Description: Specifically tailored to business students, this undergraduate-level textbook features a "how-to" approach and is filled with current, lively examples designed to generate student interest.
The text's career-based organization takes readers from the kinds of leadership they can exhibit in supervisory roles to the visionary leadership they must exhibit in management and executive roles for ongoing organizational change and revitalization. It provides a unique blend of a review of the major theories and the major competencies needed by business leaders at all levels of the organization.
Each chapter includes well-crafted learning tools, including key terms, discussion questions, additional resources, classroom activities, and case analyses. The book's final chapter includes a 360-degree leadership feedback instrument useful for assessment of the reader's own leadership style. An online instructor's manual with a Test Bank, PowerPoint Slides, and Business Profiles is available for adopting instructors.
1. Approaches for Motivating Followers, Achieving Results, and Inspiring Change
PART I. TRADITIONAL THEORIES OF LEADERSHIP
2. Understanding Theories of Organizational Leadership
3. From Early Managerial to Transactional Theories of Leadership
PART II. MANAGERIAL LEADERSHIP BEHAVIORS
4. Traits and Skills Contributing to Leader Effectiveness
5. Task-Oriented Leadership Behaviors
6. People-Oriented Behaviors of Leaders
PART III. EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP BEHAVIORS
7. Charismatic and Transformational Behaviors
8. Vision-Oriented Leadership Behaviors
9. The Goals Approach and Assessment of Results
PART IV. LEADING AND MANAGING HUMAN CAPITAL
10. Gender, Ethnicity, and Culture
11. Leadership Imperatives for Inspiring Change
12. Leadership Development at Individual and Organizational Levels
Comment(s): " The Business of Leadership takes to heart the idea that leadership is not a position but a capability to influence and make a difference wherever you happen to sit in an organization. Students using this terrific book will come away with the generative force that they have the capacity to be a leader now, not just when they reach the apex of their career." -- Gretchen M. Spreitzer, Area Chair and Professor of Management and Organizations, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor