Higher Education

Leadership: Research Findings, Practice, and Skills, 7th Edition

  • Andrew J. DuBrin Rochester Institute of Technology
  • ISBN-10: 113343522X  |  ISBN-13: 9781133435228
  • 560 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $213.00
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About

Overview

Perfect for instructors who take a practical, skill-building approach to teaching leadership, the seventh edition of LEADERSHIP provides an ideal balance of essential theory and real-world applications. Andrew DuBrin, a highly respected author and consultant, incorporates the latest research on leadership and current business practices from academic journals and popular periodicals. The text provides students with a strong practical foundation by introducing leaders they can relate to and reinforcing their knowledge with frequent skill-building activities. Key updates include new opening vignettes and end-of-chapter cases, numerous additional skill-building exercises, and video discussion questions at the end of each chapter. An all-new CourseMate interactive study tool site features additional video content, premium quizzing, and links to both the Career Transitions job search tool and Cengage's KnowNOW blog, which is constantly updated and provides an intuitive view of current events.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • Updated Leader in Action boxes describe the leadership practices, behaviors, and personal attributes of real-world leaders students are likely to know and relate to, and each box concludes with questions relating the leader to key concepts from the current chapter.
  • Integrated throughout the text, new and updated Leadership Self-Assessment and Leadership Skill-Building Exercises help students understand and develop key leadership skills, while new Video Discussion Questions at the end of each chapter direct students to watch a video relevant to the chapter's topic, followed by class discussion questions.
  • Interesting and highly relevant real-life and hypothetical examples throughout the text illustrate key concepts and theories to help students better understand the material and appreciate its practical applications.
  • Special features such as Guidelines for Action and Skill-Development and Leadership Portfolio provide students with practical, step-by-step guidance to help them become more effective leaders.
  • Two Leadership Case Problems in each chapter illustrate major themes covered in the text by presenting interesting, relevant real-life examples and providing associated activities to help students develop their own leadership knowledge and skills.

Table of Contents

1. The Nature and Importance of Leadership.
2. Traits, Motives, and Characteristics of Leaders.
3. Charismatic and Transformational Leadership.
4. Leadership Behaviors, Attitudes, and Styles.
5. Contingency and Situational Leadership.
6. Leadership Ethics and Social Responsibility.
7. Power, Politics, and Leadership.
8. Influence Tactics of Leaders.
9. Developing Teamwork.
10. Motivation and Coaching Skills.
11. Creativity, Innovation, and Leadership.
12. Communication and Conflict Resolution Skills.
13. Strategic Leadership and Knowledge Management.
14. International and Culturally Diverse Aspects of Leadership.
15. Leadership Development and Succession.

What's New

  • NEW COURSMATE SITE. To better promote student learning, the end-of-chapter content now includes several new guidelines for action and skill-building, while an all-new CourseMate interactive study tool site features additional video content, premium quizzing, and links to both the Career Transitions job search tool and Cengage's KnowNOW blog, which is constantly updated and provides an intuitive view of current events.
  • NEW OPENING VIGNETTES introduce nearly every chapter by illustrating concepts and theories students will encounter as they read, providing a useful real-world context to help students approach the material more effectively and master it more readily.
  • Most end-of-chapter case problems, skill-building exercises, and examples are either new or thoroughly updated, and they feature a more diverse selection of leaders likely to appeal to today's students, including leaders outside the corporate limelight, middle managers from large firms, small-business owners, and leaders in professional sports.

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1133435238 | ISBN-13: 9781133435235)

Key instructor ancillaries, including the Instructor's Resource Manual, Test Bank, ExamView®, and PowerPoint® slides, are provided on CD-ROM, giving instructors the ultimate tools for customizing lectures and presentations.

DVD  (ISBN-10: 1133435246 | ISBN-13: 9781133435242)

The video package focuses on important leadership and teamwork skills and concepts found throughout the text. A Video Guide with segment overviews and discussion questions is also available.

CourseMate with Career Transitions 2.0 Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133496083 | ISBN-13: 9781133496083)

Engaging, trackable, and affordable, this new CourseMate website offers a dynamic way to bring course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support this printed edition of the text. Watch student comprehension soar with all-new flash cards and engaging games, streaming videos, quizzes, and more in this textbook-specific website. The CourseMate site also includes access to the Career Transitions career guidance and job search resource, as well as access to the KnowNOW Blog, which provides insights on current events and is updated up to four times weekly. A complete e-book provides you with the choice of an entire online learning experience. The Engagement Tracker tool, when used, provides you with the ability to identify at-risk students while it's still early enough to help and also allows you to see what resources your student find most valuable. It goes beyond the book to deliver what you need!

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WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133435319 | ISBN-13: 9781133435310)

Jumpstart your course with rich content that's specific to LEADERSHIP in this Course Management System. Full instructor and student support includes interactive course materials, including lecture outlines, discussion items, quizzes, and flashcards. All content has been updated to accompany this edition.

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WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133435327 | ISBN-13: 9781133435327)

Jumpstart your course with rich content that's specific to LEADERSHIP in this Course Management System. Full instructor and student support includes interactive course materials, including lecture outlines, discussion items, quizzes, and flashcards. All content has been updated to accompany this edition.

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Business and Company Resource Center User's Guide (with Access Code)  (ISBN-10: 0759347956 | ISBN-13: 9780759347953)

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Global Economic Watch GEC Resource Center Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1439040753 | ISBN-13: 9781439040751)

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Student Supplements

Web Site  (ISBN-10: 1133726313 | ISBN-13: 9781133726319)

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CourseMate with Career Transitions 2.0 Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133496083 | ISBN-13: 9781133496083)

Make the grade with CourseMate! This interactive website helps you make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed online in one convenient place. This new CourseMate provides an interactive eBook that allows you to take notes; highlight, bookmark, and search a complete e-book; and reference in-context glossary definitions. Numerous interactive learning tools, such as quizzes, flashcards, videos, and more, help you master today's management concepts. The CourseMate site also includes access to the Career Transitions career guidance and job search resource, as well as access to the KnowNOW Blog, which provides insights on current events and is updated up to four times weekly.

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WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133435319 | ISBN-13: 9781133435310)

Much more than an interactive study guide, this useful technology lets you reinforce your learning experience in your course now and helps you thoroughly prepare for success. With the touch of a button, you can view assignments, link to the student website, view documents posted by your instructor, view useful course materials, or review learning objectives and study resources.

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WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133435327 | ISBN-13: 9781133435327)

Much more than an interactive study guide, this useful technology lets you reinforce your learning experience in your course now and helps you thoroughly prepare for success. With the touch of a button, you can view assignments, link to the student website, view documents posted by your instructor, view useful course materials, or review learning objectives and study resources.

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Flash Cards, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285797574 | ISBN-13: 9781285797571)

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Quizzing with Flash Cards Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285789970 | ISBN-13: 9781285789972)

Interactive practice quizzes and flashcards designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Flashcards contain terms and definitions for each chapter. Practice quizzes consist of true/false and multiple choice questions for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, practice quizzes and flashcards are already included.

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Business and Company Resource Center User's Guide (with Access Code)  (ISBN-10: 0759347956 | ISBN-13: 9780759347953)

Put a complete business library at your fingertips with The Business & Company Resource Center. The BCRC is a premier online business research tool that allows you to seamlessly search thousands of periodicals, journals, references, financial information, industry reports, company histories and much more.

List Price = $103.95  | CengageBrain Price = $103.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $78.00

Global Economic Watch GEC Resource Center Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1439040753 | ISBN-13: 9781439040751)

The current global economic crisis leaves more and more questions unanswered every day and presents "one of the most teachable moments of the century." South-Western delivers the solution. The Global Economic Crisis Resource Center is an online one-stop shopping location that provides you with current news, journal articles, videos, podcasts, PowerPoint® slides, test questions, and much more.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Andrew J. DuBrin

Andrew J. DuBrin is Professor Emeritus of Management in the E. Philip Saunders College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he served as department chairman and team leader. Dr. DuBrin has taught courses and conducted research in leadership, management, organizational behavior, and career management. He presents at other colleges, career schools, and universities. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology from Michigan State University. Dr. DuBrin has experience in human resource management and is a business and personal consultant in career management, leadership, and management development. Dr. DuBrin is an established author of both textbooks and trade books, and he contributes to professional journals, magazines, newspapers, and online media. He has written textbooks on management, leadership, organizational behavior, human relations, political behavior in organizations, and impression management. His trade books address management issues from charisma, team play, and office politics to overcoming career self-sabotage, and coaching and mentoring.