ISBN-10:
1111827079
ISBN-13:
2901111827075
Pub. Date:
01/01/2012
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Leadership: Theory, Application, & Skill Development / Edition 5

Leadership: Theory, Application, & Skill Development / Edition 5

by Robert N. Lussier
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    ISBN-13: 2901111827075
    Publisher: Cengage Learning
    Publication date: 01/01/2012
    Edition description: Older Edition
    Pages: 552
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About 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 personally and professionally. A prolific writer, Dr. Lussier has more than 350 publications to his credit, including other best selling textbooks (such as Management Fundaments: Concepts, Applications, Skill Development, also by South-Western/Cengage) and articles published in Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, Business Horizons, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Education, Journal of Small Business Management, Family Business Review, and Journal of Small Business Strategy and many others. He served as founding director of Israel Programs and taught courses in Israel. His international experience also stretches to Namibia and South Africa. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Salem State College, master's degrees in education and business administration from Suffolk University, and a doctorate in management from the University of New Haven.


    Christopher F. Achua is a full professor in the Department of Business and Economics at the University of Virginia's College at Wise. Dr. Achua has been teaching strategic management, leadership and other related courses for almost two decades, 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 has served on several boards. He served as founding director of two business programs at UVA-Wise - the Small Business Institute (SBI) and the Center for Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Service (CELS). 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, California.

    Table of Contents


    Part I: INDIVIDUALS AS LEADERS. 1. Who Is a Leader and What Skills Do Leaders Need? 2. Leadership Traits and Ethics. 3. Leadership Behavior and Motivation. 4. Contingency Leadership Theories. 5. Influencing: Power, Politics, Networking, and Negotiation. Part II: TEAM LEADERSHIP. 6. Communication, Coaching, and Conflict Skills. 7. Leader-Member Exchange and Followership. 8. Team Leadership and Self-Managed Teams. Part III: ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP. 9. Charismatic and Transformational Leadership. 10. Leadership of Culture, Ethics, and Diversity. 11. Strategic Leadership and Change Management. 12. Crisis Leadership and the Learning Organization. Appendix: Leadership and Spirituality in the Workplace.

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