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On Leadership: By James G March and Thierry Weil

On Leadership: By James G March and Thierry Weil reviews Section Editor: David Crighton On Leadership By James G March and Thierry Weil English edition 2005 (French edition 2003) London: Profile Business Reviewed by Peter Gilbert Professor of Social Work and Spirituality at Staffordshire University ttempting to read this fascinating book while being driven mad by a dripping tap in the next room, I was intrigued to see that Chapter 7 advertised itself as ‘plumbing and March’s thoughts, translated by Weil, range across a number of issues and dilemmas, eg. Cleverness, innocence and virtue, ambiguity and coherence, power, domination and subordination, great actions, great visions and great expectations. These issues are illuminated by reflections on Shakespeare’s Othello, Shaw’s St. Joan, Tolstoy’s War and Peace and Cervantes’ Don Quixote. Each chapter concludes with a series of questions that are quite dense in themselves, and it is here that perhaps the fact that the book has been translated and then re-translated, may have had an adverse effect on its clarity. The main chapters, however, are extremely stimulating and will resonate with leaders who are almost certainly wresting with leadership dilemmas constantly, so that any author, whether it be Dickens or Dostoyevsky will pose leadership questions. March has a fascinating http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Leadership in Public Services Pier Professional

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reviews Section Editor: David Crighton On Leadership By James G March and Thierry Weil English edition 2005 (French edition 2003) London: Profile Business Reviewed by Peter Gilbert Professor of Social Work and Spirituality at Staffordshire University ttempting to read this fascinating book while being driven mad by a dripping tap in the next room, I was intrigued to see that Chapter 7 advertised itself as ‘plumbing and March’s thoughts, translated by Weil, range across a number of issues and dilemmas, eg. Cleverness, innocence and virtue, ambiguity and coherence, power, domination and subordination, great actions, great visions and great expectations. These issues are illuminated by reflections on Shakespeare’s Othello, Shaw’s St. Joan, Tolstoy’s War and Peace and Cervantes’ Don Quixote. Each chapter concludes with a series of questions that are quite dense in themselves, and it is here that perhaps the fact that the book has been translated and then re-translated, may have had an adverse effect on its clarity. The main chapters, however, are extremely stimulating and will resonate with leaders who are almost certainly wresting with leadership dilemmas constantly, so that any author, whether it be Dickens or Dostoyevsky will pose leadership questions. March has a fascinating

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The International Journal of Leadership in Public ServicesPier Professional

Published: Sep 1, 2006

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