The Leadership Experience / Edition 7 available in Paperback
Master the critical leadership skills and solid understanding of theory needed to become an effective business leader in today's turbulent times with THE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE, 7E. Acclaimed author Richard Daft helps you explore the latest thinking in leadership theory and contemporary practices at work within organizations throughout the world. You'll examine emerging topics, including enhancement of emotional intelligence, leadership vision and courage, and leadership of virtual teams, and you'll connect those topics to recent world events such as ethical scandals, leader successes and mistakes, and political turmoil. Packed with memorable examples and unique insights into actual leadership decisions, this full-color text includes crisp, clear visuals to reinforce the book's engaging presentation. This edition's proven applications, specifically designed for today's leadership theory and applications course, and a solid foundation grounded in established scholarly research make the topic of leadership come alive. In addition, THE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE is available with MindTap, an integrated text and online learning solution that enhances understanding of course content and offers opportunities to extend learning.
About the Author
Richard L. Daft, Ph.D., is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Professor of Management and Principal Senior Lecturer 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 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 provided management development and consulted for numerous organizations, including the American Banking Association, AutoZone, Bridgestone, Vulcan Materials, TVA, Pratt & Whitney, Allstate Insurance, State Farm Insurance, the United States Air Force, the U.S. Army, Central Parking System, USAA, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Table of Contents
Part I: INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP. 1. What Does It Mean to Be a Leader? Part II: RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES ON LEADERSHIP. 2. Traits, Behaviors, and Relationships. 3. Contingency Approaches to Leadership. 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: THE LEADER AS A SOCIAL ARCHITECT. 13. Creating Vision and Strategic Direction. 14. Shaping Culture and Values. 15. Leading Change.