Leading Minds addresses a crucial and often ignored component of leadershipthe mind. What distinguishes the mind of an effective leader, and what is the mentality of his or her followers?
Gardner links the study of creativity with the study of leadership to demonstrate the many similarities between traditional creators (artists and scientists) and leaders in business, politics and the military. He argues that the key to leadership is the creation of an arresting storyone that grabs the followers' attention and inspires them to greater efforts. In portraits of a wide range of leaders from Oppenheimer to GandhiGardner re-creates each of their stories, shows where each fits in the matrix of "leader archetypes", and reveals the ways in which they ultimately succeed or fail.
If you are currently in a leadership position or wish to move into one, you cannot afford to miss this insightful read!
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ISBN 978-0465082803 Publication Date 1-Aug-96 Author Howard Gardner (Author), Emma Laskin Format Paperback Page Count 416 Manufacturer HarperCollins Publishers