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"Cronin and Genovese have written a compelling and original book. It is terrific -- a real addition to the leadership canon."
-- Warren Bennis, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

"A superb book -- it will have an important place in the literature and in the classroom."
-- J. Thomas Wren, Jepson School of Leadership, University of Richmond

"This is a terrific book... destined to become a classic."
-- James O'Toole, former Executive Vice President, Aspen Institute

"Leadership Matters is a highly sophisticated, deeply probing, and remarkably comprehensive treatment of this dynamic and crucial subject."
-- James MacGregor Burns, Williams College (Emeritus), Pulitzer Prize-winning political scientist, historian, and biographer

"This book offers unique insights into the field of leadership with stunning examples about what historical and popular leaders can teach us. Cronin and Genovese give us an entirely different perspective on the field. This is a must-read for anyone interested in leadership!"
-- Nicole Cundiff, Director of the Northern Leadership Center, University of Alaska-Fairbanks

"This book is an absolute tour-de-force -- one of the most wide-ranging, fascinating, intricate studies of leadership I have ever read."
-- Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian

"Cronin and Genovese present leadership as 'the most baffling of the performing arts.' They unpack the paradoxes of leadership, provide memorable illustrations, and include nuggets of wisdom for anyone interested in learning more about this complex human activity."
-- Nannerl O. Keohane, President Emeritus of Wellesley College and Duke University and Lawrence S. Rockefeller Distinguished Visiting Professor of Public Affairs and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University

"Leadership Matters is the book my course on leadership has been waiting for -- a volume that intelligently embraces, rather than avoids, the paradoxes inherent in the subject."
-- Norman W. Provizer, Leadership Scholar, Director of the Golda Meir Center, Metropolitan State University-Denver

"A unique, well-researched, and well-written book on leadership that has been needed for a long time. This book is the one I have been thinking about writing. Now I won't have to, because Cronin and Genovese have already done it very well."
-- William E. Rosenbach, former Chair of Leadership Programs, U.S. Air Force Academy, and Gettysburg College

"The authors cover a remarkable amount of ground... it is a spur to closer examination of areas it touches on... Recommended."
-- Choice, December 2012 issue

About the Author

Thomas E. Cronin is the McHugh Professor of American Institutions and Leadership at Colorado College. He is president emeritus of Whitman College (1993-2005) and a former acting president of Colorado College (1991). He earned a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University, and is author, coauthor, or editor of a dozen books on politics and government. Cronin is a past president of both the Western Political Science Association and the Presidency Research Group and was honored by the American Political Science Association with the Charles E. Merriam Award recognizing outstanding contributions to the art of government.

Michael A. Genovese is Director of the Institute for Leadership Studies and holds the Loyola Chair of Leadership as Professor of Political Science at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He received his PhD in political science from the University of Southern California and has authored over 30 books and edits a series on the presidency. Genovese has won numerous awards for outstanding teaching and scholarship.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 382 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; First Edition edition (June 29, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 161205143X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612051437
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #243,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you are truly interested in learning about leadership and leaders throughout the history of mankind, this book will be worth your time. It is complex and not an easy read but was helpful in helping me understand the paradoxes of leadership.
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Well written- it could be a text book on leadership. It also educates on the leadership processes and personality that have and can create good and challenging leaders.
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