ISBN 9788132104476,Leadership: Theory and Practice

Leadership: Theory and Practice



Sage Publications

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9788132104476

ISBN-10 8132104471


Number of Pages 456 Pages
Language (English)


Leadership: Theory And Practice by Peter G. Northouse is a renown book on the various methods and theories available on leadership, as a trait. The author presents the tough theories of leadership in a very practical and interesting way, giving importance to the various traits that are required to be a successful leader and illustrating them with classical real-time examples. In fact, this book has been used by close to 800 colleges across the globe and is being followed by millions of management students. The book contains three case studies for each chapter, and many questionnaires and leadership instruments to allow the students to test the theories in a real-world scenario. The contents include Trait Approach, Culture And Leadership, Transformational Leadership, Situational Approach, Contingency Theory, Style Approach, Women And Leadership, Team Leadership, Culture And Leadership, Authentic Leadership, and Leadership Ethics. Each aspect is discussed at length with the author presenting both the merits and criticisms of a given theory. This edition also contains many new updates and contemporary examples. This book is meant for all those readers who are interested in knowing about the various traits of a good leader.

Peter G. Northouse is a renowned author of various books on leadership. His other works include Leadership Interactive eBook: Theory And Practice, Health Communication: Strategies for Health Professionals, and Introduction to Leadership. He has procured a doctorate from the University of Denver in speech communication and is currently employed as a professor in the School of Communication at Western Michigan University. Other than teaching, he has also served as a consultant for various organisations, mainly in the areas of leadership and communication.