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Hedgehogs and Foxes: Character, Leadership, and Command in Organizations

Abraham Zaleznik

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Format: Hardcover, 272pp.
ISBN: 9780230606234
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Pub. Date: August 5, 2008

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In this compelling look at charismatic leaders and their leadership styles, Abraham Zaleznik asserts that leaders are either 'hedgehogs,' who view leadership as a single-minded track driven by unwavering rules, or 'foxes,' who assess and re-evaluate their goals and strategies based on ever-changing factors in business, politics, and culture. Covering dynamic personalities from Dwight Eisenhower to Martin Luther King, Jr., Zaleznik draws illuminating conclusions about psycho-politics and negotiations of power and command, celebrating innovative problem-solving skills.

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Abraham Zaleznik is Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus, Harvard Business School. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, 1996, and the McKinsey award for best article in the Harvard Business Review.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Optimists
1The Propensity for Risk: Eisenhower in the Military and the Presidency
2A Disengaged President: Ronald Reagan and his Lieutenants
3The Psychology of Healthy Mindedness
Part II: The Narcissists
4To Be Singleminded: Admiral Hyman G. Rickover and the Nuclear Navy
5A Mission in Life: Florence Nightingale and Medical Reform
6Ego Psychology and Bureaucracy
Part III: The Generalists
7The Education of Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense, 1961-68
8From Monomania to Megalomania: Harold Geneen and ITT
9The Operational Code of the Manager
Part IV: The Empowerers
10Martin Luther King, Jr. and Militant Nonviolence: A Psychoanalytic Study
11Franz Fanon: Purgation Through Violence
12The Psychodynamics of Empowerment
Part V: The Humanists
13Joseph Conrad: Sharing the Secret of Command
14Hermann Melville's "Billy Budd": A Study of Character
15Identity, Imagination, and Command
A Dialogue on Psycho-Politics and Command

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