Leading Minds

Leading Minds

An Anatomy of Leadership

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
Argues that an effective frame of mind is pivotal to one's success as a leader, emphasizes the importance of leader awareness, and profiles such leaders as Pope John XXIII and Gandhi

Perseus Publishing
"Drawing on his groundbreaking work on intelligence and creativity, Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner, developer of the theory of Multiple Intelligences, offers fascinating revelations about the mind"

Drawing on his groundbreaking work on intelligence and creativity, Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner, developer of the theory of Multiple Intelligences, offers fascinating revelations about the mind of the leader and his or her followers. He identifies six constant features of leadership as well as paradoxes that must be resolved for leadership to be effective using portraits of leaders from J. Robert Oppenheimer to Alfred P. Sloan, from Pope John XXIII to Mahatma Gandhi.


Blackwell North Amer
While much has been written on the subject, a crucial component of leadership has been largely ignored: the mind of the leader and the minds of his or her followers. Linking the study of creativity and leadership, Gardner demonstrates the strong tie between traditional creators (artists and scientists) and leaders in the realms of business, politics, and the military.
Gardner claims that the key to leadership is the creation and embodiment of an effective story. He argues that unless they're working with specialists, leaders must deal with the "unschooled mind." They must take into account the fundamental theories about the world that all of us acquire as children and that persist through life - even when those theories are later undermined by what we learn in school. In striking portraits of a wide range of leaders - from J. Robert Oppenheimer to Alfred P. Sloan, from Margaret Mead to Pope John XXIII to Mahatma GandhiGardner recreates the leaders' stories and depicts the struggles among rival stories that occur in the minds of an audience. He explains the overwhelming appeal of simplistic stories and enumerates the key moves needed to counter that appeal. He also describes the ways in which all leaders ultimately confront failure.
In a powerful conclusion, Gardner identifies the six constant features of leadership, six trends that complexify leadership in our time, and the paradoxes that must be resolved for leadership to be effective.

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Citing that an effective frame of mind is pivotal to one's success as a leader, the author of Creating Minds emphasises the importance of leader awareness while profiling such figures as Pope John XXIII and Gandhi. $30,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Publisher: New York, NY : BasicBooks, c1995
ISBN: 9780465082797
0465082793
Characteristics: xi, 400 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Laskin, Emma

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