skip to content
Leaders : myth and reality Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Leaders : myth and reality

Author: Stanley A McChrystal; Jeff Eggers; Jason Mangone
Publisher: London : Portfolio Penguin, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Retired four-star general Stan McChrystal has studied leadership his whole adult life, from his first day at West Point to his most recent work with the corporate clients of the McChrystal Group. In this follow-up to his bestsellers My Share of the Task and Team of Teams, McChrystal explores what leadership really means, debunking the many myths that have surrounded the concept. He focuses on thirteen great leaders,  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley A McChrystal; Jeff Eggers; Jason Mangone
ISBN: 9780241336328 0241336325 9780525534372 0525534377
OCLC Number: 1062401874
Description: xv, 458 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Stanley McChrystal, Jeff Eggers and Jason Mangone.

Abstract:

Retired four-star general Stan McChrystal has studied leadership his whole adult life, from his first day at West Point to his most recent work with the corporate clients of the McChrystal Group. In this follow-up to his bestsellers My Share of the Task and Team of Teams, McChrystal explores what leadership really means, debunking the many myths that have surrounded the concept. He focuses on thirteen great leaders, showing that the lessons we commonly draw from their lives are seldom the correct ones. These include: Founders: Walt Disney built his empire thinking he was a man of the people, but was actually a bit of a tyrant to the working man. Coco Chanel hid her humble background to pretend she was an aristocrat, but was obsessed with making clothes for the common people. Zealots: Maximilien Robespierre whipped his revolutionaries into a frenzy through his writing, while Abu Musab Zarkawi moved on the front lines of the battlefield, winning over his followers through his personal charisma. Powerbrokers: Margaret Thatcher and Boss Tweed, whose respective reigns depended on the networks they cultivated. Other leaders profiled include geniuses Albert Einstein and Leonard Bernstein, reformers Martin Luther and Martin Luther King, Jr., and heroes Harriet Tubman and Zheng He. Ultimately, McChrystal posits that different environments will require different leaders, and that followers will choose the leader they need. Aspiring leaders will be best served not by cultivating a standard set of textbook leadership qualities, but by learning to discern what is required in each situation.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Whenever Stanley McChrystal talks, I take notes. I am so drawn to his ability to cut through pop-culture theories about leadership to get to the core of what actually makes a leader. Leaders takes us Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1062401874> # Leaders : myth and reality
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "1062401874" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4846100074#Topic/leadership> ; # Leadership
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4846100074#Topic/fuhrungseigenschaft> ; # Führungseigenschaft
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/303.34/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4846100074#Topic/fuhrungskraft> ; # Führungskraft
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4846100074#Person/mcchrystal_stanley_a> ; # Stanley A. McChrystal
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4846100074#Person/eggers_jeff> ; # Jeff Eggers
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4846100074#Person/mangone_jason> ; # Jason Mangone
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2018" ;
    schema:datePublished "2018" ;
    schema:description "Retired four-star general Stan McChrystal has studied leadership his whole adult life, from his first day at West Point to his most recent work with the corporate clients of the McChrystal Group. In this follow-up to his bestsellers My Share of the Task and Team of Teams, McChrystal explores what leadership really means, debunking the many myths that have surrounded the concept. He focuses on thirteen great leaders, showing that the lessons we commonly draw from their lives are seldom the correct ones. These include: Founders: Walt Disney built his empire thinking he was a man of the people, but was actually a bit of a tyrant to the working man. Coco Chanel hid her humble background to pretend she was an aristocrat, but was obsessed with making clothes for the common people. Zealots: Maximilien Robespierre whipped his revolutionaries into a frenzy through his writing, while Abu Musab Zarkawi moved on the front lines of the battlefield, winning over his followers through his personal charisma. Powerbrokers: Margaret Thatcher and Boss Tweed, whose respective reigns depended on the networks they cultivated. Other leaders profiled include geniuses Albert Einstein and Leonard Bernstein, reformers Martin Luther and Martin Luther King, Jr., and heroes Harriet Tubman and Zheng He. Ultimately, McChrystal posits that different environments will require different leaders, and that followers will choose the leader they need. Aspiring leaders will be best served not by cultivating a standard set of textbook leadership qualities, but by learning to discern what is required in each situation."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/4846100074> ;
    schema:genre "Case studies"@en ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4846100074#CreativeWork/> ;
    schema:name "Leaders : myth and reality"@en ;
    schema:productID "1062401874" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780525534372> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780241336328> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB8E4705> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1062401874> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4846100074#Person/eggers_jeff> # Jeff Eggers
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Eggers" ;
    schema:givenName "Jeff" ;
    schema:name "Jeff Eggers" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4846100074#Person/mangone_jason> # Jason Mangone
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Mangone" ;
    schema:givenName "Jason" ;
    schema:name "Jason Mangone" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4846100074#Person/mcchrystal_stanley_a> # Stanley A. McChrystal
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "McChrystal" ;
    schema:givenName "Stanley A." ;
    schema:name "Stanley A. McChrystal" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4846100074#Topic/fuhrungseigenschaft> # Führungseigenschaft
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Führungseigenschaft"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780241336328>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0241336325" ;
    schema:isbn "9780241336328" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780525534372>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0525534377" ;
    schema:isbn "9780525534372" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.