Acknowledgements xi 1 It Goes with the Territory ? Leadership Moments 1 2 Leadership in the Wild ? The Evolution of Power 19 3 A Very Short History of Leadership 35 4 Leadership as Strategy ? Situations, Processes and Qualities (SPQ) 57 5 Who am I? Leadership Qualities and the Compass Question 69 6 The ?Eye? of Leadership ? The Law of the Situation 87 7 The Adaptive Leader ? Leadership Processes 109 8 Dynamic Leadership ? Shaping and Discovery 125 9 Reading the World ? A Leadership Conundrum 139 10 Born to Lead? Leaders Lost and Found 151 11 Who?s Your Buddy? Critical Leader Relationships 165 12 Destiny, Drama and Deliberation ? The Lives of Leaders 183 13 The ?I? of Leadership ? Inside the Mind of the Leader 199 14 Games Leaders Play ? Finding the Narrative 225 15 The Self-Management of Leadership ? You, Others and Organization 241 16 Can Leaders Save the World? Vision, Identity and Passion 259 Endnotes 271 Index 299
Nigel Nicholson is a renowned educator, thinker, writer, and commentator on business. He is Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the London Business School, where he directs executive leadership programmes including High Performance People Skills, and the unique Proteus Programme.
it is what he does with the well-worn material that is original - and highly ambitious his book does stand out from the pack of leadership literature The good news is that Nicholson has forged the tools to help would-be leaders rise to the challenge (Financial Times, May 2013) Combined with analysis of cases from several decades, this book is as richly-textured as it is insightful. (Communication Director, June 2013)