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Leadership by Peter G. Northouse (Editor)
Call Number: Ebook
Publication Date: 2009-10-06
Leadership: Theory and Practice, Fifth Edition is the market-leading survey text for leadership courses across disciplines. Author Peter Northouse combines an academically robust account of major theories, approaches, models, and themes of leadership with an accessible style and numerous practical exercises to allow students to apply what they learn about leadership both to themselves and to specific contexts and situations. The book is divided into fifteen chapters, which cover all of the key aspects in the leadership field: defining leadership; trait approaches; skills approaches; style approaches; situational approach; contingency theory; path-goal theory; leader-member exchange theory; authentic leadership; transformational leadership; team leadership; psychodynamic approach; diversity and leadership; culture and leadership, and leadership ethics. Enhancing the academic coverage are new case examples, questions for reflection, and leadership instruments and questionnaires that promote a more interactive and enriching experience for students. Features and Benefits Breadth of theory coverage is substantial yet synthesized in such a way as to leave room for specific application and greater discussion of discipline- or program-specific issues Numerous, contemporary case studies supplement each major theory or topic to allow students to apply leadership concepts to specific scenarios Leadership instruments and questionnaires provide effective reflection opportunities and often add a a significant and immediate reality check to the theory presented New coverage of authentic leadership and servant leadership expose students to additional contemporary theories and concepts of leadership The chapter on Women and Leadership is expanded to broader diversity issues, to still include gender The enhanced Instructor Resources offer more test items, new cases, and access to academic journal articles, organized by topic and/or discipline. A new accompanying Study Site- featuring additional topics, exercises, projects, cases, chapter summaries, video clips, and social networking tools- encourages active participation and learning among groups inside or outside the classroom Looking for other titles for your Leadership courses? SAGE has published over 500 books on Leadership, and we "ve developed a web page to help you find just the right one for your class.
Key books on leadership
The Essential Bennis by Warren Bennis; Patricia Ward Biederman (As told to)
Warren Bennis is one of the world's leading experts on leadership. This work brings together in one volume Bennis' groundbreaking ideas and writings that have been previously published. The book will be a compilation of his best writing as recognized by his peers including On Becoming a Leader, Organizing Genius, Judgment, Leading for a Lifetime, and his many Harvard Business Review articles. Written for anyone who is a fan of Bennis? work or wants a comprehensive introduction to him.
Call Number: Ebook
Publication Date: 2015-06-22
Organizational Culture and Leadership by Edgar H. Schein; Peter Schein (As told to)
The book that defined the field, updated and expanded for today's organizations Organizational Culture and Leadership is the classic reference for managers and students seeking a deeper understanding of the inter-relationship of organizational culture dynamics and leadership. Author Edgar Schein is the 'father' of organizational culture, world-renowned for his expertise and research in the field; in this book, he analyzes and illustrates through cases the abstract concept of culture and shows its importance to the management of organizational change. This new fifth edition shows how culture has become a popular concept leading to a wide variety of research and implementation by various organizations and expands the focus on the role of national cultures in influencing culture dynamics, including some practical concepts for how to deal with international differences. Special emphasis is given to how the role of leadership varies with the age of the organization from founding, through mid-life to old age as the cultural issues vary at each stage. How culture change is managed at each stage and in different types of organizations is emphasized as a central concern of leader behavior.. This landmark book is considered the defining resource in the field. Drawing on a wide range of research, this fifth edition contains 25 percent new and revised material to provide the most relevant new concepts and perspectives alongside the basic culture model that has helped to define the field. Dig into assumptions and typologies to decipher organizational culture Learn how culture begins, thrives, or dies with leadership Manage cultural change effectively and appropriately Understand the leader's role in managing disparate groups The resurgence of interest in organizational culture has spurred an awakening in research, and new information is continuously coming to light. Outdated practices are being replaced by more effective methods, and the resulting shift affects organizations everywhere. Organizational Culture and Leadership is an essential resource for scholars, consultants and leaders seeking continuous improvement in the face of today's business realities.
Call Number: Ebook
Publication Date: 2016-12-05
The Leadership Challenge by James M. Kouzes; Barry Z. Posner
"With scores of new case studies and a timeless and inspiring message, The Leadership Challenge is a "personal coach in a book," guiding readers through the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. When leaders understand that leadership is a relationship and they begin to engage in the Five Practices - Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart - they are better able to embark on a lifetime of success and significance."--BOOK JACKET.
Call Number: WLA Campus Library HD57.7 .K68 1987
Publication Date: 1990-02-01
Notes on Transformational Leadership
Transforming Leadership by James MacGregor Burns; Atlantic Monthly Staff; Grove Press Staff
In 1978, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning historian James MacGregor Burns published Leadership, a seminal book dealing with how leaders interact with society and through their efforts have the power to shape the course of history. The book became the basis for an emerging field of leadership studies that has been applied throughout the social sciences as well as in business and government. Now Burns has returned to the subject, offering a new vision of leadership-Transforming Leadership-that focuses on the ways that leaders emerge from being ordinary "transactional" brokers and deal-makers to become real agents of major social change who empower their followers. Through the course of the book, Burns illuminates the evolution of leadership structures, from the chieftains of tribal African societies, through Europe''s absolute monarchies, to the blossoming of the Enlightenment''s views of liberty that came to fruition in the American Revolution. Along the way he looks at key moments in leadership, and the great leaders who made them, including Cleopatra, Elizabeth I, James Madison, Napoleon, Mao, Gandhi, and Mikhail Gorbachev. Part One: Change Chapter 1: The Mysteries of Leadership An introduction to Burns'' concept of leadership-how leaders differ from tyrants, and transactional leaders from transforming leaders-and how this differs from other "Great Man" views of history. Chapter 2: Searching for the X-Factor Looking at his own studies of FDR and other leaders, Burns looks at how change emanates from society, and how this shapes community and society. Leadership is the "X-Factor" that brings change from concept to social reality. Part Two: Leaders Chapter 3: Kings and Queens, Knights and Pawns Using the game of chess as a metaphor for leadership action in monarchical society, Burns looks at the leadership systems of African tribes, and how monarchy evolved to the absolute model in post-Renaissance Europe, with a portrait of Elizabeth I''s successful leadership during a turbulent period in English history. Chapter 4: Leaders as Planners A look at transforming leadership outside the political arena, including the building of the Suez and Panama Canals and Charles Eliot and the making of Harvard University into a world-renown institution. Part Three: Leadership Chapter 5: The Transformation of American Leadership A look at the American Revolutionary Period, and how leaders like Jefferson, Hamilton, and Madison created the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution that first brought to political life the 18th century enlightenment ideals of "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness"-from the foundation of America''s political culture to the formation of America''s political parties. Chapter 6: France: Trials of Leadership How the French Revolution, begun in the spirit of "Libety, Equality, and Fraternity" spun out of control because of the leadership failures of men like Robespierre-and how it ultimately resulted in the military strongman Napoleon coming to power, with dire consequences for Europe. Chapter 7: Leadership as Conflict Burns argues that conflict is an essential component to getting beyond transactional leadership into transforming leadership-that ideals and ideas must clash to yield continuing and meaningful social change. He looks through the historical prism of the 19th century Tory Party''s "Loyal Opposition" in Britain (to view its success) and Gorbachev''s Perestroika and Glasnost initiatives of the 1980s (and why they failed). Part Four: People Chapter 8: The Anatomy of Motivation A look at the human causes behind the necessity for social change, what the great thinkers have had to say about it from Rousseau to Marx, and how wants become needs that create demands for change. Chapter 9: Creative Leadership From da Vinci to Einstein, the genius intellect has been able to transform our understanding of the world through his or her creative vision. Burns argues that creativity is an essential part of building coalitions and finding solutions for the problems we face, and profiles Gandhi''s creative leadership in India against the British Empire as a prime example, as well as how societies can encourage the creativity necessary to foster positive change. Chapter 10: The Leader-Follower Paradox Presents the Burns Paradox: If leadership and followership are dynamically intertwined, is there really any way to begin understanding their interaction? He argues that leadership begins with the followers, whose wants and needs become expressed through the intervention of leaders who can articulate them. Burns explores this further through the prism of FDR''s New Deal program and re-election effort in 1936. Chapter 11: Conflict: The Arming of Leadership Burns argues that great leaders seek out conflict, and how leaders from Martin Luther King Jr. to Nelson Mandela have created enduring change by engaging forthrightly in political conflict. PARTTTTTT FIVE: Transformation Chapter 12: The Power of Values Citing examples as diverse as Eleanor Roosevelt''s championing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Avignon Papacy''s enduring leadership of the Church following its exile from Rome, Burns shows how creating lasting values is the hallmark of enduring leadership. Chapter 13: The People, Yes? How intellectual and creative leaders must engage with the people to forge transformation in our society, including examples like the Tennessee Valley Authority. EPILOGUE: Global Poverty: Putting Leadership to Work In a provocative culmination of his examination of leadership, Burns proposes a leadership challenge to the foremost problem facing humanity in the 21st century: global poverty. He outlines an international UN-led initiative for a grass-roots campaign to promote development throughout the impoverished nations of the world, based on the successful model devised and operated to provide low-cost community healthcare in India.
Publication Date: 2004-01-30