Leadership Rules by Michael Shea, Ph.D.
This book sets out to define what "leadership" means, why it is sought after, how it is acquired, and how it is retained. It analyzes leadership in relation to concepts of power, status and class. Michael Shea asks the question, are great leaders born or made and, if made, do they achieve status through their own efforts or have they had greatness thrust upon them? He also looks at the essential qualities that make a great leader: energy, passion, motivation, a cause, persistence, and the part that luck plays in this equation. The author examines the basic qualities that are common to all leaders and provides keys and rules, boxed and emboldened for easy accessibility, for the would-be leaders of tomorrow. This is a handbook for the businessman, aspirant politician and general reader alike.