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Leadership : Theory, Application , Skill Development

Leadership : Theory, Application , Skill Development - 2nd edition

Leadership : Theory, Application , Skill Development - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780324155563

ISBN10: 0324155565

Leadership : Theory, Application , Skill Development by Robert N. Lussier and Christopher F. Achua - ISBN 9780324155563
Edition: 2ND 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.
International: No
Leadership : Theory, Application , Skill Development by Robert N. Lussier and Christopher F. Achua - ISBN 9780324155563

ISBN13: 9780324155563

ISBN10: 0324155565

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This text employs a unique three-pronged approach of theory, application, and skill development to create the most practical leadership book on the market. It covers all of the traditional theory along with cutting-edge leadership topics. Applications develop critical thinking skills about the concepts. Proven skill-building exercises foster leadership skills that can be used in professional and personal lives. This three-pronged approach offers the greatest variety of learning material to meet each learner's unique needs.


  • NEW! Ethics Coverage: Ethics coverage has been expanded in the second edition, first introduced in chapter 2 and expanded in chapter 12, spotlighting this critical issue for leaders.
  • NEW! Cutting-Edge Topics: The text has been revised to include many new important topics, including networking, trust-building, e-commerce and EQ.
  • NEW! Organizational Leadership: The coverage of organizational leadership topics, such as charismatic and transformational leadership, strategic leadership, and diversity, has been expanded to three chapters.
  • Step-by-Step Models: Included throughout the text, step-by-step models demonstrate how day-to-day leadership functions are handled.
  • Application Exercises: "Work Applications" ask students to apply concepts to their own work experiences. "Applying the Concept" features require the learner to identify the concept illustrated in a short example.
  • End-of-Chapter Cases: Some of the cases at the end of each chapter require students to go to the Web or engage in role-play.
  • Self-Assessment Exercises: Exercises in every chapter help students gain insight into their own leadership skills and aptitudes.
  • Skill-Building Exercises: At the end of each chapter, exercises help students develop leadership skills they can employ immediately.

Author Bio

Lussier, Robert N. :

Robert N. Lussier is professor of management at Springfield College. Springfield enjoys an international reputation as the birthplace of basketball and physical education and maintains one of the highest student participation rates in intercollegiate sports, with approximately one-third of all undergraduates competing on 26 varsity and 9 subvarsity teams. Dr. Lussier has taught NASSM-approved undergraduate courses in sport management for more than 15 years. He has also supervised students during sport internships and has served as adviser for master's-level research projects in sport management and administration. Dr. Lussier is also director of the Israel programs at Springfield College.Dr. Lussier plays a variety of sports and works out daily. He was an MVP intercollegiate athlete in cross country and track and field, setting course and track records. He has coached high school cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field, intercollegiate cross country, and youth baseball teams. He is a prolific writer, with more than 200 publications to his credit, including four textbooks, refereed journal articles, and proceedings publications. He has also consulted with profit and non-profit organizations, including the YMCA. Dr. Lussier holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Salem State College, two master's degrees in business and education from Suffolk University, and a doctorate in management from the University of New Haven.

Achua, Christopher F. :

Dr. Christopher F. Achua is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Business and Economics at the University of Virginia's College at Wise. He is a professor of management who has been teaching leadership and other management courses for over 10 years. Chris is also the director of the Small Business Institute at his university, a program that focuses on developing leadership and entrepreneurship skills among graduating seniors as part of their seminar experience. Chris has had an active scholarship record of presenting papers at regional and national conferences. He is consultant to a variety of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. He has served and continues to serve on several boards and currently chairs the Mountain Empire Regional Business Incubator Board of Directors. Chris received his undergraduate degree in business administration and accounting from the University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; his MBA from the University of South Dakota; and his doctorate from the United States International University in San Diego, California.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1. Who is a Leader?
2. Leadership Traits and Ethics.
3. Leadership Behavior and Motivation.
4. Power, Politics, Networking and Negotiation.
5. Contingency Leadership Theories.


6. Communication, Coaching, and Conflict Skills.
7. Dyadic Relationships, Followership, and Delegation.
8. Team Leadership.
9. Leading Self-Managing Teams.


10. Charismatic and Transformational Leadership.
11. Strategic Leadership and Managing Crises and Change.
12. Leadership of Culture and Diversity.

A. Spirituality in the Workplace.
B. Internet Basics and How to Research Case Material Using the Internet.