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The Arts of Leadership

Keith Grint


Leadership is still much discussed, studied, and sought after, even though we now live in supposedly more democratic times with flatter organizations and empowered employees. But how can we best understand leadership? Are leaders born or made? Do they have particular traits or are we all potential leaders? Do the requirements for leadership change over time or are there timeless patterns? Do traditional approaches help us to pick and develop leaders or are there alternative ways that advance our understanding? This book investigates the notion of leadership in a series of historical case studi ... More

Keywords: leadership, identity, strategic vision, organizational tactics, persuasive communication, Florence Nightingale, Richard Branson, Horatio Nelson

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199244898
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244898.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keith Grint, author
University Reader in Organizational Behaviour, Said Business School; Fellow in Organizational Behaviour, Templeton College, University of Oxford
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