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Bolster your leadership literacy—and improve your ...
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:
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:
Part III presents leaders in action—individuals who seized the moment to captivate, motivate, and lead with their singular personal power to persuade:
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).
PART 1 ABOUT LEADERSHIP 1
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
PART 2 LITERATURE AS LEADERSHIP 117
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
PART 3 LEADERS IN ACTION 205
"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
Posted June 7, 2011
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