Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice

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SAGE Publications, Mar 21, 2011 - Business & Economics - 267 pages
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Providing practical strategies for becoming a better leader, this bestselling book includes interactive elements to help students apply leadership concepts to their own lives. The book examines one quality of leadership per chapter, enabling students to apply concepts and skills to their leadership development. It provides self-assessment questionnaires, observational exercises, and reflection and action worksheets in each chapter. A new chapter on handling conflict has been added to the Second Edition, giving a multi-faceted view of conflict and methods for resolving conflict in leadership situations. Case studies have been added to the end of each chapter, including more global examples, and followed by questions to stimulate class discussion.

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User Review  - Miley the Book Junkie Reads . . . - Goodreads

One would think this was the greatest book on Leadership to be found on the entire continent of the Americas but I did not find it to be so. This book was used is 6 of 8 leadership courses that I took in college. Read full review

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User Review  - Brianna Williams - Goodreads

Fantastic book about leadership! At the end of each chapter, there are questionnaires which helps the reader to assess their leadership style and personality traits. I had to read this book for a ... Read full review

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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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