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Leading With Communication

Leading With Communication
A Practical Approach to Leadership Communication

September 2012 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Leading with Communication, by bestselling authors Teri and Michael Gamble, prepares today's students to acquire skills, develop a global perspective, and master the technology they need to enhance their visibility and credibility as leaders. Addressing leadership from the students' perspective, the book facilitates in readers the ability to nurture their leadership and team-building talents. In this way, it helps them understand the leadership concepts and team-building strategies that business and professional communicators working and interacting in 21st-century organizations must master. The book's emphasis on skills, including its focus on developing the global and technological competencies that support the performance of leadership, promotes in students the ability to think critically and imaginatively. With this text, students will learn to communicate effectively as they also learn how to inspire confidence, foster innovation, and build an effective team. Indeed, they will gain fresh perspectives on how best to integrate skills and knowledge, build trust, and elevate worker performance. Now that's leading with communication!

1. Understanding the Leader in You
2. Understanding the Leader's Ethical Responsibilities
3. Understanding the Leader/Follower Relationship
4. Thinking Like a Leader: The Power of Thoughtfulness
5. Perceiving Like a Leader: Paradigm Power
6. Listening Like a Leader: Response Power
7. Storytelling Like a Leader: The Power of Words
8. Presenting Yourself Like a Leader: Understanding the Power of Nonverbal Communication
9. Leading the Way Through Conflict
10. Establishing and Sharing Power
11. Promoting Collaborative Problem Solving
12. Influencing and Inspiring Others
13. Valuing Culture and Diversity
14. Innovating
15. It's About Social Networking and Technology


Instructor Teaching Site
Effective teaching and instructor resources are available online: A password-protected Instructor Teaching Site includes PowerPoint slides, a test bank, and a comprehensive instructor's manual

The text is organized well and easy for my students to understand. The Theory Into Practice and Post It sidebars helped students with understanding and applying the more abstract concepts from the in-text information. For myself, it covered the material I deem most important to the study of leadership in group communication.

Dr Anita L Herold
Communication Studies, ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu
February 2, 2016

Good book for students: well laid out, easy to follow, well done!

Mrs Alicia James
Community Studies, Truro College
September 18, 2013

Skill building and basic theoretical approach

Andrew Gonzales
school of social sciences, University of California - Irvine
April 29, 2013

A useful overview of the importance of good communication for effective leadership. The book is well laid-out, easy to read and I think the encouragement to reflect on one's own capabilities is a very useful tool for continuous skills improvement.

Ms Angela Hilton
School of Education, Wolverhampton University
April 11, 2013

It is valuable to have a text that addresses such a 'nebulous' topic as communication, and which does so in a manner that is useful and not patronising. Worth using.

Professor Brian Taylor
Dept of Sociology & Appl'd Soc Studies, Ulster University
March 26, 2013

very practical Handbook

Professor Burkhard Von velsen
Institute of Management, Magdeburg University of Applied Sci's
February 20, 2013

is clear and very useful for my students

Dr Manuel Sanchez Cano
Psychology , University of Vic
January 20, 2013

Managers and leaders fail because they do not recognise the importance of communication in their organisation. Teri Kwal Gamble has pointed out vital issues they need to consider in this regard.

Dr Sam Usadolo
Department of Communication, University of Fort Hare
December 14, 2012

Teaching BUS COM class at NAVY base. Book works perfect for student population. Thanks!

Robert Cabral
Business Public Svc Tech Div, Oxnard College
November 4, 2012
Key features

  • Self-Reflection: Looking In and Out boxes in every chapter contain self-assessment and self-diagnosis opportunities designed to enable readers to think critically about their own skills, identify their personal leadership and team-building strengths and challenges, analyze the unanticipated/unintended consequences of leadership blindness, and bridge the gap between how they think they perform and how they actually do
  • Working It Out: Alone or Together activities focused on leadership, team-building, and communication challenges help students explore the nature of working collaboratively, including an array of ethical, cultural, and technological issues that could affect their ability to work in a team
  • Observation: Watch and Learn features in each chapter include activities designed to help students observe others in action, process the observed behavior to illustrate outcomes and effects, and identify and explain best strategies and practices
  • Post It: Imagineering a Better Way feature, found near the end of every chapter, lets students see theory in action and apply skills gained in the chapter by showing what experts in leadership judge worthy of implementing and what readers can try out or implement for themselves

Sample Materials & Chapters


CH 1

CH 4

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