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Introduction to Leadership
Concepts and Practice

Fourth Edition
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February 2017 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The Fourth Edition of Peter G. Northouse’s bestselling Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice provides readers with a clear overview of the complexities of practicing leadership and concrete strategies for becoming better leaders. The text is organized around key leader responsibilities such as creating a vision, establishing a constructive climate, listening to outgroup members, and overcoming obstacles. Three interactive components in every chapter—self-assessment questionnaires, observational exercises, and reflection and action worksheets—get readers actively involved in applying leadership concepts to their own lives. Grounded in leadership theory and the latest research, the fully updated, highly practical Fourth Edition includes a new chapter on how leaders can embrace  diversity and inclusion, as well as new material on the dark side of leadership and a new ethical leadership style questionnaire.


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Preface
 
About the Author
 
1. Understanding Leadership
Introduction  
Leadership Explained  
Global Leadership Attributes  
The Dark Side of Leadership  
Summary  
Application  
References  
 
2. Recognizing Your Traits
Introduction  
Leadership Traits Explained  
Leadership Traits in Practice  
Summary  
Application  
References  
 
3. Engaging Strengths
Introduction  
Strengths-Based Leadership Explained  
Strengths-Based Leadership in Practice  
Summary  
Application  
References  
 
4. Understanding Philosophy and Styles
Introduction  
Leadership Philosophy Explained  
Leadership Styles Explained  
Leadership Styles in Practice  
Summary  
Application  
References  
 
5. Attending to Tasks and Relationships
Introduction  
Task and Relationship Styles Explained  
Task and Relationship Styles in Practice  
Summary  
Application  
References  
 
6. Developing Leadership Skills
Introduction  
Administrative Skills Explained  
Interpersonal Skills Explained  
Conceptual Skills Explained  
Summary  
Application  
References  
 
7. Creating a Vision
Introduction  
Vision Explained  
Vision in Practice  
Summary  
Application  
References  
 
8. Establishing a Constructive Climate
Introduction  
Constructive Climate Explained  
Climate in Practice  
Summary  
Application  
References  
 
9. Embracing Diversity and Inclusion
Introduction  
Diversity and Inclusion Explained  
Inclusion Framework  
Diversity and Inclusion in Practice  
Summary  
Application  
References  
 
10. Listening to Out-Group Members
Introduction  
Out-Group Members Explained  
Out-Group Members in Practice  
Summary  
Application  
References  
 
11. Managing Conflict
Introduction  
Conflict Explained  
Managing Conflict in Practice  
Summary  
Application  
References  
 
12. Addressing Ethics in Leadership
Introduction  
Leadership Ethics Explained  
Leadership Ethics in Practice  
Culture and Leadership Ethics  
Summary  
Application  
References  
 
13. Overcoming Obstacles
Introduction  
Obstacles Explained  
Overcoming Obstacles in Practice  
Summary  
Application  
References  
 
Glossary
 
Index

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  • 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. 
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  • Carefully crafted case notes provide an essential reference and tool for teaching with case studies.
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“This is a great, useable, and student friendly textbook. It provides excellent leadership/theory/ content in an understandable manner and ii is broken down in to an easily understandable presentation. This book is student friendly, while being an excellent tool for the instructor. I recommend it without reservation!”

Dan Cunningham
McDaniel College

“The perfect book for an introductory course in leadership.  I think it aligns well with both education and business, and could be utilized to teach leadership to all students if leadership is a part of a core curriculum.”

Lou L. Sabina
Stetson University

“This is my favorite book on the topic. I think Northouse has a tremendously valuable product here and the approach is very user/reader-friendly.”

D. Keith Gurley
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION

  • A new chapter on Embracing Diversity and Inclusion explores the nature of diversity and provides an inclusion framework so leaders can overcome barriers and create inclusive climates.
  • An updated and expanded chapter on Engaging Strengths explores how leaders identify and leverage their own strengths as well as the strengths of their followers.  
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  • Original and assignable SAGE Premium Video (available via the interactive eBook version, linked through SAGE coursepacks) is tied to learning objectives, and produced exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life and appeal to different learning styles, featuring insights from other leadership experts and Peter Northouse discussing key leadership concepts.

KEY FEATURES

  • Leadership Questionnaires provide readers with self-assessment scores identifying their leadership style and preferences. Students can use these assessments to build a leadership profile that offers personalized and practical ideas for improving their leadership abilities.
  • Interactive Leadership Assessments (available exclusively in the interactive eBook) offer readers an analysis of their questionnaire score and personalized, pragmatic feedback for further strengthening of their leadership abilities.
  • Observational Exercises allow readers to examine leader behaviors of others in real-world scenarios.
  • Reflection and Action Worksheets encourage readers to reflect upon their own leadership styles and identify an action plan for improving their leadership skills.
  • Leadership Snapshot profiles a diverse array of well-known leaders whose characteristics, style, or experience illustrate concepts discussed in the chapter.
  • Case studies, examples, and research are integrated throughout the book.

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ISBN: 9781506330082