3rd Edition

Snapshots of Great Leadership

    360 Pages
    by Routledge

    360 Pages
    by Routledge

    Snapshots of Great Leadership offers a thorough look into leaders who have either accomplished amazing feats or brought destruction. Now in its third edition, this key volume explores what it means to be a great leader, and clearly explains the lives, triumphs and challenges of a range of diverse leaders across history and into the modern day.

    Packed into easily digestible chapters, the authors demonstrate how although the goals of these individuals were often quite different, the leadership processes they used were frequently similar. The opening chapter explains the latest theories of leadership and this new edition features one new leadership theory, Authentic Leadership, as well as recent research findings on the most popular theories. The authors have replaced nine leaders from earlier editions with new leaders including Elon Musk, Maria Montessori and Virginia Hall. These new leaders exemplify unique leadership attributes and outstanding leadership effectiveness. Each leader snapshot adds an important "reality check" to the theories and models described in most introductory leadership textbooks, making this a key text for students taking leadership courses.

    Scholars and students of leadership and management, will benefit from this accessible and comprehensive volume, as will leadership practitioners looking to reflect on and develop their own leadership skills. Offering valuable insights into the lives of historical and corporate leaders, the book is a compelling read for casual readers as well.

    Part I Theoretical Basis of Leadership
    1. Theories of Leadership

    Part II Snapshots of Great Leadership
    2. Harriet Tubman: Anti-Slavery Patriot, Soldier and Activist
    3. Indra Nooyi: CEO of PepsiCo
    4. Bill Wilson: Cofounder and Leader of Alcoholics Anonymous
    5. Atatürk: Father of Modern Turkey
    6. Maria Montessori: The Medical Doctor who Revolutionized Early Childhood Education
    7. César Chávez: American Labor Leader
    8. Winston Churchill: British Prime Minister, Wartime Leader and Statesman
    9. Margaret Sanger: Leader of the Movement to Legalize Contraceptives
    10. Angela Merkel: Chancellor of Germany
    11. Martin Luther King, Jr.: American Civil Rights Leader
    12. Virginia Hall: Virginia Hall was a Spy!
    13. Anita Roddick: Founder and CEO of The Body Shop
    14. Mohandas Gandhi: Indian Political and Spiritual Leader
    15. Wilma Mankiller: The Chief who united the Cherokee Nation
    16. Pat Summitt: Women’s Basketball Coach
    17. Steve Jobs: CEO and Cofounder of Apple, Inc.
    18. Konosuke Matsushita: Japanese Industrial Leader
    19. Mary Kay Ash: Founder and CEO of Mary Kay Cosmetics
    20. Ernest Shackleton: Antarctic Explorer
    21. Abraham Lincoln: 16th President of the United States
    22. Leymah Gbowee: Liberian Leader of Women in Peacebuilding Network
    23. Nelson Mandela: Human Rights Leader and President of South Africa
    24. Geronimo: Apache Native American War Leader
    25. Jose María Arizmendiarrieta: The Priest who Built the Largest Industrial Cooperative in the World
    26. Napoleon Bonaparte: French Military and Political Leader
    27. Nicolas Hayek: Swiss Watch Executive
    28. Father Greg Boyle: Founder of Homeboy Industries
    29. Elizabeth Holmes: Innovation through Blood and Deception

    Part III Snapshots of Bad Leadership
    30. Bernie Ebbers: Corporate Executive
    31. Sepp Blatter: Past President of FIFA
    32. Adolf Hitler: Chancellor of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945
    33. Idi Amin: President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979
    34. David Koresh: Religious Cult Leader

    Part IV Snapshots of Great or Bad Leadership: You Decide
    35. Elon Musk: CEO of Tesla and Visionary Inventor
    36. Jeff Bezos: Internet Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Amazon
    37. Mark Zuckerberg: Meta CEO (formerly Facebook)
    38. Aung San Suu Kyi: Leader of Myanmar Democracy Movement
    39. Travis Kalanick: Cofounder and Former CEO of Uber


    Jon P. Howell was Professor Emeritus of Management in the College of Business at New Mexico State University (NMSU), USA.

    Isaac Wanasika is Chair and Professor of Management at the University of Northern Colorado (UNCO), USA.

    Maria J. Mendez is Associate Professor of Management at California State University, Chico (CSUC), USA.