This book includes contributions from top scholars who outline the best leadership practices for the benefit of the practicing leader. Each chapter focuses on a specific area of leadership practice and ends with a set of "take away" best practices in each area—an executive summary in reverse—that will serve as a quick reference for those who might want to peruse chapters, but still extract the best practices, as well as a summary for those who thoroughly read each chapter.
"Jay Alden Conger and Ronald Riggio have brought together a galaxy of sophisticated yet practical experts on leadership, stressing both the complexity and indispensability of both transactional and transforming leadership, with the blessing of the pioneering student of leadership, Bernie Bass."
—James MacGregor Burns, professor emeritus, Willams College, and Pulitzer Prize winner
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About the Author
Jay A. Conger holds the Kravis Research Chair in Leadership Studies at Claremont McKenna College. He is the author of twelve books, and he researches executive leadership, organizational change, boards of directors, executive derailment, and leadership development. BusinessWeek described him as the best professor to teach leadership to executives.
Ronald E. Riggio is Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology, and Director of the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College. Riggio is the author or editor of over a dozen books and nearly 100 articles and book chapters.