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Are Leaders Born or Are They Made?: The Case of Alexander the Great / Edition 1
     

Are Leaders Born or Are They Made?: The Case of Alexander the Great / Edition 1

by Manfred Kets de Vries
 

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ISBN-10: 1855753154

ISBN-13: 9781855753150

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: Karnac Books

What makes a great leader? Can leadership be learned or are great leaders born and not made?

Manfred Kets de Vries answers these questions, and many more, in his innovative and fresh look at the timeless theme of effective leadership. His engaging study of the life of Alexander the Great, the charismatic leader who created an empire that spanned most of the

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What makes a great leader? Can leadership be learned or are great leaders born and not made?

Manfred Kets de Vries answers these questions, and many more, in his innovative and fresh look at the timeless theme of effective leadership. His engaging study of the life of Alexander the Great, the charismatic leader who created an empire that spanned most of the ancient world, provides an in-depth look at the psychodynamics of leadership that will be of use to contemporary leaders in business and politics, and to consulting and training organizations.

In the first part of the book, the author weaves the fascinating tale of Alexander’s life, whilst highlighting his considerable leadership skills. He then analyses Alexander’s personality and behavior from a clinical perspective to demonstrate the psychological forces that shaped those leadership qualities. He looks at the key facets of Alexander’s leadership technique in detail, as a practical demonstration of effective leadership, and concludes by cataloguing Alexander’s strengths and, just as importantly, his weaknesses for the vital lessons in leadership. In this way, Manfred Kets de Vries creates a compelling vision of leadership that no one can afford to ignore.

Lavishly illustrated, this exquisite volume is a joy to read, provoking both introspection and inspiration in the minds of its readers. Vital for all managers and management consultants, MBA students, and all concerned with effective leadership.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855753150
Publisher:
Karnac Books
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsxi
About the Authorsxiii
Prefacexvii
Introductionxxi
Part IHistiography
Chapter 1Setting the stage1
Chapter 2Creating a war machine11
Chapter 3Family turmoil17
Chapter 4A strategic genius23
Chapter 5Administering an empire37
Chapter 6Striving for the "Endless Ocean"43
Part IILeadership
Chapter 7The management of meaning53
Chapter 8Entering the inner theatre of the king61
Chapter 9The aftermath93
Chapter 10Leadership lessons from Alexander the Great97
Notes103
References105
Index109

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