eBook Encyclopedia of Leadership, 1st Edition

  • Editor: James MacGregor Burns [Williams College]
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 141292538X
  • ISBN-13: 9781412925389
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1927 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released May 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004
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From the earliest times people have been entranced by stories about leaders-about Greek city state rulers, Roman consuls, Chinese emperors, religious potentates, military conquerors, and politicians. Perhaps more importantly, leadership is a challenge and an opportunity facing millions of people in their professional and personal lives.

Originally published in print format in 2004. The Encyclopedia of Leadership brings together for the first time everything that is known and truly matters about leadership as part of the human experience.

Over a third of the work-some 500,000 words-is devoted to biographical essays and to case studies focused on leaders (and their followers). Articles and sidebars show leadership in action-in corporations and state houses, schools, churches, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations.

Key features include:

  • 400 substantive articles, ranging in length from 1000-6000 words
  • 200 photographs and other illustrations
  • 250 sidebars drawn from public records, newspaper accounts, memoirs, and ethnography

Article categories include:

  • Biographies
  • Case studies
  • Followers and followership
  • Gender issues
  • Leadership in different disciplines
  • Leadership in different domains
  • Leadership styles
  • Personality characteristics
  • Situational factors
  • Theories and concepts

This title is available in eBook format through Gale Virtual Reference Library.



  • James MacGregor Burns [Williams College]