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Adair, John

Inspiring Leadership - learning from great leaders

Adair, John - Inspiring Leadership - learning from great leaders, ebook

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"How rare is it to come upon a book about leaders with depth, conceptual bite and historical context" -Warren Bennis
Who are the great leaders in history and what have they got to teach us today about the nature and practice of leadership? A wide range of inspiring leaders, from Lao Tzu and Machiavelli to Thatcher and Mandela.
This book is a unique approach to leadership by a writer internationally acknowledged as a major influence on leadership studies. There are key point and Points to Ponder throughout the book, helping to draw out the lessons and concepts for the reader.
It features among others: Alexander the Great, Amundsen, Attila, Attlee, Bevan, Boudicca, Mike Brearley, Caesar, Churchill, de Gaulle, Einstein, Eisenhower, Elizabeth I, Gandhi, Sir Edmund Hillary, Ho Chih Min, Hsun-Tzu, Jefferson, Jesus, Jinnah, Kennedy, Lao Tzu, Lincoln, Machiavelli, Mandela, Montgomery, Mosley, Napoleon, Nehru, Nixon, Pericles, Plato, Reagan, F D Roosevelt, St Paul, Scott, Shackleton, Socrates, Washington, Wellington and Xenophon.
Contents
Part One
· Leadership through knowledge
· Leadership skills
· The servant leader
· The ability to give direction
· Making the right decisions
· The art of inspiring while informing
Part Two
· The roots of British tradition
· The gentleman leader
· Nelson
· Polar explorers
· Leadership in a changing world
Part Three
· Charisma
· Women as leaders
· Styles of leadership
· Leaders for tomorrow
Some of the influential leaders featured in the book:
Alexander the Great, Amundsen, Attila, Attlee, Bevan, Boudicca, Mike Brearley, Caesar, Churchill, de Gaulle, Einstein, Eisenhower, Elizabeth I, Gandhi, Sir Edmund Hillary, Ho Chi Minh, Hsun-Tzu, Jefferson, Jesus, Jinnah, Kennedy, Lao Tzu, Lincoln, Machiavelli, Mandela, Montgomery, Mosley, Napoleon, Nehru, Nixon, Pericles, Plato, Reagan, F D Roosevelt, St Paul, Scott, Shackleton, Socrates, Washington, Wellington, Xenophon.
About the Author
John Adair has had a varied and colourful career. He served in the Arab Legion as adjutant of a Bedouin regiment. After Cambridge he became Senior Lecturer in Military Histor and Adviser in Leadership Training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. In the early '70s he was Visting Fellow, Oxford Centre for Management Studies, and in 1979 became Professor in Leadership Studies at the University of Surrey. He is currently Visiting Professor in Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter. He has worked as a consultant to a wide range of organisations in the UK and overseas, inluding Shell, Exxon Chemicals, Mercedes-Benz and Unilever. Working over a period of almost a decade with ICI, he helped them develop the 'manager-leader' concept, which helped ICI to become the first British company to make one billion pounds profit in 1986. He has conducted seminars in 25 difference countries.
You can visit his site at http://www.johnadair.co.uk

Keywords: leadership, leader

Author(s)
Publisher
Thorogood
Publication year
2004
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
378 pages
Category
Economy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
1-85418-207-2

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