This edition describes and analyzes a wide variety of theoretical approaches to leadership with a focus on how each theory can be employed to improve leadership in real-world organizations. Each chapter includes:
* A description of the approach followed by a discussion of its strengths, weaknesses and relative merit.
* Three case studies to illustrate how the approach can be used in making decisions in organizational meetings.
* A leadership instrument/questionnaire to help the reader apply the approach to his/her own leadership style or setting.
New to this edition is a chapter on leadership ethics that addresses the public’s demand for higher levels of responsibility from its leaders. In addition, there is a new chapter on women and leadership. Thoroughly updated, this clearly-written text is intended for undergraduate and graduate courses in business, organizational communication, health services, public administration, political science, and training and development.
About the Author:
Peter G. Northhouse (Ph.D., University of Denver, 1974) is Professor of Communication at Western Michigan University. For more than 20 years, he has been involved in the curriculum development and in teaching leadership and organizational communication on both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
In addition to several book chapters, he has published many articles in professional journals and is a co-author of Health Communication: Strategies for Health Professionals (3rd ed.). He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Health Communication. His research interests include communication in leader-member relationships, transformational leadership, and conflict resolution. He has worked as a consultant in a variety of areas, including leadership, conflict management and organizational communication.
By Peter G. Northouse