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Saladin (1137–1193)

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

Kurdish sultan

Leaders derive their support from traditional, charismatic, or national authority. Saladin (the name is a European version of Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub, which means “Righteous of the Faith, Joseph, son of Job”) derived his authority from all three sources. ...

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