Leadership in Context
What is political leadership and does it operate differently in different political contexts? In addition to context, personal political skill plays a large role in the exercise of leadership, often yielding significant results. Whether a leader is active or passive, creating dynamic relations of talent and institutional powers or choosing to leave situations as they are, skill is frequently the key factor in policy achievement. In this book, editors Hargrove and Owens gather seven very different studies of skill in context. From the role of the European Union President to the well-established function of the President of the United States, each essay analyses and interprets the effects of institutional powers and the environments in which leaders operate on their effectiveness and the degree of personal talent each brings to the tables.
John E. Owens. Leadership in Context. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2003.