Higher Education

Leadership: Theory, Application, & Skill Development, 5th Edition

  • Robert N. Lussier Springfield College
  • Christopher F. Achua University of Virginia's College at Wise
  • ISBN-10: 1111827079  |  ISBN-13: 9781111827076
  • 552 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2004
  • © 2013 | Published
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About

Overview

The most practical leadership textbook on the market, LEADERSHIP 5e, uses a unique three-pronged approach to teach leadership concepts and theory, and takes students to the next level by developing their competencies in applying the concepts and development leadership skills they can immediately start using in their personal and professional lives. The authors combine traditional theory with cutting-edge leadership topics in a concise presentation that is packed with real-world examples. The text constantly puts the student in the leadership role engaging them in applying the concepts, as well as providing step-by-step behavior models for effectively handling leadership functions. LEADERSHIP's innovative three-pronged approach provides the greatest array and quality of learning opportunities.

Features and Benefits

  • AACSB Assurance of Learning Standards: They have been changed in Chapter 1 to the new list published in 2011. Each Developing Your Leadership Skills Exercise identifies the AACSB skills and competencies to be practiced through completion of the exercise.
  • Step-by-Step Models: Several sets of how-to steps for handling day-to-day leadership functions are integrated into the context of the chapter or skill-building exercises, giving students a proven model to follow as leaders, including writing objectives, giving praise, coaching, resolving conflict, and delegating.
  • Work Applications: These questions bring the leadership concept into the student's world by asking them to apply concepts to their own work experiences, either full-time, part-time, or summer jobs.
  • Developing Your Leadership Skills (called Skill-Builders in the 5e): Unlike competitors' exercises that are simply discussion oriented, ours develop leadership skills students can employ immediately in their personal and professional lives.

Table of Contents

Part I: INDIVIDUALS AS LEADERS.
1. Who Is a Leader and What Skills Do Leaders Need?
2. Leadership Traits and Ethics.
3. Leadership Behavior and Motivation.
4. Influencing: Power, Politics, Networking, and Negotiation.
5. Contingency Leadership Theories.
Part II: TEAM LEADERSHIP.
6. Communication, Coaching, and Conflict Skills.
7. Leader-Member Relations and Followership.
8. Team Leadership and Self-Managed Teams.
Part III: ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP.
9. Charismatic and Transformational Leadership.
10. Leadership of Culture, Ethics, and Diversity.
11. Strategic Leadership and Change Management.
12. Crisis Leadership and the Learning Organization.
Appendix: Leadership and Spirituality in the Workplace.

What's New

  • NEW COURSEMATE (WITH eBOOK) PREMIUM WEBSITE, INCLUDING A ROBUST SET OF ENGAGEMENT & STUDY TOOLS: 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. 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!
  • NEW References and examples: More than 80 percent of the references are new to the Fifth Edition (5e).
  • NEW Chapter Coverage: There has been a re-organization of chapters. Chapters 4 (now Contingency Leadership Theories) and 5 (now Influencing: Power, Politics, Networking, and Negotiation) have been reversed so that the three major leadership theories (trait, behavioral, and contingency) are presented in this sequence, one theory in each chapter.
  • Chapter 1 title has been changed to include the skills leaders need. There is a new major section "Leadership Skills" to identify and describe the three important skills that leaders need to be successful.
  • Chapter 7 title has been changed from Leader-Follower Relations to Leader-Member Relations and Followership. The increasing attention on followers in the leadership literature has led to many academicians and even practitioners questioning why current textbooks on leadership don't address this topic adequately. We have addressed it in chapter 7 and feel that it is a significant topic to be featured in the chapter title.
  • Chapter 7: There are 3 key changes worth highlighting in this chapter. First, the section on the Evolution of Dyadic Theory has been re-written; with the last stage (Systems and Networks) eliminated from the discussion. The reason for this change will be explained in the section on "Changes in the 5th Edition." Second, the section titled "The Three-Stage Process for Developing Positive LMX Relations" is now changed to "Developing High-Quality Leader-Member Relations" and updated. Third, the section titled "Effective Leader-Follower Feedback" is now moved to the end of the chapter after Delegation. The title has been changed to Effective Leader Evaluation and Feedback.
  • Chapter 8: In addition to some significant re-writing, there are two key change to highlight. The section titled "The Changing Role of Leadership in Self-Managed Teams" is dropped to avoid the appearance of redundancy. It is a topic better suited for discussion under the previous heading – "Guidelines for Improving Self-Managed Team Effectiveness." The section on Decision Making in Teams has been scaled back to focus only on the Normative Leadership Model (discussed in Chapter 5) because it delineates the appropriate level of participation to use in a given situation. This makes the two sections in Chapter 8 – Leader-Centered and Team-Centered Decision Making redundant.
  • Chapter 11: The strategic management process is re-written to simplify the steps in the strategic management model for the non-business major. Also, we have added a new section on Environmental Sustainability.
  • NEW and REVISED Opening Case Applications: They begin each chapter with the profile of a dynamic leader and the challenges he or she has faced, followed by several questions that prime students for the studies ahead and the answers are provided in the text. For the 5e, 66 percent of the opening cases are new and the others are updated. The leaders featured in these cases make up a broad representation of the population – a good mix of Caucasians, African-Americans, Asians, Hispanics, males and females.
  • NEW Concept Application: This feature develops application competency by requiring learners to identify the concept illustrated in a short example. All of the boxes have changes in the situations presented and answers.
  • NEW and UPDATED Critical Thinking Questions: Added to the end of each chapter, these questions give students practice communicating their thoughts (verbally discussion in class and/or written assignments) and help sharpen their critical thinking skills in apply the leadership concepts.
  • NEW! You Make the Ethical Call: Each chapter includes two to three boxes, providing two to four questions for class discussion or written assignment—challenging students to grapple with relevant, real-world ethical issues by answering is the behavior ethical and what would you do? Several have been replaced and updated with new ethical dilemmas.
  • NEW and UPDATED End-of-Chapter Cases: As students consider dilemmas facing real managers and organizations, they get personal experience putting chapter concepts into action as well as learn how actual leaders have applied these principles to meet their challenges. For the 5e, 66 percent of the cases are new and the others are updated with a good mix of leaders by race and gender.
  • NEW and UPDATED Case Role-Play Exercises: Following each case are instructions to conduct an in-class role-play based on a situation in the case to develop skills at handling leadership situations. Several of these have changed with the cases.
  • NEW and UPDATED Self-Assessment Exercises: An average of three per chapter, help students gain insight into their own leadership skills and aptitudes.
  • NEW Video Cases: The 5e includes all-new video cases. These videos show real businesses dealing with issues that are discussed in the text. The video cases add variety in the classroom presentation and stimulate students to learn about organizations, teams, and leadership.

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  • Leadership: Theory, Application, & Skill Development
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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"[You have] lots of self assessment activities. The figures and diagrams help to summarize the material. The Key terms at both the beginning and end of the chapter help. [You offer] a great total package of materials."

— Sue McCoy Cunningham, Rowan Cabarrus Community College

"This text gives learners a clear roadmap through the concepts, with many opportunities to apply the concepts and focus on the associated skills; in addition, the self-assessments allow students to see where they currently stand and form a plan to develop greater skill strengths."

— Josje Andmore, Camosun College School of Business

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

DVD Leadership: Chapter Videos  (ISBN-10: 1133494846 | ISBN-13: 9781133494843)

Integrated Video Cases center around topics key to leadership understanding within a profile of a real business organization solving real-world problems. The Video Cases add variety to the classroom presentation and stimulate students to learn about organizations, teams, and leadership.

CourseMate with Career Transitions 2.0 Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133715982 | ISBN-13: 9781133715986)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

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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 educators with current news, journal articles, videos, podcasts, PowerPoint® slides, test questions, and much more.

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LMS Integrated for CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285370368 | ISBN-13: 9781285370361)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in your management course in one place. Read your eBook, take notes, review flashcards, view videos, and take practice quizzes—all online with MindLink for CourseMate.

List Price = $210.00  | CengageBrain Price = $210.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $210.00

DVD Leadership: Chapter Videos  (ISBN-10: 1133494846 | ISBN-13: 9781133494843)

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CourseMate with Career Transitions 2.0 Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133715982 | ISBN-13: 9781133715986)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with LEADERSHIP: THEORY, APPLICATION, & SKILL DEVELOPMENT, 5th Edition.

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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.

List Price = $30.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $22.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Robert N. Lussier

Robert N. Lussier is Professor of Management at Springfield College. Having taught management for more than 25 years, he has developed innovative and widely copied methods for applying concepts and developing skills that can be used personally and professionally. A prolific writer, Dr. Lussier has more than 350 publications to his credit, including other best selling textbooks (such as Management Fundaments: Concepts, Applications, Skill Development, also by South-Western/Cengage) and articles published in Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, Business Horizons, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Education, Journal of Small Business Management, Family Business Review, and Journal of Small Business Strategy and many others. He served as founding director of Israel Programs and taught courses in Israel. His international experience also stretches to Namibia and South Africa. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Salem State College, master's degrees in education and business administration from Suffolk University, and a doctorate in management from the University of New Haven.

Christopher F. Achua

Christopher F. Achua is a full professor in the Department of Business and Economics at the University of Virginia's College at Wise. Dr. Achua has been teaching strategic management, leadership and other related courses for almost two decades, and he has an active scholarship record of presenting papers at regional and national conferences. A consultant to a variety of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, Achua has served on several boards. He served as founding director of two business programs at UVA-Wise – the Small Business Institute (SBI) and the Center for Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Service (CELS). He 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.