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Goethals, George R.

Works: 50 works in 245 publications in 2 languages and 7,899 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Reference works  History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, Other
Classifications: HD57.7, 658.409203
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by George R Goethals
Encyclopedia of leadership by George R Goethals( )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 2,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The editors' eclectic, interdisciplinary, and global approach goes far beyond the usual literature on management to create a broad foundation for this developing field, drawing concepts and examples from religion, philosophy, business, politics, the arts, and other fields. Entries are often accompanied by sidebars with excerpts from primary texts and by pull quotes with stimulating epigrams. Many articles include extended case studies of leaders ranging from Alexander the Great to Louis B. Mayer."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005
Heroes : what they do & why we need them by Scott T Allison( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln, Princess Diana, Rick in Casablanca--why do we perceive certain people as heroes? What qualities do we see in them? What must they do to win our admiration? In Heroes, Scott T. Allison and George R. Goethals offer a stimulating tour of the psychology of heroism, shedding light on what heroism and villainy mean to most people and why heroes--both real people and fictional characters--are so vital to our lives. The book discusses a broad range of heroes, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Walt Kowalski in Gran Torino, Senator Ted Kennedy, and explorer Ernest Shackleton, as well as villains such as Shakespeare's Iago. The authors highlight the Great Eight traits of heroes (smart, strong, selfless, caring, charismatic, resilient, reliable, and inspiring) and outline the mental models that we have of how people become heroes, from the underdog who defies great odds (David and Goliath) to the heroes who redeem themselves. Brimming with psychological insight, Heroes provides an illuminating look at heroes--and into our own minds as well. --Book Jacket
Theories of group behavior by Brian Mullen( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quest for a general theory of leadership by George R Goethals( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of an intellectual venture taken by top scholars to develop a general theory of leadership. This book describes the progress made in the venture and provides the conclusions and questions that arose from it. It is of interest to leaders, students and scholars of leadership
The Self : interdisciplinary approaches by Jaine Strauss( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A truly remarkable explosion of interest in the self has taken place in the past two decades, in psychology and related disciplines. This book presents a wide range of recent work on the self, from self-awareness in chimpanzees to multiple-personality disorders, self-esteem in adolescents, as well as fundamental issues going back to the work of James, Cooley and others. Three main groups or clusters of themes emerge. The first cluster consists of chapters that discuss the organization and coherence of the self; the second one deals with self-awareness and self-deception; and the third one examines, in new ways, the question of the relationship between self and other. While it is difficult to predict exactly where future work on the self will lead scholars, this work points in some significant directions and provides a firm reference in the field
Understanding social psychology by Stephen Worchel( Book )

20 editions published between 1900 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln's legacy of leadership by George R Goethals( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth look at Abraham Lincoln's leadership, both before and during his presidency. Lincoln led through times of confusion, war, and dissent. The set of chapters included in this volume are based on papers that constituted part of the 2008-2009 Jepson Leadership Forum at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond. The chapters consider Lincoln's intellectual, moral, political, and military leadership. The authors include the world's foremost Lincoln scholars, including Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Walker Howe, and Lincoln Prize winners Richard Carwardine and Douglas Wilson
Leadership at the crossroads( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributors from a wide variety of fields, including management, economics, political science, philosophy, sociology, history, literature, and psychology, explore the many facets of leadership. Topics include ethics and accountability, leadership styles, the differences between leadership and management, the poison spread by toxic leaders, inspirational leadership, choosing and monitoring leaders, leadership development, women and minorities in leadership, leadership and diplomacy, leadership in literature and the arts, military leadership, and much more. Collectively, this set showcases traditional and emerging approaches to leadership in both theory and practice and raises new questions brought on by society's new challenges. It also suggests solutions for developing and promoting leadership in the corporate world, politics and diplomacy, religion, education, nonprofits, and the arts. Whether identifying qualities that will serve a U.S. president well, or the characteristics of the essential "can-do" supervisor in today's corporation, Leadership at the Crossroads supplies insights and intelligence that will help leaders make the most of the challenges and opportunities before them
Leadership and discovery by George R Goethals( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, a collection of essays from scholars across disciplines, explores leadership of discovery, probing the guided and collaborative exploration and interpretation of the experience of our inner thoughts and feelings, and of our external worlds. By approaching discovery as the product of interaction and collaboration the very idea of leadership is expanded. The book covers a wide range of topics: from the discovery of the new world from Christopher Columbus to the NASA Space Program. Contributors include astronomers, historians, psychologists, theologians, and one NASA astronaut.--Résumé de l'éditeur
Adjustment : pathways to personal growth by Stephen Worchel( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conceptions of leadership : enduring ideas and emerging insights by Scott T Allison( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of both classic and contemporary conceptions of leadership, focusing on social psychological approaches to central questions such as the way people think about leaders and leadership, the personality attributes of leaders, power and influence, trust, and the qualities that sustain positive relationships between leaders and followers
Presidential leadership and African-Americans : "an American dilemma" from slavery to the White House by George R Goethals( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential Leadership and African Americans examines the leadership styles of eight American presidents and shows how the decisions made by each affected the lives and opportunities of the nation's black citizens. Beginning with George Washington and concluding with the landmark election of Barack Obama, Goethals traces the evolving attitudes and morality that influenced the actions of each president on matters of race, and shows how their personal backgrounds as well as their individual historical, economic, and cultural contexts combined to shape their values, judgments, and decisions, and
Heroic leadership : an influence taxonomy of 100 exceptional individuals by Scott T Allison( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontiers in spiritual leadership : discovering the better angels of our nature( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cover " -- "Title Page " -- "Copyright Page " -- "Table of Contents" -- "Acknowledgments" -- "Foreword" -- "Introduction Spiritual Leadership: A Fresh Look at an Ancient Human Issue" -- "Part I Historical Exemplars of Spiritual Leadership" -- "One Womenâ#x80;#x99;s Leadership in the Early Church: Possibilities and Pushbacks" -- "Two Clerical Leadership in Late Antiquity: Augustine on Bishopsâ#x80;#x99; Polemical and Pastoral Burdens" -- "Three The Spiritual Leadership of Madame Guyon and Madame de Maintenon under Louis XIV" -- "Four The President as Spiritual Leader: Pardons, Punishment, Forgiveness, Mercy, and Justice" -- "Five Reconciliation and Its Failures: Reconstruction to Jim Crow" -- "Six The Pursuit of Wonder" -- "Part II Contemporary Approaches to Spiritual Leadership" -- "Seven Leading through Reading in Contemporary Young Adult Fantasy by Philip Pullman and Terry Pratchett" -- "Eight Engaged Spirituality and Egalitarianism in US Social Welfare Policy" -- "Nine â#x80;#x9C;A Change Is Gonna Comeâ#x80;#x9D;: Spiritual Leadership for Social Change in the United States" -- "Ten Living a Life of Consequence: How Not to Chase a Fake Rabbit" -- "Eleven Suffering and Sacrifice: Individual and Collective Benefits, and Implications for Leadership" -- "Twelve Leadership, Spirituality, and Values in a Secular Age: Insights from Charles Taylor and James MacGregor Burns" -- "Afterword" -- "Notes on Contributors"
Handbook of heroism and heroic leadership by Scott T Allison( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreword / Philip Zimbardo -- Introduction -- Setting the scene : the rise and coalescence of heroism science / Scott T. Allison, George R. Goethals, and Roderick M. Kramer -- Origins of heroism -- Attributes and applications of heroes : a brief history of lay and academic perspectives / Elaine L. Kinsella, Timothy D. Ritchie, and Eric R. Igou -- Why heroism exists : evolutionary perspectives on extreme helping / Sara Kafashan, Adam Sparks, Amanda Rotella, and Pat Barclay -- Adaptive foundations of heroism : social heuristics push advantageous everyday ethical behavior to heroic extremes / Gordon T. Kraft-Todd and David G. Rand -- The evolution and neurobiology of heroism / Stephanie D. Preston -- Character development and the emergence of heroic leadership : towards a relational developmental systems-based model / Kristina Schmid Callina, Richard M. Lerner, Ettya Fremont, Brian Burkhard, Danielle Stacey, and Shaobing Su -- The moral character of heroes / Lawrence J. Walker -- Why and how groups create moral heroes / Ari Decter-Frain, Ruth Vanstone, and Jeremy A. Frimer -- The hero organism : advancing the embodiment of heroism thesis in the 21st century / Olivia Efthimiou -- Types of heroism -- Everyday heroes : determinants of moral courage / Anna Halmburger, Anna Baumert, and Manfred Schmitt -- Heroism in times of crisis: understanding leadership during extreme events -- Zeno e. franco -- Holocaust heroes : heroic altruism of non-jewish moral exemplars in nazi europe / Stephanie Fagin-Jones -- Heroism and wisdom in medicine / Margaret Plews-Ogan, Justine E. Owens, Natalie May, and Monika Ardelt -- Deviant heroes and social heroism in everyday life : activists and artists / Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Michael Condren, and Izabela Lebuda -- To become or not to become? : existential courage and the pursuit of desired identities / Roderick M. Kramer -- Heroism in the networked society / Dana Klisanin -- A training program in spiritually-oriented leadership : inner growth for outer change / Elsa Lau, Sarah B. Sherman, and Lisa Miller -- Career development and a sense of calling : contexts for heroism / Bryan J. Dik, Adelyn B. Shimizu, and William O'Connor -- Underdogs as heroes / Joseph A. Vandello, Nadav Goldschmied, and Kenneth Michniewicz -- Whistleblowers as heroes : fostering "quiet" heroism in place of the heroic whistleblower stereotype / A J Brown -- Processes of heroism -- The hero's transformation / Scott T. Allison and George R. Goethals -- Moral transformation : the paths to heroism, villainy, and victimhood / Amelia Goranson and Kurt Gray -- The impact of heroism on heroes and observers : stories of elevation and personal change / Jeanne Nakamura and Laura Graham -- Accidental and purposeful impediments to heroism / Craig D. Parks -- Heroic empathy: the heart of leadership / Ronald H. Humphrey and Laural L. Adams -- Heroic leaders and despotic tyrants : how power and status shape leadership / Anika Stuppy and Nicole L. Mead -- The intersection of purpose and heroism: a study of exemplars / Kendall Cotton Bronk and Brian R. Riches -- Heroism and the pursuit of meaning / Jeffrey D. Green, Daryl R. Van Tongeren, Athena H. Cairo, and Nao Hagiwara -- Psychopathy and heroism : unresolved questions and future directions / Brett A. Murphy, Scott O. Lilienfeld, and Ashley L. Watts -- The courage of one's moral convictions : exploring the two sides of heroism / Ronnie Janoff-Bulman and Prerana Bharadwaj -- Contributors -- Index
Women and leadership : history, theories, and case studies( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Countries with female leaders in 2016 include Argentina, Brazil, South Korea, Taiwan, Germany, and Poland, and the front-running Democratic Party candidate for the US presidential nomination in 2008 and 2016 was a woman. Debates about leadership styles, about whether the world would be a better place if women were in charge, and about whether women should always support women candidates are increasingly loud. This compact volume, edited by George R. Goethals and Crystal L. Hoyt of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, provides valuable research by experts on leadership theory as well as women's history. It has been designed to help students and citizens who want a more nuanced explanation of what we know about women as leaders - and about how they have led in different fields, in different parts of the world, and in past centuries. It includes twenty-five biographies of women leaders in many domains, not only politics but education, fashion, sports, and social and environmental movements."--Publisher's website
Realignment, region, and race : presidential leadership and social identity by George R Goethals( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goethals explores the place of racial dynamics in American politics from President Lincoln to Donald Trump to explain the way the politics of racial justice and needs for positive social identity have led to different regions in the United States changing party affiliation
Pathways to personal growth : adjustment in today's world by George R Goethals( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics, ethics and change : the legacy of James MacGregor Burns by George R Goethals( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For decades, the writings of James MacGregor Burns have defined the central issues in our understanding of leadership. Their impact is illustrated here through ten chapters exploring Burns's research on presidential leadership and related issues of moral and effective leadership, the nature of social change and transformation, and the subtleties of the relationships between leaders and followers. Exploring history through the dynamics of leadership, this extraordinary volume outlines the dynamics of social change and transformation and illustrates how leaders shape followers' motivations. The transactional and transforming leadership of various US presidents is considered within broader questions of personal ethics, conflict and compromise, and historical contingency. The presidencies of Thomas Jefferson, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson in particular transformed American society and American politics. The chapters in this book explore the several ways they fought for enduring human values using power resources that aroused and satisfied deep human motives and tested the limits of leadership effectiveness and morality. Students of leadership, the US Presidency, the American Founding, and history in general will find this book enlightening. Scholars and leaders in business, psychology and philosophy will also find much of value given James MacGregor Burns's insightful analysis across a wide field of disciplines
Reconstruction and the arc of racial (in)justice by Julian Maxwell Hayter( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of original essays and commentary considers not merely how history has shaped the continuing struggle for racial equality, but also how backlash and resistance to racial reforms continue to dictate the state of race in America. Informed by a broad historical perspective, this book focuses primarily on the promise of Reconstruction, and the long demise of that promise. It traces the history of struggles for racial justice from the post US Civil War Reconstruction through the Jim Crow era, the Civil Rights and Voting Rights decades of the 1950s and 1960s to the present day
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Encyclopedia of leadership
Heroes : what they do & why we need themThe quest for a general theory of leadershipLincoln's legacy of leadershipLeadership at the crossroadsLeadership and discoveryPathways to personal growth : adjustment in today's world
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