There is a universal fascination with leadership: everyone has experienced it, but few understand it. As a leading player in the world of corporate headhunting for twenty years, John Viney has a unique knowledge of contemporary business leaders, and has become obsessed with understanding the nature of the quality that he scrutinizes every working day. The result is a wide-ranging study drawing on history, politics, anthropology, and psychology; on the lives of the great leaders themselves; and on the philosophers and poets, from Shakespeare to Lawrence of Arabia, and from Freud to E.M. Forster.Viney distinguishes good leadership from bad, and leaders from managers and mavericks. Everyone who works, indeed everyone who has been a member of a family, will recognize the quality that Viney draws out. Above all, "Drive "is the result of its author's experience of and fascination with his subject, "the product of long hours of observation and being alongside the best--and the worst--among business leaders"
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC