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The easy-to-read Leadership: Theory and Practice ISBN 9781412974882 by Peter G. Northouse continues to be a top seller because of its well-structured, crisp, and clear approach to management issues. This book is one of the leading books on the subject, and is often described as a classic reference. It starts off with the definition of leadership and its...
The easy-to-read Leadership: Theory and Practice ISBN 9781412974882 by Peter G. Northouse continues to be a top seller because of its well-structured, crisp, and clear approach to management issues. This book is one of the leading books on the subject, and is often described as a classic reference. It starts off with the definition of leadership and its components, described in terms of power, coercion, and management. This book is intended for business students but can also be used as a reference by professionals. Some of the topics covered include common leadership approaches (such as trait, style, skills, and situation approaches). There are also chapters tackling theories like the contingency theory, the path-goal theory, and the leader-member exchange theory. Peter Northouse, a communications professor in Western Michigan University, is successfully encourages readers to apply what they have learned using insightful examples and challenging exercises. Some of the features of this hefty book include modern case, assessment instruments, questionnaires, and multimedia supplements. This new edition also features an expanded section on the gender and cultural diversity issues affecting organizational leadership. For instructors, there is a resource CD offering cases and test items, plus access to a wide array of academic journal articles. To help students find an outlet to apply what they have learned, Leadership: Theory and Practice provides access to a study site where they can find projects, exercises, additional topics, chapter summaries, social networking tools, and video clips. This website encourages active participation and can be used for self study. Brimming with practical exercises and engaging explanations of the models and major theories in management, Leadership: Theory and Practice is one of the most popular textbooks in its genre.
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