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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations…

Look under “Leadership” here to see what quotations the Library of Congress can supply on the subject:
Reference PN6081 .R435 or

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

Somehow one suspects that this reference has somewhat sanitized Harry Truman’s definition of leadership: “the ability to get others to willingly move in a new direction in which they are not naturally inclined to move on their own.” Still, find a good overview of the concept of leadership in history here:
Reference CB9 .N49  or

Encyclopedia of Leadership

How is the Sears Catalog an example of leadership? How does the leadership of Alexander the Great compare to Brigham Young’s?  What do various Sacred Texts have to say about Leadership? What’s a “hot group”? See
Reference HD57.7 .E53 

Encyclopedia of Management

Is there a difference between the 1930s ‘trait’ model of leadership and  ‘entepreneural leadership’? See  “Leadership Theories and Studies”. Compare “Management Styles” and “Leadership Styles and Bases of Power,” as well.

Business Source Elite

Use this business article database to research leadership topics like “Do Ethical Leaders Get Ahead?” “Why should anyone be led by you?” “Failing by Design”  “Achieving Successful Strategic Tranformation” & “Becoming a Leader.” 


Psychologists have been studying leadership for years. This database will find you articles on Leadership in any subject, such as “Leadership Qualities,” “Emotional Intelligence,” “Leadership Style,” “Transformational Leadership,” etc.

* Warning: browsing reference books can be inspiring!
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