This book discusses theories of leadership and provides practical advice for business leaders. The text provides a balance of theory and practice as it surveys the major theories and research on leadership and managerial effectiveness in formal organizations. Changes in the Seventh Edition include a reorganization of chapters to make room for additional material while maintaining the unique structure that addresses both academics and practitioners. The text now covers ethical, spiritual, servant, and authentic leadership and discusses diversity in leadership roles.
The Nature of Leadership; The Nature of Managerial Work; Perspectives on Effective Leadership Behavior; Participative Leadership, Delegation, and Empowerment; Dyadic Relations, Attributions, and Followership; Power and Influence; Managerial Traits and Skills; Early Contingency Theories of Effective Leadership; Charismatic and Transformational Leadership; Leading Change in Organizations; Leadership in Teams and Decision Groups; Strategic Leadership by Top Executives; Ethical, Servant, Spiritual, and Authentic Leadership; Gender, Diversity, and Cross-cultural Leadership; Developing Leadership Skills
MARKET: Effective leadership is the cornerstone of any business venture. Much research has gone into discovering how people lead effectively, and many executives want to know how to turn this research toward their advantage. The text addresses both the theoretical and the practical side of leadership.
Focusing on managerial leadership, the author presents a broad survey of theory and research intended to please both academics and practitioners. New chapters discuss leading teams, leading change, follower-based approaches to leadership, and developing leaders. Other updates include expanded information on topics such as strategic leadership, influence processes, self-managed teams, distributed leadership, and being a good follower; and more practitioner guidelines to help managers apply the theory and research findings. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.