Leadership in the New Millennium Avoiding the Culture of Corruption

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2011-06-15
  • Publisher: Pearson Learning Solutions

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Since the 16th century, with the publication of Machiavelli's The Prince, readers have shown an enduring curiosity about what makes a good leader. Leadership in the New Millennium: Avoiding the Culture of Corruptioninvites us to consider the moral character of the leader, asserting that great leadership begins with the self and the personal characteristics of the self. Without a sense of moral integrity, the book argues, a leader does not – and cannot – lead. Knowledge of bureaucracy and technical expertise are not enough to create great leaders; they must be honest and responsible, and, perhaps most importantly, see themselves as the servants of those they are called upon to lead. The author, a sociology professor, is also an ordained priest, and he brings a unique perspective to his topic. Drawing on examples from contemporary politics as well as historical examples, the book puts forth a new approach to understanding leadership. With its focus on the humanistic aspects of leadership, character building, and soft power, it provides an unusual perspective among leadership books. While instructors in ethics and sociology courses will find it particularly useful, it will also prove invaluable in business and law school coursework, and should find a prominent place on the bookshelf of any future leader.

Author Biography

Dr. Gosine is the author of twenty books and numerous professional articles. His books include: The Grenada Revolution/ East Indians and Black Power in the Caribbean, The Coolie Connection, The New Indenture, and Whatever Happened to the Real America. Dr. Gosine has been the recipient of a number of distinguished awards. In 2006 he received a Proclamation from the City of New York for his outstanding contribution to Education. In 2007 he was the recipient of the New York State Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Gosine is an ordained priest and the Resident Pandit at the Govinda Mandir in Queens, New York. He is also the Indo-Caribbean Clergy Liaison to the New York City Police Department.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Moral Leadership in Americap. 1
The Loss of Characterp. 19
A Life of Moralityp. 31
Yielding to Temptationp. 43
The Duty of Responsibilityp. 55
The Facade of Powerp. 65
The Pitfalls of Arrogancep. 77
An Ounce of Humilityp. 91
A Life of Ethicsp. 105
The Seven Deadly Sinsp. 121
The Necessity of Teamworkp. 147
Putting the Team Togetherp. 161
The Decline of Altruismp. 179
The Service of Gratitudep. 197
Blueprint for Moral Leadershipp. 211
Referencesp. 245
Indexp. 273
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