Leadership: Fifty Great Leaders and the Worlds They Made, 1st Edition

  • Mark Robert Polelle
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  • ISBN-10: 0313348154
  • ISBN-13: 9780313348150
  • DDC: 920.02
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 134 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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What makes a leader? Is it his or her background and training, or perhaps ideology or beliefs? Do leaders possess exceptional drive for changing the world for good -- or, in some cases, evil? One can learn much from the mistakes and triumphs of some of the greatest leaders who ever lived as presented in Leadership: Fifty Great Leaders and the Worlds They Made. This reference resource examines the accomplishments of famed leaders — both men and women — in areas such as politics, military affairs, business, religion, the arts, and the sciences. The book is an excellent source for those looking for an introduction to learning about leadership and case studies that illustrate leadership in action.

Leadership provides the tools and content to help students form their own opinions about the eternal questions surrounding the mystery of successful leadership by revealing the true stories behind the great leaders of history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Leader as Politician.
2: Winston Churchill: The Dogged Path to Supreme Leadership.
3: Adolf Hitler: Great Talents Used for Evil Ends.
4: Mao Zedong: Mobilizer of the Masses.
5: Lincoln: the Leader as Nation-Builder.
6: Washington: Founder of A Nation.
7: Franklin D. Roosevelt: Aristocratic Revolutionary.
8: Gandhi: The Power of the Powerless.
9: Julius Caesar: Aristocratic Populist.
10: Peter The Great: The Leader as Modernizer.
11: Charlemagne: The Leader Who Set Europe on A Path to Greatness.
12: Charles V: the Leader as Conservator.
13: Justinian: the Leader Who Revived the Roman Empire.
14: Tokugawa Ieyasu: Parlaying Victory Into A Lasting Peace.
15: Louis XIV: Absolute Leader, Absolute Ambition.
16: Pericles: Setting the Standard for Democratic Leadership.
17: Stalin: The Limits of The Paranoid Style of Leadership.
18: Ataturk: the Politics of National Renewal.
19: Frederick the Great: A Leadership Born of Self-Overcoming.
20: Shaka: The Power of Coalition-Building.
21: Constantine: Innovation in the Cause of Restoration.
22: Simon Bolivar: Leader of Latin American Independence and Unity.
23: Religious Leadership.
24: Jesus: the Humble Servant Leader.
25: Muhammad: Founder of A New Religion.
26: Gregory the Great: A Founder of Western Civilization.
27: St. Paul: Leader of A New Religion.
28: Buddha: Leading the Self to Serenity.
29: God: the Perils of Ultimate Leadership and Power.
30: Martin Luther: the Leader Who Could do no Other.
31: Moses: Leading the People Out of Bondage.
32: Francis of Assisi: Leadership Based on Humility.
33: Martin Luther King, Jr.: Leadership and the Struggle for Racial Equality.
34: Military Leadership.
35: Alexander the Great: the Power of Self-Fulfilling Prophecy.
36: Genghis Khan: Creating the Largest Land Empire of All Time.
37: Napoleon: the Art of Making the Impossible Possible.
38: Intellectual Leadership.
39: Machiavelli: the Idealist Realist.
40: Marx: the Materialist Moses.
41: Socrates: the Philosopher as Leader.
42: Henry David Thoreau: the Power of the Powerless.
43: Friedrich Nietzsche: Leadership and the Art of Overcoming.
44: Confucius: Leadership Does not Grow Out of the Barrel of A Gun.
45: Scientific Leadership.
46: Galileo: the Experimental Life.
47: Einstein: the Scientist as Humanist Leader.
48: Darwin: Victorian Intellectual Leader.
49: Female Leadership.
50: Joan of Arc: Female Charismatic.
51: Queen Elizabeth I: Female Leadership in A Patriarchal Age.
52: The Leader as Inventor and Entrepreneur.
53: Henry Ford: A Case Study in Business Leadership.
54: Thomas Edison: the Inventor as Leader.
55: Diplomatic Leadership.
56: Bismarck: Leader of Nineteenth-Century Europe.
57: Metternich: Diplomatic Leader of Europe.
58: The Artist as Leader.
59: Picasso: Leading the World to See The World in A New Way.
60: Leonardo Da Vinci: Renaissance Leader.
About the Author.