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Introduction to Leadership
Concepts and Practice

Fifth Edition
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January 2020 | 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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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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Although this text is very useful for building those fundamental underpinnings of knowledge and understanding in relation to Leadership, it lacks slightly in the theoretical perspectives. Yet, with that said this is a good resource for students in the first year of Foundation Degree

Miss Ella Malton
Department of Health & Social Studies, Grimsby Institute of HE And FE
September 16, 2021

The book is great, but does not expose the various theoretical currents in sufficient depth for a graduate course.

Mr Michael Seguin
School of Tranformative Leadership, Saint Paul University
August 13, 2021

Very good text for an introduction to the topic of leadership!

Professor Stewart Callioux
Faculty of Health and Community Studies, MacEwan University
November 4, 2022

It was used for my management leadership course. Really enjoyed using this text as did the students, along with the virtual training package.

Professor Alison Bolton
Business Division, Solano Community College
July 26, 2021

Very comprehensive overview of the topic. Excellent resources for instructor. I would love to receive an updated paper copy of the text though.

Dr Joseph Marchetti
School of Education, Stockton University
October 18, 2021

Integrated into course syllabus. The book was a great resource for leadership courses thought at different semesters.

Dr Jonathan Chibuzo Okeke
Leadership Studies Dept, Beulah Heights University
March 3, 2021

Very satisfied with previous editions.... would like to continue using it.

Dr Rod Warnick
Hospitality Tourism Mgmt Dept, University Of Massachusetts-Amherst
July 19, 2021

Excellent introductory text and appropriate for graduate students who will be entering the field of higher education.

Professor Mary Frances Howard-Hamilton
Educ/Lead/Admin/Found Dept, Indiana State University
July 29, 2020

Inspection copy not received

Mrs Gemma Prebble
School of Healthcare Sciences, Bangor University
November 15, 2020

Updated from 4th edition of the same text.

Dr John Robert Turner
Learning Technologies, University Of North Texas
September 14, 2020
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • The new edition is available as a digital option through SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including video—all designed to enable students to better prepare for class. Learn more.
  • A new chapter on Exploring Destructive Leadership analyses the causes of toxic leadership and discusses practical ways to confront and extinguish it. 
  • 18 new Case Studies illustrate core concepts and allow readers to solve real world leadership challenges.  
  • 5 new Leadership Snapshots including profiles of Michelle Obama, Jasmine Crowe, and Elizabeth Homes are included. 
  • A new questionnaire on abusive leadership helps readers understand the dimensions of destructive leadership as well as their own destructive tendencies.
     
KEY FEATURES:
  • Chapter on Embracing Diversity and Inclusion provides students with a deep understanding of different aspects of diversity and how to create an inclusive climate. 
  • Leadership Questionnaires provide readers with self-assessment opportunities to identify their own unique leadership style and preferences. 
  • Leadership Assessments (available exclusively in SAGE vantage) offer readers an analysis of their questionnaire score and personalized, pragmatic feedback for further strengthening of their leadership abilities.
  • Observational Exercises allow readers to examine leader behaviors of others in real world scenarios. 
  • Reflection and Action Worksheets encourage readers to reflect upon their own leadership styles and identify an action plan for improving their leadership skills. 
  • Leadership Snapshots profile a diverse array of well-known leaders whose characteristics, style, or experience illustrate concepts discussed in the chapter.
  • Case studies, examples, and research are integrated throughout the book.
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