ISBN 9781259097256,Art Of Leadership

Art Of Leadership



Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9781259097256

ISBN-10 1259097250


Edition 4th
Number of Pages 528 Pages
Language (English)


The Art of Leadership, fourth edition, is more than a textbook, it is a "learning" book that actively involves the reader in the learning process. The text combines behavior theory with business practice to teach critical concepts and skills in leadership development. In addition self-evaluation questionnaires and practical exercises are integrated throughout to facilitate personal development and class involvement. Features: Revised Chapter Organization: Several chapters were combined to streamline the presentation, reducing the number of chapters from 30 to 20. Updates include new or revised coverage of the following topics: Part 1: Leadership Failure, Leadership Intelligence, Followership Part 2: Workplace Culture, Leadership Vision, Organizational Alignment Part 3: Moral Behavior, Leadership Values, Organizational Ethics Part 4: Servant Leadership, The Quality Imperative, Civil Work Climate Part 5: Employee Morale, Virtual Leadership, Leading Teams Part 6: Employee Engagement, Emotional Intelligence, Cross-Cultural Leadership, Women in Leadership, Generational Differences Part 7: Leadership Personality and Leadership Skills Part 8: Leading Change, Work-Life Balance, Leadership Coaching, Employee Retention Part 9: Performance Management, Innovation, Sustaining Discipline. Student Retention - Anecdotes, inspiring quotes and true-life examples support the text's concepts along with appropriate facts and figures. The warm writing style is personal and conversational, with minimal professional jargon. This style not only makes the book interesting to read, but the material easier to assimilate and recall. Workbook Format - Students are encouraged to write directly in the book in practicing leadership exercises, jotting notes and fully engaging with the text. The activities can be shared with friends and co-workers as part of their personal development or turned in to instructors for grading. Realistic Approach - The authors believe that leadership occurs to the extent a leader cares about the work and cares about people. Neither of these can be faked and neither can be gotten out of a book. However, if a leader cares, this book builds upon that foundation in developing leadership expertise. The book's approach thus incorporates all universal principles of effective leadership in order to teach leaders how to create a productive and humanistic workplace. Questionnaires, Activities and Exercises - Self-evaluation questionnaires and updated practical exercises personalize concepts and principles and help bridge the gap between class-room and work environment, theory and practice.