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Bundle the Print Version of Peter G. Northouse's Leadership: Theory and Practice Seventh Edition with the Interactive eBook for FREE! Peter G. Northouse, Leadership: Theory and Practice, Seventh Edition Translated into 12 different languages and used in 89 countries, this market-leading text successfully combines an academically robust account of the major theories and mode Bundle the Print Version of Peter G. Northouse's Leadership: Theory and Practice Seventh Edition with the Interactive eBook for FREE! Peter G. Northouse, Leadership: Theory and Practice, Seventh Edition Translated into 12 different languages and used in 89 countries, this market-leading text successfully combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style and practical examples that help students apply what they learn. Peter G. Northouse uses a consistent format for each chapter, allowing students to compare the various theories. Each chapter includes three case studies that provide students with practical examples of the theories discussed. Adopted at more than 1,000 colleges, universities, and institutions worldwide, Leadership: Theory and Practice provides readers with a user-friendly account of a wide range of leadership research in a clear, concise, and interesting manner. This dynamic Interactive eBook goes way beyond highlighting and note-taking! Your students can read their mobile-friendly eBook anywhere, anytime with easy access across desktop, smartphone, and tablet devices. Using the VitalSource Bookshelf(R) platform, students can download the book to a personal computer and read it offline, share notes and highlights with instructors and classmates who are using the same eBook, and -follow- friends and instructors as they make their own notes and highlights. By simply clicking on icons in the eBook, your students can experience a broad array of integrated multimedia resources including engaging video and audio, as well as access to relevant academic and professional articles. Your students save when you bundle the print version with the interactive eBook edition. Use bundle ISBN 978-1-5063-0528-8. Please contact your Sales Representative for more information.

30 review for Leadership: Theory and Practice [with eBook]

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kristin

    One of my Fall 2011 accomplishments! Thanks to Reid for plowing through this one with me. It was one of those books that I felt I should read, since it's a best selling text in leadership. I'm glad I did. The first 1/3 was slow going, discussing older theories that seemed to have serious faults and limited applicability. But, it was good history and context for the leadership instructor. The next 1/3 contained discussion of transformational leadership and authentic leadership that really put a l One of my Fall 2011 accomplishments! Thanks to Reid for plowing through this one with me. It was one of those books that I felt I should read, since it's a best selling text in leadership. I'm glad I did. The first 1/3 was slow going, discussing older theories that seemed to have serious faults and limited applicability. But, it was good history and context for the leadership instructor. The next 1/3 contained discussion of transformational leadership and authentic leadership that really put a lot of the research that I've been reading in perspective, explaining their fundamental precepts, genus and models. The final 1/3 uses different authors and covers more trendy issues, including a nice summary of team leadership that has challenged me to take our instruction on this to the next level. The chapter on women in leadership firmed my resolve to continue thinking about how to best address this in the elective curriculum, as well. In general, I found the book to be a very effective overview, covering lots of ground relatively quickly. The format of each chapter is standard and effective in providing a broad, balanced review of each subject area. I would recommend that at least one pharmacy leadership instructor on a school's leadership instructional team consider reading this one.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    In summary: "here are a bunch of theories about leadership, but none of them are right. Also here is a short chapter about women leaders and about how basically none of the other theories applied to women--we don't really know what works. Try growing a penis." Thanks for wasting my time. 🤗 In summary: "here are a bunch of theories about leadership, but none of them are right. Also here is a short chapter about women leaders and about how basically none of the other theories applied to women--we don't really know what works. Try growing a penis." Thanks for wasting my time. 🤗

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mark Oppenlander

    This book covers various concepts of and ideas about leadership. Each chapter provides a thumbnail sketch of a particular leadership theory or approach, followed by an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the theory and case studies. Many of the chapters also include survey instruments so that aspiring leaders can assess themselves against the leadership theory in question. The chapters are arranged roughly chronologically, beginning with older models of leadership (e.g. trait approach, s This book covers various concepts of and ideas about leadership. Each chapter provides a thumbnail sketch of a particular leadership theory or approach, followed by an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the theory and case studies. Many of the chapters also include survey instruments so that aspiring leaders can assess themselves against the leadership theory in question. The chapters are arranged roughly chronologically, beginning with older models of leadership (e.g. trait approach, skills approach, etc.) and moving up to more contemporary leadership models (e.g. adaptive leadership, the psychodynamic approach, etc.) This is one of the more enjoyable textbooks I can remember reading. I don't know if I liked it so much because it was that well written or if I simply found the subject matter compelling. Or perhaps leadership is just on my mind right now; there are some major leadership transitions occurring at my workplace and I have been thinking a lot about what it takes to be a good leader. In any event, I found it easy to turn the pages on this one. Perhaps it is simply because leadership is a topic that affects us all. If the topic interests you, this book is a nice overview of the history of leadership theories with some thoughts on their application in modern organizations.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Umar Riaz

    “Leadership is the subject which is most studied but least understood” remarked James Macgregor Bruns the pioneer of the field with his book which came in 1978.This review will be first of the three books which I read for preparation of a lecture as well as for designing a module on leadership. I have always been wary of studying the popular yet evasive concepts like leadership. The popularity makes a subject personalized due to experiences. The exclusivity and distinction of a specialized knowl “Leadership is the subject which is most studied but least understood” remarked James Macgregor Bruns the pioneer of the field with his book which came in 1978.This review will be first of the three books which I read for preparation of a lecture as well as for designing a module on leadership. I have always been wary of studying the popular yet evasive concepts like leadership. The popularity makes a subject personalized due to experiences. The exclusivity and distinction of a specialized knowledge is lost in translation when each one of us judges on personal experiences. Still I have tried, involuntarily to start with, and by no means has this quest been less than fascinating. The first step is categorization. Leadership is being studied from four perspectives or disciplines. The first one is that of history. Historians chronicled the lives of great people and these chronicles gave insights into leadership. These insights though anecdotal and impressionistic have remain popular and as the interests into the biographies of the leaders like Napoleon and Churchill keeps on sustaining despite the presence of dozens of biographies. The second field is that of management. Managerial leader is the new leader. Most of the courses of leadership in western universities revolve around managerial leader who would become CEOs, turn around companies, trigger innovation and make immense amount of money in the process. Alongside management , the psychology also stepped in, as the leadership discipline was thought to be revolving around personality , motivation and behavior. Finally, the self-help gurus caught up soon. The shops are flooded with the to-do lists of leadership with promises to unleash the inner leader. The first book which I chose is primarily a management leadership book but also touches upon other approaches. It is ‘Leadership; Theory and Practice” by Peter Northouse. The book is in seventh edition and published by Sage, a well-known publishing house. The starting point is early twentieth century when the leadership studies became popular. The book is essentially a book about the leadership studies and research instead of leadership, and understandably because being elusive nature of subject itself. It starts with simple and accepted definition of leadership “Leadership is a process whereby an individual influences group of individuals to achieve a common goal”. Each chapter is then built around a specific leadership model ; how it originated , how is it applied , its strengths and weaknesses. The story of leadership starts with ‘Great man theories’. These have been in thinking since the days of earliest historian of leadership, Plutarch and his LIVES Fast forward to nineteenth century and comes Thomas Carlyle with “On Heroes , Hero worship and heroic in history”. History was thus nothing but biographies of great men. This provided little help when it came to the academic test. Still the Great Man model was not easily discarded and thus came the “Trait approach”. The great men had certain traits which made them great. They had to be intelligent, extrovert and ambitious. The trait approach evolved into “Skills approach” and the leaders were supposed to have technical , human and conceptual skills. Stodgill complied summed these into the skills of intelligence , creativity, oratory , diplomacy , persuasiveness and social skills. Though some of these skills were more like traits. Even the narrower focus was of not much help. There was and there is marked difference in fortunes of the people with same skills and traits. The time was ripe for the behavioral and approaches to leadership. A grid was devised by Blake and Mouton and leadership styles were developed. A leader was either job oriented or people oriented. This era was a bonanza for consultants. The idea that leadership is a teachable led to million dollar industry. But style was not enough so a “situational approach” has been developed. The type of leadership depends on situation and the style has to conform to the level of challenge. At the same time, leadership became more focused through the “path-goal approach” which expects leader to clear the goal, gives the path , removes obstacles and support employees. There was also emphasis on the dynamics of leaders and followers and their being locked in a dyad and interdependent relationship. Transformational approach was a big milestone in leadership studies. More so because the recognition of the transactional approach which is based on the rules, status quo and give and take. A leader was expected to do more ; transform , revive and change. The transformation is not possible unless the leader is charismatic , committed , dynamic ,visionary with emphasis on morality. Now the distinction between leader and manager was more than clear. Burns pioneered this and Bennis and Nuns , and Kouzes and Posner further improved it. One remembers Bennis from his quote about Managers doing the things right while leader doing the right things. The morality has become a subject in leadership recently with the corporate scandals and financial crisis. There is “Authentic leadership approach” as well as “Ethical leadership”. There has also been more focus on participation and team building with Team leadership or “distributed leadership” calling for more flattened structures and consultative decision making. “Servant leadership” takes the participation to next level with ten characteristics and thrust on altruism and service. There is also discussion on gender and culture, and why there is difference between male and female , and why some groups are disadvantaged for leadership position. The book “Leadership; theory and practice” is useful and informative. It captures the original research but is also an easy read with a structured approach. Each approach has been explained with three or four case studies and the work sheet to determine the particular model. It has something for everyone i.e students, teachers and managers, and is good starting point for the discipline. What are the lessons learnt about leadership? The various models and approaches discussed are not mutually exclusive i.e it is not that trait and skills models are redundant after advent of behavioral and transformation approaches. Some part of each has relevance to some scenario or situation. There is need to build more into the knowledge base of this discipline especially with leadership more discussed and less understood.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sandy H

    Hard to rate a book that's meant to be a more academic overview type of book. Was it the most exciting book in the world to read? No. But did it do for me what I'd hoped--give me a really good overview of a lot of different leadership models? Yes--absolutely. This book helped me think through relationships between different models/theories and what components I may want to explore further. The way the chapters are formatted are very helpful--a description of the theory, strengths and weaknesses, Hard to rate a book that's meant to be a more academic overview type of book. Was it the most exciting book in the world to read? No. But did it do for me what I'd hoped--give me a really good overview of a lot of different leadership models? Yes--absolutely. This book helped me think through relationships between different models/theories and what components I may want to explore further. The way the chapters are formatted are very helpful--a description of the theory, strengths and weaknesses, case studies, and quick summaries at the end so I could at least get a feel for a few models that I didn't want to read thoroughly. Very well done.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Montazar

    The book tackles leadership as theories, instead of preparing ppl. It's goog if you are the analytical type of person. Otherwise I wouldn't recommend it. The book tackles leadership as theories, instead of preparing ppl. It's goog if you are the analytical type of person. Otherwise I wouldn't recommend it.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Lee-Tammeus

    Forced to read for class. Not a bad book, but there really is nothing new in here if you know anything about leadership skills. If you are not, this is a great place to start. Mainly focusing on theory, Northouse walks you through trait, skill, style, and situational approaches as well as many different theories related to leadership. great assessments inside as well.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Marianne

    I just read this book for my MBA Leadership class and very much enjoyed it. Most of the books I read for classes are painful - but this was not only easy to ready, it was interesting and something that was relevant.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Marlena

    A great textbook for an introduction to leadership theory class. It is very readable and includes charts, tables, and an assessment at the end of each chapter. We used it in my graduate leadership class and one that I will reference in the years to come and future papers.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Nancy

    My "go to" leadership book! My "go to" leadership book!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Melodie

    It's definitely one of the better textbooks I've read recently. It's definitely one of the better textbooks I've read recently.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Stan

    Leadership: Theory and Practice by Northouse - in its eighth edition - for a reason. First, this book offers an overview of Leadership Theories following a semi-chronological development. This provides a good overview of how theories have developed, deviated, and nuanced through the 20th Century and into the 21st. I really enjoyed this layout. Second, this book is well laid out. The chapters all follow the same format. This makes the material very well organized and easy to read. Third, this book i Leadership: Theory and Practice by Northouse - in its eighth edition - for a reason. First, this book offers an overview of Leadership Theories following a semi-chronological development. This provides a good overview of how theories have developed, deviated, and nuanced through the 20th Century and into the 21st. I really enjoyed this layout. Second, this book is well laid out. The chapters all follow the same format. This makes the material very well organized and easy to read. Third, this book is an academic text. The reading level is not extremely high, but there are abundant citations. Each chapter has a reference list - which I enjoyed (there are plenty of "recommended reading" options here). Fourth, the reader can clearly see that the leadership theories from the most recent half century are basically nuances, focusing on attributes, principles, values, and priorities. So, once you have the basic skills down you can focus on specific areas you want or need to develop. One complaint, the chapter on Global Leadership was, in my opinion, a bit weak. I would also like to see an full chapter devoted to Cross Cultural or Intercultural Leadership as that is different from Global Leadership (though the two do intersect at certain points). Overall, this book offers a great introduction to Leadership in both theory and practice - so the title is spot on. Since it is in the eighth edition, you know the book as been finely tuned - I didn't find fluff or waste in the 500+ pages. It also includes about 3 case studies per chapter. Good for provoking pondering! If you want an overview or Leadership Styles/Theories, this is the book for you! Grab a copy and enjoy!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Caitlin

    Nope nope nope. Lots of theories of leadership with little relevance to or acknowledgement of anyone other than western white cis straight men with economic means. Chapter 15 is about women and leadership...and rigidly adheres to the gender binary and has one sentence about the intersection of gender with other identities. Chapter 16 is about culture and leadership and is at best trying to be a cheat sheet for how different leadership traits read in different geographic areas. This book upholds Nope nope nope. Lots of theories of leadership with little relevance to or acknowledgement of anyone other than western white cis straight men with economic means. Chapter 15 is about women and leadership...and rigidly adheres to the gender binary and has one sentence about the intersection of gender with other identities. Chapter 16 is about culture and leadership and is at best trying to be a cheat sheet for how different leadership traits read in different geographic areas. This book upholds the status quo in harmful ways. It’s maddening that it’s considered such a classic textbook on leadership when the people we need more of in leadership positions are completely or all but ignored by it. The upside: if you get assigned to read this book like I did, the summaries at the end of each chapter are reasonable proxies for the info in the chapters themselves. I got a little more out of reading the full chapters. And it helped me feel like I had a stronger position from which to drag the book during class discussion. But if you just need to be responsible for the material, the summaries are definitely sufficient.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Barry Davis

    Adopted at more than 1600 institutions and translated into 13 different languages, this book provides an in depth review of the present theories and models of leadership. After providing leadership definitions from 1900 to the present, chapters present all the current theories, providing an academic account of each theory. The theories covered are as follows: 2. Trait Approach 3. Skills Approach 4. Behavioral Approach 5. Situational Approach 6. Path-Goal Approach 7. Leader-Member Exchange Approach 8. T Adopted at more than 1600 institutions and translated into 13 different languages, this book provides an in depth review of the present theories and models of leadership. After providing leadership definitions from 1900 to the present, chapters present all the current theories, providing an academic account of each theory. The theories covered are as follows: 2. Trait Approach 3. Skills Approach 4. Behavioral Approach 5. Situational Approach 6. Path-Goal Approach 7. Leader-Member Exchange Approach 8. Transformational Approach 9. Authentic Approach 10. Servant Approach 11. Adaptive Approach 12. Followership 13. Leadership Ethics 14. Team Leadership 15. Gender and Leadership 16. Culture and Leadership All theories are presenting by reviewing their development, noting strengths and criticisms, case studies, and instruments available to measure the theory. Each chapter also ends with a brief summary of the theory under consideration. An exceptional resource to review leadership theories and models from a robust academic standpoint.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Tina

    This is my 4th book on leadership. I’m very tempted to rate it 5 stars but still feel too new to leadership books to know if this is truly is one of the best leadership books out there. As I’m in my first semester of my doctorate in education, I may change this rating later. I really like this book and the fact that is has chapters on servant leadership, ethics leadership, gender and leadership, culture and leadership, & so many others! I really like the format of the book that each chapter give This is my 4th book on leadership. I’m very tempted to rate it 5 stars but still feel too new to leadership books to know if this is truly is one of the best leadership books out there. As I’m in my first semester of my doctorate in education, I may change this rating later. I really like this book and the fact that is has chapters on servant leadership, ethics leadership, gender and leadership, culture and leadership, & so many others! I really like the format of the book that each chapter gives an easy to read overview, strengths weaknesses, case studies, and instruments to measure the leadership style in your own organization. For some of the theories, it left me wanting to know more- like how to really dig in and apply the leadership theory in more detail. I’m definitely going to keep this book though, defense it often, and possibly use a chapter or two with my team at work.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Sahibzada

    This was a textbook for a class I’m taking on ethics and leadership. It takes concepts around leadership, which can tend to sound like a lot of business buzzwords, and puts them into academic frameworks that can be studied and put into practice. It’s helped me organize my thoughts on leadership and challenged some of my ideas about what it means to be a servant leader. Prior to this course and reading this book, I took all of the conflicting leadership advice as a “well, it’s all the same”; now, This was a textbook for a class I’m taking on ethics and leadership. It takes concepts around leadership, which can tend to sound like a lot of business buzzwords, and puts them into academic frameworks that can be studied and put into practice. It’s helped me organize my thoughts on leadership and challenged some of my ideas about what it means to be a servant leader. Prior to this course and reading this book, I took all of the conflicting leadership advice as a “well, it’s all the same”; now, I can more fully appreciate these kinds of advice. I recommend this book for everyone: teachers, consultants, engineers, parents. It’s definitely helped me understand this abstract idea that is leadership.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Georang A Cavazos

    This book is amazing! As someone who is very analytical and has read a lot of books on leadership, this one breaks them all down into their foundations! While there are many theories on leadership, you see a lot of reoccurring themes and aspects of leadership that overlap everywhere. This book is amazing for breaking it down to a science and tells me where I am strong and weak in. I love this book. It seems most people read this book for graduate studies. I'm not in that and don't even have an asso This book is amazing! As someone who is very analytical and has read a lot of books on leadership, this one breaks them all down into their foundations! While there are many theories on leadership, you see a lot of reoccurring themes and aspects of leadership that overlap everywhere. This book is amazing for breaking it down to a science and tells me where I am strong and weak in. I love this book. It seems most people read this book for graduate studies. I'm not in that and don't even have an associate's degree but if you to see the pinnacle of leadership theory and practice, this is THE book to read.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Tyler

    I read this as an introductory textbook for my Master's of Organizational Leadership program. This book is a really clear, effective summation of the various academic theories and approaches to leadership. Each chapter is structured the same way, which is very helpful, and the writing is really concise and clear. This book was a great way to give a broad overview of the field of leadership studies, and was filled with many thought provoking ideas and insights and perspectives about leadership. I I read this as an introductory textbook for my Master's of Organizational Leadership program. This book is a really clear, effective summation of the various academic theories and approaches to leadership. Each chapter is structured the same way, which is very helpful, and the writing is really concise and clear. This book was a great way to give a broad overview of the field of leadership studies, and was filled with many thought provoking ideas and insights and perspectives about leadership. I enjoyed reading it and I learned a lot! This book really helped me determine what areas of leadership studies I want to focusing on during my program.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan Fang

    Literally one of the worst textbooks I've ever read (and this is coming from someone who read through microbiology and biochem textbook and found them rather interesting). The author cannot seem to describe major concepts and theories in a clear and concise manner and there are a lot of superfluous/trivial details in the book. If you're taking a course that uses this textbook, I strongly recommend going over the powerpoint slides your prof made, it's a lot more efficient to learn from the slides Literally one of the worst textbooks I've ever read (and this is coming from someone who read through microbiology and biochem textbook and found them rather interesting). The author cannot seem to describe major concepts and theories in a clear and concise manner and there are a lot of superfluous/trivial details in the book. If you're taking a course that uses this textbook, I strongly recommend going over the powerpoint slides your prof made, it's a lot more efficient to learn from the slides.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Max

    The textbook focuses more on the theories of leadership. It's an excellent introduction for those interested in doing research in the field. Newport summarizes each leadership theory, with practical examples, and concludes with a set of questions on the strengths and criticism for each approach, which provides an amply opportunity for further research. The last few chapters are written by guest authors. The textbook focuses more on the theories of leadership. It's an excellent introduction for those interested in doing research in the field. Newport summarizes each leadership theory, with practical examples, and concludes with a set of questions on the strengths and criticism for each approach, which provides an amply opportunity for further research. The last few chapters are written by guest authors.

  21. 5 out of 5

    LaVerne Ludden

    I taught in the leadership departments at Purdue University Fort Wayne and Indiana Wesleyan University. Peter's book is one of the standards we used to teach our students at all levels of higher education. He does an excellent job of summarizing the research on key leadership theories and regularly updates the book. It is a book every leader should read so they gain a depth of understanding about leadership--not jubs the latest fad. I taught in the leadership departments at Purdue University Fort Wayne and Indiana Wesleyan University. Peter's book is one of the standards we used to teach our students at all levels of higher education. He does an excellent job of summarizing the research on key leadership theories and regularly updates the book. It is a book every leader should read so they gain a depth of understanding about leadership--not jubs the latest fad.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jamie

    Not terrible as textbooks go. Chapters deal rather generally with leadership theories; defining them, presenting research findings, detailing strengths, weaknesses, and applications of each approach, three case studies pertaining to the approach, sample questionnaires, and a summary. The last few chapters deal with issues in leadership regarding culture, gender, and others. All in all, its a good overview of leadership theories.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Tony Segreto

    A well researched and solid foundational text on leadership styles and descriptions. This is basically a textbook on leadership that is perhaps too theoretical than applicable. Although the several case studies help, I feel they are reverse engineered, with a specific leadership style in mind. Really world situations are less clear. Good for a textbook, but not quite my cup of tea.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Bryant

    Clear and easy to understand examples of leadership approaches and ethics. Each approach has a questionnaire at the end of the chapter to help you assess what improvements you can make to be a more effective leader. I rented a copy for a Leadership Dynamics class, but will be buying a copy for reference.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Eric Rodrigues

    This is leadership by theory and not so much practice. It's an analytical view of leadership in organizations. It's got a little bit of practical approaches but ultimately is not very applicable. If you're looking for practical application this is not the book to read. But it makes it very easy to understand the technical side of leadership! This is leadership by theory and not so much practice. It's an analytical view of leadership in organizations. It's got a little bit of practical approaches but ultimately is not very applicable. If you're looking for practical application this is not the book to read. But it makes it very easy to understand the technical side of leadership!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Eila Mcmillin

    Information is really basic. Gives a comprehensive look at different theories of leadership, but pretty dry and boring, and a bit superficial in terms of discussing different complexities and pitfalls. Chapters looking at gender and cultural diversity are really basic and though probably well meaning fall into the same sexist and ethnocentric shenanigans that they're trying to explain. Information is really basic. Gives a comprehensive look at different theories of leadership, but pretty dry and boring, and a bit superficial in terms of discussing different complexities and pitfalls. Chapters looking at gender and cultural diversity are really basic and though probably well meaning fall into the same sexist and ethnocentric shenanigans that they're trying to explain.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Shymaa Ali

    It was a very good source of information, it includes many theories about the different leadership styles and how they fit into certain contexts. The book is written in an academic language, it might not be interesting to many, but it is a useful book.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Dan Webster

    Excellent overview of theories in leadership with a thoughtful analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of each. I specifically enjoyed the latter chapters of the book, including those on authentic leadership, the psychodynamic approach, and women and leadership.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Joshua Bowen

    I view this as the "leadership bible." It's a fantastic textbook outlining the prevalent models and theories of leadership, and includes strengths and weaknesses of each model/theory. A quality text to guide people's education to better understand the science of leadership. I view this as the "leadership bible." It's a fantastic textbook outlining the prevalent models and theories of leadership, and includes strengths and weaknesses of each model/theory. A quality text to guide people's education to better understand the science of leadership.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Molleda

    This is an excellent book that can apply to all aspects of life. This book provided a good history of leadership views and practices up to current positions. This was required reading for a course I am taking but definitely one to keep on the shelf.

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