The Essence of Leadership: The Four Keys to Leading Successfully / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 94%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (6) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $35.00   
  • Used (3) from $1.99   

Overview

The Essence of Leadership presents a model for successful leadership that is based on real leaders rather than abstract theory. Edwin A. Locke examines the styles and methods of corporate giants and distills their common characteristics and skills into a prototype for effective leadership that any aspiring corporate or organizational leader can follow. His model is based on four elements a leader possesses: motives and personal traits; knowlege, skills and ability; vision; and the capacity to realize that vision. Locke shows how his model works in the real world by applying it to David Garvin's study of sixteen Japanese and American manufacturers of air conditioners. From these real-life examples, Locke concludes that it is indeed leadership that makes or breaks the success of a company. General readers looking for practical guidelines to effective leadership will be especially interested in this book.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

John Pancetti
As I took the time to appraise privately some of the leaders I know in the business and financial communities, I was struck by the validity and simplicity of the qualities included in the book's leadership model. It is clear that the author is talking about real people. I hope our country will be favored in the future, with so many leaders who will emulate ever more closely the leadership standards so soundly articulated in this book.
Gary Latham
A superb integration of the popular and scientific literature; this book presents a compelling framework for understanding what differentiates effective from ineffective leaders.
Anne Sutherland Fuchs
It is encouraging to note that the 'old fashioned' characteristics of honesty, integrity, and self-confidence lead Edwin Locke's list of leadership traits. If the leaders of the twenty-first century are grounded in these fundamentals, our future will be in good hands.
William B. Walsh
To me, the essence of a successful leader is belief in one's self and an equally strong belief in the vision of where you want to go and what you wish to achieve. Nothing convinces those with whom you work more than your own conviction in the objectives of the task at hand. Edwin Locke's book captures my feelings exactly.
William B. Walsh M.D.
To me, the essence of a successful leader is belief in one's self and an equally strong belief in the vision of where you want to go and what you wish to achieve. Nothing convinces those with whom you work more than your own conviction in the objectives of the task at hand. Edwin Locke's book captures my feelings exactly.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739100547
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Edwin A. Locke is Chairman of the Department of Management and Organizations at the University of Maryland's College of Business and Management. He has written over 140 books, chapters, and articles.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

chapter 1 Foreword chapter 2 Preface chapter 3 The Nature of Leadership chapter 4 Leadership Motives and Traits chapter 5 Knowledge, Skills, and Ability chapter 6 Vision chapter 7 Implementation of the Vision chapter 8 A Case Study chapter 9 References chapter 10 Index chapter 11 About the Author

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)