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Leaders Who Lust

Power, Money, Sex, Success, Legitimacy, Legacy

Gebonden Engels 2020 9781108491167
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Among our greatest leaders are those driven by impulses they cannot completely control - by lust. Lust is not, however, an abstraction, it has definition. Definition that, given the impact of leaders who lust, is essential to extract.

This book identifies six types of lust with which leaders are linked:
1. Power: the ceaseless craving to control.
2. Money: the limitless desire to accrue great wealth.
3. Sex: the constant hunt for sexual gratification.
4. Success: the unstoppable need to achieve.
5. Legitimacy: the tireless claim to identity and equity.
6. Legacy: the endless quest to leave a permanent imprint.

Each of the core chapters focuses on different lusts and features a cast of characters who bring lust to life. In the real world leaders who lust can and often do have an enduring impact. This book therefore is counterintuitive - it focuses not on moderation, but on immoderation.

'In this path-breaking book, one of the most perceptive and prolific scholars in leadership, Barbara Kellerman, teams up with one of the most talented and promising social scientists, Todd Pittinsky, to pierce an important veil. Instead of telling us what leaders should be like, we learn how they truly are. This is an eye-opening must read.' - David Gergen - White House Adviser to four US Presidents and founding Director of the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School

'This book paints an unforgettable picture of leaders with outsized appetites for power, money, sex, success, legitimacy, or legacy. Instead of treating leaders as one-dimensional paragons of either virtue or vice, the authors show them as human beings with strengths and weaknesses. The result is fascinating, beautifully written, and highly entertaining.' - Dennis Tourish - Professor of Leadership and Organization Studies, University of Sussex, UK, and editor of Leadership

'Leaders Who Lust is a great read. It offers a compelling contribution to our critical conversations about those who shape the course of human affairs. The authors achieve something entirely new and different.' - Margaret Shih - Professor of Management and Organizations, UCLA Anderson School of Management

'Is a never-ending desire for gratification a neglected leadership trait? Is lust a critical factor in explaining exceptional leadership? Making this provocative argument through a series of gripping biographical sketches, this book offers a host of refreshingly iconoclastic and original insights for scholars and practitioners alike.' - Christopher Pietroni - Professor of Leadership Practice, University of Birmingham


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Interviews en artikelen (2)

Barbara Kellerman: ‘Begerige leiders zijn niet rationeel’
Jeroen Ansink 18 juni 2021 Lust, of begeerte, is voor bepaalde leiders een primaire motivatie, schrijft Harvard Business School-hoogleraar Barbara Kellerman in Leaders Who Lust. Om het fenomeen echt te begrijpen moet ook gekeken worden naar de volgers. ‘Wat bezielt mensen om een man als Roger Ailes in het zadel te houden?’
Harvest. De oogst van januari
Jeroen Ansink 25 januari 2021 Wat leest Amerika en wat waait waarschijnlijk over naar Nederland? ‘Onze man in de VS’ Jeroen Ansink doet maandelijks een rondje boekwinkels in New York.

Over Barbara Kellerman

Barbara Kellerman is the James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Public Leadership at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. She was the founding executive director of the Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership and served as its research director. She was ranked by Forbes.com among the Top 50 Business Thinkers in 2009 and by Leadership Excellence in the top 15 of the 100 "best minds on leadership" in 2008 and 2009. In 2010 she was given the Wilbur M. McFeeley Award for her pioneering work on leadership and followership. She is author and editor of many books, including, most recently, Bad Leadership, Followership, and Leadership: Essential Selections on Power, Authority, and Influence.

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Prologue: Lust as Stimulus

1. Lust for power
2. Lust for money
3. Lust for sex
4. Lust for success
5. Lust for legitimacy
6. Lust for legacy

Epilogue: Lust and leadership.

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