Leadership: Theory, Application, & Skill Development

Leadership: Theory, Application, & Skill Development
By Robert N. Lussier, Christopher F. Achua

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The most practical leadership textbook on the market, LEADERSHIP 6e uses a unique three-pronged approach to teach leadership concepts and theory. The authors combine traditional theory with cutting-edge leadership topics in a concise presentation packed with real-world examples. The text puts students in the leadership role, engaging them in applying the concepts and providing step-by-step behavior models for effectively handling leadership functions.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #29062 in Books
  • Brand: imusti
  • Published on: 2015-01-01
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.00" h x .75" w x 8.00" l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 552 pages


  • Cengage Learning

Editorial Reviews

"[You have] lots of self-assessment activities. The figures and diagrams help to summarize the material. The key terms at both the beginning and end of the chapter help. [You offer] a great total package of materials."

"This text gives learners a clear roadmap through the concepts, with many opportunities to apply the concepts and focus on the associated skills; in addition, the self-assessments allow students to see where they currently stand and form a plan to develop greater skill strengths."

About the Author
Robert N. Lussier is Professor of Management at Springfield College. Having taught management for more than 25 years, he has developed innovative and widely copied methods for applying concepts and developing skills that can be used personally and professionally. A prolific writer, Dr. Lussier has more than 350 publications to his credit, including other best selling textbooks (such as Management Fundaments: Concepts, Applications, Skill Development, also by South-Western/Cengage) and articles published in Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, Business Horizons, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Education, Journal of Small Business Management, Family Business Review, and Journal of Small Business Strategy and many others. He served as founding director of Israel Programs and taught courses in Israel. His international experience also stretches to Namibia and South Africa. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Salem State College, master's degrees in education and business administration from Suffolk University, and a doctorate in management from the University of New Haven.

Christopher F. Achua is a full professor in the Department of Business and Economics at the University of Virginia's College at Wise. Dr. Achua has been teaching strategic management, leadership and other related courses for almost two decades, and he has an active scholarship record of presenting papers at regional and national conferences. A consultant to a variety of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, Achua has served on several boards. He served as founding director of two business programs at UVA-Wise - the Small Business Institute (SBI) and the Center for Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Service (CELS). He received his undergraduate degree in business administration and accounting from the University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; his MBA from the University of South Dakota; and his doctorate from the United States International University in San Diego, California.

Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
3Easy enough to read as far as textbooks go, but many grammar errors
By Torus Bakery
the chapters feel easier to read because the text is often broken up with extra boxes, diagrams, etc.
BUT: yes, as someone else mentioned, there are many grammar errors and the language is often unnecessarily obtuse and confusing.
This book was made first with the author's ego in mind, second for the student to learn. Stupid sentence structure and phrasing.
7/10 because while there are many grammar errors, most of them are easy to figure out, and there are many books much more obtuse than this one. I rented this for a class. Otherwise I would not read.

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
2Needs Work
By Scott Spangler
I have not been impressed with this textbook. For the price of the book I expected a very professional and well edited and researched text but this has not been the case. I have noticed several typos and grammatical errors throughout. Plus, one of the areas in the book that referenced a research paper got the results of the paper backwards, thus confusing the reader on an aspect of behavioral leadership theory. Other areas discussing leadership theories appear to be based more on the opinion of the authors than on the body of research. Furthermore, their opinions do not appear to be generated from real world application, but instead from conceptualized and second hand accounts.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Great read!!!
By Man of Valor
Great read! The information on leadership is beyond my expectation. The author was clear, concise, and thorough in development the arguments for good leader, while expressing the ways that bad leadership can be a hindrance.

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