Leadership: Theory, Application, & Skill Development

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Cengage Learning, Feb 2, 2009 - Business & Economics - 552 pages
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The most practical leadership textbook on the market, LEADERSHIP, 4th Edition uses a unique three-pronged approach -- theory, application, and skill development -- to make key concepts immediately relevant to today’s students. The authors combine traditional theory with cutting-edge leadership topics in a concise presentation that focuses on key elements. The new edition also includes expanded coverage of culture, ethics, diversity, strategic leadership, and change management. Packed with real-world examples, the text illustrates how successful leaders have dealt with challenges, as well as provides students with step-by-step models for effectively handling leadership functions. Numerous skill-building exercises foster leadership skills students can immediately start applying to their personal and professional lives -- including communication and critical-thinking skills. The Fourth Edition also includes all-new video cases. LEADERSHIP’s innovative three-pronged approach provides the greatest array of learning opportunities, helping students focus on the most important.
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A good book useful for educational purpose with a lot of case analysis and concepts

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Robert N. Lussier is Professor of Management at Springfield College. Having taught management for more than 25 years, he has developed innovative and widely copied methods for applying concepts and developing skills that can be used personally and professionally. A prolific writer, Dr. Lussier has more than 350 publications to his credit, including other best selling textbooks (such as Management Fundaments: Concepts, Applications, Skill Development, also by South-Western/Cengage) and articles published in Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, Business Horizons, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Education, Journal of Small Business Management, Family Business Review, and Journal of Small Business Strategy and many others. He served as founding director of Israel Programs and taught courses in Israel. His international experience also stretches to Namibia and South Africa. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Salem State College, master's degrees in education and business administration from Suffolk University, and a doctorate in management from the University of New Haven.

Christopher F. Achua is a full professor in the Department of Business and Economics at the University of Virginia's College at Wise. Dr. Achua has been teaching strategic management, leadership and other related courses for almost two decades, and he has an active scholarship record of presenting papers at regional and national conferences. A consultant to a variety of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, Achua has served on several boards. He served as founding director of two business programs at UVA-Wise - the Small Business Institute (SBI) and the Center for Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Service (CELS). He received his undergraduate degree in business administration and accounting from the University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; his MBA from the University of South Dakota; and his doctorate from the United States International University in San Diego, California.

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