Leadership: Enhancing the Lessons of Experience
Price: Rs 11828.33
Pub Date: AUG-10
Publish Status: In Stock
Copyright Year: 2006
|About the book|| |
Leadership: The Art of Experience, Fifth Edition, is written for the general student to serve as a stand-alone introduction to the subject of leadership. The text consists of 13 chapters and a final section on Basic and Advanced Leadership Skills. Authors Hughes, Ginnett, and Curphy have drawn upon three different types of literature: empirical studies; interesting anecdotes, stories and findings; and leadership skills to create a text that is personally relevant, interesting and scholarly. The authors' unique quest for a careful balancing act of leadership materials help students apply theory and research to their real-life experiences.
|Key features|| |
End-of-chapter minicases provide current examples of leadership challenges in corporate situations. Companies profiled include UPS, McDonalds, and Disney with an emphasis on high-profile female leaders. All minicases include summary situations and questions for students to answer, and suggested solutions can be found in the Instructor’s Manual.
The "Three Leaders" examples have been updated to include two new leaders, "Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi (of Myanmar). These examples profile three leaders that have made a huge impact on their fields, and include Colin Powell who is retained from the last edition.
Key changes have been made to Chapter 6, Leadership and Values. The fourth edition's treatment of the moral development of leaders has been eliminated entirely, and the chapter has been rewritten to focus more on how values impact the leadership process in general. In addition, the chapter's entire treatment of gender roles and leadership has been moved to Chapter 2, Leadership Involves an Interaction Between the Leaders, the Followers and the Situation.
Key changes have been made to Chapter 9, Motivation, Satisfaction, and Performance, including the addition of how values, self-efficacy, balanced scorecards, role ambiguity, empowerment, and participation affect these important leadership concepts. There is greater emphasis on job satisfaction, including material on the Gallup survey approach, and its impact on organizational outcomes. A new section has been added dealing with the part that role ambiguity and values play in job dissatisfaction, as well as an expanded treatment of organizational justice.
Two key changes have been made to Chapter 10, Groups, Teams and Their Leadership. First, the section differentiating groups and teams was moved to the early part of the chapter. Secondly, the description and diagrams of the Team Effective Leadership Model were simplified while still retaining the Model's practicality and utility. The popular diagnostic portion of the Model remains in tact.
Each chapter concludes with a section indicating which leadership skills are most relevant to the content of that chapter, which will help students retain and apply the material.
Suggested classroom activities are found at the end of each chapter to enhance student interaction and application.
Leadership skills are located in Part V of the text, enhancing the continuity from chapter to chapter and making it more readable.
Insightful leadership quotes by historical and contemporary leaders are interspersed throughout the chapters. They provide interesting illustrations related to the textual material.
|Table of contents|| |
PART I LEADERSHIP IS A PROCESS, NOT A POSITION
1. Leadership is Everyone’s Business
2. Leadership Involves an Interaction between the Leader, the Followers, and the Situation
3. Leadership is Developed through Education and Experience
4. Assessing Leadership and Measuring its Effects
PART II FOCUS ON THE LEADER
5. Power and Influence
6. Leadership and Values
7. Leadership Traits
8. Leadership Behavior
PART III FOCUS ON THE FOLLOWERS
9. Motivation, Satisfaction and Performance
10. Groups, Teams, and Their Leadership
PART IV FOCUS ON THE SITUATION
11. Characteristics of the Situation
12. Contingency Theories of Leadership
13. Leadership and Change
PART V LEADERSHIP SKILLS
List of Skills in Part V
Basic Leadership Skills
Learning from Experience
Providing Constructive Feedback
Guidelines for Effective Stress Management
Building Technical Competence
Building Effective Relationships with Superiors
Building Effective Relationships with Peers
Advanced Leadership Skills
Diagnosing Performance Problems in Individuals, Groups, and Organizations
Team Building for Work Teams
Building High Performance Teams: The Rocket Model
Team Building at the Top