Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James MacGregor Burns devoted his legendary career to the study of leadership in all its aspects from politics to business. Leadership, Burns's pioneering study, introduces the highly influential theory of "transformational leadership," stating that the best leaders are those who inspire others to come together toward the achievement of higher aims. Featuring fascinating case studies drawn from history, Leadership is the classic text for anyone seeking to understand executive decision-making, the dynamics of influence, and moral leadership.
About the Author
Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, James MacGregor Burns is a preeminent historian and political scientist, and he is considered by many to be the leading expert on the subject of leadership. He the author of several books, including Leadership and The Three Roosevelts. He is a professor emeritus at Williams College.