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The Practice of Leadership


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Foreword (Bernard M. Bass). About the Authors. Introduction (Jay A. Conger and Ronald E. Riggio). Part One: Leadership Development and Selection. 1 Best Practices in Leader Selection (Ann Howard). 2 Best Practices in Leadership Assessment (Manuel London, James W. Smither, and Thomas Diamante). 3 Shifting the Emphasis of Leadership Development: From ?Me? to ?All of Us? (Patricia M. G. O?Connor and David V. Day). 4 Getting Leader Development Right: Competence Not Competencies (Morgan W. McCall Jr. and George P. Hollenbeck). Part Two: The Tasks of the Leader. 5 Best Practices in the Use of Proactive Influence Tactics by Leaders (Gary Yukl). 6 Creating the Conditions for Success: Best Practices in Leading for Innovation (Michael D. Mumford, Dawn L. Eubanks, and Stephen T. Murphy). 7 Best Practices in Ethical Leadership (Craig E. Johnson). 8 Best Practices in Team Leadership:What Team Leaders Do to Facilitate Team Effectiveness (Kevin C. Stagl, Eduardo Salas, and C. Shawn Burke). Part Three: Leading the Organization. 9 Best Practices in Leading Organizational Change: Workplace Recovery Following Major Organizational Transitions (Mitchell Lee Marks). 10 Best Practices in Leading at Strategic Levels: A Social Responsibility Perspective (David A. Waldman). 11 Best Practices in Corporate Boardroom Leadership (Jay A. Conger). Part Four: Leading in Today?s World. 12 Best Practices in Leading under Crisis: Bottom-Up Leadership, or How to Be a Crisis Champion (Ian I.Mitroff). 13 Best Practices in Leading Diverse Organizations (Lynn R. Offermann and Kenneth Matos). 14 Best Practices in Cross-Cultural Leadership (Mary B. Teagarden). 15 Getting It Right: The Practice of Leadership (Ronald E. Riggio and Jay A. Conger). Notes. Index.

About the Author

The Editors Jay A. Conger holds the Kravis Research Chair in Leadership Studies at Claremont McKenna College. He is the author of twelve books, and he researches executive leadership, organizational change, boards of directors, executive derailment, and leadership development. BusinessWeek described him as the best professor to teach leadership to executives. Ronald E. Riggio is Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology, and Director of the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College. Riggio is the author or editor of over a dozen books and nearly 100 articles and book chapters.


"Surprisingly easy to read? the writing is straightforward, the chapters are well organized, and summaries at the end of the chapter reiterate key points." (Personnel Psychology, 09/28/2007)

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