A Practitioner’s Guide to Leadership by Barry L. Shoop
POSTED ON: April 6, 2022
This new edition includes many core ideas of the original 2008 first edition with a slightly expanded treatment of leadership theories. It retains the original principles of leadership, leadership traits, and the discussion of the difference between leaders and managers.
Dean Shoop added a new section on the need for an expanded leader portfolio of skills and knowledge and a new section on environmental challenges, particularly relevant environmental data from the most recent IEEE Change Drivers report. The remainder of the book retains the practical examples of team composition and diversity; understanding individual and group dynamics; and lastly, meetings.
This second edition is an expanding compilation of insights from numerous scholarly references, as well as Dean Shoop’s personal leadership experiences. Similar to the first edition, the book is not intended to be exhaustive in its coverage, but instead to provide a starting point for those interested in becoming more effective leaders — by stimulating thought, motivating practice, and inspiring reflection.