Leadership: Communication, Innovation and Change
By Tubbs, Stewart L
Intended for anyone who wants to learn more about how to be an effective leader. The award-winning author has organized the book into seven chapters; (1) "Introduction: The Context," explores contemporary organizational issues, (2) "Attitudes are everything," takes the existential viewpoint that you and I, in large part, are responsible and accountable for our successes and failures, (3) "Leadership," explores the various aspects of how to use lessons of history to become more effective leaders, (4) "Communication," offers advice on how to communicate more effectively in a variety of situations, (5) "Innovation and creativity," offers practical tips on how to develop your own creativity with the goal of increasing your innovativeness, (6) "Leading change,"offers several ideas on how to overcome the inertia that pervades so many organizations as well as individuals, and (7) "Teamwork and followership," concludes the book with ideas on how to improve your abiltity to contribute to individual and organizational success. Each chapter begins with a case study of an example of a successful leader. Cases include, Carly Fiorina, Hewlett-Packard, Bob Lutz, General Motors, Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson, Virgin Empire, Karen Francis, Ford, Patricia Russo, Lucent Technologies, and Masayoshi Son, Softbank Corporation. Stewart L. Tubbs is the Darrell H. Cooper Professor of Leadership and former Dean of the College of Business at Eastern Michigan University. He also is a Contributing Editor to the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, and received the "Outstanding Leadership" award in London from the Academy of Business Administration in 1994.


DOI: 10.1036/0072845872

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Author Biography

Stewart L. Tubbs is the dean of the College of Business at Eastern Michigan University. He received his doctorate in communication and organizational behavior from the University of Kansas. His master’s degree in communication and his bachelor’s degree in science are from Bowling Green State University. He has completed postdoctoral work in management at Harvard Business School, the University of Michigan, and Michigan State University. Dr. Tubbs has also taught at General Motors Institute and at Boise State University, where he was chairman of the Management Department and later associate dean of the College of Business. He has been named Outstanding Teacher three times and Outstanding Scholar twice. He has consulted for Fortune 500 companies and is past chairman of the Organizational Communication division of the Academy of Management. He has been named an Outstanding Teacher three times and an Outstanding Scholar twice, has consulted extensively for Fortune 500 companies, and is past chairman of the Organizational Communication division of the Academy of Management. He has also received the outstanding leadership award in London from the Academy of Business Administration and has been inducted into the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame by Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Ohio. Dr. Tubbs is the co-author, with Sylvia Moss, of Interpersonal Communication and Human Communication. He is listed in American Men and Women of Science, Contemporary Authors, Directory of American Scholars, the International Who’s Who in Education, and Outstanding Young Men of America.


Leadership: Communication, Innovation and Change
Author(s): Tubbs, Stewart L
ISBN: 0072845872
DOI: 10.1036/0072845872

Format: paperback, 242 pages.
Pub date: 14 Jun 2002
Copyright: 2002
$57.50 US
Product Line: McGraw-Hill Primis Custom Publishing

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