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Introduction to Leadership - International Student Edition
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Introduction to Leadership - International Student Edition
Concepts and Practice

Fifth Edition
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February 2020 | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Fifth Edition of Peter G. Northouse’s bestselling Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice provides readers with a clear, concise 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. Case studies, self-assessment questionnaires, observational exercises, and reflection and action worksheets engage readers to apply leadership concepts to their own lives. Grounded in leadership theory and the latest research, the fully updated, highly practical Fifth Edition includes a new chapter on destructive leadership, new cases, and new Leadership Snapshots. 



 
 
Preface
 
About the Author
 
1. Understanding Leadership
Introduction

 
Leadership Explained

 
"Leadership is a Trait"

 
"Leadership is an Ability"

 
"Leadership is a Skill"

 
"Leadership is a Behavior"

 
"Leadership is a Relationship"

 
"Leadership is an Influence Process"

 
Leadership vs. Management

 
Global Leadership Attributes

 
The Dark Side of Leadership

 
Leadership Snapshot: Michelle Obama

 
Summary

 
Application

 
1.1 Case Study: King of the Hill

 
1.2 Case Study: Charity: Water

 
1.3 Conceptualizing Leadership Questionnaire

 
1.4 Observational Exercise

 
1.5 Reflection and Action Worksheet

 
References

 
 
2. Recognizing Your Traits
Introduction

 
Leadership Traits Explained

 
Intelligence

 
Confidence

 
Charisma

 
Determination

 
Sociability

 
Integrity

 
Leadership Snapshot: Nelson Mandela

 
Leadership Traits in Practice

 
George Washington (1732 - 1799)

 
Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

 
Mother Teresa (1910 - 1997)

 
Bill Gates (1955 - )

 
Oprah Winfrey (1954 - )

 
Lebron James (1984 - )

 
Summary

 
Application

 
2.1 Case Study: NorthTown Dallas

 
2.2 Case Study: The Three Bs

 
2.3 Leadership Traits Questionnaire

 
2.4 Observational Exercise

 
2.5 Reflection and Action Worksheet

 
References

 
 
3. Understanding Leadership Styles
Introduction

 
Leadership Philosophy Explained

 
Theory X

 
Theory Y

 
Leadership Styles Explained

 
Authoritarian Leadership Style

 
Democratic Leadership Style

 
Laissez-Faire Leadership Style

 
Leadership Snapshot: Victoria Ransom

 
Leadership Styles in Practice

 
Summary

 
Application

 
3.1 Case Study: Several Different Styles

 
3.2 Case Study: Leading the Robotics Team

 
3.3 Leadership Styles Questionnaire

 
3.4 Observational Exercise

 
3.5 Reflection and Action Worksheet

 
References

 
 
4. Attending to Tasks and Relationships
Introduction

 
Task and Relationship Styles Explained

 
Task Style

 
Relationship Style

 
Leadership Snapshot: Ai-Jen Poo

 
Task and Relationship Styles in Practice

 
Task Leadership

 
Relationship Leadership

 
Summary

 
Application

 
4.1 Case Study: From Two to One

 
4.2 Case Study: Day and Night

 
4.3 Task and Relationship Questionnaire

 
4.4 Observational Exercise

 
4.5 Reflection and Action Worksheet

 
References

 
 
5. Developing Leadership Skills
Introduction

 
Administrative Skills Explained

 
Administrative Skills in Practice

 
Interpersonal Skills Explained

 
Interpersonal Skills in Practice

 
Leadership Snapshot: Coquese Washington

 
Conceptual Skills Explained

 
Conceptual Skills in Practice

 
Summary

 
Application

 
5.1 Case Study: Give Me Shelter

 
5.2 Case Study: Reviving an Ancient Art

 
5.3 Leadership Skills Questionnaire

 
5.4 Observational Exercise

 
5.5 Reflection and Action Worksheet

 
References

 
 
6. Engaging Strengths
Introduction

 
Strength-Based Leadership Explained

 
Historical Background

 
Identifying and Measuring Strengths

 
Strength-Based Leadership in Practice

 
Discovering Your Strengths

 
Developing Your Strengths

 
Addressing Your Weaknesses

 
Leadership Snapshot: Steve Jobs

 
Recognizing and Engaging the Strength of Others

 
Fostering a Positive Strengths-Based Environment

 
Summary

 
Application

 
6.1 Case Study: Ready to Be CEO?

 
6.2 Case Study: The Strength to Stand Out?

 
6.3 Leadership Strengths Questionnaire

 
6.4 Observational Exercise

 
6.5 Reflection and Action Worksheet

 
References

 
 
7. Creating a Vision
Introduction

 
Vision Explained

 
A Picture

 
A Change

 
Values

 
Leadership Snapshot: Rosalie Giffoniello

 
A Map

 
A Challenge

 
Vision in Practice

 
Articulating a Vision

 
Implementing a Vision

 
Summary

 
Application

 
7.1 Case Study: A Clean Slate

 
7.2 Case Study: Kakenya Ntaiya

 
7.3 Leadership Vision Questionnaire

 
7.4 Observational Exercise

 
7.5 Reflection and Action Worksheet

 
References

 
 
8. Establishing a Constructive Climate
Introduction

 
Constructive Climate Explained

 
Climate in Practice

 
Providing Structure

 
Clarifying Norms

 
Building Cohesiveness

 
Promoting Standards of Excellence

 
Leadership Snapshot: Nancy Dubuc

 
Summary

 
Application

 
8.1 Case Study: A Tale of Two Classrooms

 
8.2 Case Study: Challenging Courtroom Culture

 
8.3 Organizational Climate Questionnaire

 
8.4 Observational Exercise

 
8.5 Reflection and Action Worksheet

 
References

 
 
9. Embracing Diversity and Inclusion
Introduction

 
Diversity and Inclusion Explained

 
Definitions

 
Inclusion Framework

 
Leadership Snapshot: Ursula Burns

 
Diversity and Inclusion in Practice

 
Model of Inclusive Practices

 
Leader Practices That Advance Diversity and Inclusion

 
Barriers to Embracing Diversity and Inclusion

 
Summary

 
Application

 
9.1 Case Study: What's in a Name?

 
9.2 Case Study: Mitch Landrieu - Symbolic Progress

 
9.3 Cultural Diversity Awareness Questionnaire

 
9.4 Observation Exercise

 
9.5 Reflection and Action Worksheet

 
References

 
 
10. Listening to Out-Group Members
Introduction

 
Out-Group Members Explained

 
How Out-Groups Form

 
The Impact of Out-Group Members

 
Out-Group Members in Practice

 
Strategy 1: Listen to Out-Group Members

 
Strategy 2: Show Empathy to Out-Group Members

 
Strategy 3: Recognize the Unique Contributions of Out-Group Members

 
Strategy 4: Help Out-Group Members Feel Included

 
Strategy 5: Create a Special Relationship with Out-Group Members

 
Strategy 6: Give Out-Group Members a Voice and Empower Them to Act

 
Leadership Snapshot: Abraham Lincoln

 
Summary

 
Application

 
10.1 Case Study: Next Step

 
10.2 Case Study: Unhappy Campers

 
10.3 Building Community Questionnaire

 
10.4 Observational Exercise

 
10.5 Reflection and Action Worksheet

 
References

 
 
11. Managing Conflict
Introduction

 
Conflict Explained

 
Communication Conflict

 
Conflict on the Content Level

 
Leadership Snapshot: Humaira Bachal

 
Conflict on the Relational Level

 
Managing Conflict in Practice

 
Fisher and Ury Approach to Conflict

 
Communication Strategies for Conflict Resolution

 
Kilmann and Thomas Styles of Approaching Conflict

 
Summary

 
Application

 
11.1 Case Study: Office Space

 
11.2 Case Study: High Water Mark

 
11.3 Conflict Style Questionnaire

 
11.4 Observational Exercise

 
11.5 Reflection and Action Worksheet

 
References

 
 
12. Addressing Ethics in Leadership
Introduction

 
Leadership Ethics Explained

 
Leadership Ethics in Practice

 
1. The Character of the Leader

 
2. The Actions of the Leader

 
Leadership Snapshot: Jasmine Crowe

 
3. The Goals of the Leader

 
4. The Honesty of the Leader

 
5. The Power of the Leader

 
6. The Values of the Leader

 
Culture and Leadership Ethics

 
Summary

 
Application

 
12.1 Case Study: The Write Choice

 
12.2 Case Study: In Good Company

 
12.3 Sample Items From the Ethical Leadership Style Questionnaire

 
12.4 Observational Exercise

 
12.5 Reflection and Action Worksheet

 
References

 
 
13. Overcoming Obstacles
Introduction

 
Obstacles Explained

 
Overcoming Obstacles in Practice

 
Obstacle 1: Unclear Goals

 
Obstacle 2: Unclear Directions

 
Obstacle 3: Low Motivation

 
Leadership Snapshot: Bill Courtney

 
Obstacle 4: Complex Tasks

 
Obstacle 5: Simple Tasks

 
Obstacle 6: Low Involvement

 
Obstacle 7: Lack of a Challenge

 
Summary

 
Application

 
13.1 Case Study: Student Maid

 
13.2 Case Study: The Improbable Kodiak Bears

 
13. 3 Path-Goal Styles Questionnaire

 
13.4 Observational Exercise

 
13.5 Reflection and Action Worksheet

 
References

 
 
14. Exploring Destructive Leadership
Destructive Leadership Explained

 
Definition

 
Toxic Triangle

 
Confronting Destructive Leadership in Practice

 
Leaders

 
Followers

 
Context

 
Leadership Snapshot: Elizabeth Holmes

 
Summary

 
Application

 
14.1 Case Study: Dr. Chen Likes Power

 
14.2 Case Study: Breaking the Silence

 
14.3 Abusive Leadership Questionnaire

 
14.4 Observational Exercise

 
14.5 Reflection and Action Worksheet

 
References

 
 
Glossary
 
Index

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