This is a great book describing leaders (both good and bad) who either have accomplished amazing feats or who brought destruction or death to scores of people. Although the goals of these individuals were often quite different, the leadership processes they used were frequently similar. The book also includes an introductory chapter explaining the latest theories of leadership. Each snapshot will add an important "reality check" to the theories and models described in most introductory leadership textbooks, making this an important supplement for students taking leadership courses. Leaders from various disciplines, historical, religious, political, sports, and business, are included, as well as leaders from around the world. Each chapter ends with a discussion of theories of leadership pertaining to that leader, and questions for discussion.
Preface. 1. Theories of Leadership. 2. Steve Jobs-CEO and Cofounder of Apple Inc. 3. Anita Roddick-Founder and CEO of The Body Shop. 4. Ernest Shackelton-Antarctic Explorer. 5. Mother Theresa-Servant to the Poor. 6. Abraham Lincoln-16th President of the United States. 7. Pat Summit-Women's Basketball Coach. 8. Leymah Gbowee-Liberian Leader of Women in Peacebuilding Network. 9. Nelson Mandela-Human Rights Leader and Past President of South Africa. 10. Geronimo-Apache Native American War Leader. 11. Winston Churchill-British Prime Minister, Wartime Leader and Statesman. 12. Vince Lombardi-Professional Football Coach. 13. Napoleon Bonaparte-French Military and Political Leader. 14. Mary Kay Ash-Founder and CEO of Mary Kay Cosmetics. 15. Nicolas Hayek-Swiss Watch Executive 16. Cesar Chavez-Labor Union Leader. 17. Konosuke Matsushita-Japanese Industrial Leader. 18. Bill Wilson-Cofounder and Leader of Alcoholics Anonymous. 19. Mark Zuckerberg-Facebook Creator and CEO. 20. Martin Luther King-American Civil Rights Leader 21. George Washington-First President of the United States. 22. Luis Inacio Lula Da Silva-Past President of Brazil. 23. Mohandas Gandhi-Indian Political and Spiritual Leader. 24. Sitting Bull-Sioux War Chief. 25. Indra Nooyi-CEO of PepsiCo. 26. Horatio Nelson-Vice Admiral of the British Royal Navy. 27. Adolph Hitler-Chancellor of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. 28. Al Dunlap-Corporate Executive. 29. Idi Amin-President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. 30. David Koresh-Religious Cult Leader. 31. Kenneth Lay-CEO of Enron Corporation.