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Leadership (International Student Edition)

Leadership (International Student Edition)
Theory and Practice

Seventh Edition
Experience with SAGE edge

April 2015 | SAGE Publications, Inc

Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook* when you buy the paperback (Print paperback version only, ISBN 9781506310916)

Translated into 12 different languages and used in 89 countries across more than 1,000 colleges, universities, and institutions worldwide, this market-leading text successfully combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style using practical examples that help students apply what they learn.

New to This Edition:

  • A new chapter on Adaptive Leadership explores how leaders encourage followers to adapt to tough issues and thrive in challenging environments
  • A new chapter on Psychodynamic Leadership focuses on the processes and dynamics of human behavior, providing a clinically informed approach to help leaders understand their own behavior and their followers’ in order to best influence their followers.
  • New and expanded coverage on power and influence, the dark side of leadership, pseudo-transformational leadership, stages of moral development, virtual teams, and shared leadership 

Key Features:

  • A consistent chapter structure outlines each approach and the major studies behind them, presents strengths and criticisms for each approach, and provides case studies and a self-assessment questionnaire at the end of each chapter, allowing students to easily compare and contrast the various theories.
  • Three case studies in each chapter help students to apply leadership concepts in real-world scenarios.
  • A leadership instrument and questionnaire within each chapter provide self-assessment and reflection opportunities for each theory presented.

SAGE edge offers a robust online environment featuring an impressive array of free tools and resources for review, study, and further exploration, keeping both instructors and students on the cutting edge of teaching and learning.

The dynamic Interactive eBook goes way beyond highlighting and note-taking! Your students can read their mobile-friendly eBook anywhere, anytime with easy access across desktop, smartphone, and tablet devices. Using the VitalSource Bookshelf® platform, students can download the book to a personal computer and read it offline, share notes and highlights with instructors and classmates who are using the same eBook, and “follow” friends and instructors as they make their own notes and highlights. By simply clicking on icons in the eBook, your students can experience a broad array of integrated multimedia resources including engaging video and audio, as well as access to relevant academic and professional articles.

*interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook

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


Northouse Companion Website

SAGE edge for Instructors supports teaching by making it easy to integrate quality content and create a rich learning environment for students.

  • Test banks provide a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity to edit any question and/or insert personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding
  • Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation for the course
  • Teaching notes for cases are designed for instructors to expand questions to students, or initiate class discussion.
  • Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for structuring one’s course.
  • Suggested assignments as well as course-long projects are designed to promote students’ in-depth engagement with course material.
  • Lively and stimulating ideas for class activities that can be used in class to reinforce active learning.
  • Chapter-specific questions for study help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content.  
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal articles have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter to encourage students to think critically
  • Multimedia content includes original SAGE videos that appeal to students with different learning styles
  • 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 Course cartridge provides easy LMS integration

SAGE edge for Students provides a personalized approach to help students accomplish their coursework goals in an easy-to-use learning environment.

  • A customized online action plan includes tips and feedback on progress through the course and materials, allowing you to individualize your learning experience
  • Learning objectives reinforce the most important material
  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts
  • Mobile-friendly practice quizzes allow for independent assessment of your mastery of course material
  • Videos of Peter Northouse illuminate leadership concepts
  • Carefully selected chapter-by-chapter video and multimedia content enhances exploration of key topics
  • Meaningful web resources with exercises facilitate further exploration of topics
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal and reference articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter 
  • Study questions reinforce key concepts in each chapter for self-review or group discussion
  • Leadership Questionnaires found in the book are provided in PDF format to download for easy use

'I have found Peter’s books exceptionally well written, applauded by my students for its quality and readability. It immediately leads us excitingly toward the geneses of the symptoms we often treat as causal. It is direct and logical in its development. It is easy reading but by no means elementary. Finally but more importantly, it will I feel help students better understand their own needs and develop plans for further development.'

William A. Welch, Sr., Ed.D.
Bowie State University

'A useable and up-to-date introduction of the psychodynamic approach that brings psychological concerns about motivation and personality into a helpful conversation with mainstream leadership theory.'

Jack Barentsen
Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven (Belgium)

'This is a great addition to the text.  It is important for leaders to understand and meet the needs of those whom they are leading and the environment in which their interactions take place.   They must seamlessly account for all these factors in a way that is not focused on the leader him or herself, but on the context.  [The Adaptive Leadership Chapter] presents leadership through a new lens and provides an approach to leadership that was missing from previous editions.  It offers concrete practical examples that are relatable and provide context to both current and future leaders.'

Daniel W. Calhoun
Georgia Southern University

'This is an excellent introductory text to the field of leadership studies. It features short, concise, readable chapters complemented by case studies and self-analyses for those wishing to apply the material. It is the first book I recommend to anyone wishing to learn more about the field and how they can improve their own leadership practices.'

Benjamin W. Redekop
Associate Professor and Chair, Dept. of Leadership and American Studies, Christopher Newport University

“This is simply my bible for teaching on Leadership. It is informative, yet an enjoyable read and essential for lecturers and students alike. No 'module on Leadership should be without one!'

Frances Dodd
Occupational Psychologist and Head of Programme for CPD

Sample Materials & Chapters

Ch. 4: Behavioral Approach

Ch. 6: Path-Goal Theory

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