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Leadership Theories: Overview

  • By: Georgia J. Sorenson & George R. Goethals
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

Human beings have always been keenly interested in leadership; from earliest times, philosophers and thinkers have constructed leadership theories and frameworks. In sixth- and fifth-century BCE China, Confucius sought laws of order between leaders and subordinates and wrote about them in ...

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