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Transformative political leadership : making a difference in the developing world

Author: Robert I Rotberg
Publisher: [S.l. : s.n.], 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the role of leadership in politics and argues that accomplished leaders demonstrate a particular set of skills. Through case studies of leaders who have performed ably in the developing  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert I Rotberg
ISBN: 9780226728988 0226728986 9780226728995 0226728994
OCLC Number: 858046068
Notes: Formerly CIP Uk. - Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-204) and index. - Political leadership, governance, political culture, and political institutions -- Political leadership -- Governance -- Political culture and political institutions -- Compelling political leadership: the critical competencies -- The differences leaders make -- Emotional intelligence -- The core competencies -- The vision thing -- The mobilization momentum -- Being legitimate -- Gaining trust -- The enlarged enterprise -- Tapping into authentic needs -- The contribution of charisma -- The cases -- Nelson Mandela: consummate inclusionist -- A manifest destiny -- A mass leader arrived -- Maturing as an activist -- "An ideal for which I am prepared to die" -- "I will return" -- Donning the green jersey -- Seretse Khama: resolute democrat -- A traditional heritage -- "A very disreputable transaction" -- "Slow and steady" -- Noblesse oblige -- Dirt-poor and principled -- "Democracy must be nursed and nurtured" -- Prudence, morality, and competence -- To build a new nation -- Lee Kuan Yew: systematic nation-builder -- Born to lead -- The Singapore express -- "Lee . . . is the only man" -- Getting Singapore to work -- A first world oasis -- Paying a heavy price -- The coming of institutions -- The new confucianism -- Kemal Ataturk: uncompromising modernizer -- "Victory is mine" -- Only a single leader would do -- The forced march to modernity -- Off with the fez -- The commanding vision -- Becoming Ataturk -- The new Turkey -- The crisis of contemporary political leadership -- The founders and their successors -- The crisis -- Despots and tyrants -- Transactional leadership -- Leaders making a difference -- Strengthening leadership in the developing world.
Description: vii, 217 pages. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Robert I. Rotberg.

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