Hedgehogs and Foxes

Hedgehogs and Foxes

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In this compelling look at charismatic leaders and their leadership styles, Abraham Zaleznik asserts that leaders are either 'hedgehogs, ' who view leadership as a single-minded track driven by unwavering rules, or 'foxes, ' who assess and re-evaluate their goals and strategies based on ever-changing factors in business, politics, and culture. Covering dynamic personalities from Dwight Eisenhower to Martin Luther King, Jr., Zaleznik draws illuminating conclusions about psycho-politics and negotiations of power and command, celebrating innovative problem-solving skills.Once again, the question of President Eisenhowera#39;s beliefs and commitments were unclear. ... withdrawal of the National Guard and the ensuing riots, which forced Eisenhower to make a decision in favor of compliance with the law and send in federal troops to Little Rock. ... Or, to evaluate Eisenhowera#39;s presidency in the simplistic terms of Herbert Parmet, a€œto label [Eisenhower] a great or good or even aanbsp;...

Title:Hedgehogs and Foxes
Author:Abraham Zaleznik
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2008-08-05


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