The Leader's Companion: Insights on Leadership Through the Ages / Edition 1

The Leader's Companion: Insights on Leadership Through the Ages / Edition 1

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by J. Thomas Wren, J. Thomas Wren
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0028740912

ISBN-13: 9780028740911

Pub. Date: 08/28/1995

Publisher: Free Press

This book serves as a guided introduction to the richly diverse perspectives on leadership throughout the ages and throughout the world.

Each of the selections, introduced by the editor, presents enlightening thoughts on a different aspect of leadership. Writings by Plato, Aristotle, Lao-tzu and others demonstrate that the challenges of leadership are as old as

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This book serves as a guided introduction to the richly diverse perspectives on leadership throughout the ages and throughout the world.

Each of the selections, introduced by the editor, presents enlightening thoughts on a different aspect of leadership. Writings by Plato, Aristotle, Lao-tzu and others demonstrate that the challenges of leadership are as old as civilization. Machiavelli, Tolstoy, Ghandi, and W.E.B. Du Bois provide a wide range of insights into the eternal practice and problems of leadership. Modern masters of leadership such as James MacGregor Burns, John Kotter, and Warren Bennis join such leading practitioners as Max De Pree and Roger B. Smith in discussing contemporary issues in leadership theory and practice.

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ISBN-13:
9780028740911
Publisher:
Free Press
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
173,589
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

PART I. THE CRISIS OF LEADERSHIP

1. The Cry for Leadership - John W. Gardner

2. The Crisis of Leadership - James MacGregor Burns

3. Defining a Citizen Leader - Richard A. Couto

4. Servant Leadership - Robert K. Greenleaf

PART II. WHAT IS LEADERSHIP?

5. Thinking and Learning about Leadership - Thomas F. Cronin

6. Paths of Inquiry into Leadership - Irving J. Spitzberg, Jr.

7. The Meaning of Leadership - Bernard M. Bass

8. What Is Leadership? - Richard L. Hughes, Robert C. Ginnett, and Gordon J. Curphy

PART III. HISTORICAL VIEWS OF LEADERSHIP

9. Concepts of Leadership: The Beginnings - Bernard M. Bass

10. The Hero as King - Thomas Carlyle

11. Rulers and Generals Are "History's Slaves" - Leo Tolstoy

12. The Republic - Plato

13. Politics - Aristotle

14. How Princes Should Keep Faith - Niccolo Machiavelli

15. Tao Te Ching - Lao-tzu

16. Satyagraha - Mohandas Gandhi

17. The Talented Tenth - W.E.B. Du Bois

PART IV MODERN VIEWS OF LEADERSHIP

18. Contemporary Leadership Theory - Martin M. Chemers

19. Transactional and Transforming Leadership - James MacGregor Burns

20. The Transformation of Transforming Leadership - Richard A. Couto

21. Beyond the Charismatic Leader: Leadership and Organizational Change - David A. Nadler and Michael L. Tushman

22. What Leaders Really Do - John P. Kotter

PART V THE LEADER

23. Personal Factors Associated with Leadership - Ralph M. Stogdill

24. Leadership: Do Traits Matter? - Shelley A. Kirkpatrick and Edwin A. Locke

25. Behavioral Theories of Leadership - Paul Hersey and Kenneth H. Blanchard

26. Ways Women Lead - Judy B. Rosener

27. Would Women Lead Differently - Virginia Schein

28. Women and Minorities in Management - Ann M. Morrison and Mary Ann Von Glinow

PART VI. THE FOLLOWERS

29. Leaders and Followers - John W. Gardner

30. Leaders and Followers Are the People in this Relationship - Joseph C. Rost

31. In Praise of Followers - Robert E. Kelley

PART VII. LEADERS AND FOLLOWERS TOGETHER

32. Situational Leadership - Paul Hersey and Kenneth H. Blanchard

33. SuperLeadership: Beyond the Myth of Heroic Leadership - Charles C. Manz and Henry P. Sirns

34. Domination/Subordination - Jean B. Miller

35. Challenging the Barriers to Opportunity - Anne M. Morrison

PART VIII. THE LEADERSHIP ENVIRONMENT

36. The Historical and Contemporary Contexts of Leadership: A Conceptual Model - J. Thomas Wren and Marc J. Swatez

37. Cultural Constraints in Management Theories - Geert Hofstede

38. Defining Organizational Culture - Edgar H. Schein

39. Strong Cultures: A New "Old Rule" for Business Success - Terrence E. Deal and Allan A. Kennedy

40. Leadership in Large-Scale Organized Systems - John W. Gardner

41. Leadership and Democracy - Thomas E. Cronin

42. The Making of a Citizen Leader - Cheryl Mabey

43. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Charismatic Leadership in a Mass Struggle - Clayborne Carson

PART IX. LEADING INDIVIDUALS

44. Understanding and Influencing Follower Motivation - Richard L. Hughes, Robert C. Ginnett, and Gordon J. Curphy

45. Power, Influence, and Influence Tactics - Richard L. Hughes, Robert C. Ginnett, and Gordon J. Curphy

PART X. LEADING GROUPS

46. Developmental Sequence in Small Groups - Bruce W. Tuckman

47. Groupthink - Irving Janis

PART XI. THE SKILLS OF A LEADER

48. The Artform of Leadership - Warren Bennis

49. What It Means to Think Critically - Stephen D. Brookfield

50. Common Views of Organizations - Lee G. Bolman and Terrence E. Deal

51. Choosing a Fundamental Change Strategy - Richard Beckhard and Wendy Pritchard

52. Visionary Leadership - Marshall Sashkin

53. The Decision-Making Process - E. Frank Harrison

54. Decision Making and the Leadership Process - Victor H. Vroor

55. Leadership Communication Skills - Michael Z. Hackman and Craig E. Johnson

56. Designing Systems for Resolving Disputes in Organizations - Jeanne M. Brett, Stephen B. Goldberg, and William L. Ury

PART XII. LEADERSHIP IN PRACTICE

57. Leadership Jazz - Max De Pree

58. Redefining Leadership for the Next Century - Lynne Joy McFarland, Larry E. Senn, and John R. Childress

59. Talent and Training for Leadership - Roger B. Smith

60. A New Vision of Leadership - Michele Darling

PART XIII. PRACTICING MORAL LEADERSHIP

61. Moral Leadership - James MacGregor Burns

62. Moral Development in Individuals - Howard T. Prince II

63. Messages from the Environment: The Influence of Policies and Practices on Employee Responsibility - Joanne B. Ciulla

64. Universal Human Values: Finding an Ethical Common Ground - Rushworth M. Kidder

References

Name Index

Subject Index

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The Leader's Companion: Insights on Leadership Through the Ages 4.2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 5 reviews.
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RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
Do you know how ancient authorities such as Plato or Machiavelli defined leadership? What about current historians and psychologists such as James MacGregor Burns or John W. Gardner? In this excellent compilation you are sure to find your philosophical kin. Editor J. Thomas Wren presents a series of thoughtful essays on every aspect of leadership by some of the world's greatest thinkers, from Aristotle to Gandhi, and Leo Tolstoy to W.E.B. Du Bois. Each essay seems indubitably to be the last word on leadership - at least, until you get to the next one. getAbstract recommends this book to CEOs, government officials, military commanders, clergy, supervisors, police chiefs and mayors - in short, anyone who leads others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Useful book in Doctor of Management
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although some articles themselves admit that there are many contradictory theories regarding the study and practice of leadership, the book describes a wide variety of topics. Instead of just 'teaching' the theories of others, it presents them and offers examples in most situations. In my leadership class at college, the articles sparked many interesting discussions and debates.