Peter G. Northouse, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Communication in the School of Communication at Western Michigan University. In addition to publications in professional journals, he is the author of Leadership: Theory and Practice (now in its eighth edition) and Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice (now in its fourth edition) and coauthor of Leadership Case Studies in Education (now in its second edition) and Health Communication: Strategies for Health Professionals (now in its third edition). His scholarly and curricular interests include models of leadership, leadership assessment, ethical leadership, and leadership and group dynamics. For more than 30 years, he has taught courses in leadership, interpersonal communication, and organizational communication to both undergraduate and graduate students. Currently, he is a consultant and lecturer on trends in leadership research, leadership development, and leadership education. He holds a doctorate in speech communication from the University of Denver, and master's and bachelor's degrees in communication education from Michigan State University. To learn more about Peter Northouse, his SAGE books, and testimonials from leadership educators, click here: http: //www.sagepub.com/northouse To learn more about the 8th Edition of the market-leading Leadership: Theory and Practice and a sneak peek of the new Followership chapter, click here: http: //www.sagepub.com/leadership8e
"Northouse offers comprehensive coverage of leadership that spans decades of classic and contemporary approaches. He effectively translates the evidence-base in a way that students can put into practice. I have always been impressed with the balance in his presentation of leadership theories, offering a section on strengths and criticisms in each chapter. If you are looking for a book that encourages critical thinking about leadership, this is the one."--Terri A. Scandura
"Leadership: Theory and Practice and its accompanying resources are exceptional. The text is an essential resource for faculty and for students at the undergrad, graduate, executive education, and doctoral levels. There's nothing out there that even come close in terms of quality and comprehensiveness. Don't teach leadership at any level without it."