Ideal for instructors who take a practical, skill-building approach to teaching leadership, this text balances theory with real-world applications. DuBrin, a highly respected author and consultant, incorporates current research on leadership and real-world business events from academic journals and popular periodicals. Leadership profiles focus on successful men and women to whom students can easily relate, such as lower-level, small business, and not-for-profit leaders.In the Fifth Edition, skill-building activities such as leadership self-assessment quizzes, role-play exercises, and discussion questions have been retained. Key updates include new opening vignettes and end-of-chapter cases; one additional "Skill-Building Exercise" per chapter; and an enhanced Online Study Center (student web site) with new "Knowledge Bank" sections, featuring research and theory not covered in the text."New!" The Fifth Edition includes new opening vignettes featuring companies like Deloitte & Touche and Colgate-Palmolive, as well as new quizzes, exercises, and end-of-chapter cases."New!" This edition incorporates new research, cases, and hands-on work for students, plus more examples of leaders and leadership styles in lower-level, small business, and not-for-profit organizations. A range of new examples includes sports organizations like the New York Yankees and the Detroit Pistons."New!" The enhanced Online Study Center includes more resources to help students succeed in the course, including new "Knowledge Bank" sections, featuring research and theory not covered in the text."New!" For instructors who wish to assign more skill-building practice or vary assignments based on student interests, each chapter offers an additional "Skill-Building Exercise" that focuses on building a leadership portfolio."New!" A new chapter-ending boxed feature acts as a reader's roadmap by reviewing the previous chapter's content and previews the chapter to follow.Andrew J. DuBrin is the author of 'Leadership: Research Findings, Practice, and Skills', published 2006 under ISBN 9780618623280 and ISBN 0618623280.