Leadership in Organizations

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What makes an effective leader? This book discusses theories of leadership and provides practical advice for business leaders.

 

This text provides a balance of theory and practice as it surveys the major theories and research on leadership and managerial effectiveness in formal organizations.

 

Changes in the Seventh Edition include a reorganization of chapters to make room for additional material while maintaining the unique structure that addresses both academics and practitioners. The text now covers ethical, spiritual, servant, and authentic leadership and discusses diversity in leadership roles.

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The text that combines theory and practice to provide students with the skills they need for effective organizational leadership.

See why scholars use this best seller as their primary source for finding out about topics in the field of leadership.

Here are some. of the. features to expect in the Fifth Edition:

  • New! Incorporated and expanded coverage of topics such as empowerment, team leadership, ethical issues, gender differences in leadership, cross-cultural leadership, and managing diversity.
  • Slimmer! Now 15 chapters instead of 19 to include only the most critical concepts and, information without changing the quality of the format.
  • Cases at the end of each chapter provide an opportunity to apply the concepts to real events.
  • New pedagogical features include chapter learning objectives and key word lists for each chapter.
  • A dedicated web site www.prenhall.com/yukl includes Internet resources, online exercises, and author updates.

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Leadership in Organizations focuses on effective leadership in organizations through both theory and practice. This book explains and critiques the major theories and studies that are most relevant and informative and reviews what we know about leadership effectiveness. This combination of theory and practice makes this text a useful resource for practicing managers who are looking for something more than superficial answers to difficult questions about leadership. 

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