In Search of Leadership
IN THIS SUMMARY
In Search of Leadership discusses the stories of many successful leaders while investigating what drives them to lead. Phil Harkins and Phil Swift outline the five different types of leadership and cite examples of various successful leaders who fit into each category. They go on to explain the various characteristics that make up a leader, emphasizing the importance of the desire to serve others. Harkins and Swift also examine the various sparks that have motivated successful leaders to keep going through difficult situations and unavoidable failures. Harkins and Swift demonstrate that, while inspirational leaders come from a variety of backgrounds, they all made the choice to become leaders, and chose to continue down the path of leadership again and again.