Introduction to Leadership Concepts and Practice

ISBN-10: 1412916550

ISBN-13: 9781412916554

Edition: 2009

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Description: 'Introduction to Leadership' is a highly practical textbook that empowers students to explore their own style and identify ways to improve their prowess as a leader.

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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/12/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100

Peter G. Northouse , Ph.D, is a professor of communication in the School of Communication at Western Michigan University. For more than 20 years, he has taught leadership, interpersonal, and organizational communication on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to publications in professional journals, he is the author of I ntroduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice and coauthor of Health Communication: Strategies for Health Professionals (3rd ed.). His scholarly and curricular interests include models of leadership, leadership assessment, ethical leadership, and leadership and group dynamics. He has worked as a consultant in a variety of areas, including leadership development, leadership education, conflict management, and health communication. He holds a doctorate in speech communication from the University of Denver and a master�s and bachelor�s degree in communication education from Michigan State University.

Preface
Being a Leader
Defining Leadership
Global Leadership Attributes
Practicing Leadership
Summary
References
Conceptualizing Leadership Questionnaire
Observational Exercise
Reflection and Action Worksheet
Recognizing Your Traits
Historical Leaders: What Traits Do These Leaders Display?
Leadership Studies: What Traits Do Effective Leaders Exhibit?
Summary
References
Leadership Traits Questionnaire
Observational Exercise
Reflection and Action Worksheet
Recognizing Your Philosophy and Style of Leadership
What Is Your View of Human Behavior at Work
Styles of Leadership: Authoritarian, Democratic, and Laissez-Faire
What Is Your Style of Leadership?
Summary
References
Leadership Styles Questionnaire
Observational Exercise
Reflection and Action Worksheet
Attending to Tasks and Relationships
What Is Your Personal Style?
What Kind of Leader Are You?
Summary
References
Task and Relationship Questionnaire
Observational Exercise
Reflection and Action Worksheet
Developing Leadership Skills
What Are Your Core Leadership Skills?
Summary
References
Leadership Skills Questionnaire
Observational Exercise
Reflection and Action Worksheet
Creating a Vision
What Are the Characteristics of a Vision?
How Is a Vision Articulated?
How Is a Vision Implemented?
Summary
References
Leadership Vision Questionnaire
Observational Exercise
Reflection and Action Worksheet
Setting the Tone
Provide Structure
Clarify Norms
Build Cohesiveness
Promote Standards of Excellence
Summary
References
Setting the Tone Questionnaire
Observational Exercise
Reflection and Action Worksheet
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?
Summary
References
Responding to Members of the Out-Group Questionnaire
Observational Exercise
Reflection and Action Worksheet
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
Summary
References
Path-Goal Styles Questionnaire
Observational Exercise
Reflection and Action Worksheet
Addressing Ethics in Leadership
Ethical Leadership Is About
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
Summary
References
Core Values Questionnaire
Observational Exercise
Reflection and Action Worksheet
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