Leadership

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HarperCollins, Mar 30, 2010 - Business & Economics - 544 pages
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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James MacGregor Burns has devoted his legendary career to the study of leadership in all its aspects—from politics to business. Leadership, Burns's pioneering study, introduces the highly influential theory of "transformational leadership," stating that the best leaders are those who inspire others to come together toward the achievement of higher aims. Featuring fascinating case studies drawn from history, Leadership is the classic text for anyone seeking to understand executive decision-making, the dynamics of influence, and moral leadership.

  

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User Review  - J Wesley - Goodreads

Leadership is a secondary source history/political science book drawing on historical examples, psychology, and some philosophical concepts on governance. Burns goal with the book is to establish a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Vivien Espinosa - Goodreads

Transformational leadership = easy to understand. Lots of historical background. Read full review

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Contents

The Crisis of Leadership
1
The Power of Leadership
9
The Structure of Moral Leadership
29
ORIGINS OF LEADERSHIP
47
The Social Sources of Leadership
81
The Crucibles of Political Leadership
105
Ideas as Moral Power
141
Reform Leadership
169
Bargainers and Bureaucrats
287
Party Leadership
308
The Price of Consensus
344
Executive Leadership
369
Decision and Change
401
Toward a General Theory
422
Political Leadership as Practical Influence
444
Acknowledgments
465

Revolutionary Leadership
201
Heroes and Ideologues
241
The Missing Piece of the Puzzle
257
Index
509
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James MacGregor Burns received his doctorate in political science from Harvard. In 1971, Burns won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for his biography Roosevelt: Soldier of Freedom. A past president of the American Political Science Association, Burns is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and serves as Distinguished Leadership Scholar at the Academy of Leadership that bears his name at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland.

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