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

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Noted author, leadership expert, and Harvard Professor Barbara Kellerman illuminates these great insights and puts them into historical context, explaining how and why they are relevant to you in your capacity as leader, visionary, entrepreneur or, simply, student of leadership.

Sometimes practical, sometimes philosophical, always enlightening and enlivening, the selections in this volume are timeless and universal. They are the classics of the leadership literature-informing and expanding the minds of those who want to lead, and those who want, simply, to know leadership.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071633840
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/23/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 417,869
  • Product dimensions: 9.48 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Kellerman, Ph.D., is the James

MacGregor Burns Lecturer in

Public Leadership at Harvard

University’s John F. Kennedy School

of Government. She has served as

both founding executive director

and research director for the

Kennedy School’s Center for Public

Leadership. Kellerman has written

articles appearing in The New York

Times, The Washington Post, The

Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times,

and Harvard Business Review.

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Table of Contents




Tao Te Ching Lao Tsu Lao, Tsu 3

Analects Confucius 9

The Republic Plato 17

Lives Plutarch 29

The Prince Niccolo MacHiavelli MacHiavelli, Niccolo 34

Leviathan Thomas Hobbes Hobbes, Thomas 42

Second Treatise of Government John Locke Locke, John 49

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

The Study of Sociology Herbert Spencer Spencer, Herbert 58

"Great Men and Their Environment" William James James, William 60

War and Peace Leo Tolstoy Tolstoy, Leo 61

On Liberty John Stuart Mill Mill, John Stuart 67

The Theory of Social and Economic Organization Max Weber Weber, Max 74

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

"The Essentials of Leadership" Mary Parker Follett Follett, Mary Parker 91

Leadership James MacGregor Burns Burns, James MacGregor 95

Obedience to Authority Stanley Milgram Milgram, Stanley 105

Eichmann in Jerusalem Hannah Arendt Arendt, Hannah 110


A Vindication of the Rights of Women Mary Wollstonecraft Wollstonecraft, Mary 119

Common Sense Thomas Paine Paine, Thomas 125

Declaration of Sentiments Elizabeth Cady Stanton Stanton, Elizabeth Cady 133

The Communist Manifesto Friedrich Engels Engels, Friedrich 140

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

The Wretched of the Earth Frantz Fanon Fanon, Frantz 153

Silent Spring Rachel Carson Carson, Rachel 160

The Feminine Mystique Betty Friedan Friedan, Betty 168

Rules for Radicals Saul Alinsky Alinsky, Saul 172

Animal Liberation Peter Singer Singer, Peter 180

"1,112 and Counting" Larry Kramer Kramer, Larry 192


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

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

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

What is to Be Done? V. I. Lenin Lenin, V. I. 225

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

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

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

"I Am Prepared to Die" Nelson Mandela Mandela, Nelson 266

"The Power of the Powerless" Vaclav Havel Havel, Vaclav 276

Sources 285

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