Leadership: Theory and Practice by Peter G. Northouse
In this fully updated Eighth Edition of Leadership: Theory and Practice, a new chapter on Followership examines the central role followers play in the leadership process and unpacks the characteristics of both effective and ineffective followers. The new edition also includes a new Ethical Leadership Style Questionnaire and new coverage on the dark side of leadership and destructive leadership.
Adopted at more than 1600 institutions in 89 countries and translated into 13 different languages, this market-leading text successfully combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style and special emphasis on how leadership theory can inform leadership practice. Peter G. Northouse uses a consistent structure for each chapter, allowing students to easily compare and contrast the various theories. Case studies and questionnaires provide students with practical examples and opportunities to deepen their personal understanding of their own leadership.
About the author:
Peter G. Northouse is a professor emeritus of communication in the School of Communication at Western Michigan University. For more than 25 years he taught leadership and interpersonal and organizational communication at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to publications in professional journals, he is the author of Leadership: Theory and Practice (9th ed.) and Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice (5th ed.) and co-author of Health Communication: Strategies for Health Professionals (3rd ed.). His scholarly and curricular interests include models of leadership, leadership assessment, ethical leadership, and leadership, and group dynamics. He has worked as a consultant in a variety of areas, including leadership development, leadership education, conflict management, and health communication. He holds a doctorate in speech communication from the University of Denver and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in communication education from Michigan State University.
Reviews about the ebook Leadership: Theory and Practice by Peter
I just read Leadership Theory and Practice ebook for my MBA Leadership class and very much enjoyed it. Most of the ebooks I read for classes are painful – but this was not only easy to read, but it was also interesting and something that was relevant.
- Sarah Sahibzada:
Leadership Theory and Practice was a textbook for a class I’m taking on ethics and leadership. It takes concepts around leadership, which can tend to sound like a lot of business buzzwords, and puts them into academic frameworks that can be studied and put into practice. It’s helped me organize my thoughts on leadership and challenged some of my ideas about what it means to be a servant leader. Prior to this course and reading the Leadership Theory and Practice ebook, I took all of the conflicting leadership advice as a “well, it’s all the same”; now, I can more fully appreciate these kinds of advice. I recommend this ebook Leadership Theory and Practice for everyone: teachers, consultants, engineers, parents. It’s definitely helped me understand this abstract idea that is leadership.
- Georang A Cavazos:
Leadership Theory and Practice ebook is amazing! As someone who is very analytical and has read a lot of ebooks on leadership, this one breaks them all down into their foundations!
While there are many theories on leadership, you see a lot of reoccurring themes and aspects of leadership that overlap everywhere. This book is amazing for breaking it down to a science and tells me where I am strong and weak in.
I love this ebook Leadership Theory and Practice.
It seems most people read this book for graduate studies. I’m not in that and don’t even have an associate’s degree but if you see the pinnacle of leadership theory and practice, this is THE book to read.
- Barry Davis:
Adopted at more than 1600 institutions and translated into 13 different languages, Leadership Theory and Practice ebook provides an in-depth review of the present theories and models of leadership. After providing leadership definitions from 1900 to the present, chapters present all the current theories, providing an academic account of each theory. The theories covered are as follows:
2. Trait Approach
3. Skills Approach
4. Behavioral Approach
5. Situational Approach
6. Path-Goal Approach
7. Leader-Member Exchange Approach
8. Transformational Approach
9. Authentic Approach
10. Servant Approach
11. Adaptive Approach
13. Leadership Ethics
14. Team Leadership
15. Gender and Leadership
16. Culture and Leadership
All theories are presenting by reviewing their development, noting strengths and criticisms, case studies, and instruments available to measure the theory. Each chapter also ends with a brief summary of the theory under consideration.
An exceptional resource to review leadership theories and models from a robust academic standpoint.
One of my Fall 2011 accomplishments! Thanks to Reid for plowing through this one with me. It was one of those books that I felt I should read since it’s the best selling text in leadership. I’m glad I did.
The first 1/3 was slow going, discussing older theories that seemed to have serious faults and limited applicability. But, it was a good history and context for the lead instructor. The next 1/3 contained a discussion of transformational leadership and authentic leadership that really put a lot of the research that I’ve been reading in perspective, explaining their fundamental precepts, genus, and models. The final 1/3 uses different authors and covers more trendy issues, including a nice summary of team leadership that has challenged me to take our instruction on this to the next level. The chapter on women in leadership firmed my resolve to continue thinking about how to best address this in the elective curriculum, as well.
In general, I found the ebook Leadership Theory and Practice to be a very effective overview, covering lots of ground relatively quickly. The format of each chapter is standard and effective in providing a broad, balanced review of each subject area.
I would recommend that at least one pharmacy leadership instructor on a school’s leadership instructional team consider reading this ebook Leadership Theory and Practice.