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Historians on Leadership and Strategy

Case Studies From Antiquity to Modernity

Editors: Gutmann, Martin (Ed.)

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  • Brings together compelling case studies from the history of leadership
  • Enriches management thought with insights from history
  • Examines non-traditional leadership challenges and scenarios
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This book examines the well-covered subject of leadership from a unique perspective: history's vast catalogue of leadership successes and failures. Through a collection of highly compelling case studies spanning two millennia, it looks beyond the classic leadership parable of men in military or political crises and shows that successful leadership cannot be reduced to simplistic formulae.
Written by experts in the field and based on rigorous research, each case provides a rich and compelling account that is accessible to a wide audience, from students to managers. Rather than serving as a vehicle for advancing a particular theory of leadership, each case invites readers to reflect, debate and extract their own insights.

About the authors

Dr. ​Martin Gutmann is the Managing Director and Lecturer at the Swiss School of Public Governance, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Value of the Historical Perspective for Leadership Studies

    Pages 1-12

    Gutmann, Martin

  • Leadership in War and Genocide: Roméo Dallaire in Rwanda

    Pages 15-39

    Geheran, Michael (et al.)

  • Lost in Culture: C&A’s Failure in the United States, 1946–1964

    Pages 41-53

    Spoerer, Mark

  • Prisoners as Leaders of Political Change: Cage 11 and the Peace Process in Northern Ireland

    Pages 55-75

    Reinisch, Dieter

  • When Complexity Costs Lives: Secondary Goals and Compartmentalized Information in the Second World War’s Greatest Raid

    Pages 79-92

    Wegmann, Reto Michael (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26090-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26089-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Historians on Leadership and Strategy
Book Subtitle
Case Studies From Antiquity to Modernity
Editors
  • Martin Gutmann
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26090-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26090-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26089-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 267
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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