John Adair is widely acknowledged as one of the most significant influences on management and leadership development in the world. He studied history at Cambridge University and holds higher degrees from the Universities of Oxford and London. He became the world's first Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Surrey and is internationally known as a consultant. He is the author of many respected books on management and leadership.
"How rare is it to come upon a book about leaders with depth,
conceptual bite and historical context"--Warren Bennis
"Any of us who aspire to, and recognize the need for some form of leadership can only improve our performance by studying the past. John Adair's latest book is a valuable addition to the thinking that has gone into the subject ... I believe that it is a 'must read' book ... He is without doubt one of the foremost thinkers on the subject in the world"--Sir John Harvey-Jones, leading industrialist and ex-CEO of ICI