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I like this book for its breadth of approach
on 17 October 2017
I have read a lot of books on leadership, I've had a go at it myself and I'm genuinely convinced that most of the time we don't even share a common understanding of what we're talking about when we discuss 'leadership', much less what is 'good leadership'. But if anyone comes close to offering a rounded perspective and more nuanced view than most it's Keith Grint: I like this book for its breadth of approach, its reasoned arguments and its readability. Keith is a very credible academic with a good claim to be listened to, but this book is by no means a dry, dusty tome and avoids the petty spite that some academics succumb to.
If you're looking for a list of 'things you must do to be a great leader' then this won't suit you at all.
If you're looking for a book that is essentially 'why the author is a great leader' then this isn't going to be much interest either.
If, however, you're looking for a book that takes you through the history of thought on the subject, offers a reasoned critique of the theories and gives you some real food for thought, and perhaps some ideas you can use in the real world, then I recommend this one.