Can we identify the qualities that make a good leader? Are the characteristics that make a leader unchanging throughout time? Are leadership styles influenced by a person's background or sex? In short, are leaders born or bred? From basic theory to development and implementation, this work presents current thinking about the phenomena of leadership with nearly 100 articles from leading figures and writers. The contributors include Rosabeth Moss Kanter, John Harvey Jones, Tom Peters, Peter Drucker and Charles Handy.
Contents The Contributors The Cult of Leadership Introduction PART I: DEFINITIONS 1. Leadership and Management: Is There a Difference? 2. Leadership: The Value of Military Precedents 3. Leadership in Business: The Modern Characteristics 4. Leadership: A View from the Front 5. Leadership and Creativity 6. Crisis Leadership 7. Leadership, Ethics and the Environment 8. Leadership and the Non-profit Organisation 9. National Attitudes to Leadership 10. Leadership and the Global marketplace 11. Leadership and the Senior Management Team 12. Women as Leaders 13. Leadership in the 21st Century PART II: DEVELOPMENT 1. Leaders: Born or Bred? 2. Selecting Leaders: The Role of Fast-tracks and Succession Planning 3. How Leaders Learn 4. Leadership through Outdoor Training 5. Leadership and Teambuilding 6. Developing Women as Leaders 7. Developing International Leaders 8. Why Leaders Fail.