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Theory and Practice

Seventh Edition
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December 2019 | 396 pages | SAGE Texts

The 7th edition of this market-leading textbook continues to review and analyse the major leadership theories with special attention on how each of these theories can be applied in real-world organizations.

Direct and logical in approach, Leadership: Theory and Practice is written with the objective of bridging the gap between the often-simplistic popular approaches to leadership and the more abstract theoretical approaches.

Adopted by more than 1,000 colleges and universities worldwide, this textbook owes its success to the unique way in which it combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style and practical exercises that help students apply what they learn.

Key Features:

• The chapters contain a discussion of the strengths and criticisms of the approach under consideration, and assists the reader in determining the relative merits of each approach

• Each chapter includes an application section that discusses the practical aspects of the approach and how it could be used in contemporary organizational settings

• Three case studies with discussion questions are provided in each chapter to illustrate common leadership issues and dilemmas

• Each chapter has a questionnaire to help readers apply the approach to his or her own leadership style or setting

Learning Objectives
Trait Approach
Skills Approach
Behavioral Approach
Situational Approach
Path–Goal Theory
Leader–Member Exchange Theory
Transformational Leadership
Authentic Leadership
Servant Leadership
Adaptive Leadership
Psychodynamic Approach
Leadership Ethics
Team Leadership
Gender and Leadership
Culture and Leadership

Peter G. Northouse

Peter G. Northouse is a professor emeritus of communication in the School of Communication at Western Michigan University. For more than 25 years he taught leadership and interpersonal and organizational communication at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to publications in professional journals he is the author of Leadership: Theory and Practice (9th ed.) and Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice (5th ed.) and co-author of Health Communication: Strategies for Health Professionals (3rd ed.). His scholarly and curricular interests include models of leadership, leadership assessment, ethical leadership, and... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789353287344