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The Art of Leadership


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Chapter 1 The Importance of Leadership:Setting the Stage Part 1 Leadership VariablesChapter 2 The Leadership Equation Chapter 3 Leadership Qualities, Characteristics of Followers, and Situational Factors Part 2 The Power of Vision Chapter 4 The Importance of Vision and the Motive to Lead Chapter 5 Organizational Climate Part 3 The Importance of Ethics Chapter 6 Leadership Ethics Chapter 7 The Role of Values and Ethics at Work Part 4 The Empowerment of People Chapter 8 Leadership Authority Chapter 9 Empowerment in the Workplace and the Quality Imperative Part 5 Leadership PrinciplesChapter 10 Effective Leadership and Human Relations Chapter 11 The Team Concept Part 6 Understanding People Chapter 12 Human Behavior and the Art of Persuasion Chapter 13 The Diversity Challenge Part 7 Multiplying Effectiveness Chapter 14 Effective Delegation and How to Assign Work Chapter 15 The Role of Personality Part 8 Developing Others Chapter 16 The Leader as Coach Chapter 17 Helping People through Change and Burnout PreventionPart 9 Performance Management Chapter 18 Managing Performance Chapter 19 Professional Performance and Sustaining DisciplineChapter 20 The Road Ahead: Challenge and Charge

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George Manning is professor emeritus of psychology at Northern Kentucky University. He is a consultant to business, industry, and government, serving such clients as the AMA, AT&T, General Electric, IBM, Duke Energy, the United Auto Works, Young Presidents' Organization, the U/S. Navy, and the National Institutes of Health. He lectures on economic and social issues, including quality of work life, workforce values, and business ethics. He maintains as active program of research and writing in organizational psychology. His current studies and interests include the changing meaning of work, leadership ethics, and coping skills for personal and social change. Kent Curtis is professor emeritus of organizational leadership at Northern Kentucky University. He has examined the collegiate tutorial system as a visiting Fellow at the University of Durham in England and has designed numerous employee and management development programs serving such clients as Texas Medical Center, Junior Achievement, Wendys International, Procter & Gamble, and American Electric Power. He developed the Northern Kentucky University online organizational leadership degree. His current research includes leading teams, the leader as coach and developer of people, and teaching leadership via distance learning.

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