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Effective Leadership
Theory, Cases, and Applications

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June 2013 | 480 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This innovative book integrates traditional and new leadership theories—including transformational leadership, leader-member exchange, authentic leadership, servant leadership, self-leadership, shared and distributed leadership, identity theory, and the value of emotions and affect—to provide a comprehensive look at the many facets of effective leadership.

Practical and fun to read, the book incorporates personal reflections and current business examples to bring the theories of organizational leadership to life. In addition, engaging and relevant “Put it in Practice” features help students see how they can apply the leadership research to their own work lives, while leadership cases throughout demonstrate how real leaders have succeeded by applying the leadership principles discussed in the book.

Written in a conversational style, the book is concise enough to be used in a case- or course pack-oriented course or in a modular program.

 
Preface
 
PART I: INTRODUCTION
 
1. Introduction: Leaders Matter
 
PART II: TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF LEADERS
 
2. How Personality Traits Influence Leader Emergence and Performance
 
3. Cognitive Intelligence, Complex Task Performance, and Decision-Making
 
4. How Emotional Intelligence, Skills and Competencies Increase Leader Effectiveness
 
PART III: ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP APPROACHES
 
5. The Behavioral Approach to Leadership; Women and Leadership
 
6. Situational and Path-Goal Models of Leadership
 
7. Leader-Member Exchange and One-on-One Relationships
 
PART IV: HOW LEADERS MOTIVATE THEMSELVES AND OTHERS
 
8. The Importance of Affect and Emotions to Leadership
 
9. Self-Leadership, Empowerment, Shared/Distributed Leadership, and Teams
 
10. Authentic Leadership Theory, Positive Organizational Scholarship, and Servant Leadership
 
11. Identity Processes: Individual, Relational, Social, Organizational, and Cultural
 
12. Authority, Power, and Persuasion
 
13. Charisma, Rhetoric, and Impression Management
 
14. Transactional Leadership and Goal-Setting
 
15. Transformational Leadership, Change, and Sensemaking Perspectives

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Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank, written by Ronald H. Humphrey is available containing multiple choice, true/false, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • A Respondus electronic test bank, written by Ronald H. Humphrey is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false,  and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
  • Detailed PowerPoint Slides for each chapter minimize prep time and make switching to Effective Leadership easy and convenient. These slides are prepared by the book author so you know they are accurate. Application questions are scattered throughout the slides to promote classroom discussion, and the slides also contain classroom exercises to further promote student interaction.
  • Leader's Bookcase Articles are provided to pair with each chapter and allow for further learning of subject matter.
  • Learning Goals summarize key objectives on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help with preparation for lectures and class discussions.
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights, including numerous videos of leaders talking about their leadership techniques.
  • And more!
Student Study Site
Use the Student Study Site to get the most out of your course!
Our Student Study Site at www.sagepub.com/humphreyel  is completely open-access and offers a wide range of additional features, including something no other publisher offers:
  • Leader's Bookcase Articles are provided to pair with each chapter and allow for further learning of subject matter.
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights, including numerous videos of leaders talking about their leadership techniques.
  • And more!

I used Effective Leadership for the first time this year. I was looking for a reader-friendly leadership text based in research, but with all the practical tools such as cases and self-assessments. I appreciated the obvious effort that went into writing this book with a clear audience (advanced undergraduates and MBAs) in mind. Is is very current and replete with not only the latest research but also with the most current events in business. I also appreciated the heavier emphasis on newer leadership research and the focus on emotions in the leadership process. This is an excellent text with plenty of well-devised instructor resources.

Dr Suzanne Peterson
Management Dept, Arizona State Univ-Tempe
March 12, 2015

This a very comprehensive book and very well written. The case studies throughout are an excellent addition.

Mr Eric Bates
Dublin School of Architecture, Dublin Institute of Technology
March 11, 2015

This a a useful text that provides an overview of the leadership skills needed to be successful in various organizations. We are considering using it in the Fall 2015 semester. Again, this is a very useful text and provides excellent information for leadership and management students.

Dr Joel Baldomir
liberal studies, Marist College
December 8, 2014

A comprehensive, engaging and exciting book that utilizes a critical approach to understanding leadership

Dr Abdoulie Sallah
Business School, Staffordshire University
November 13, 2014

This book promotes some thought provoking ideas to support effective leadership within a team. I have found some useful stratergies that I have adopted and used within my team.

Mr Douglas Lawrence
My Department is not Listed, Great Yarmouth College
April 30, 2014

This book is appropriate for a Leadership capstone course, which I will be instructing next year.

Professor Bryan Deptula
Management, Central Washington University
February 19, 2014

Excellent book, and would be a fab choice for a MBA level course!

Dr Aditya Simha
Management Dept, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
August 25, 2013
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Key features
  • Real-life leadership cases help students see how highly successful leaders use research principles to effectively lead their organizations.
  • The Leader’s Bookcase: A Free Online Course Pack offers access to relevant articles that students can use for research papers and faculty can assign to adjust the academic rigor of the course.
  • Self-Assessments on the accompanying Student Study Site give students an opportunity to assess their leadership strengths and weaknesses.
  • Personal Reflections help students relate their own experiences to the textbook material.


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