Preface Acknowledgements Introduction 1 Failed Leadership in an Age of Hyperchange 2 How Presidents Try (Usually Unsuccessfully) to Lead 3 Leveraged Leadership in an Age of Hyperchange 4 Conclusion Bibliography
Michael A. Genovese holds the Loyola Chair of Leadership and is professor of political science and director of the Institute for Leadership Studies at Loyola Marymount University. He is the author of The Encyclopedia of the American Presidency and The Presidential Dilemma.
Few scholars of the presidency are as simultaneously wise and provocative as Michael Genovese. In Presidential Leadership in an Age of Change, Genovese goes past the typical lamentations about how presidents seem to so routinely disappoint us and instead provides a robust explanation. Rooting his argument in not only the usual explanations such as constitutional constraints and irrational expectations but also globalization and hyper-change, Genovese clearly shows why even skilled presidents who avail themselves of the full range of presidential power tools are typically doomed to fail. Between the bristling prose and the lucid explanation, this book is for everyone from disappointed citizens to potential candidates pondering a run for the presidency. --Dr. Justin Vaughn, Boise State University