Leadership: A Communication Perspective, 7th edition, (PDF), has been at the forefront of college and university leadership courses for nearly 3 decades, providing an authoritative, compelling introduction to leadership as a communication-based activity. The new 7th edition continues the tradition of excellence with an up-to-date treatment of research and theory combined with practical, real-world advice for improving communication competence and leadership effectiveness.
The expert authors profile contemporary leaders and organizations like Zappos’ Tony Hsieh, Alibaba’s Jack Ma, Uber, The Container Store, Airbnb, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, the Waffle House, Chipotle, Nordstrom, and Google. Their presentation balances current scholarship and trends with historical perspectives to provide a fuller understanding of the practice and study of leadership. Leadership and followership are examined in multiple contexts, including organizational leadership, public leadership, and leadership in groups and teams. Topics new to this seventh edition include transcendent followership, the leadership skills approach, escalation of commitment, team coaching, cultural intelligence, trigger events, invisible leadership, and resilience.
Research Highlights summarize seminal and recent scholarship.
Chapter Takeaways reinforce important concepts and action steps.
Cultural Connections discuss leadership expectations and behaviors in other cultures.
Application Exercises offer abundant opportunities to explore, practice, and reflect on chapter content.
Leadership on the Big Screen correlates chapter concepts with the themes of popular films and documentaries.
Case Studies examine leadership situations and pose thoughtful questions that prompt students to apply their experiences and understandings.
Self-Assessments measure readers’ perceptions of personal leadership skills, communication style, cultural intelligence, motivation to lead, and more.