About the Book
This text provides a balance of theory and practice as it surveys the major theories and research on leadership and managerial effectiveness in formal organizations.
The Seventh Edition includes 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.
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Contents Introduction: The Nature of Leadership Managerial Traits and Skills The Nature of Managerial Work Perspectives on Effective Leadership Behavior Participative Leadership, Delegation, and Empowerment Early Contingency Theories of Effective Leadership Power and Influence Dyadic Relations, Attributions, and Followership Charismatic and Transformational Leadership Leading Change in Organizations Ethical, Servant, Spiritual, and Authentic Leadership Leadership in Teams and Decision Groups Strategic Leadership by Top Executives Developing Leadership Skills Gender, Diversity, and Cross-cultural Leadership Overview and Integration
- Theoretical Foundation: Major theories are explained and critiqued, empirical research on leadership is reviewed and summarized, and many references are provided to enable readers to follow up with additional reading on topics of special interest.
- Practical Applications without being Prescriptive: Practitioners and students discover how theories and research can be used to improve the practice of management. These guidelines help the reader understand how to use leadership theory and research without being prescriptive.
- Cases: One or two short cases of real organizations related to every chapter are included at the end of the book. They are designed to help the reader gain a better understanding of the theories, concepts, and guidelines presented in the chapter by using real world examples.