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LEADERSHIP: Essential Selections on Power, Authority, and Influence / Edition 1
     

LEADERSHIP: Essential Selections on Power, Authority, and Influence / Edition 1

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by Barbara Kellerman
 

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ISBN-10: 0071633847

ISBN-13: 9780071633840

Pub. Date: 07/23/2010

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

"Bravo to Barbara Kellerman! Building upon a lifetime of scholarship and upon a popular course she has created at Harvard, Kellerman brings between the covers of a single volume the world's classic literature on leadership. Every thoughtful leader will find deep, rich rewards here." -- David Gergen, Director, Center for Public Leadership Harvard Kennedy School,

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"Bravo to Barbara Kellerman! Building upon a lifetime of scholarship and upon a popular course she has created at Harvard, Kellerman brings between the covers of a single volume the world's classic literature on leadership. Every thoughtful leader will find deep, rich rewards here." -- David Gergen, Director, Center for Public Leadership Harvard Kennedy School, Former Presidential Adviser

Bolster your leadership literacy—and improve your performance as a leader or manager.

Leadership, says author, leadership expert, and Harvard Professor Barbara Kellerman, "is all about what leaders should learn—but it is decidedly not, deliberately not, about what leadership education has lately come to look like."

Instead, Leadership is a concise yet expansive collection of great leadership literature that has stood the test of time. As Kellerman makes clear in her extensive, authoritative commentaries, every single selection has had, and continues to have, an impact on how and what we think about what it means to lead. And every single one has had an impact on leadership as an area of intellectual inquiry—as well as on the course of human history.

Part I of Leadership consists of writings about leadership:

  • Lao Tzu—on how to lead lightly
  • Plato—on tyrants and philosopher-kings
  • Machiavelli—on the preservation of power

In Part II, you'll find examples of what Kellerman uniquely identifies as writing as leadership—works and words that thanks to their persuasiveness and power, changed the world:

  • Thomas Paine—Common Sense
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton—"Declaration of Sentiments"
  • Rachel Carson—Silent Spring

Part III presents leaders in action—individuals who seized the moment to captivate, motivate, and lead with their singular personal power to persuade:

  • Abraham Lincoln—on war and redemption
  • Elizabeth I—on gender and power
  • Vaclav Havel—on the power of the powerless

The selections themselves, each a classic of the leadership literature, together with Kellerman's expert commentary, make Leadership required reading for those who want to learn about, reflect on, and even apply the greatest leadership literature lessons, ever.

Barbara Kellerman is the James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Public Leadership at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, and Harvard Business Review, and she has appeared on CBS, NBC, NPR, and CNN. She is author and editor of many books on leadership, most recently Bad Leadership and Followership. Kellerman is ranked by Forbes.com as among the "Top 50 Business Thinkers" (2009), and by Leadership Excellence in the top 15 of 100 "best minds on leadership" (2008-2009).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071633840
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
07/23/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
638,534
Product dimensions:
9.48(w) x 11.04(h) x 1.15(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

Part 1 About Leadership 1

Tao Te Ching Lao Tsu 3

Analects Confucius 9

The Republic Plato 17

Lives Plutarch 29

The Prince Niccolò Machiavelli 34

Leviathan Thomas Hobbes 42

Second Treatise of Government John Locke 49

On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History Thomas Carlyle 57

The Study of Sociology Herbert Spencer 58

"Great Men and Their Environment" William James 60

War and Peace Leo Tolstoy 61

On Liberty John Stuart Mill 67

The Theory of Social and Economic Organization Max Weber 74

Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego, Civilization and Its Discontents, and Moses and Monotheism Sigmund Freud 81

"The Essentials of Leadership" Mary Parker Follett 91

Leadership James Macgregor Burns 95

Obedience to Authority Stanley Milgram 105

Eichmann in Jerusalem Hannah Arendt 110

Part 2 Literature as Leadership 117

A Vindication of the Rights of Women Mary Wollstonecraft 119

Common Sense Thomas Paine 125

Declaration of Sentiments Elizabeth Cady Stanton 133

The Communist Manifesto Karl Marx Friedrich Engels 140

"The Talented Tenth" W. E. B. Du Bois 148

The Wretched of the Earth Frantz Fanon 153

Silent Spring Rachel Carson 160

The Feminine Mystique Betty Friedan 168

Rules for Radicals Saul Alinsky 172

Animal Liberation Peter Singer 180

"1, 112 and Counting" Larry Kramer 192

Part 3 Leaders In Action 205

"Speech to the Troops at Tilbury" and "The Golden Speech" Queen Elizabeth I 207

"Ain't I a Woman?" Sojourner Truth 216

"Gettysburg Address" and "Second Inaugural Address" Abraham Lincoln 217

What Is to Be Done? V. I. Lenin 225

"Conditions for Becoming a Satyagrahi," "Satyagraha-Not 'Passive Resistance,"' and "The Essential Law of Satyagraha" Mahatma Gandhi 234

"Adamant for Drift" and "The Threat to Czechoslovakia" Winston Churchill 245

"Letter from Birmingham Jail" Martin Luther King, JR., 254

"I Am Prepared to Die" Nelson Mandela 266

"The Power of the Powerless" Vaclav Havel 276

Sources 285

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