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Leadership Experience

Leadership Experience - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0030335723

Cover of Leadership Experience 2ND 02 (ISBN 978-0030335723)
ISBN13: 978-0030335723
ISBN10: 0030335728
Edition: 2ND 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press
Published: 2002
International: No

Leadership Experience - 2ND 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0030335723

Richard L. Daft

ISBN13: 978-0030335723
ISBN10: 0030335728
Edition: 2ND 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press
Published: 2002
International: No

Packed with interesting examples and real world leadership, this readable, upper-level textbook helps students develop an understanding of theory while acquiring the necessary skills and insights to become effective leaders. It is written for courses teaching leadership theory and application.


  • Experiential Exercises: Each chapter ends with two experiential exercises designed to give learners to test their ability to apply the concepts of that chapter and help them get insights into their own leadership development.
  • Leadership Profiles: Each chapter includes introductory profiles that illustrate real-world examples of leadership in action. "In the Lead" boxes spotlight current leaders in business, education, the military, politics, and not-for-profit organizations.
  • Leadership Bookshelf: The "Leader?s Bookshelf" boxes that connect students to the current leadership trends read about and discussed in the worlds of academia, business, and military organizations.
  • NEW! New Examples: The in-the-lead boxes and chapter opening vignettes have been throughly revised to ensure that they include the most relevant examples.
  • NEW! Current Theory: The theory presentation in each chapter has been thoroughly updated to represent the latest thinking.

Author Bio

Daft, Richard L. : Vanderbilt University

Professor Richard L. Daft Richard Daft received his M.B.A and P.H.D from the University of Chicago in 1971, 1974. He is the Ralph Owen Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership and Organizational Transitions in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Prof. Daft specializes in the study of organization theory and leadership. He is also an active consultant for several companies and government organizations. His specialties in both teaching and consulting include leadership, organizational change, organizational behavior, organizational theory, and strategic management. Professor Daft has also authored and co-authored six books, in addition to several scholarly articles and papers and is widely known for writing the U.S. market-leading text in the organizational theory.

Table of Contents

Part I. Research Perspectives on Leadership.

1. What Does It Mean to Be a Leader?
2. Traits, Behaviors, and Relationships.
3. Contingency Approaches.

Part. II. The Personal Side of Leadership.

4. The Leader as an Individual.
5. Leadership Mind and Heart.
6. Courage and Moral Leadership.
7. Followership.
8. Motivation and Empowerment.
9. Leadership Communication.
10. Leading Teams.
11. Developing Leadership Diversity.
12. Leadership Power and Influence.

Part IV. Leader as Social Architect.

13. Leadership Vision and Strategic Direction.
14. Shaping Culture and Values.
15. Designing and Leading a Learning Organization.
16. Leading Change.

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