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TWO MODELS OF LEADERSHIP FORMATION IN COMMUNITY: A DIALOGUE IN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Advances in Library Administration and Organization

ISBN: 978-0-76231-121-7, eISBN: 978-1-84950-284-9

ISSN: 0732-0671

Publication date: 15 August 2004

Abstract

In an interview in 1991, the Nobel Prize-winning author Laurens Van der Post proclaimed that the era of leaders is over (Block, 1998). A decade later, the topic of breakthrough leadership was the subject of the first special issue in the Harvard Business Review’s seventy-nine year history. Leadership has endured as a consuming issue in both personal and organizational life since Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince was written in 1513. In truth, however, leadership exists as part of a duality: Leaders forge and sustain relationships with followers (Goffee & Jones, 2001). Strikingly, Hitler sensed this duality. In a speech to his personal guard corps, he exclaimed: “All that you are, you are through me; all that I am, I am through you alone” (Kellerman, 2001, p. 21).

Citation

Bowman, R.F. and Garten, E.D. (2004), "TWO MODELS OF LEADERSHIP FORMATION IN COMMUNITY: A DIALOGUE IN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE", Advances in Library Administration and Organization (Advances in Library Administration and Organization, Vol. 21), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 61-82. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0732-0671(04)21002-1

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