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Adopted at more than 1600 institutions in 89 countries and translated into 13 different languages, this market-leading text successfully combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style and special emphasis on how leadership theory can inform leadership practice. Peter G. Northouse uses a consistent structure for each chapter, allowing students to easily compare and contrast the various theories.  Case studies and questionnaires provide students with practical examples and opportunities to deepen their personal understanding of their own leadership style. Leadership: Theory and Practice, Eighth Edition provides readers with a user-friendly account of a wide range of leadership research in a clear, concise, and interesting manner.  

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Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
About the Contributors
 
1. Introduction
Leadership Defined  
Leadership Described  
Plan of the Book  
Summary  
References  
 
2. Trait Approach
Description  
How Does the Trait Approach Work?  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
References  
 
3. Skills Approach
Description  
How Does the Skills Approach Work?  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
References  
 
4. Behavioral Approach
Description  
How Does the Behavioral Approach Work?  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
References  
 
5. Situational Approach
Description  
How Does the Situational Approach Work?  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
References  
 
6. Path–Goal Theory
Description  
How Does Path–Goal Theory Work?  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
References  
 
7. Leader–Member Exchange Theory
Description  
How Does LMX Theory Work?  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
References  
 
8. Transformational Leadership
Description  
How Does the Transformational Leadership Approach Work?  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
References  
 
9. Authentic Leadership
Description  
How Does Authentic Leadership Work?  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
References  
 
10. Servant Leadership
Description  
Model of Servant Leadership  
How Does Servant Leadership Work?  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
References  
 
11. Adaptive Leadership
Description  
A Model of Adaptive Leadership  
How Does Adaptive Leadership Work?  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
References  
 
12. Followership
Description  
Theoretical Approaches to Followership  
How Does Followership Work?  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
References  
 
13. Leadership Ethics
Description  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
References  
 
14. Team Leadership
Description  
How Does the Team Leadership Model Work?  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
References  
 
15. Gender and Leadership
Description  
Gender Differences in Leadership Styles and Effectiveness  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
References  
 
16. Culture and Leadership
Description  
Strengths  
Criticisms  
Application  
Case Studies  
Leadership Instrument  
Summary  
 
References
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

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“Northouse offers comprehensive coverage of leadership that spans decades of classic and contemporary approaches. He effectively translates the evidence-base in a way that students can put into practice. I have always been impressed with the balance in his presentation of leadership theories, offering a section on strengths and criticisms in each chapter. If you are looking for a book that encourages critical thinking about leadership, this is the one.”

Terri A. Scandura
Professor of Management, University of Miami

“With each new edition, Peter Northouse has consistently produced a textbook that provides students with a thorough introduction to Leadership. Moreover, he continually updates with cutting-edge topics and important issues facing leaders today. My students love this text.”

Ronald E. Riggio, Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology
Claremont McKenna College

“Leadership: Theory and Practice and its accompanying resources are exceptional. The text is an essential resource for faculty and for students at the undergrad, graduate, executive education, and doctoral levels. There’s nothing out there that even come close in terms of quality and comprehensiveness. Don’t teach leadership at any level without it.”

 

James D. Ludema
Benedictine University

“Northouse’s Leadership: Theory and Practice is a comprehensive, easy-to-understand overview of the field of leadership. It summarizes key concepts and knowledge and explains how we got to where we are today in our understanding of leadership. It is a student-centered approach to studying leadership by explaining key strengths and criticisms of each theory and topic as well as including assessments students can use to better understand their own traits/skills/behaviors and potential as leaders.” 

Sandi Zeljko
Lake-Sumter State College

“This is a power-packed text that provides personal application opportunities for students and the content support a professor needs to be successful.”

Belinda S. Han
Utah Valley University

“I recommend this as the leadership book to read/assign over all others. I tell students this is the most important book in our undergraduate Organizational Leadership major. If I could only buy and keep one book in the program, it would be Leadership: Theory & Practice.”

Ric Rohm
Southeastern University

“This book presents strong learning material on leadership approaches, traits, and theories, and presents the material in a very succinct learning text.” 

Comfort Okapala
North Carolina A&T State University

“The book is a great primer for an overview of basic leadership theories. It is a text that puts complex leadership theories into digestible forms for those unfamiliar with the language. The book provides a great historical context for the study of leadership, serving to inform the work of leadership moving forward.”

Heather J. Mashburn
Appalachian State University

“This is an essential authentic textbook that not only discusses all aspects of leadership but provides application and opportunities for students to self-assessment in one place.” 

Deborah A. Johnson-Blake
Liberty University

“It’s a well-written, research-based, comprehensive resource that any scholar of leadership, organizational developer, and current or aspiring leader should be familiar with.” 

Benjamin Kutsyuruba
Queen’s University
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:  

  • A new chapter on Followership examines the central role followers play in the leadership process and unpacks the characteristics of effective followers and ineffective followers.
  • A new Ethical Leadership Style Questionnaire assesses a leader’s style of ethical leadership and will help leaders understand their decision-making preferences when confronting ethical dilemmas.
  • New coverage of destructive leadership, the dark side of leadership, and psuedotransformational leadership has been included.

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 illustrate leadership theories in various settings and challenge students to think critically about the situation.
  • A leadership instrument and questionnaire within each chapter provides self-assessment and reflection opportunities for each theory presented.
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Chapter 7. Leader-Member Exchange Theory

Chapter 10. Servant Leadership


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