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Leadership
Theory and Practice

Ninth Edition
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February 2021 | 600 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Adopted at more than 1,600 institutions in 89 countries and translated into 15 different languages!

The market-leading Leadership: Theory and Practice by Peter G. Northouse presents an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with a focus on how theory can inform practice. Northouse uses a consistent structure for each chapter that allows readers to easily compare and contrast different theories. Case studies and questionnaires provide students with practical examples and opportunities to deepen their understanding of their own leadership style. The fully updated Ninth Edition features a new chapter on inclusive leadership, 17 new real-world cases that profile leaders from across the globe, a new discussion on leadership and morality, and examples of timely issues such as leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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PREFACE
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
 
CHAPTER 1. Introduction
LEADERSHIP DEFINED

 
LEADERSHIP DESCRIBED

 
PLAN OF THE BOOK

 
SUMMARY

 
 
CHAPTER 2. Trait Approach
DESCRIPTION

 
HOW DOES THE TRAIT APPROACH WORK?

 
STRENGTHS

 
CRITICISMS

 
APPLICATION

 
SUMMARY

 
 
CHAPTER 3. Skills Approach
DESCRIPTION

 
HOW DOES THE SKILLS APPROACH WORK?

 
STRENGTHS

 
CRITICISMS

 
APPLICATION

 
SUMMARY

 
 
CHAPTER 4. Behavioral Approach
DESCRIPTION

 
HOW DOES THE BEHAVIORAL APPROACH WORK?

 
STRENGTHS

 
CRITICISMS

 
APPLICATION

 
SUMMARY

 
 
CHAPTER 5. Situational Approach
DESCRIPTION

 
HOW DOES SLII® WORK?

 
STRENGTHS

 
CRITICISMS

 
APPLICATION

 
SUMMARY

 
 
CHAPTER 6. Path–Goal Theory
DESCRIPTION

 
HOW DOES PATH–GOAL THEORY WORK?

 
STRENGTHS

 
CRITICISMS

 
APPLICATION

 
SUMMARY

 
 
CHAPTER 7. Leader–Member Exchange Theory
DESCRIPTION

 
HOW DOES LMX THEORY WORK?

 
STRENGTHS

 
CRITICISMS

 
APPLICATION

 
SUMMARY

 
 
CHAPTER 8. Transformational Leadership
DESCRIPTION

 
HOW DOES THE TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP APPROACH WORK?

 
STRENGTHS

 
CRITICISMS

 
APPLICATION

 
SUMMARY

 
 
CHAPTER 9. Authentic Leadership
DESCRIPTION

 
HOW DOES AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP WORK?

 
STRENGTHS

 
CRITICISMS

 
APPLICATION

 
SUMMARY

 
 
CHAPTER 10. Servant Leadership
DESCRIPTION

 
MODEL OF SERVANT LEADERSHIP

 
HOW DOES SERVANT LEADERSHIP WORK?

 
STRENGTHS

 
CRITICISMS

 
APPLICATION

 
SUMMARY

 
 
CHAPTER 11. Adaptive Leadership
DESCRIPTION

 
A MODEL OF ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP

 
HOW DOES ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP WORK?

 
STRENGTHS

 
CRITICISMS

 
APPLICATION

 
SUMMARY

 
 
CHAPTER 12. Inclusive Leadership
DESCRIPTION

 
A MODEL OF INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP

 
HOW DOES INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP WORK?

 
STRENGTHS

 
CRITICISMS

 
APPLICATION

 
SUMMARY

 
 
CHAPTER 13. Followership
DESCRIPTION

 
THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO FOLLOWERSHIP

 
HOW DOES FOLLOWERSHIP WORK?

 
STRENGTHS

 
CRITICISMS

 
APPLICATION

 
SUMMARY

 
 
CHAPTER 14. Gender and Leadership
DESCRIPTION

 
GENDER DIFFERENCES IN LEADERSHIP STYLES AND EFFECTIVENESS

 
STRENGTHS

 
CRITICISMS

 
APPLICATION

 
SUMMARY

 
 
CHAPTER 15. Leadership Ethics
DESCRIPTION

 
STRENGTHS

 
CRITICISMS

 
APPLICATION

 
SUMMARY

 
 
CHAPTER 16. Team Leadership
DESCRIPTION

 
HOW DOES THE TEAM LEADERSHIP MODEL WORK?

 
STRENGTHS

 
CRITICISMS

 
APPLICATION

 
SUMMARY

 
 
REFERENCES
 
AUTHOR INDEX
 
SUBJECT INDEX

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Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • The Ninth 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 and interactive self-assessments—all designed to enable students to better prepare for class. Learn more.
  • A new chapter on inclusive leadership authored by scholars Donna Chrobot-Mason and Quinetta Robertson keeps readers informed on this emerging approach to leadership by examining the nature of inclusive leadership, its underpinnings, and how it functions.
  • 17 new real-world cases feature profiles from across the globe including a mental health program utilizing grandmothers in Africa, an Italian energy company, and New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern.
  • Updated case studies reflect timely people and topics such as Elon Musk, Monica Aldama of Netflix’s Cheer docuseries, and virtual team leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Expanded discussion of leadership and morality explores leadership as a neutral process and as a moral process.
KEY FEATURES:
  • A consistent chapter structure outlines each leadership approach, how it works, the major studies behind it, and an analysis of its strengths and criticisms.
  • Three case studies per chapter help illustrate leadership theories. Accompanying questions help readers interpret the cases.
  • Questionnaires provide opportunities for students to apply leadership approaches to their own leadership style or setting.
  • Interactive Leadership Assessments (available with SAGE Vantage) offer readers an analysis of their questionnaire score and personalized, pragmatic feedback for further strengthening of their leadership abilities.
  • Application sections discuss the practical aspects of leadership approaches and how they can be used in today’s organizational settings.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Trait Approach


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