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Transformative political leadership : making a difference in the developing world

Author: Robert I Rotberg
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
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Accomplished political leaders have a clear strategy for turning political visions into reality. Through well-honed analytical, political, and emotional intelligence, leaders chart paths to promising futures that include economic growth, material prosperity, and human well-being. Alas, such leaders are rare in the developing world, where often institutions are weak and greed and corruption strong & mdash;and where  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rotberg, Robert I.
Transformative political leadership.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011034676
(OCoLC)748674630
Named Person: Nelson Mandela; Seretse Khama, Sir; Kuan Yew Lee; Kemal Atatürk; Kemal Atatürk; Seretse Khama, Sir; Kuan Yew Lee; Nelson Mandela
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert I Rotberg
ISBN: 9780226729008 0226729001
OCLC Number: 780446410
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Robert I. Rotberg.

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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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