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Introduction to Leadership

Introduction to Leadership

Fourth Edition (International Student Edition)

June 2017 | SAGE Publications, Inc

Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook when purchasing the paperback*

Peter G. Northouse’s bestselling Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice provides students with an overview of practicing leadership and presents effective strategies for becoming a better leader.

The text is organized around key leader responsibilities such as creating a vision, establishing a constructive climate and overcoming obstacles. Three interactive components in every chapter – self-assessment questionnaires, observational exercises, and reflection and action worksheets – help readers to identify their leadership style and apply leadership concepts to their own lives.

The Fourth Edition features a new chapter on Embracing diversity and inclusion, which explores the nature of diversity and helps leaders to create an inclusive climate with the help of inclusion framework. There is also an updated and expanded chapter on Engaging Strengths, which highlights how leaders can recognize and use their own strengths, as well as those of their peers.

The new edition comes packed with features that encourage readers to engage and relate theory to practice and is complimented by a free Interactive e-book* featuring a new Leadership Profile Tool, which analyses reader responses in questionnaires and provides individual feedback. It also contains integrated links to SAGE Premium videos, journals, articles and external web links, allowing access on the go and encouraging learning and retention whatever the reading or learning style.

Suitable reading for students studying on leadership modules or courses.

*Interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook included as part of paperback product (ISBN 9781506389844).
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About the Author
1. Understanding Leadership
2. Recognizing Your Traits
3. Engaging Strengths
4. Understanding Philosophy and Styles
5. Attending to Tasks and Relationships
6. Developing Leadership Skills
7. Creating a Vision
8. Establishing a Constructive Climate
9. Embracing Diversity and Inclusion
10. Listening to Out-Group Members
11. Managing Conflict
12. Addressing Ethics in Leadership
13. Overcoming Obstacles


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    • Diagnostic chapter pre tests and post tests that identify opportunities for improvement, track student progress, and ensure mastery of key learning objectives
    • Test banks built on Bloom’s Taxonomy that provide a diverse range of test items with ExamView test generation
    • Activity and quiz options that allow you to choose only the assignments and tests you want
    • Instructions on how to use and integrate the comprehensive assessments and resources provided
  • Chapter-specific discussion questions to help launch engaging classroom interaction while reinforcing important content
  • Assignable SAGE Premium Video (available via the interactive eBook version, linked through SAGE coursepacks) that is tied to learning objectives, and curated and produced exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life and appeal to different learning styles, featuring:
    • Comprehensive, downloadable, easy-to-use Media Guide in the Coursepack for every video resource, listing the chapter to which the video content is tied, matching learning objective(s), a helpful description of the video content, and assessment questions
    • Career insights from leadership experts
    • Author Peter G. Northouse discussing key concepts from the book
  • EXCLUSIVE, influential SAGE journal content, built into course materials and assessment tools, that ties important research and scholarship to chapter concepts to strengthen learning
  • Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides that offer flexibility when creating multimedia lectures so you don’t have to start from scratch but you can customize to your exact needs
  • Sample course syllabi with suggested models for structuring your course that give you options to customize your course in a way that is perfect for you
  • Lecture notes that summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help you with preparation for lectures and class discussions
  • Integrated links to the interactive eBook that make it easy for your students to maximize their study time with this “anywhere, anytime” mobile-friendly version of the text. It also offers access to more digital tools and resources, including SAGE Premium Video
  • Lively and stimulating ideas for class activities that can be used in class to reinforce active learning. The activities apply to individual or group projects.
  • 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. 
  • A list of suggested films by chapter to help provide a jumping-off point for course assignments, papers, research, group work, and class discussion.
  • Carefully crafted case notes provide an essential reference and tool for teaching with case studies.
  • Reflection and Action Worksheets and Observational Exercises in downloadable Word document format for more flexibility in using these resources
  • All tables and figures from the textbook 
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  • An online action plan that helps track progress and enhance the learning experience
  • Learning objectives that reinforce the most important material
  • SAGE Premium Video, tied to learning objectives and curated and produced exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life, featuring:
    • Author Peter G. Northouse discussing key concepts from the book
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  • Additional Video resources linked to leadership videos found on the web bring concepts to life, are tied to learning objectives, and make learning easier
  • Exclusive access to influential SAGE journal content that ties important research and scholarship to chapter concepts to strengthen learning

I will be using this as my reference book. It has a good structure, is eady to read and gives a good overview of the current aspects of leadership.

Ms Mareike Seitz
Logistics and Management, SRH-Hochschule für Logistik und Wirtschaft
December 2, 2019

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