The Leadership Experience

Author: Richard L. Daft
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285968339
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Equip students with the critical leadership skills and solid understanding of today's theory needed to become effective business leaders in today's turbulent times with Daft's THE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE, 6E. Acclaimed author Richard Daft helps students explore the latest thinking in leadership theory and contemporary practices at work within organizations throughout the world. Students will examine emerging topics, including enhancement of emotional intelligence, leadership vision and courage, leadership of virtual teams, and open innovation, and will connect those topics to recent world events such as ethical scandals 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 for students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Leadership Experience

Author: Richard Daft
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780324539684
Release Date: 2007-07-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Packed with interesting examples and real world leadership, the 4th edition of THE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE will help students develop an understanding of theory while acquiring the necessary skills and insights to become effective leaders. Written expressly for courses teaching leadership theory and application, the text integrates recent ideas and practices with established scholarly research in a way that makes the topic of leadership come alive. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Studyguide for the Leadership Experience by Daft

Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher: Cram101
ISBN: 1478461462
Release Date: 2013-05

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9780872893795. This item is printed on demand.

The Leadership Experience

Author: Ron Crossland
Publisher: Select Books Incorporated
ISBN: 1590791223
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

Gregg Thompson and Ron Crossland, executives from Bluepoint Leadership (formerly the Tom Peters Co.), introduce the newest title in the Bluepoint Leadership series. The Leadership Experience is an advanced discussion of the necessity for leaders to move beyond personal success and create a culture of true collaboration with colleagues and customers in order for a business organization to compete in the 21st century.For MBAs, middle and upper management, and entrepreneurs alike, Gregg and Ron's findings on this subject are both surprising and compelling. The territory covered in The Leadership Experience extends far beyond the typical leadership book's motivational platitudes delivering research and empirical evidence that will guide you through the not so commonsense world of leadership in management. No one knows the subject better than Gregg and Ron, this book contains invaluable information for today's business leadership.

The Bass Handbook of Leadership

Author: Bernard M. Bass
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416545781
Release Date: 2009-12-01
Genre: Business & Economics

For thirty-three years and through three editions, Bass & Stogdill's Handbook of Leadership has been the indispensable bible for every serious student of leadership. Since the third edition came out in 1990, the field of leadership has expanded by an order of magnitude. This completely revised and updated fourth edition reflects the growth and changes in the study of leadership over the past seventeen years, with new chapters on transformational leadership, ethics, presidential leadership, and executive leadership. Throughout the Handbook, the contributions from cognitive social psychology and the social, political, communications, and administrative sciences have been expanded. As in the third edition, Bernard Bass begins with a consideration of the definitions and concepts used, and a brief review of some of the betterknown theories. Professor Bass then focuses on the personal traits, tendencies, attributes, and values of leaders and the knowledge, intellectual competence, and technical skills required for leadership. Next he looks at leaders' socioemotional talents and interpersonal competencies, and the differences in these characteristics in leaders who are imbued with ideologies, especially authoritarianism, Machiavellianism, and self-aggrandizement. A fuller examination of the values, needs, and satisfactions of leaders follows, and singled out for special attention are competitiveness and the preferences for taking risks. In his chapters on personal characteristics, Bass examines the esteem that others generally accord to leaders as a consequence of the leaders' personalities. The many theoretical and research developments about charisma over the past thirty years are crucial and are explored here in depth. Bass has continued to develop his theory of transformational leadership -- the paradigm of the last twenty years -- and he details how it makes possible the inclusion of a much wider range of phenomena than when theory and modeling are limited to reinforcement strategies. He also details the new incarnations of transformational leadership since the last edition. Bass has greatly expanded his consideration of women and racial minorities, both of whom are increasingly taking on leadership roles. A glossary is included to assist specialists in a particular academic discipline who may be unfamiliar with terms used in other fields. Business professors and students, executives in every industry, and politicians at all levels have relied for years on the time-honored guidance and insight afforded by the Handbook.

The Embodiment of Leadership

Author: Lois Ruskai Melina
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118615669
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Genre: Business & Economics

Covering leadership in the arts and humanities, this volumeintegrates critical theory with authentic leadership development,exploring the notion that leadership is both a discursive practiceand a performative identity. Each year the International LeadershipAssociation publishes a book that captures the best contemporarythinking about leadership from a diverse range of scholars,practitioners, and educators working in the field of leadershipstudies. In keeping with the mission of the ILA, the InternationalLeadership Series Building Leadership Bridges connects waysof researching, imagining, and experiencing leadership acrosscultures, over time, and around the world. Praise for The Embodiment of Leadership "Read this book to experience an artistic and more robust senseof leadership; to rise to the challenge to gain alignment in mind,body, and spirit; and to heed the call to heal the shadows we asleaders sometimes cast over our collective humanity. Read this bookto become more whole." —Shann Ray Ferch, professor ofleadership studies, Gonzaga University "For once leadership expertsconsider the mind-body problem fromthe perspective of the latter—the body. Those with an interestinhow the body is brought to bear on the exercise ofleadershipwould do wellto exploreThe Embodiment of Leadership."—Barbara Kellerman, James MacGregor Burns Lecturer inPublic Leadership, John F. Kennedy School of Government, HarvardUniversity "The Embodiment of Leadership goes beyond the banal byusing our body experiences as the point of departure in decipheringthe leadership conundrum. Anyone interested in the study ofleadership would do well to pay attention to this book."—Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries, Distinguished ClinicalProfessor of Leadership and Organiza-tional Change, The Raoul deVitry d'Avaucourt Chaired Professor of Leadership Development,INSEAD "Leadership is a social construction. The Embodiment ofLeadership presents a multifaceted approach to understandinghow we, as a society, define, create, and contend with leaders andleadership. Serious scholars and students of leadership need toread this." —Ronald E. Riggio, Kravis LeadershipInstitute, Claremont McKenna College

The Leadership Challenge

Author: James M. Kouzes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118281963
Release Date: 2012-06-18
Genre: Business & Economics

The 25th anniversary edition of the bestselling business classic, completely revised and updated For more than 25 years, The Leadership Challenge has been the most trusted source on becoming a better leader, selling more than 2 million copies in over 20 languages since its first publication. Based on Kouzes and Posner's extensive research, this all-new edition casts their enduring work in context for today's world, proving how leadership is a relationship that must be nurtured, and most importantly, that it can be learned. Features over 100 all-new case studies and examples, which show The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership in action around the world Focuses on the toughest organizational challenges leaders face today Addresses changes in how people work and what people want from their work An indispensable resource for leaders at all levels, this anniversary edition is a landmark update and must-read.

The 5 Levels of Leadership

Author: John C. Maxwell
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781455507511
Release Date: 2011-10-04
Genre: Business & Economics

True leadership isn't a matter of having a certain job or title. In fact, being chosen for a position is only the first of the five levels every effective leader achieves. To become more than "the boss" people follow only because they are required to, you have to master the ability to invest in people and inspire them. To grow further in your role, you must achieve results and build a team that produces. You need to help people to develop their skills to become leaders in their own right. And if you have the skill and dedication, you can reach the pinnacle of leadership-where experience will allow you to extend your influence beyond your immediate reach and time for the benefit of others. The 5 Levels of Leadership are: 1. Position - People follow because they have to. 2. Permission - People follow because they want to. 3. Production - People follow because of what you have done for the organization. 4. People Development - People follow because of what you have done for them personally. 5. Pinnacle - People follow because of who you are and what you represent. Through humor, in-depth insight, and examples, internationally recognized leadership expert John C. Maxwell describes each of these stages of leadership. He shows you how to master each level and rise up to the next to become a more influential, respected, and successful leader.

The Leader s Shadow

Author: William Q. Judge
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452264639
Release Date: 1999-03-06
Genre: Business & Economics

This is the first book to examine fully the inner dynamics of executives in top leadership positions. This empirical examination of the character of leaders covers areas such as personality, values and spirituality, and has been conducted through surveys and in-depth interviews. The reader is invited to combine the information gleaned from the life stories of the interviewed CEOs with personal reflection as a first step in developing his or her own leadership character.

The Business of Leadership An Introduction

Author: Karen Dill Bowerman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317458128
Release Date: 2014-12-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Specifically tailored to business students, this undergraduate textbook features a "how-to" approach and is filled with with current, lively examples and well-crafted learning tools. It takes readers from the kind of leradership they can exhibit in supervisory roles to the visionary leadership they must exhibit in management and executive roles.