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The Leadership Experience 7th Edition

Richard L. Daft

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Help students become effective leaders with THE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE, 7th Edition. Acclaimed author Richard Daft helps students explore the latest thinking in leadership theory as well as contemporary practices at work within organizations throughout the world. Students examine emerging topics such as enhancement of emotional intelligence, leadership vision and courage, and leadership of virtual teams, and connect those topics to recent world events such as ethical scandals, leader successes and mistakes, and political turmoil. Proven applications and a solid foundation grounded in established scholarly research make the topic of leadership come alive for students. Also available: the MindTap® online learning solution.

Richard L. Daft, Vanderbilt University

Richard L. Daft, Ph.D., is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Professor of Management and Principal Senior Lecturer in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, where he specializes in the study of leadership and organization theory. Dr. Daft is a fellow of the Academy of Management and has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Journal of Management Education. He was associate editor-in-chief of Organization Science and associate editor of Administrative Science Quarterly. Dr. Daft has authored or co-authored 13 books, including The Executive and the Elephant, Organization Theory and Design, and Management. He also has authored dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters, and he has published in the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management; Accounting, Organizations and Society, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, and Organizational Behavior Teaching Review. Dr. Daft has received several government research grants in organization design, organizational innovation and change, strategy implementation, and organizational information processing. An active teacher and respected consultant, Dr. Daft has served as associate dean and helped manage a start-up enterprise. He has been involved in management development and consulting for numerous organizations, including the American Banking Association, AutoZone, Bridgestone, Vulcan Materials, TVA, Pratt & Whitney, Allstate Insurance, State Farm Insurance, the United States Air Force, the U.S. Army, Central Parking System, USAA, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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  • EXPERIENTIAL EXERCISES CHALLENGE STUDENTS TO APPLY CONCEPTS AND ASSESS PERSONAL PROGRESS. Each chapter ends with a “Leadership at Work” experiential exercise that provides additional opportunities for students to face leadership challenges and test their abilities to apply the chapter’s concepts. These proven exercises and feedback questionnaires provide an exceptional tool for students to assess their personal leadership skills and progress as developing leaders.
  • CHAPTER-OPENER AND “IN THE LEAD” MEMORABLE EXAMPLES VIVIDLY ILLUSTRATE CHAPTER THEORIES. Loaded with new, striking examples of leaders in both traditional and contemporary organizations, this edition opens each chapter with an example that launches the chapter’s content. Additional “In the Lead” examples in each chapter spotlight activities within a wide variety of organizations ranging from education, the military, and government to businesses and nonprofit groups.
  • “LEADERSHIP BOOKSHELF” REVIEWS MEANINGFUL RESOURCES THAT BUILD ON CHAPTER CONTENT. To help students continue their learning beyond the classroom, each chapter highlights a recent book that relates to the chapter’s content. These “Leader’s Bookshelf” features connect students to the emerging issues and topics of importance that today’s leaders are researching and discussing, whether in academia, business, the military, or nonprofit organizations.
  • “LEADER’S SELF-INSIGHTS” ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO EXAMINE PERSONAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS. Engaging “Leader’s Self-Insight” boxes encourage your students to pause for a meaningful self-assessment of their personal abilities and aptitude for leadership. Students experience leadership issues in a personal way as they complete questionnaires, scenarios, and carefully selected activities.
  • “CONSIDER THIS!” FEATURES PROVIDE MEMORABLE INSIGHTS INTO LEADERSHIP TOPICS. Students will remember key points as “Consider This!” boxes within each chapter offer personal and compelling pieces of timeless wisdom or inspiring quotes from famous leaders.

The Leadership Experience

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I: INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP.
1. What Does It Mean to Be a Leader?
Part II: RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES ON LEADERSHIP.
2. Traits, Behaviors, and Relationships.
3. Contingency Approaches to Leadership.
Part III: THE PERSONAL SIDE OF LEADERSHIP.
4. The Leader as an Individual.
5. Leadership Mind and Heart.
6. Courage and Moral Leadership.
7. Followership.
Part IV: THE LEADER AS A RELATIONSHIP BUILDER.
8. Motivation and Empowerment.
9. Leadership Communication.
10. Leading Teams.
11. Developing Leadership Diversity.
12. Leadership Power and Influence.
Part V: THE LEADER AS A SOCIAL ARCHITECT.
13. Creating Vision and Strategic Direction.
14. Shaping Culture and Values.
15. Leading Change.

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