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Leadership: Research Findings, Practice, and Skills 8th Edition

Andrew J. DuBrin

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Perfect for instructors who take a practical, skill-building approach to teaching leadership, the eighth edition of LEADERSHIP provides an ideal balance of essential theory and real-world applications. Andrew DuBrin incorporates the latest research on leadership and current business practices from academic journals and popular periodicals. He gives students a strong practical foundation by introducing leaders they can relate to and by reinforcing their knowledge with skill-building exercises, including role-playing and other experiential activities linked to cases. Key updates include new chapter-opening vignettes and end-of-chapter cases. Also available: the MindTap® digital teaching and learning solution.

Andrew J. DuBrin, Rochester Institute of Technology

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.

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  • DuBrin's LEADERSHIP offers more application opportunities (cases, experiential exercises and examples) than any other text in the market.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • End-of-chapter Guidelines for Action and Skill Development give additional suggestions for improving leadership skill and practice discussion questions and activities suited for individual or group analysis.
  • 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 you develop your own leadership knowledge and skills.
  • Role plays accompany all the case problems to help reinforce the opportunity for learning interpersonal skills within the case problems.
  • Leadership Portfolio skill-building exercises in each chapter instruct students to record progress in developing leadership skills and behaviors, which provides practical, step-by-step guidance to become a more effective leader.

Leadership: Research Findings, Practice, and Skills


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.

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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 also is available.

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