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Leadership- Vantage Learning Platform

Leadership- Vantage Learning Platform
Theory, Application, & Skill Development

Seventh Edition


January 2022 | SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN: 978-1-0718-7132-4

About Leadership, Seventh Edition  

Leadership: Theory, Application, and Skill Development 
offers an applied introduction to leadership theories and concepts. Bestselling authors Robert N. Lussier and Christopher F. Achua use current, real-world examples and step-by-step behavioral models to help prepare readers for a wide range of leadership situations and challenges. The Seventh Edition equips students with the leadership skills they need to thrive in today's business world with 23 new cases profiling a diverse group of leaders as well as new coverage of crisis leadership, servant leadership, social impact, and high-performing organizations.  

About Leadership: Theory, Application, and Skill Development, Seventh Edition - Vantage Learning Platform


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Using current examples and step-by-step behavioral models, the Seventh Edition of Leadership: Theory, Application, and Skill Development equips your students with the leadership skills they need to thrive in today's business world. Leadership - Vantage Learning Platform, Seventh Edition delivers the trusted content from Robert N. Lussier and Christopher F. Achua’s text on Sage Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that features auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including assignable video—all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. It offers easy course setup and enables students to better prepare for class. For a personalized demo, please contact your Sage representative.

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Part 1: Individuals as Leaders
Chapter 1: Who Is a Leader and What Skills Do Leaders Need?
Chapter 2: Leadership Traits and Ethics
Chapter 3: Leadership Behavior and Motivation
Chapter 4: Contingency Leadership Theories
Part II: Leadership Skills
Chapter 5: Communication, Coaching, and Conflict Skills
Chapter 6: Influencing, Power, Politics, Networking, and Negotiation Skills
Part III: Team Leadership
Chapter 7: Leader-Member Exchange and Followership
Chapter 8: Team Leadership and Self-Managed Teams
Part IV: Organizational Leadership
Chapter 9: Managing Change and Crisis Leadership
Chapter 10: Charismatic, Transformational, and Servant Leadership
Chapter 11: Leadership of Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion
Chapter 12: Strategic Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations


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  • Editable chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides
  • Instructor’s Manual
  • All tables and figures from the textbook
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Boise State University

Excellent write up of core concepts and practical applications of concepts/theories.

Professor Chris F. Achua
Business Economics Dept, University Of Virginia-Wise
April 20, 2022

Course assignment was changed.

Dr Mark Fulford
School Of Business/Economics, Campbellsville University
May 9, 2023
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  • LMS Integration
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  • Simple Course Setup and Management
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  • Quality Content
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  • Student Dashboard
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    Easy to access across mobile, desktop, and tablet devices, SAGE Vantage enables students to engage with the material you choose, learn by applying knowledge, and soar with confidence by performing better in your course.

  • Chapter-opening and chapter-closing case studies illustrate how real leaders use theories and concepts to achieve their goals.
  • You Make the Call features provide scenarios that challenge students to make ethical, socially conscious decisions.
  • Self-Assessments help students understand their own unique leadership strengths.
  • Applying the Concept features help students check their understanding of key theories and concepts.
  • Developing Your Leadership Competences exercises tied to AACSB competencies provide students with opportunities to hone their leadership skills and confidence.

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