Leadership Experience / Edition 2 available in Paperback
Packed with interesting examples and real world leadership, this readable, upper-level textbook helps students develop an understanding of theory while acquiring the necessary skills and insights to become effective leaders. It is written for courses teaching leadership theory and application.
About the Author
Richard L. Daft, Ph.D., is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Professor of Management in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, where he specializes in the study of leadership and organization theory. Dr. Daft is a fellow of the Academy of Management and has served on the editorial boards of Academy Of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Journal of Management Education. He was associate editor-in-chief of Organization Science and associate editor of Administrative Science Quarterly. Dr. Daft has authored or co-authored 13 books, including The Executive and the Elephant, Organization Theory and Design, and Management. He also has authored dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters, and he has published in the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy Of Management Journal, Academy Of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal Of Management, Accounting Organizations And Society, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, And Organizational Behavior Teaching Review. Dr. Daft has received several government research grants in organization design, organizational innovation and change, strategy implementation, and organizational information processing. An active teacher and respected consultant, Dr. Daft has served as associate dean and helped manage a start-up enterprise. He has been involved in management development and consulting for numerous organizations, including the American Banking Association, AutoZone, Nortel, Bridgestone, TVA, Pratt & Whitney, Allstate Insurance, State Farm Insurance, the United States Air Force, the U.S. Army, J.C. Bradford & Co., Central Parking System, USAA, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and many others.
Table of Contents
Part I. Research Perspectives on Leadership 1. What Does It Mean to Be a Leader? Part II. Research Perspectives on Leadership 2. Traits, Behaviors, and Relationships 3. Contingency Approaches Part. III. The Personal Side of Leadership 4. The Leader as an Individual 5. Leadership Mind and Heart 6. Courage and Moral Leadership 7. Followership Part IV. The Leader as a Relationship Builder 8. Motivation and Empowerment 9. Leadership Communication 10. Leading Teams 11. Developing Leadership Diversity 12. Leadership Power and Influence Part V. Leader as Social Architect 13. Leadership Vision and Strategic Direction 14. Shaping Culture and Values 15. Designing and Leading a Learning Organization 16. Leading Change