Leading and Leadership

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Leadership is an important theme of everyday conversation and debate and a central topic of academic study. Leading and Leadership illustrates that the concept of leadership is at once both attractive and subject to suspicion. We demand vision of those who would lead us, and we demand to know where leaders are going to take us. Everyone interested in the meaning of leadership should read this volume.

Editor Timothy Fuller includes essays ranging from classical to ...

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Leadership is an important theme of everyday conversation and debate and a central topic of academic study. Leading and Leadership illustrates that the concept of leadership is at once both attractive and subject to suspicion. We demand vision of those who would lead us, and we demand to know where leaders are going to take us. Everyone interested in the meaning of leadership should read this volume.

Editor Timothy Fuller includes essays ranging from classical to contemporary-Confucius, Max Weber, Lao Tzu, James Gardner, Plato, De Jouvenal, Francis Bacon, Hegel, St. Thomas Aquinas, Kierkegaard, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Woodrow Wilson, among others. Fuller chooses them because they do not isolate the study of leadership from a larger consideration of the human condition. They insist on the indispensability of insight based on experience enlarged by historical and philososphical study. By returning these voices to the conversation on leadership, Fuller puts in perspective current thinking about leading and leadership.

Leading and Leadership asks that we assess the advantages and disadvantages of leadership without discouraging aspirations to leadership. This volume is especially helpful for those who think they may be able to accept the demands leadership will pose. These readings also speak to the interested citizen who wants to understand, in larger perspective, the dynamics of contemporary affairs. This is a rich collection that will reward every reader.

About the Author:

Timothy Fuller is Dean of the Faculty and College and Professor of Political Science at Colorado College and the editor of numerous books, including Michael Oakeshott on Religion, Politics, and the Moral Life 1993) and The Voice of Liberal Learning: Michael Oakeshott on Education (1989).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
I Classical Horizons
The Essential Confucius 14
Tao-te Ching 18
Epistles 23
De Officiis 26
Moralia 31
Selected Poems 36
On Fame 38
Of Glory 39
Of Great Place 51
The Wisdom of Baltasar Gracian 54
Love and Power 63
II On Greatness and the Heroic
Iliad 77
On Princely Government 83
The Prince 88
Reason in History 93
Force and Freedom 100
III Democracy and Leadership
The Liberty of the Ancients Compared with That of the Moderns 110
Why There Are So Many Men of Ambition in the United States But So Few Lofty Ambitions 120
The Present Age, The Individual and 'the Public' 126
Farewell Address to Americans, 1796 140
Fourth of July Oration, 1852 148
A House Divided 160
The Emancipation Proclamation 166
The Gettysburg Address 168
Second Inaugural Address 168
I Have a Dream 172
Letter from Birmingham Jail 175
Abraham Lincoln: A Man of the People 185
Leader of Men 191
IV Recent Reflections
Charismatic Authority 204
Manufactured Charisma and Legitimacy 209
Managers and Leaders: Are They Different 215
The Chairman's Problem 226
Conflict and Consciousness 234
Various Selections 238
Source and Credits 247
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