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The powers to lead

Author: Joseph S Nye
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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What qualities make a leader succeed in business or politics? In an era when the information revolution has dramatically changed the playing field, when old organizational hierarchies have given way to fluid networks of contacts, and when mistrust of leaders is on the rise, our ideas about leadership are clearly due for redefinition. With The Powers to Lead, Joseph S. Nye, Jr. offers a sweeping look at the nature of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nye, Joseph S.
Powers to lead.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608287883
Online version:
Nye, Joseph S.
Powers to lead.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608499978
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph S Nye
ISBN: 9780195335620 0195335627
OCLC Number: 173640817
Description: xiii, 226 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Leadership --
Leadership and power --
Types and skills --
Contextual intelligence --
Good and bad leaders --
Appendix: Leadership: a dozen quick take-aways.
Responsibility: Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
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Nye argues that the hard power approaches of earlier military-industrial eras have been largely supplanted by soft power approaches that seek to attract, inspire, and persuade rather than dictate.  Read more...

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Nye has written better and more creatively on the importance of soft power as a political and diplomatic weapon than anyone else. Now he brings this knowledge and all his governmental and academic Read more...

 
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