Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice.pdf
Peter G. Northouse, Ph.D, is Professor Emeritus of Communication in the School of Communication at Western Michigan University. For more than 30 years, he has taught leadership, interpersonal, and organizational communication on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to publications in professional journals, he is the author of Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice, Second Edition and coauthor of Health Communication: Strategies for Health Professionals, Third Edition. His scholarly and curricular interests include models of leadership, leadership assessment, ethical leadership, and leadership and group dynamics. He has worked as a consultant in a variety of areas, including leadership development, leadership education, conflict management, and health communication. He holds a doctorate in speech communication from the University of Denver and a master's and bachelor's degree in communication education from Michigan State University.
Preface About the Author 1. Understanding Leadership 2. Recognizing Your Traits 3. Engaging People's Strengths 4. Understanding Philosophy and Styles 5. Attending to Tasks and Relationships 6. Developing Leadership Skills 7. Creating a Vision 8. Establishing a Constructive Climate 9. Listening to Out-Group Members 10. Handling Conflict 11. Addressing Ethics in Leadership 12. Overcoming Obstacles Glossary Index
Praise for the previous edition: 'Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice demonstrates Northouse's depth and breadth of experience as an academician and consultant. He is patently passionate about communicating not only the essence of leadership but the manner in which thoughtful leadership can transform people, communities, and organizations.' - Journal of Leadership Studies Three interactive components in every chapter--self-assessment questionnaires, observational exercises, and reflection and action worksheets--get readers actively involved in applying leadership concepts to their own lives. Grounded in leadership theory, yet accessible and reader-friendly, this book covers a fundamental aspect of leadership in each chapter and illustrates its application in real leadership situations. A final chapter discusses the key topic of ethics in leadership.