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Introduction to Leadership
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Introduction to Leadership
Concepts and Practice

Fifth Edition


November 2019 | 432 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

New chapter on Destructive Leadership!

The Fifth Edition of Peter G. Northouse’s best-selling 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, 18 new cases, and 5 new Leadership Snapshots. 

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Share with your students: 3 Key Components that Enable Destructive Leadership

 
Preface
 
About the Author
 
CHAPTER 1 • Understanding Leadership
Introduction

 
Leadership Explained

 
Global Leadership Attributes

 
The Dark Side of Leadership

 
Leadership Snapshot: Michelle Obama

 
Summary

 
Glossary Terms

 
References

 
 
CHAPTER 2 • Recognizing Your Traits
Introduction

 
Leadership Traits Explained

 
Leadership Snapshot: Nelson Mandela

 
Leadership Traits in Practice

 
Summary

 
Glossary Terms

 
References

 
 
CHAPTER 3 • Understanding Leadership Styles
Introduction

 
Leadership Philosophy Explained

 
Leadership Styles Explained

 
Leadership Snapshot: Victoria Ransom

 
Leadership Styles in Practice

 
Summary

 
Glossary Terms

 
References

 
 
CHAPTER 4 • Attending to Tasks and Relationships
Introduction

 
Task and Relationship Styles Explained

 
Leadership Snapshot: Ai-jen Poo

 
Task and Relationship Styles in Practice

 
Summary

 
Glossary Terms

 
References

 
 
CHAPTER 5 • Developing Leadership Skills
Introduction

 
Administrative Skills Explained

 
Interpersonal Skills Explained

 
Leadership Snapshot: Coquese Washington

 
Conceptual Skills Explained

 
Summary

 
Glossary Terms

 
References

 
 
CHAPTER 6 • Engaging Strengths
Introduction

 
Strengths-Based Leadership Explained

 
Strengths-Based Leadership in Practice

 
Leadership Snapshot: Steve Jobs

 
Summary

 
Glossary Terms

 
References

 
 
CHAPTER 7 • Creating a Vision
Introduction

 
Vision Explained

 
Leadership Snapshot: Rosalie Giffoniello

 
Vision in Practice

 
Summary

 
Glossary Terms

 
References

 
 
CHAPTER 8 • Establishing a Constructive Climate
Introduction

 
Constructive Climate Explained

 
Climate in Practice

 
Leadership Snapshot: Nancy Dubuc

 
Summary

 
Glossary Terms

 
References

 
 
CHAPTER 9 • Embracing Diversity and Inclusion
Introduction

 
Diversity and Inclusion Explained

 
Inclusion Framework

 
Leadership Snapshot: Ursula Burns

 
Diversity and Inclusion in Practice

 
Summary

 
Glossary Terms

 
References

 
 
CHAPTER 10 • Listening to Out-Group Members
Introduction

 
Out-Group Members Explained

 
Out-Group Members in Practice

 
Leadership Snapshot: Abraham Lincoln

 
Summary

 
Glossary Terms

 
References

 
 
CHAPTER 11 • Managing Conflict
Introduction

 
Conflict Explained

 
Leadership Snapshot: Humaira Bachal

 
Managing Conflict in Practice

 
Summary

 
Glossary Terms

 
References

 
 
CHAPTER 12 • Addressing Ethics in Leadership
Introduction

 
Leadership Ethics Explained

 
Leadership Ethics in Practice

 
Leadership Snapshot: Jasmine Crowe

 
Culture and Leadership Ethics

 
Summary

 
Glossary Terms

 
References

 
 
CHAPTER 13 • Overcoming Obstacles
Introduction

 
Obstacles Explained

 
Overcoming Obstacles in Practice

 
Leadership Snapshot: Bill Courtney

 
Summary

 
Glossary Terms

 
References

 
 
CHAPTER 14 • Exploring Destructive Leadership
Introduction

 
Destructive Leadership Explained

 
Confronting Destructive Leadership in Practice

 
Leadership Snapshot: Elizabeth Holmes

 
Summary

 
Glossary Terms

 
References

 
 
Glossary
 
Index

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It's an easy-to-understand book

Dr Haley Woznyj
Management/Marketing/Mis Dept, Longwood University
January 31, 2020

Excellent resources available for the instructor.

Mr Darren Ekey
Business Administration, University Of Tennessee-Martin
January 14, 2020

I have used this textbook for at least two of the last editions. I appreciated the updates in this new edition. Looking forward to using it in the Winter 2021 semester.

Ron Reinke
Health Promotion & Human Performance, Eastern Michigan University
November 21, 2019

We are updating the book we currently use.

Dr Pressley Rankin IV
Secondary Education, City University
November 21, 2019
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