Leadership is defined by results, not attributes.
September 10, 2012 11:21 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for books about reluctant leaders who went on to demonstrate outstanding leadership. Both current and historical figures accepted.
posted by anderjen to media & arts (18 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
For a class I'm taking this semester, I need to read a book about a current or historical leader, with emphasis on their leadership and communication style. I have a few potential ideas already but I’m especially interested in discovering people who were thrust into a leadership role against their will or who were wholly inexperienced at the time they became leaders, but who rose to the occasion brilliantly or eventually managed to figure things out along the way. Obscure or little-known figures particularly appreciated and encouraged, as long as I can track down a book about them.
These can be leaders in any field or arena, not just politics/government/world affairs, business, athletics, etc. Bonus points if it features a woman.