Welcome to the SAGE Edge site for Introduction to Leadership, 5e!

The Fifth Edition of Peter G. Northouse’s bestselling Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice provides readers with a clear, concise overview of the complexities of practicing leadership and concrete strategies for becoming better leaders. The text is organized around key leader responsibilities such as creating a vision, establishing a constructive climate, listening to outgroup members, and overcoming obstacles. Case studies, self-assessment questionnaires, observational exercises, and reflection and action worksheets engage readers to apply leadership concepts to their own lives. Grounded in leadership theory and the latest research, the fully updated, highly practical Fifth Edition includes a new chapter on destructive leadership, 18 new cases, and 5 new Leadership Snapshots.

The reprinted edition of Introduction to Leadership, Fifth Edition, has been revised to align with SAGE’s updated bias-free language guidelines. In addition, a new profile of Harriet Tubman supersedes the profile of George Washington found in earlier versions of the text. Visit the Chapter 2 tab on this site to download the Harriet Tubman profile if you have an earlier version of the text.

This site features an array of free resources you can access anytime, anywhere.


We gratefully acknowledge Peter G. Northouse for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Isolde Anderson of Hope College and Lou Sabina of Stetson University for developing the resources on this site.