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History and Leadership


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Preface Chapter 1 – The Nature and Role of History in the Humanities and Leadership Studies Chapter 2 - The Renaissance, Enlightenment, and Industrial Revolution Chapter 3 - A Brief History of Leadership and Organizational Studies Chapter 4 – History and Contemporary Lessons for Leaders Chapter 5 – Organizational Histories: Using the Past to Navigate the Future

About the Author

Mark E. Blincoe, PhD is Professor of History at California Baptist University and Leadership Fellow with the Dr. Paul & Annie Kienel Leadership Institute.

John R. Shoup, PhD is Professor of Leadership Studies at California Baptist University and the Executive Director of the Dr. Paul & Annie Kienel Leadership Institute.


"Continuing the work of James McGregor Burns’ seminal work on history and leadership is certainly overdue and a worthwhile undertaking. Blincoe and Shoup’s use of historical context underscores the critical nature of organizational leadership and culture. This work appeals to both the practitioner and student of leadership." - Paul M. McInerny, Marquette University, USA"In times of crisis, crucial decisions taken by leaders shape the course of history. What do leaders draw on? Here Blincoe and Shoup cogently argue the case that lessons from history provide a valuable context that both informs and underpins decision-making. Building on the pioneering study of leadership by James McGregor Burns, this concise work deftly connects the study (and understanding) of history with the principles and dynamics of leadership and management." – Norman Abjorensen, The Australian National University, Australia

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