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Women in power [electronic resource] : the personalities and leadership styles of Indira Gandhi, Golda Meir, and Margaret Thatcher /
Blema S. Steinberg.
imprint
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2008.
description
xii, 436 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0773533567, 9780773533561
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Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2008.
isbn
0773533567
9780773533561
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
10532158
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [411]-421) and index.
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"Dr. Steinberg is a gifted pscyhobiographer and the three leadership portraits she sketches are compelling." Jerrold M. Post, The Elliot School of International Affairs, The George Washington University "A major advance in the study of political leadership, Steinberg's book breaks new ground in that it proceeds systematically to establish empirical links between personality and political leadership style." Aubrey Immelman, College of Saint Benedict, Saint John's University
"Dr. Steinberg is a gifted pscyhobiographer and the threeleadership portraits she sketches are compelling."Jerrold M. Post, The Elliot School of International Affairs,The George Washington University"A major advance in the study of political leadership, Steinberg's book breaks new ground in that it proceeds systematically to establish empirical links between personality and political leadership style."Aubrey Immelman, College of Saint Benedict, Saint John's University
"Dr. Steinberg is a gifted pscyhobiographer and the threeleadership portraits she sketches are compelling."Jerrold M. Post, The Elliot School of International Affairs, The George Washington University"A major advance in the study of political leadership, Steinberg's book breaks new ground in that it proceeds systematically to establish empirical links between personality and political leadership style."Aubrey Immelman, College of Saint Benedict, Saint John's University
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Summaries
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Indira Gandhi, Golda Meir, and Margaret Thatcher were all described at various times as the "only man" in their respective cabinets - a reference to their tough, controlling behaviour. What explains this type of leadership style? In Women in Power, Blema Steinberg describes the role that personality traits played in shaping the ways in which these three women governed. For each of her subjects, Steinberg provides a personality profile based on biographical information, an analysis of the patterns that comprise the personality profile using psychodynamic insights, and an examination of the relationship between personality and leadership style through an exploration of various aspects of political life - motivation, relations with the cabinet, the caucus, the opposition, the media, and the public.By bringing together some of the best work in psychological leadership studies and conventional personality assessments, Women in Power makes a significant contribution to the study of political leadership and the advancement of personality-in-leadership modelling.
Table of Contents
Figures and Tables
Indira Gandhi
Indira Gandhi: From Prime Minister's Daughter to Prime Ministerp. 17
Mother India: The Personality Profile of Indira Gandhip. 46
Indira Gandhi's Leadership Stylep. 72
Golda Meir
Golda Meir: From Immigrants' Daughter to Prime Ministerp. 115
The Jewish Grandmother: The Personality Profile of Golda Meirp. 145
Golda Meir's Leadership Stylep. 172
Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher: From Grocer's Daughter to Prime Ministerp. 211
The Iron Lady: The Personality Profile of Margaret Thatcherp. 239
Margaret Thatcher's Leadership Stylep. 264
Conclusionp. 301
Conceptual Framework and Methodologyp. 321
Notesp. 367
Bibliographyp. 411
Indexp. 423
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