What makes for great
leadership? Can it be learnt? If so, what are the essential value and qualities
that go into its making?
By studying the
lives, successes and failures of some of mankind’s greatest leaders, the author
identifies thirteen qualities of leadership:
The importance of
each of these qualities is highlighted by examples from the lives of outstanding
In a time of
increasing ethical ambivalence, the new chapter on J. R. D. Tata’s business ethics is particularly illuminating. It brings out the wide canvas on which this titan of Indian industry chose to both define and practice ethics with remarkable business success.
The instances of
great leaders chosen by the author are drawn from different walks of life and
the rich insights and understandings offered by the book would benefit leaders
in every field of human endeavour, whether it be business, military, public
service or education.