1st Edition

The Business of Leadership: An Introduction
An Introduction

ISBN 9780765621405
Published May 15, 2011 by Routledge
404 Pages

USD $240.00

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Book Description

Specifically tailored to business students, this undergraduate textbook features a "how-to" approach and is filled with with current, lively examples and well-crafted learning tools. It takes readers from the kind of leradership they can exhibit in supervisory roles to the visionary leadership they must exhibit in management and executive roles.

Table of Contents

Introduction, 1 Approaches for Motivating Followers, Achieving Results, and Inspiring Change, Description and Operational Definition of "Leadership", What Is "Management"? Overview of the Literature on Organizational Leadership, Constraints on Leadership, Leadership Passages: Developing Leadership Skills Over Time, I TRADITIONAL THEORIES OF LEADERSHIP, 2 Understanding Theories of Organizational Leadership: The Causal-Chain Framework, Leader Behaviors and Styles, Some Examples of Pure Styles, Intervening and Moderating Variables, Performance Results, Conclusion, 3 From Early Managerial to Transactional Theories of Leadership: Collectivist Versus Individualist Approaches to Leadership, Three Classical Approaches to Management, Trait Theory, Behavioral Theory: Blake and Mouton, Contingency Theory: Hersey and Blanchard, Interaction and Interactive Process Theories, Conclusion

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Karen Dill Bowerman (Author) ,  Montgomery Van Wart (Author)