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Effective Leadership: Theory, Cases, and Applications

by Ronald H Humphrey SAGE Publications, Inc
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This innovative book integrates traditional and new leadership theories—including transformational leadership, leader-member exchange, authentic leadership, servant leadership, self-leadership, shared and distributed leadership, identity theory, and the value of emotions and affect—to provide a comprehensive look at the many facets of effective leadership. Practical and fun to read, the book incorporates personal reflections and current business examples to bring the theories of organizational leadership to life. In addition, engaging and relevant “Put it in Practice” features help students see how they can apply the leadership research to their own work lives, while leadership cases throughout demonstrate how real leaders have succeeded by applying the leadership principles discussed in the book. Written in a conversational style, the book is concise enough to be used in a case- or course pack-oriented course or in a modular program.

1. Introduction: Leaders Matter
2. How Personality Traits Influence Leader Emergence and Performance
3. Cognitive Intelligence, Complex Task Performance, and Decision-Making
4. How Emotional Intelligence, Skills and Competencies Increase Leader Effectiveness
5. The Behavioral Approach to Leadership; Women and Leadership
6. Situational and Path-Goal Models of Leadership
7. Leader-Member Exchange and One-on-One Relationships
8. The Importance of Affect and Emotions to Leadership
9. Self-Leadership, Empowerment, Shared/Distributed Leadership, and Teams
10. Authentic Leadership Theory, Positive Organizational Scholarship, and Servant Leadership
11. Identity Processes: Individual, Relational, Social, Organizational, and Cultural
12. Authority, Power, and Persuasion
13. Charisma, Rhetoric, and Impression Management
14. Transactional Leadership and Goal-Setting
15. Transformational Leadership, Change, and Sensemaking Perspectives

“The author’s writing style and spot-on examples and cases bring the material to life. The author is an extremely talented writer…This text reads like a business ‘best seller’. I was thoroughly entranced by this book and couldn’t wait to read more of it. I would recommend it to students and leader/manager practitioners. The summaries of research studies are excellent and can be put to immediate practical use.  This is the best book on overall leadership (text or otherwise) that I have ever read.”
Ronald H. Humphrey is a Professor in the Department of Management at Virginia Commonwealth University. His research interests are on leadership, entrepreneurship, customer service, emotions in the workplace, empathy, emotional labor, emotional intelligence, person perception, identity theory, labeling theory, attribution theory, collective efficacy, careers, project management, assessment centers, job characteristics, and other topics. Ron is on the Editorial Board of The Leadership Quarterly, and he edited a special issue of The Leadership Quarterly on emotions and leadership. He was also one of the founding members of the Network of Leadership Scholars (also known as LDRNET) and was co-program chair for the Professional Development Workshops organized by the Network at Academy of Management Conferences. In 2008 Ron also edited Affect and Emotion: New Directions in Management Theory and Research. Along with Neal Ashkanasy and Quy Huy, Ron will edit a forthcoming special issue of the Academy of Management Review on aintegrating affect and emotions in management theories.a Ron has published in a wide range of journals, including the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Perspectives, American Sociological Review, Research in Organizational Behavior, Leadership Quarterly, Social Psychology Quarterly, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, Human Relations, Organization Science, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Public Opinion Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and other journals. Ron enjoys working with the business community doing corporate training and consulting, and his research and consulting activities have been with some of the largest corporations in America, such as Chrysler, General Motors, and Northwest Airlines, as well as numerous small businesses and entrepreneurs. Education: AB: U. of Chicago; Ph.D.: U. of Michigan; Postdoctoral Fellow: Indiana University. -