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Leadership - International Student Edition

Leadership - International Student Edition
Theory and Practice

Ninth Edition

July 2021 | 600 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The market-leading Leadership: Theory and Practice by Peter G. Northouse presents an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with a focus on how theory can inform practice. Case studies and questionnaires provide students with practical examples and opportunities to deepen their understanding of their own leadership style.

The fully updated Ninth Edition features a new chapter on inclusive leadership, 17 new real-world cases that profile leaders from across the globe, a new discussion on leadership and morality, and examples of timely issues such as leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. Key features include:

  • A consistent chapter structure that outlines each approach and the major studies behind them, presents strengths and criticisms for each approach, and provides case studies and a self-assessment questionnaire at the end of each chapter, allowing students to easily compare and contrast the various theories.
  • Three case studies in each chapter help students to apply leadership concepts in real-world scenarios.
  • Self-assessments within each chapter provides self-assessment and reflection opportunities for each theory presented.

CHAPTER 1. Introduction
CHAPTER 2. Trait Approach
CHAPTER 3. Skills Approach
CHAPTER 4. Behavioral Approach
CHAPTER 5. Situational Approach
CHAPTER 6. Path–Goal Theory
CHAPTER 7. Leader–Member Exchange Theory
CHAPTER 8. Transformational Leadership
CHAPTER 9. Authentic Leadership
CHAPTER 10. Servant Leadership
CHAPTER 11. Adaptive Leadership
CHAPTER 12. Inclusive Leadership
CHAPTER 13. Followership
CHAPTER 14. Gender and Leadership
CHAPTER 15. Leadership Ethics


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Dr. Northouse provides a thorough, yet accessible scholarly introduction to the field of leadership.  Leadership: Theory and Practice is a legacy text that readers will take with them throughout their educational and professional career.


Lindsay J. Hastings
Clifton Professor in Mentoring Research, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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ISBN: 9781071856611