Leading Minds: An Anatomy Of Leadership

Leading Minds: An Anatomy Of Leadership

by Howard E Gardner, Emma Laskin (With)

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Drawing on his groundbreaking work on intelligence and creativity, Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner, developer of the theory of Multiple Intelligences, offers fascinating revelations about the mind of the leader and his or her followers. He identifies six constant features of leadership as well as paradoxes that must be resolved for leadership to be effective using portraits of leaders from J. Robert Oppenheimer to Alfred P. Sloan, from Pope John XXIII to Mahatma Gandhi.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465027736
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 12/06/2011
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 290,048
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero. The author of more than twenty books and the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and twenty-one honorary degrees, he lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2011 Edition xi

Part I A Framework for Leadership

1 Introduction: A Cognitive Approach to Leadership 3

2 Human Development and Leadership 21

3 The Leaders' Stories 39

Part II Case Studies: From Domains to Nations

4 Margaret Mead: An Observer of Diverse Cultures Educates Her Own 65

5 The Teaching of Physics, the Lessons of Politics J. Robert Oppenheimer 85

6 Bringing "The Higher Learning" to America Robert Maynard Hutchins 105

7 The Business of America Alfred P. Sloan 123

8 The Embodiment of the Good Soldier George C. Marshall 137

9 Rediscovering the Spirit of the Church Pope John XXIII 153

10 Ordinariness and Extraordinariness Eleanor Roosevelt 169

11 Leading in a Rapidly Changing Environment Martin Luther King 189


12 Margaret Thatcher: A Clear Sense of Identity 211

13 A Generation of World Leaders 229

Part III Conclusion: Leadership that Looks Forward

14 Leadership beyond National Boundaries Jean Monnet Mahatma Gandhi 251

15 Lessons from the Past, Implications for the Future 269

Appendix I The Eleven Leaders Viewed along the Principal Dimensions of Leadership 291

Appendix II The Leaders of the Second World War 311

Notes 327

Bibliography 353

Name Index 369

Subject Index 375

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