The comprehensive third edition offers an up-to-date look at leadership theories. Skill-building exercises and self-awareness inventories provide a hands-on feel for theory. Essential topics include: leader-follower relationships, charisma, empowerment, compliance-gaining, collaboration tactics, team leadership, diversity and gender issues, and ethics. This trend-setting textbook continues the tradition of providing students with a solid foundation for understanding and using the practical skill of leadership in all communication settings. Each chapter includes summaries and application exercises.