The Practice of Leadership: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders / Edition 1

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This book includes contributions from top scholars who outline the best leadership practices for the benefit of the practicing leader. Each chapter focuses on a specific area of leadership practice and ends with a set of  "take away" best practices in each area—an executive summary in reverse—that will serve as a quick reference for those who might want to peruse chapters, but still extract the best practices, as well as a summary for those who thoroughly read each chapter.

"Jay Alden Conger and Ronald Riggio have brought together a galaxy of sophisticated yet practical experts on leadership, stressing both the complexity and indispensability of both transactional and transforming leadership, with the blessing of the pioneering student of leadership, Bernie Bass."
—James MacGregor Burns, professor emeritus, Willams College, and Pulitzer Prize winner

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"Surprisingly easy to read… the writing is straightforward, the chapters are well organized, and summaries at the end of the chapter reiterate key points." (Personnel Psychology, 09/28/2007)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787983055
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Series: J-B US non-Franchise Leadership Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 1,336,107
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 1.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Jay A. Conger holds the Kravis Research Chair in LeadershipStudies at Claremont McKenna College. He is the author of twelvebooks, and he researches executive leadership, organizationalchange, boards of directors, executive derailment, and leadershipdevelopment. BusinessWeek described him as the best professor toteach leadership to executives.

Ronald E. Riggio is Henry R. Kravis Professor ofLeadership and Organizational Psychology, and Director of theKravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College. Riggio isthe author or editor of over a dozen books and nearly 100 articlesand book chapters.

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Table of Contents

Foreword (Bernard M. Bass).

About the Authors.

Introduction (Jay A. Conger and Ronald E. Riggio).

Part One: Leadership Development and Selection.

1 Best Practices in Leader Selection (Ann Howard).

2 Best Practices in Leadership Assessment (Manuel London,James W. Smither, and Thomas Diamante).

3 Shifting the Emphasis of Leadership Development: From“Me” to “All of Us” (Patricia M. G.O’Connor and David V. Day).

4 Getting Leader Development Right: Competence Not Competencies(Morgan W. McCall Jr. and George P. Hollenbeck).

Part Two: The Tasks of the Leader.

5 Best Practices in the Use of Proactive Influence Tactics byLeaders (Gary Yukl).

6 Creating the Conditions for Success: Best Practices in Leadingfor Innovation (Michael D. Mumford, Dawn L. Eubanks, and StephenT. Murphy).

7 Best Practices in Ethical Leadership (Craig E.Johnson).

8 Best Practices in Team Leadership:What Team Leaders Do toFacilitate Team Effectiveness (Kevin C. Stagl, Eduardo Salas,and C. Shawn Burke).

Part Three: Leading the Organization.

9 Best Practices in Leading Organizational Change: WorkplaceRecovery Following Major Organizational Transitions (MitchellLee Marks).

10 Best Practices in Leading at Strategic Levels: A SocialResponsibility Perspective (David A. Waldman).

11 Best Practices in Corporate Boardroom Leadership (Jay A.Conger).

Part Four: Leading in Today’s World.

12 Best Practices in Leading under Crisis: Bottom-Up Leadership,or How to Be a Crisis Champion (Ian I.Mitroff).

13 Best Practices in Leading Diverse Organizations (Lynn R.Offermann and Kenneth Matos).

14 Best Practices in Cross-Cultural Leadership (Mary B.Teagarden).

15 Getting It Right: The Practice of Leadership (Ronald E.Riggio and Jay A. Conger).



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