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Hard times : leadership in America

Author: Barbara Kellerman
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford Business Books, an imprint of Stanford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Leadership has never played a more prominent role in America's national discourse, and yet our opinions of leaders are at all-time lows. Private sector leaders are widely seen as greedy to the point of being corrupt. Public sector leaders are viewed as incompetent to the point of being inept. And, levels of trust in government have plummeted. As the title of this book conveys, leaders in America are experiencing  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Kellerman
ISBN: 9780804792356 0804792356
OCLC Number: 894127759
Description: viii, 367 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : what's been lost? --
Part I. Foundations. History --
Ideology --
Part II. Evolutions. Religion --
Politics --
Economics --
Institutions --
Organizations --
Law --
Business --
Part III. Revolutions. Technology --
Media --
Money --
Innovation --
Competition --
Part IV. Populations. Class --
Culture --
Divisions --
Interests --
Part V. Futures. Environment --
Risks --
Trends --
Part VI. Inversions. Leaders --
Followers --
Outsiders --
Epilogue : what's been found?
Responsibility: Barbara Kellerman.

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Hard Times fills a gap in our conversation about leadership by focusing on the context within which leadership takes place. Written as a checklist, it introduces readers to what they need to know in  Read more...

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