What makes an effective leader? This book discusses theories of leadership and provides practical advice for business leaders.
This text provides a balance of theory and practice as it surveys the major theories and research on leadership and managerial effectiveness in formal organizations.
Changes in the Seventh Edition include a reorganization of chapters to make room for additional material while maintaining the unique structure that addresses both academics and practitioners. The text now covers ethical, spiritual, servant, and authentic leadership and discusses diversity in leadership roles.
Focusing on managerial leadership, the author presents a broad survey of theory and research intended to please both academics and practitioners. New chapters discuss leading teams, leading change, follower-based approaches to leadership, and developing leaders. Other updates include expanded information on topics such as strategic leadership, influence processes, self-managed teams, distributed leadership, and being a good follower; and more practitioner guidelines to help managers apply the theory and research findings. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.