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3.37  ·  Rating details ·  178 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Napoleon. Bill Gates. George W. Bush. Osama bin Laden. Leaders and leadership are perennial topics of debate. What is leadership? How does one become a leader? Do we actually need leaders? In this Very Short Introduction, Keith Grint offers provocative answers to these questions, prompting readers to rethink their assumptions about what leadership is. Indeed, Grint argues ...more
Paperback, 142 pages
Published September 29th 2010 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published July 29th 2010)
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Artur Massana
Sep 29, 2013 rated it liked it
You should read this book if you are interested in a brief summary of scholar research on leadership. I think, this books is too brief, I mean, it is difficult to follow the reasoning without previous knowledge of -for instance- the history of management (that is the main reason why I've rated only with 3 stars). It might be a refreshing book, if you are tired of the usual "Five steps to become a leader" or "the 7 characteristics of great leaders". It forcefully communicates the complexity of th ...more
Adham Hamdi
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dl
بغض النظر عن الهري اللي خدنها ف احد الكورسات الكتاب مهم جدا

القائد كيف يصبح قائد
هل بالفطرة ام بالتربية و التدريب

هيفيدك اكيد
Omar
Sep 10, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
الكتاب صعب الفهم ربما بسبب الترجمة، مع أنه مقدمة (قصيرة) جداً!
فيه أفكار مهمة
تناول المفهوم العام للقيادة وما الذي لا يعد قيادة (من إدارة وتقديم حلول ..) ، ثم الانتقال إلى تاريخ القيادة وتطورها ونشأتها، هل هي فطرية أم مكتسبة؟ -فصل كامل من تفصيل أبعاد السؤال وهل هو سؤال صحيح أصلاً وتم التركيز على أن القائد يتعلم من أتباعه كيف يقودهم-، تنوع المناهج التي يقود بها القادة ، الأتباع ، وختم بالتساؤل عن إمكانية الاستغناء عن القادة :3

ما اقتبسته..
"قد تتجلى القيادة ((من المقدمة)) في العديد من الصور وعندما تن
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Erich
Jul 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book is, and says from the beginning that it is, descriptive rather than prescriptive. It is an academic survey of leadership scholarship that is thought provoking and professional. It may not change the world, but it will make you think about what does.
Abanoub Edwared
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was ok
ترجمة رديئة جدا
اعلم انى بهذا التقييم قد اكون ظلمت الكتاب بسبب الترجمة السيئة
لكن فعلا انا لم اخرج بجديد منة مما استطعت فهمة بعد الكثير من العمل الشاق
كم اكرة الكتب المترجمة -_-
Kales
Surprisingly, I liked this book. It was required reading for grad school and I enjoyed it. Which is encouraging since this is the first text I have to read for this degree.

It was short, to the point and succinct. It had great counter arguments and questions, while supporting the ideas with other texts and quotes from experts. It was easy to follow and actually interesting at points. Unfortunately, it was still a text book and parts dragged. Which is why it is only a three star, but I would say t
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Fadheelah alrasheed
كتاب سهل ممتنع، يميل إلى الصعوبة أحيانا ويحتاج إلى تركيز، أسلوبه علمي بحت وموضوعي. كتب عن دراسة وخبرة شديدة

.مقصد الكتاب هو التعريف عن مفهوم القيادة وتاريخها وليس عن كيفية القيادة

لم تعجبني الأمثلة المستخدمة للشرح، فأحيانا لا أشعر أن لها صلة مباشرة للنقطة المراد شرحها، وأحيانا يضع أمثلة من قصص تاريخية أو من أحداث سياسية تتطلب منا ثقافة عالية بالتاريخ والسياسة لمعرفتها خصوصا أنه لا يكتب الحدث كاملا
محمود أغيورلي
مقتطفات من كتاب القيادة للكاتب كيث جرينت


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القدرة السلبية هي القدرة على أن تظل مرتاحًا لعدم اليقين و توفر القدرة السلبية الوقت والمساحة للتفكير في الأمور وعدم الانقياد وراء التصرف كرد فعل لأجندة شخص آخر أو أن تكون حازمًا؛ لكن مخطئًا.
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ما نحتاجه حقٍّا هو المعارضون البناءون الذين لديهم الاستعداد لأن يخبروا مديريهم بأن قرارهم خاطئ
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يجب أن تصبح عالم الإنسانيات الخاص بمؤسستك، وأن تضع نفسك موضع من تقودهم لبعض الوقت لتجرب حياة من ترغب في إشراكهم في الجهد الجماعي
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Lijadora del Prado
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Does a good job as a short introduction. Will read again.
Darragh Reynolds
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: business
A great little book to keep on top of all things leadership and life in general. If you are a leader this is a super book to keep the mind sharp.
Kjn
Oct 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I found this excellent. It is objective, stimulating and educational and give a lot of leads for further exploration. It refrains from the usual practical advice that is actually mostly useless.

Different aspects of leadership are explored and what we mostly get from it that we actually know very little.
Roberta
Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mba
A short, easy-to-read summary of what you need to know about leadership. Further readings for each chapter are presented at the end of the book. A basic knowledge of organisational or leadership theories helps reading through it. I would suggest having it by your side when reading tougher material such as Yukl's "Leadership in Organizations": it will help you keeping focused.
Samer Chidiac
Jul 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
The book poses thought provoking & interesting questions that would shed a light on a relatively broad concept, leadership. Although it does say it's a very short introduction, I found it to be considered a decent reference material.
Wynn
Jan 30, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: nonfiction
Had to read this for. It was such a dry book, ehh.
Kathleen O'Neal
Jun 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
A worthwhile introduction to leadership studies, an increasingly important field in public administration, nonprofit management, business, and public policy.
إيمان المقرن
معقد الى حداً ما، الاستشهاد بالتاريخ والمواقف كآمثله وايضاح جيد
Norah AlKhalaf
لا بأس به
Areej
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
محتوى الكتاب جيد مع ان الترجمة سيئة جدا
Abdelrahman Gamal
Jun 08, 2014 rated it liked it
It's a good book if ur doing research or study, it could b reference for u..... it seems to b used by a scholar as it's complicated for who having a general reading.
Tero Kapanen
May 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Good primer for the subject.
SpaceBear
Its a very short introduction to leadership
Ахмед Эвайс
Interesting
Ahmed Omer
من بداية الكتاب تدرك انه جاف جدا , محاولة انهائه كانت امر في غاية العسر .. لربما اهل الاختصاص وجدوه جيد لكن اي شخص من خارج المجال قد لا يتفق معهم
Abdullah Soliman
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
الكتاب رائع جداً
فبدلاً من أن يقدم اجابات واضحه وصريحه للقارئ،وبدلاً من أن يجيب على تساؤلات القارئ
فإنه يطرح أسئله ويترك القارئ ليقرر الإجابه حسبما يراه منطقياً أو كما يعتقد أنه منطقي.
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