Om On Effective Leadership
Using more than a dozen case studies from a wide range of fields and historical settings, On Effective Leadership seeks to explain why some leaders are effective, many are not, and only a very few are exceptional. Though leaders exhibit myriad combinations of traits and behaviors, the authors argue that four common elements drive leadership effectiveness across all domains, cultures, and eras. Three of them are skills, and the fourth is the degree of a leader's selflessness. Including implications for followers, leaders, and leadership development, this timely work promises to attract readers with an interest in history and biography, as well as in leadership.