Summary of The Leader's Companion
Copyright © 1995 by J. Thomas Wren
Reprinted by permission of Free Press, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., N.Y.
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Do 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 W. Gardner? In this excellent compilation you are sure to find your philosophical kin. Editor J. Thomas Wren presents a series of thoughtful essays on every aspect of leadership by some of the world’s greatest thinkers, from Aristotle to Gandhi, and Leo Tolstoy to W.E.B. Du Bois. Each essay seems indubitably to be the last word on leadership – at least, until you get to the next one. getAbstract recommends this book to CEOs, government officials, military commanders, clergy, supervisors, police chiefs and mayors – in short, anyone who leads others.
In this summary, you will learn
- How some of the world’s great thinkers and scholars view leadership
- What the current state of leadership is
- What the relationship is between leaders and followers
- Which leadership traits matter most
About the Author
J. Thomas Wren, a historian and legal scholar, is a professor at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond in Virginia. He has served as editor and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Leadership Studies.
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