On Leadership by John Gardner
New York: Free Press, 1990
Open Library ebook: www.openlibrary.org/works/OL10602179W/On_leadership
Another timeless leadership text from an author who was both a senior political leader as well as an academic and researcher.
The book explores in a highly logical and humorous way the nature, tasks, context and attributes of leadership. It advances some very practical recommendations for developing leaders from aspiring to in-situ leaders. The core of Gardner’s belief is that leadership can be learnt and that leadership is defined by the socio-historical context.