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Leadership
Theory and Practice

Seventh Edition
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© 2016 | 520 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
2016 Recipient of the McGuffey Longevity Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA)


Used at more than 1500 institutions in 89 countries and translated into 12 different languages, this market-leading text successfully combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style and practical examples that help students apply what they learn. Peter G. Northouse uses a consistent format for each chapter, allowing students to compare the various theories. Each chapter includes three case studies that provide students with practical examples of the theories discussed. Adopted at more than 1,000 colleges, universities, and institutions worldwide, Leadership: Theory and Practice provides readers with a user-friendly account of a wide range of leadership research in a clear, concise, and interesting manner.  

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Chapter 1: Introduction
Leadership Defined  
Leadership Described  
Plan of the Book  
Summary  
 
Chapter 2: Trait Approach
Description  
How Does the Trait Approach Work?  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
 
Chapter 3: Skills Approach
Description  
How Does the Skills Approach Work?  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
 
Chapter 4: Behavioral Approach
Description  
How Does the Behavioral Approach Work?  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
 
Chapter 5: Situational Approach
Description  
How Does the Situational Approach Work?  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
 
Chapter 6: Path-Goal Theory
Description  
How Does Path–Goal Theory Work?  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
 
Chapter 7: Leader-Member Exchange Theory
Description  
How Does LMX Theory Work?  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
 
Chapter 8: Transformational Leadership
Description  
How Does the Transformational Approach Work?  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
 
Chapter 9: Authentic Leadership
Description  
How Does Authentic Leadership Theory Work?  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
 
Chapter 10: Servant Leadership
Description  
Model of Servant Leadership  
How Does Servant Leadership Work?  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
 
Chapter 11: Adaptive Leadership
Description  
A Model of Adaptive Leadership  
How Does Adaptive Leadership Work?  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
 
Chapter 12: Psychodynamic Approach
Description  
How does the Psychodynamic Approach Work?  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
 
Chapter 13: Leadership Ethics
Description  
Strengths  
Application  
Criticisms  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
 
Chapter 14: Team Leadership
Description  
Team Leadership Model  
How Does the Team Leadership Model Work?  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
 
Chapter 15: Gender and Leadership
Description  
The Glass Ceiling Turned Labyrinth  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
 
Chapter 16: Culture and Leadership
Description  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  

Supplements

Instructor Teaching Site

SAGE edge for Instructors supports teaching by making it easy to integrate quality content and create a rich learning environment for students.

  • Test banks provide a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity to edit any question and/or insert personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding
  • Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation for the course
  • Teaching notes for cases are designed for instructors to expand questions to students, or initiate class discussion.
  • Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for structuring one’s course.
  • Suggested assignments as well as course-long projects are designed to promote students’ in-depth engagement with course material.
  • Lively and stimulating ideas for class activities that can be used in class to reinforce active learning.
  • Chapter-specific questions for study help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content.  
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal articles have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter to encourage students to think critically
  • Multimedia content includes original SAGE videos that appeal to students with different learning styles
  • Web exercises direct both instructors and students to useful and current web sites, along with creative activities to extend and reinforce learning or allow for further research on important chapter topics. 
  • A Course cartridge provides easy LMS integration
Student Study Site

SAGE edge for Students provides a personalized approach to help students accomplish their coursework goals in an easy-to-use learning environment.

  • A customized online action plan includes tips and feedback on progress through the course and materials, allowing you to individualize your learning experience
  • Learning objectives reinforce the most important material
  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts
  • Mobile-friendly practice quizzes allow for independent assessment of your mastery of course material
  • Videos of Peter Northouse illuminate leadership concepts
  • Carefully selected chapter-by-chapter video and multimedia content enhances exploration of key topics
  • Meaningful web resources with exercises facilitate further exploration of topics
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal and reference articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter 
  • Study questions reinforce key concepts in each chapter for self-review or group discussion

I think the book is great for graduate level students that are working professionals. The cases are used often to show application to real life situations; then, the students engage in conversations about similar events happening in their industry/workplace (no names).
Thank you

Professor Kimberley Garth-James
Business Administration Dept, Notre Dame De Namur University
January 2, 2018

Very comprehensive and provides excellent instructor and student resources.

Mr Shawn Jeffers
Division of Public Administration, Northern Illinois University
December 8, 2016

Excellent text and very concise.

Dr Jakari Griffith
Management Dept, Bridgewater State Univ
December 6, 2016

Great combination of theory and practical info; not overly academic; good online integrated materials

Mr Lee McCroskey
Business, Williamson College
October 20, 2016

Students find the text to be practical and immediately applicable to real-life cases. Content is strongly grounded in theory which makes the textbook a most useful resource for leadership foundations courses.

Richard Riesbeck
Professional Education Dept, West Liberty University
October 9, 2016

We have decided to adopt this book as a supplementary text due to a wide range of leadership theories contained. This book is laid out so well and is an outstanding reference guide to all of the major leadership theories. Very happy about this adoption!

Dr James Fox
Educational Leadership & School Counseling, The University of Southern Mississippi
September 30, 2016

A excellent overview of leadership theory with practical case studies.

Dr Angela Clark-Taylor
School Of Education, University Of Redlands
September 19, 2016

Straightforward; easy to read; lots of online supplements and readings

Mr Lee McCroskey
Business, Williamson College
August 17, 2016

Excellent book for our Educational Administration Leadership & Ethics course.

Dr Gregory Hayden Jones
College Of Education, Concordia University
August 12, 2016

I adopted this book because it was well organized and had a variety of activities and resources for instructors. After teaching with this text, I would probably not use it again for my undergraduate students, but would certainly consider using it for my graduate students.

Dr Rebecca Marie Webster
Human Services Leadership, Univ Of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
May 4, 2016

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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... More About Author

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