ISBN 9780230328129,Essence of Leadership: Explorations from Literature

Essence of Leadership: Explorations from Literature


S Manikutty


Laxmi Publications

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Laxmi Publications

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9780230328129

ISBN-10 0230328121


Number of Pages 222 Pages
Language (English)


This book seeks to explore leadership through study and interpretation of literature. It starts by stressing on the distinction between managerial roles, which are based on knowledge, techniques, skills and emphasis on results, and leadership roles that focuses on imagination, passion, commitment and fulfillment of dreams. Traditional management approaches, based on 'scientific' analysis, do not contribute much towards understanding leadership. This book shows how leadership can be better understood by reading and interpreting masterpieces of world literature and relating them to leadership issues. The book argues that understanding leadership is really about understanding life, and this starts with gaining an understanding of the self. The book starts with Cervantes' masterpiece Don Quixote, whose main character asserts 'I know who I am' and believes in himself. This is followed by other works to highlight important issues: ambition and purpose in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart,