision What Are the Characteristics of a Vision? How Is a Vision Articulated? How Is a Vision Implemented? 6.1 Leadership Vision Questionnaire 6.2 Observational Exercise 6.3 Reflection and Action Worksheet Chapter 7. Setting the Tone Provide Structure Clarify Norms Build Cohesiveness Promote Standards of Excellence 7.1 Setting the Tone Questionnaire 7.2 Observational Exercise 7.3 Reflection and Action Worksheet Chapter 8. Listening to Out-Group Members Who Is in the Out-Group? Why Do Out-Groups Form? What Is the Impact of Out-Groups? How Should a Leader Respond to Out-Groups? 8.1 Responding to Members of the Out-Group Questionnaire 8.2 Observational Exercise 8.3 Reflections and Action Worksheet Chapter 9. Handling Conflict Conflict Defined Communication and Conflict Kinds of Conflict Fisher and Ury Approach to Conflict Communication Strategies for Conflict Resolution Styles of Approaching Conflict 9.1 Conflict Style Questionnaire 9.2 Observational Exercise 9.3 Reflection and Action Worksheet Chapter 10. Overcoming Obstacles Obstacle 1: Unclear Goals Obstacle 2: Unclear Directions Obstacle 3: Low Motivation Obstacle 4: Complex Tasks Obstacle 5: Simple Tasks Obstacle 6: Low Involvement Obstacle 7: Lack of a Challenge 10.1 Path-Goal Styles Questionnaire 10.2 Observational Exercise 10.3 Reflection and Action Worksheet Chapter 11. Addressing Ethics in Leadership Ethical Leadership Is About the Character of the Leader Ethical Leadership Is About the Actions of the Leader Ethical Leadership Is About the Goals of the Leader Ethical Leadership Is About the Honesty of the Leader Ethical Leadership Is About the Power of the Leader Ethical Leadership Is About the Values of the Leader 11.1 Core Values Questionnaire 11.2 Observational Exercise 11.3 Reflection and Action Worksheet Questionnaires

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CIN000303083
Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice by Peter G. Northouse
Peter G. Northouse
Used - Very Good
Paperback
SAGE Publications Inc
2011-05-19
304
1412989523
9781412989527
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