Leadership Theory, Application, Skill Development

ISBN-10: 0324155565
ISBN-13: 9780324155563
Edition: 2nd 2004
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Book details

List price: $160.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 7/2/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

This text employs a unique three-pronged approach of theory, application, and skill development to create the most practical leadership book on the market. It covers all of the traditional theory along with cutting-edge leadership topics. Applications develop critical thinking skills about the concepts. Proven skill-building exercises foster leadership skills that can be used in professional and personal lives. This three-pronged approach offers the greatest variety of learning material to meet each learner's unique needs.

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.

Individuals as Leaders
Who Is a Leader?p. 2
Leadership Traits and Ethicsp. 26
Leadership Behavior and Motivationp. 62
Influencing: Power, Politics, Networking, and Negotiationp. 100
Contingency Leadership Theoriesp. 138
Team Leadership
Communication, Coaching, and Conflict Skillsp. 172
Dyadic Relationships, Followership, and Delegationp. 220
Team Leadershipp. 258
Leading Self-Managed Teamsp. 302
Organizational Leadership
Charismatic and Transformational Leadershipp. 338
Strategic Leadership and Managing Crises and Changep. 372
Leadership of Culture, Diversity, and the Learning Organizationp. 408
Leadership and Spirituality in the Workplacep. 461
Spirituality in the Workplacep. 461
Guidelines for Leading from a Spiritual Perspectivep. 463
Categorized Bibliography on Spirituality in the Workplacep. 464
Summaryp. 468
Review and Discussion Questionsp. 468
How to Research Case Material Using the Internetp. 469
Endnotesp. 471
Indexp. 495
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