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Theory and Practice

Eighth Edition
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March 2018 | 528 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Now with an all-new chapter on Followership!

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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“You need to start with Northouse’s Leadership. It is a great book that gives you a broad-sweep overview of the various leadership theories and how you can apply those theories in real-life situations.” 

Rob Elkington
University of Ontario Institute of Technology

“A comprehensive guide to the study of leadership.” 

Sandra Arumugam-Osburn
St. Louis Community College-Forest Park

“This book is a good starting place for those who are interested in learning about the broad range of leadership theories and a good follow-up resource for those wanting to know more in-depth information and also how to apply theories to real life situations through the case studies.” 

Patricia Dillon Sobczak
Virginia Commonwealth University

“It is an understandable and concise book highlighting the traits, characteristics, and features of a leader.” 

Abimbola Farinde
Columbia Southern University

“This is an excellent textbook at both the beginner and intermediate levels, and would be best undertaken at the Junior or Senior level, as the concepts will be more meaningful for application. This enrichment from the book is also relevant to the supplemental material including case studies, self-evaluation questionnaires, and the interactive e-book.” 

Victor S. Sohmen
Drexel University

This text is being reviewed as a foundational textbook for adoption in a newly developed graduate leadership program. The book is highly recommended by several committee members who already use this text in similar leadership courses in other disciplines. Once approval is received for the masters curriculum the book will be adopted and required in at least two core courses.

Professor Charles Wilson
Sociology and Criminal Justice, Univ Of Detroit Mercy-McNichols
April 1, 2019

I used the Northouse text as a Graduate student 15 years ago. Now, as a Professor, the text is still relevant, yet updated and an easy read for students. They are enjoying the theory regarding leadership, coupled with the excellent case studies for analysis of leadership, and the self-assessments for introspective reflection.

Highly recommend this text for any graduate leadership course!

Dr. Tracy L. West

Tracy West
School of Business, University Of Redlands
December 6, 2018

Excellent text which is better with each new edition. We value the Northouse style and substance greatly. Our students really enjoy the text which will serve them for years to come. Congratulations.

Professor Edward Baker
Health Policy Admin Dept, Univ Of N Carolina-Chapel Hill
November 8, 2017
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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.
  • Interactive Leadership Assessments (available exclusively in the Interactive eBook) offer readers an analysis of their questionnaire score and personalized, pragmatic feedback for further strengthening of their leadership abilities.
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Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 7 Leader-Member Exchange

Chapter 10: Servant Leadership


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