The Art of Leadership uses a highly interactive approach to explore Leadership Development. By blending behavior theory, practical application, and personalized learning, students are encouraged to develop their full potential as a leader and to become the kind of leader they always wanted to have.
The book can be described as more than just a textbook. Rather, it is a "learning" book which actively involves the reader in the learning process. The text’s applied approach combines behavior theory with business practice, as each chapter focuses on central concepts and skills in an important area of leadership development. The book is made more valuable and the impact is made greater by the self-evaluation questionnaires and practical exercises that are used for personal development and class involvement. In this way, readers are equipped to engage with all that the text offers.
The Art of Leadership retains the most popular topics and exercises of the previous edition and adds timely subjects and new activities to make the book fresh, alive, and interesting for leaders in today's workplace. It teaches concepts, principles, and skills of leadership in a way that is appropriate for both new and experienced leaders, as well as for the everyday person who must influence others to get things done.
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George Manning is professor of psychology at Northern Kentucky University. He is a consultant to business, industry, and government, serving clients such as the AMA, AT&T, General Electric, IBM, the United Auto Workers, Young Presidents' Organization, the U.S. Navy, and the National Institutes of Health. He lectures on economic and social issues, including quality of work life, workforce values, and business ethics. He maintains an active program of research and writing in organizational psychology. His current studies and interests include the changing meaning of work and coping skills for personal and social change.
Kent Curtis is professor of organizational leadership in the College of Business at Northern Kentucky University. He has examined the collegiate tutorial system as a visiting Fellow at the University of Durham in England, and has designed numerous employee and management development programs serving such clients as Texas Medical Center, Wendy's International, Procter & Gamble, and American Electric Power. His current research includes development of the leader as an effective teacher, employee empowerment, process management, and teaching leadership via distance learning.
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