Napoleonic Leadership: A Study in Power

Napoleonic Leadership: A Study in Power

By: Stephanie Jones (author), Prof. Jonathan Gosling (author)Paperback

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`Whether you are studying leadership, or doing leadership, this is a rollicking good read, and a fabulously rich book.' - Ken Parry, Professor of Leadership Studies and co-Director of the Deakin Leadership Centre, Australia He came to France an immigrant and left an exile - but, in a career spanning just 35 years, he became general, consul and emperor. How did Napoleon's name come to be synonymous with brilliance, legend and glory despite displaying opportunistic and manipulative tendencies, and repeatedly deserting those that followed him? 200 years after his defeat, what lessons can we learn from his successes and his failures? As the world marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, this fascinating study on leadership and power tackles the questions that continue to intrigue and mystify. As now, power was gained and held by political manipulation, patronage, fear, putsch, charisma, popular vote and the new idea of meritocracy. Through the inclusion of Reflections and Questions, Jones and Gosling also highlight some important lessons for current and future managers and leaders. Visit the authors' website www.napoleonic-leadership.com for a Diagnostic Exercise, Power questions and Chronology of Leadership.

About Author

Dr Stephanie Jones is Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Maastricht School of Management, having graduated with a PhD from University College London, and a Bachelor's degree (in History) from the London School of Economics. Dr Jones has authored over 25 full-length internationally-published books on business and management - three of them with Professor Jonathan Gosling. She teaches MBA students across the world, especially courses on leadership, culture and change. Her teaching locations include Kuwait, Egypt, Yemen, China, Vietnam, Peru, Surinam, Kazakhstan and several African countries. With a background managing businesses in recruitment, consulting, and training operations in China, India, the Middle East and Australia, Dr Jones gained extensive experience in the corporate sector before returning to academe a decade ago. She is still active in consulting and training. Dr Jones also supervises student theses, at Doctoral, Masters and Diploma level, assessing and evaluating theses around the world. Napoleonic Leadership: a study in power is her third book with Professor Gosling, the others being Nelson's Way and Key Concepts in Leadership. Professor Jonathan Gosling is Professor of Leadership at the Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter, specializing in studying the leadership challenges of culturally diverse and boundary-spanning organizations. His work is published in journals such as Leadership, Harvard Business Review, Organization, Studies in Higher Education and Social Epistemology. His most recent book is Fictional Leaders: Heroes, Villains and Absent Friends, which also includes a chapter by Dr Jones. Professor Gosling, a graduate of the University of East Anglia, plays a significant role in the `greening' of management education worldwide and is co-founder of the "One Planet MBA" at Exeter. He worked for many years as a community mediator and on other interventions inspired by psychodynamic perspectives on power and organizing. He is currently researching the leadership of malaria elimination programmes, of sustainable supply chains in China, and of professional organisations (universities, healthcare, accountancy and consultancy firms, etc.). He served as Distinguished Visiting Professor at INSEAD, France and similar roles in Canada, New Zealand and Sweden; is currently a Visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School, a fellow of the International Management Academy, the Windsor Leadership Trust and of the Singapore Civil Service College. He is co-founder of Coachingourselves.com and is a sailor, spouse and parent.

Contents

Introduction Chapter 1. Patronage Chapter 2. Merit Chapter 3. Charisma Chapter 4. Coup d'etat Chapter 5. Manipulation Chapter 6. Fear Chapter 7. Election Chapter 8. Inheritance Executive Reflections on Leadership and Power

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781446294437
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781446294437
  • weight: 250
  • ISBN10: 1446294439

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