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Cincinnati, OH 2003 Softcover 2nd Edition New Condition Brand new in shrinkwrap Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 2. Category: Education; ISBN: ... 0324155565. ISBN/EAN: 9780324155563. Inventory No: 1560802989. Read more Show Less

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Overview

This text employs a unique three-pronged approach of theory, application, and skill development to create the most practical leadership book on the market. It covers all of the traditional theory along with cutting-edge leadership topics. Applications develop critical thinking skills about the concepts. Proven skill-building exercises foster leadership skills that can be used in professional and personal lives. This three-pronged approach offers the greatest variety of learning material to meet each learner's unique needs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324155563
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/3/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert N. Lussier is Professor of Management at Springfield College. Having taught management for more than 25 years, he has developed innovative and widely copied methods for applying concepts and developing skills that can be used both personally and professionally. He served as founding director of Israel Programs and taught courses in Israel. His international experience also stretches to Namibia and South Africa. A prolific writer, Dr. Lussier has more than 290 publications to his credit, including articles published in ACADEMY OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP JOURNAL, BUSINESS HORIZONS, BUSINESS JOURNAL, ENTREPRENEURIAL EXECUTIVE, ENTREPRENEURSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS STRATEGIES, JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT EDUCATION, JOURNAL OF SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, JOURNAL OF SMALL BUSINESS STRATEGY, SAM ADVANCED MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, and others. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Salem State College, two master's degrees in business and education from Suffolk University, and a doctorate in management from the University of New Haven.

Christopher F. Achua is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Business and Economics at the University of Virginia's College at Wise. He is also director of the university's Small Business Institute, a program that focuses on developing leadership and entrepreneurship skills among graduating seniors as part of their seminar experience. Dr. Achua has been teaching leadership and other management courses for more than a decade, and he has an active scholarship record of presenting papers at regional and national conferences. A consultant to a variety of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, Achua also serves on several boards and currently chairs the Mountain Empire Regional Business Incubator board of directors. He received his undergraduate degree in business administration and accounting from the University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; his MBA from the University of South Dakota; and his doctorate from the United States International University in San Diego, Calif.

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Table of Contents

PART 1: INDIVIDUALS AS LEADERS 1. Who is a Leader? 2. Leadership Traits and Ethics 3. Leadership Behavior and Motivation 4. Influencing: Power, Politics, Networking, and Negotiation 5. Contingency Leadership Theories PART 2: TEAM LEADERSHIP 6. Communication, Coaching, and Conflict Skills 7. Dyadic Relationships, Followership, and Delegation 8. Team Leadership 9. Leading Self-Managed Teams PART 3: ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP 10. Charismatic and Transformational Leadership 11. Strategic Leadership and Managing Crises and Change 12. Leadership of Culture and Diversity, and the Learning Organization. APPENDIXES A. Spirituality in the Workplace B. How to Research Case Material Using the Internet

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