The intent of this book is to provide a comprehensive comparison of charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic leadership. One hundred twenty leaders from government, military, business, religion, and politics are examined with respect to key leadership behaviors, including problem solving, leader–follower interactions, communications, politics, and integrity. Additionally, the implications of these paths for development and performance are examined. Most prior books on outstanding leadership have focused exclusively on vision-based leadership and have not focused on historically notable leaders and incidents of truly outstanding leadership. Case material from relevant biographies illustrate in concrete form the conclusions flowing from the various quantitative analyses. This is an important book for university and organizational courses on leadership.

Contents: E.A. Fleishman, J.N. Cleveland, Series Foreword. Preface. Part I: Examining Distinct Pathways to Outstanding Leadership. M.D. Mumford, J.M. Strange, K.E. Bedell, Introduction-Charismatic, Ideological, and Pragmatic Leaders: Are They Really Different? M.D. Mumford, G. Scott, S.T. Hunter, Theory-Charismatic, Ideological, and Pragmatic Leaders: How Do They Lead, Why Do They Lead, and Who Do They Lead? M.D. Mumford, B. Gaddis, J.M. Strange, G. Scott, General Method-What History Remembers and Predicts for Outstanding Leaders. Part II: Behaviorally Distinct Pathways to Outstanding Leadership. M.D. Mumford, J.M. Strange, B. Gaddis, B. Licuanan, G. Scott, Performance-Who Masters the Art of Influence? Charismatic, Ideological, or Pragmatic Leaders? M.D. Mumford, K.E. Bedell, S.T. Hunter, J. Espejo, P.R. Boatman, Problem Solving-Turning Crises Into Opportunities: How Charismatic, Ideological, and Pragmatic Leaders Solve Problems. M.D. Mumford, J.M. Strange, G. Scott, L. Dailey, C. Blair, Leader-Follower Interactions-Heroes, Leaders, and Tyrants: How Do They Relate? M.D. Mumford, B. Gaddis, B. Licuanan, B. Ersland, K. Siekel, Communication Strategies-Persuasion or Logic: How Do Outstanding Leaders Connect With Their Followers? M.D. Mumford, B. Licuanan, R.T. Marcy, L. Dailey, C. Blair, Political Tactics-Getting Ahead: How Charismatic, Ideological, and Pragmatic Leaders Use Influence Tactics. Part III: Early Distinct Pathways to Outstanding Leadership. M.D. Mumford, G. Scott, R.T. Marcy, M.J. Tutt, J. Espejo, Development-What Early Life Experiences Prepare You for Outstanding Leadership? M.D. Mumford, K.E. Bedell, G. Scott, Developmental Influences-What Kind of Leader Are You Destined to Be? M.D. Mumford, J.M. Strange, S.T. Hunter, Conclusions-Charismatic, Ideological, and Pragmatic Leaders: Different Paths to Outstanding Performance. Appendix.