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Theory, Application, & Skill Development

Seventh Edition

February 2022 | 648 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Leadership: Theory, Application, and Skill Development offers an applied introduction to leadership theories and concepts. Bestselling authors Robert N. Lussier and Christopher F. Achua use current, real-world examples and step-by-step behavioral models to help prepare readers for a wide range of leadership situations and challenges. The Seventh Edition equips students with the leadership skills they need to thrive in today's business world with 23 new cases profiling a diverse group of leaders as well as new coverage of crisis leadership, servant leadership, social impact, and high-performing organizations.  

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Part I: Individuals as Leaders
Chapter 1: Who Is a Leader and What Skills Do Leaders Need?
Chapter 2: Leadership Traits and Ethics
Chapter 3: Leadership Behavior and Motivation
Chapter 4: Contingency Leadership Theories
Part II: Leadership Skills
Chapter 5: Communication, Coaching, and Conflict Skills
Chapter 6: Influencing, Power, Politics, Networking, and Negotiation Skills
Part III: Team Leadership
Chapter 7: Leader–Member Exchange and Followership
Chapter 8: Team Leadership and Self-Managed Teams
Part IV: Organizational Leadership
Chapter 9: Managing Change and Crisis Leadership
Chapter 10: Charismatic, Transformational, and Servant Leadership
Chapter 11: Leadership of Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion
Chapter 12: Strategic Leadership and High Performing Organizations


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Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site makes it easy for students to maximize their study time, anywhere, anytime. It offers flashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts, as well as learning objectives that reinforce the most important material.

The supplemental sections such as case studies, key terms, and surveys are excellent resources. The videos & some organization references are a bit outdated. Unfortunately the theories outlined no longer line up with the Department's objectives for the course. An alternate SAGE text has been adopted.

Ms Lilly Guerra
Point Mugu campus, University Of La Verne
February 9, 2023

Lots of useful theory and insight that would be of benefit to future leaders.

Mr Craig Andrew Busby
Business Law, City of Oxford College
December 14, 2022

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