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Leadership Experience

Leadership Experience - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-1439042113

Cover of Leadership Experience 5TH 11 (ISBN 978-1439042113)
ISBN13: 978-1439042113
ISBN10: 143904211X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 11
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.
Published: 2011
International: No

List price: $318.50

Leadership Experience - 5TH 11 edition

ISBN13: 978-1439042113

Richard L. Daft

ISBN13: 978-1439042113
ISBN10: 143904211X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 11
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.

Published: 2011
International: No
Summary

Master the critical leadership skills and gain the solid understanding of current theory you need to become an effective business leader in today's turbulent times with THE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE, 5E by Richard Daft. This edition closely connects theory to recent world events, such as the Wall Street meltdown, as you explore the latest thinking in leadership theory and contemporary practices in organizations throughout the world. Memorable examples and unique insights into actual leadership decisions are reinforced throughout this edition's inviting full-color presentation. Proven applications and established scholarly research throughout make the topic of leadership come alive.

Author Bio

Richard L. Daft, PhD, the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Professor of Management in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Professor Daft specializes in the study of organization theory and leadership. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly and Journal of Management Education. He was the Associate Editor-in-Chief of Organization Science and associate editor of Administrative Science Quarterly. Professor Daft has authored or co-authored 12 books as well as dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters. His work has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Accounting Organizations and Society, MIS Quarterly, and many others. Professor Daft is currently completing a new book, THE EXECUTIVE AND THE ELEPHANT. An active teacher and consultant, Dr. Daft has taught management, leadership, organizational change, organizational theory, and organizational behavior. He has served as associate dean and managed a start-up enterprise. A well-known management consultant, he has assisted numerous well-know organizations, including the American Banking Association, Bridgestone, the National Transportation Research Board, Nortel, TVA, Pratt & Whitney, State Farm Insurance, Tenneco, United States Air Force, Central Parking System, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP. 1. What Does It Mean to Be a Leader? Part II: RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES ON LEADERSHIP. 2. Traits, Behaviors, and Relationships. 3. Contingency Approaches to Leadership. Part III: THE PERSONAL SIDE OF LEADERSHIP. 4. The Leader as an Individual. 5. Leadership Mind and Heart. 6. Courage and Moral Leadership. 7. Followership. Part IV: THE LEADER AS A RELATIONSHIP BUILDER. 8. Motivation and Empowerment. 9. Leadership Communication. 10. Leading Teams. 11. Developing Leadership Diversity. 12. Leadership Power and Influence. Part V: THE LEADER AS A SOCIAL ARCHITECT. 13. Creating Vision and Strategic Direction. 14. Shaping Culture and Values. 15. Leading Change.