Leading Minds: An Anatomy Of Leadership

Leading Minds: An Anatomy Of Leadership

by Howard E. Gardner
     
 

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Drawing on his groundbreaking work on intelligence and creativity, Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner, developer of the theory of Multiple Intelligences, offers fascinating revelations about the mind of the leader and his or her followers. He identifies six constant features of leadership as well as paradoxes that must be resolved for leadership to be effective using

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Drawing on his groundbreaking work on intelligence and creativity, Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner, developer of the theory of Multiple Intelligences, offers fascinating revelations about the mind of the leader and his or her followers. He identifies six constant features of leadership as well as paradoxes that must be resolved for leadership to be effective using portraits of leaders from J. Robert Oppenheimer to Alfred P. Sloan, from Pope John XXIII to Mahatma Gandhi.

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New York Times Book Review
Gardner elaborates a plausible typology of leadership and identifies several core characteristics of leaders....persuasive.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In a novel analysis of leadership, writing with Project Zero staff member Laskin, Harvard education professor Gardner defines a leader as one who successfully imparts a central message or story to a receptive audience. In their framework, Eleanor Roosevelt exemplified the ``story'' that a woman of ordinary appearance could improve the lot of the disadvantaged and refute the misconception that only men can lead. Martin Luther King Jr. embodied the precept that African Americans must stand up nonviolently for their rights. The authors differentiate visionaries-leaders who create new stories, such as Gandhi and Jean Monnet, architect of a unified Europe-from such innovative leaders as Margaret Thatcher, who identify a theme latent in the population but neglected over the years and give it a new twist. Other leaders on whom they focus are George Marshall, Margaret Mead, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Pope John XXIII, former General Motors president Alfred P. Sloan Jr. and educator Robert Hutchins. This study will repay the close attention of aspiring leaders in many fields. Photos. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465027774
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
12/06/2011
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
657,422
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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"Superb."
Edward O. Wilson
"Once again, Gardner brings his brilliant intuition and analytic skills to the study of human excellence."

Meet the Author

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor in Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Among numerous honors, Gardner received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981. In 1990, he was the first American to receive the University of Louisville's Grawemeyer Award in education. In 2000, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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