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The Leadership Mystique: Leading Behavior in the Human Enterprise, Second Edition by Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries

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Chapter 12. Leadership development

 

All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.

 
 --ARISTOTLE
 

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

 
 --JOHN F. KENNEDY
 

The only real training for leadership is leadership.

 
 --ANTONY JAY

A boy came home from school with a terrible grade report, so the story goes. For a couple of days he hid it from his father, but needing a parent’s signature, he finally gathered all his courage and shared the report card. When his father saw the poor grades, he berated his son for his dismal record. When he was done ranting, his son asked him, “Father, do you think I did so poorly because of nature or nurture?” In another ...

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