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There are many kinds of leaders--tough-as nails decision makers with eyes on numbers and focus control. The second ones are those who connect with others and build success through mutual trust and open communication. But a great leader is one who combines both the attributes.
This book presents the universal qualities of a great leader by giving examples of contemporary leaders such as IBMs Lou Gerstner, GE's Jack Welch, Apple's innovative Steve Jobs as well as historical figures none-other-than Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. whose leadership brilliance still resonates. The book also provides a questionnaire to help one identify one's strengths, preferences and self-development needs.
Nature of Leadership takes us beyond the usual boundaries of type to a realm of individual and organizational growth reserved for only the greatest leaders.
Table of Contents
Foreword by C.K. Prahalad
1. Become A Leader, A Better Leader, A Great Leader
2. The Reptiles Versus The Mammals
3. The Leadership Pyramid
4. Reptilian Excellence
5. Mammalian Excellence
6. The Secret of Becoming A Great Leader
7. Challenge Yourself: Become A Great Leader
Appendix: The "Nature of Your Leadership" Survey