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2nd Edition

Snapshots of Great Leadership

ISBN 9781138088177
Published October 4, 2018 by Routledge
314 Pages

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Book Description

Snapshots of Great Leadership describes leaders who have either accomplished amazing feats or brought destruction. 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. 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. This new edition features additional women and international leaders, a new "You Decide" section, and a Conclusion that clarifies the differences between good and bad leaders.

Table of Contents

Part I Theoretical Basis of Leadership

1. Theories of Leadership

Part II Snapshots of Great Leadership

2. Harriet Tubman—Antislavery Patriot, Soldier and Activist

3. Jeff Bezos— Internet Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Amazon

4. Bill Wilson—Cofounder and Leader of Alcoholics Anonymous

5. Mark Zuckerberg—Facebook Creator and CEO

6. Elizabeth Peratrovich—Alaska Native Civil Rights Leader

7. César Chavéz—American Labor Leader

8. Winston Churchill—British Prime Minister, Wartime Leader and Statesman

9. Blake Mycoskie—Social Entrepreneur

10. Amancio Ortega—Fast Fashion Entrepreneur

11. Angela Merkel—Chancellor of Germany

12. Martin Luther King, Jr.—American Civil Rights Leader

13. Howard Schultz—Starbucks Entrepreneur and CEO

14. Sitting Bull—Sioux War Chief

15. Anita Roddick—Founder and CEO of the Body Shop

16. Mohandas Gandhi—Indian Political and Spiritual Leader

17. Mother Theresa—Servant to the Poor

18. Pat Summitt—Women’s Basketball Coach

19. Steve Jobs—CEO and Cofounder of Apple, Inc.

20. Konosuke Matsushita—Japanese Industrial Leader

21. Indra Nooyi—CEO of PepsiCo

22. Mary Kay Ash—Founder and CEO of Mary Kay Cosmetics

23. Ernest Shackleton—Antarctic Explorer

24. Abraham Lincoln—16th President of the United States

25. Leymah Gbowee— Liberian Leader of Women in Peacebuilding Network

26. Nelson Mandela—Human Rights Leader and President of South Africa

27. Geronimo—Apache Native American War Leader

28. Vince Lombardi—Professional Football Coach

29. Napoleon Bonaparte—French Military and Political Leader

30. Nicolas Hayek—Swiss Watch Executive

31. Horatio Nelson—Vice Admiral of the British Royal Navy

Part III Snapshots of Bad Leadership

32. Bernie Ebbers—Corporate Executive

33. Sepp Blatter—Past President of FIFA

34. Adolph Hitler—Chancellor of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945

35. Idi Amin—President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979

36. Al Dunlap—Corporate Executive

37. David Koresh—Religious Cult Leader

Part IV Snapshots of Great or Bad Leadership—You Decide

38. Aung San Suu Kyi— Leader of Myanmar Democracy Movement

39. Travis Kalanick—Cofounder and Former CEO of Uber

40. Conclusion

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Jon P. Howell is Professor Emeritus of Business, New Mexico State University, USA.

Isaac Wanasika is Associate Professor of Business, University of Northern Colorado, USA.


"In Snapshots of Great Leadership 2e, Jon Howell and Isaac Wanasika provide very clear syntheses of leadership theories and the matrix they provide of how good and bad leadership relates to specific theories is invaluable. This text could effectively be used as a primary or secondary text in teaching leadership. In short, it is an excellent resource that is both substantive and user-friendly." - Peter G. Northouse, Western Michigan University, USA