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Leadership

ISBN-10: 006196557X
ISBN-13: 9780061965579
Edition: 2009
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Description: Transformational leadership occurs when one or more persons engage with others in such a way that leaders and followers raise one another to higher levels of motivation and morality. Leadership is Pulitzer Prize-winner James M. Burns's pioneering  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 3/30/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

Transformational leadership occurs when one or more persons engage with others in such a way that leaders and followers raise one another to higher levels of motivation and morality. Leadership is Pulitzer Prize-winner James M. Burns's pioneering study of leadership, first published in 1978 and still considered the seminal work in the field of leadership studies. In it Burns introduced the influential theory of "transformational leadership," which states that the best leaders are those who inspire others to come together toward the achievement of higher aims, a theory that has been the basis of more than 400 doctoral dissertations

James MacGregor Burns was born in Melrose, Massachusetts on August 3, 1918. After graduating from Williams College, he went to Washington and worked as a congressional aide. During World War II, he served as an Army combat historian in the Pacific and received a Bronze Star. He received a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He did postdoctoral work at the London School of Economics. He taught at Williams College. His first book, Congress on Trial: The Legislative Process and the Administrative State, was published in 1949. After his second book, Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox, he ran for Congress in 1958 and lost. During the campaign he became acquainted with John F. Kennedy and received unrestricted access to Kennedy, his staff and his records. This resulted in the book John Kennedy: A Political Profile. His other works included The Deadlock of Democracy, The Power to Lead: The Crisis of the American Presidency, and Fire and Light: How the Enlightenment Transformed Our World. Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom won the Pulitzer Prize, the Parkman Prize, and the National Book Award. The first volume of The American Experiment also received a Pulitzer Prize. He died on July 15, 2014 at the age of 95.

Prologue: The Crisis of Leadership
Leadership: Power and Purpose
The Power of Leadership
The Two Essentials of Power
Leadership and Followership
What Leadership Is Not: Closing the Intellectual Gap
The Structure of Moral Leadership
The Power and Sources of Values
Conflict and Consciousness
The Elevating Power of Leadership
Origins of Leadership
The Psychological Matrix of Leadership
The Cocoon of Personality
The Wellsprings of Want
The Transmutation of Need
The Hierarchies of Need and Value
The Social Sources of Leadership
The Family as Imperium
Political Schooling
Self-esteem, Social Role, and Empathy
The Crucibles of Political Leadership
The Spur of Ambition
The Need for Gratification
Openings and Closures: The Structure of Political Opportunity
The Creation of Followers
Transforming Leadership
Intellectual Leadership; Ideas as Moral Power
Intellectuals at the Tension Points
Liberty and Power
Intellectuals and the Nature of Liberty
The Intellectual Test of Transforming Power
Reform Leadership
Great Britain: The Insistent Particularists
Russia: Reform from Above
Reform in America: Dilemmas of Transforming Leadership
Revolutionary Leadership
France: The Maelstrom of Leadership
Russia: The Vocation of Leadership
China: The Cult of Leadership
Heroes and Ideologues
Heroic Leadership
Ideological Leadership
Leadership as Transformation
Transactional Leadership
Opinion Leadership: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle
Arousal: The Mobilization of Political Opinion
Aggregation: The Alignment of Opinion
Voting: The Conversion of Opinion
Group Leadership: Bargainers and Bureaucrats
The Leadership of Small Groups
Bureaucracy Versus Leadership
Leadership in Political Interest Groups
Party Leadership
Parties: Conflict and Leadership
Party Leaders and Government Leaders
One-Party Leadership
Party Leadership: Power and Change
Legislative Leadership: The Price of Consensus
The Legislator as Leader
Group Leadership and Legislative Structure
Central Legislative Leadership
Executive Leadership
The Political Executive: Power and Purpose
The Executive Leader as Decision Maker
The American President as Executive Leader
Implications: Theory and Practice
Decision and Change
The Leader as Policy Maker
Decision and Dissent
The Test: Real, Intended Change
Toward a General Theory
Leadership and Collective Purpose
Leadership as Causation
Leadership and Change
Political Leadership as Practical Influence
Teaching Leadership or Manipulation?
The Armament of Leadership
Leadership: Of Whom? To What?
Acknowledgments
Sources
Index

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