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The Practice of Leadership: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders

Edited by Jay A. Conger and Ronald E. Riggio

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Format: Hardcover, 432pp.
ISBN: 9780787983055
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Pub. Date: November 28, 2006

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This book includes contributions from top scholars who outline the best leadership practices for the benefit of the practicing leader. Each chapter focuses on a specific area of leadership practice and ends with a set of "take away" best practices in each area—an executive summary in reverse—that will serve as a quick reference for those who might want to peruse chapters, but still extract the best practices, as well as a summary for those who thoroughly read each chapter.


"Jay Alden Conger and Ronald Riggio have brought together a galaxy of sophisticated yet practical experts on leadership, stressing both the complexity and indispensability of both transactional and transforming leadership, with the blessing of the pioneering student of leadership, Bernie Bass."
—James MacGregor Burns, professor emeritus, Willams College, and Pulitzer Prize winner

"Simply the best single resource of readings, ideas, and practices on leadership by the best group of experts you'll ever find in one volume!"
—Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business, University of Southern California and author,On Becoming a Leader

"The Practice of Leadership takes the reader beyond theory and hones in on the best of the best practices for leading organizations. It is a wonderful guide for the executive who aspires to be an exceptional leader!"
—Michael Grindon, president, Sony Pictures Television International

"Jay Conger and Ron Riggio have assembled a long-overdue and comprehensive work on the best practices of leadership. This book makes it clear that leadership can indeed be learned, refined, and enhanced. From the frontline to the executive suite to the boardroom, for social entrepreneurs and CEOs alike, this is a terrific handbook."
—Harry T. McMahon, vice chairman, Merrill Lynch & Company

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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.

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