The Leader's Companion: Insights on Leadership Through the Ages

The Leader's Companion: Insights on Leadership Through the Ages Review

This book serves as a guided introduction to the richly diverse perspectives on leadership throughout the ages and throughout the world.

Each of the selections, introduced by the editor, presents enlightening thoughts on a different aspect of leadership. Writings by Plato, Aristotle, Lao-tzu and others demonstrate that the challenges of leadership are as old as civilization. Machiavelli, Tolstoy, Ghandi, and W.E.B. Du Bois provide a wide range of insights into the eternal practice and problems of leadership. Modern masters of leadership such as James MacGregor Burns, John Kotter, and Warren Bennis join such leading practitioners as Max De Pree and Roger B. Smith in discussing contemporary issues in leadership theory and practice.

Title:The Leader's Companion: Insights on Leadership Through the Ages
Edition Language:English

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    Essays on effective leadershipDo you know how ancient authorities such as Plato or Machiavelli defined leadership? What about current historians and psychologists such as James MacGregor Burns or John...

  • Dayspring

    This book is a compilation of short essays and chapters on leadership. It contains a lot of classic writings on leadership from ancient texts, as well as more current reflections. I really enjoyed rea...

  • Jim Bouchard

    This is a powerful resource--a compilation of important, though not always well-known writings on leadership.This book has become an indispensable part of my research library....

  • Caitlin

    A little outdated...

  • Johnathon

    Good insights on different styles and origins of Leadership....

  • Heather

    A collection of writings on leadership by authors ranging from Machiavelli and Gandhi to modern scholars. ...

  • Amber

    Classic text filled with separate chapters from leaders in the field. A bit of an older book, but still has a lot to offer. ...