Higher Education


Principles of Leadership (POD)

Author(s): Andrew J. DuBrin

ISBN: 9789386858733

Edition: 7th

© Year : 2013


Binding: Paperback

Pages: 568

Trim Size : 241 x 181 mm

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Perfect for instructors who take a practical, skill-building approach to teaching leadership, PRINCIPLES OF LEADERSHIP, 7E, provides an ideal balance of essential theory and real-world applications. Andrew DuBrin, a highly respected author and consultant, incorporates the latest research on leadership and current business practices from academic journals and popular periodicals. The text provides students with a strong practical foundation by introducing leaders they can relate to and reinforcing their knowledge with frequent skill-building activities. Key updates include new opening vignettes, end-of-chapter cases and numerous additional skill-building exercises.

  • Updated Leader in Action boxes describe the leadership practices, behaviors, and personal attributes of real-world leaders students are likely to know and relate to, and each box concludes with questions relating the leader to key concepts from the current chapter.
  • Integrated throughout the text, new and updated Leadership Self-Assessment and Leadership Skill-Building Exercises help students understand and develop key leadership skills.
  • Interesting and highly relevant real-life and hypothetical examples throughout the text illustrate key concepts and theories to help students better understand the material and appreciate its practical applications.
  • Special features such as Guidelines for Action and Skill-Development and Leadership Portfolio provide students with practical, step-by-step guidance to help them become more effective leaders.
  • Two Leadership Case Problems in each chapter illustrate major themes covered in the text by presenting interesting, relevant real-life examples and providing associated activities to help students develop their own leadership knowledge and skills.
  • NEW OPENING VIGNETTES introduce nearly every chapter by illustrating concepts and theories students will encounter as they read, providing a useful real-world context to help students approach the material more effectively and master it more readily.
  • Most end-of-chapter case problems, skill-building exercises, and examples are either new or thoroughly updated, and they feature a more diverse selection of leaders likely to appeal to today''s students, including leaders outside the corporate limelight, middle managers from large firms, small-business owners, and leaders in professional sports.

1. The Meaning and Relevance of Leadership.

2. Global and Cross-Cultural Leadership.

3. Personal Attributes of Leaders.

4. The Charismatic and Transformational Aspects of Leaders.

5. The Moral Aspects of Leadership.

6. Enhancing Teamwork within the Group.

7. The Leader as a Motivator and Coach.

8. Leadership Actions, Attitudes, and Styles.

9. How Leaders Respond to the Situation at Hand.

10. How Leaders Exert Influence.

11. How Leaders Attain and Maintain Power.

12. Communicating with Others and Resolving Conflicts.

13. The Creative and Innovative Aspects of Leaders.

14. Thinking Strategically and Managing Knowledge.

15. The Development of Leaders and Succession Planning.


Andrew J. DuBrin

Andrew J. DuBrin is Professor Emeritus of Management in the E. Philip Saunders College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he served as department chairman and team leader. Dr. DuBrin has taught courses and conducted research in leadership, management, organizational behavior, and career management. He presents at other colleges, career schools, and universities. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology from Michigan State University. Dr. DuBrin has experience in human resource management and is a business and personal consultant in career management, leadership, and management development. Dr. DuBrin is an established author of both textbooks and trade books, and he contributes to professional journals, magazines, newspapers, and online media. He has written textbooks on management, leadership, organizational behavior, human relations, political behavior in organizations, and impression management. His trade books address management issues from charisma, team play, and office politics to overcoming career self-sabotage, and coaching and mentoring.