Leadership: Theory and Practice

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Peter G. Northouse
SAGE Publications, 2010 - Business & Economics - 435 pages
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Adopted at more than 800 colleges and universities worldwide, the market-leading text owes its success to the unique way in which it combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style and practical exercises that help students apply what they learn. Each chapter follows a consistent format, allowing students to easily contrast the various theories, and three case studies in each chapter provide practical examples of each theory or trait discussed.

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L-O-N-G book. Thoroughly written. It is nice to have all of this information in 1 book. All chapters follow the same structure, which is quite valuable for absorbing all of this information. It is not ... Read full review

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Leadership: there are competencies to be learned, beliefs to be understood and individual attributes to be developed. Northouse examines a range of leadership theories, placing these in historical ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Peter G. Northouse, Ph.D, is a professor of communication in the School of Communication at Western Michigan University. For more than 30 years, he has taught leadership, interpersonal, and organizational communication on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to publications in professional journals, he is the author of Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice, Second Edition and coauthor of Health Communication: Strategies for Health Professionals, Third Edition. His scholarly and curricular interests include models of leadership, leadership assessment, ethical leadership, and leadership and group dynamics. He has worked as a consultant in a variety of areas, including leadership development, leadership education, conflict management, and health communication. He holds a doctorate in speech communication from the University of Denver and a master’s and bachelor’s degree in communication education from Michigan State University.

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