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Leadership Vantage Learning Platform
Theory and Practice

Ninth Edition

April 2021 | SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN: 978-1-0718-2116-9

About Leadership, Ninth Edition

The market-leading Leadership: Theory and Practice presents an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with a focus on how theory can inform practice. Author Peter G. Northouse uses a consistent structure for each chapter that allows readers to easily compare and contrast different theories. Case studies and questionnaires provide students with practical examples and opportunities to deepen their understanding of their own leadership style.

About Leadership: Theory and Practice, Ninth Edition - Vantage Digital Option


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The market-leading Leadership: Theory and Practice by Peter G. Northouse presents an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with a focus on how theory can inform practice. Leadership – Vantage Digital Option, Ninth Edition delivers the trusted content from Northouse's text on Sage Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including assignable video—all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers easy course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. For a personalized demo, please contact your Sage representative.

Watch this 90-second video and see how it works:


1. Introduction
2. Trait Approach
3. Skills Approach
4. Behavioral Approach
5. Situational Approach
6. Path–Goal Theory
7. Leader–Member Exchange Theory
8. Transformational Leadership
9. Authentic Leadership
10. Servant Leadership
11. Adaptive Leadership
12. Followership
13. Leadership Ethics
14. Team Leadership
15. Gender and Leadership
16. Culture and Leadership


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LMS cartridge included with this title for use in Blackboard, Canvas, Brightspace by Desire2Learn (D2L), and Moodle

The LMS cartridge makes it easy to import this title’s instructor resources into your learning management system (LMS). These resources include:

  • Test banks
  • Editable chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides
  • Sample course syllabi
  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbook 
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I've used prior editions of this text before, starting with the 5th edition. I find the comprehensive and consistent structure of each chapter very helpful. I also value the vast amount of supporting resources.

Dr Terrence Earl Maltbia
Teachers College, Columbia University
June 12, 2024

Good updates from the previous edition used.

Kenneth Mawritz
Management/Marketing Dept, Lehigh University
July 26, 2023

The course I am teaching is Leadership: Theories, Skills, and Applications. The course is split into two sections a hybrid class and an on-line only class. The content and resource options available with this textbook are exceptional meeting the needs of the instructor and the students.

Ms Connie Scott
School of Health Professions, Eastern Virginia Medical Sch
October 5, 2023

I have used this book in various editions for the past ten years in my leadership class. I am going to try the digital version, I am looking forward to the flexibility it will give me.

Professor Deirdre Dixon
Management Dept, University Of Tampa
May 24, 2023

Very good materials.

Dr Tongyang Yang
School Of Business Admin, Widener University
February 16, 2023
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Pedagogical Scaffolding
Builds on core concepts, moving students from basic understanding to mastery.

Confidence Builder
Offers frequent Knowledge Checks, applied-learning multimedia tools (including assignable video with assessment), and chapter quizzes with focused feedback to ensure students know key concepts.

eReading Experience
Makes it easy for students to learn by presenting content in easy-to-digest chunks accompanied by frequent Knowledge Checks. The eReader also features notetaking, highlighting, definition look-up, and other helpful reading tools.

Assignments and Measurement Made Simple
Feeds auto-graded assignments to your gradebook, with real-time insight into student and class performance. The highly visual reports show if your students are struggling and where they need the most help.

LMS Integration
Saves you time by giving you access to all course materials from one location. SAGE Vantage can integrate with your LMS providing Single Sign-On (SSO) and gradebook integration.

Simple Course Setup and Management
Enables you to set up your course in just 3 steps—so fast you can complete it in minutes! Additionally, instructor control over assignments, content selection, due dates, and grading supports the way you choose to teach.

Quality Content
Written by expert authors and teachers you trust, content is not sacrificed for technical features.

Student Dashboard
Offers a highly visual student dashboard for easy access to grades, so students know exactly where they stand in your course and where they might improve.

Greater Value and Choice
Affordable access to easy-to-use, quality learning tools students will appreciate.

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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


  • A new chapter on inclusive leadership authored by scholars Donna Chrobot-Mason and Quinetta Robertson keeps readers informed on this emerging approach to leadership by examining the nature of inclusive leadership, its underpinnings, and how it functions.
  • 17 new real-world cases feature profiles from across the globe including a mental health program utilizing grandmothers in Africa, an Italian energy company, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern, and virtual team leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Expanded discussion of leadership and morality explores leadership as a neutral process and as a moral process.
  • A consistent chapter structure outlines each leadership approach, how it works, the major studies behind it, and an analysis of its strengths and criticisms.
  • Application sections discuss the practical aspects of leadership approaches and how they can be used in today’s organizational settings.
  • Three case studies per chapter help illustrate leadership theories in real-world scenarios. Accompanying questions help readers interpret the cases.
  • Questionnaires provide opportunities for students to apply leadership approaches to their own leadership style or setting.
  • Interactive Leadership Assessments (available with SAGE Vantage) offer readers an analysis of their questionnaire score and personalized, pragmatic feedback for further strengthening of their leadership abilities.

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