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Thinking about Leadership

Feb 21, 2011

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"Thinking about Leadership" was the topic of a discussion with Nannerl Keohane, the Laurance S. Rockefeller Distinguished Visiting Professor of Public Affairs at the School and president emerita of Wellesley College and Duke University, and Linda Wertheimer, Senior National Correspondent at NPR and Wellesley graduate, at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 21, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.Keohane’s new book, Thinking about Leadership, served as the backdrop for the interview. The book explores the characteristics of leaders over the ages, examining personal attributes -- such as judgment, decisiveness, integrity, social skills, intelligence and gender -- and how those play in one's ability to attain power. It also reveals the complex relationship between leaders and their followers, including why followers matter significantly in successful ventures.