Leadership and Discovery

Hardcover | October 15, 2009

EditorGeorge R. Goethals, J. Thomas Wren

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Leadership and Discovery explores the idea of leadership by approaching discovery as the product of interaction and collaboration, and through a wide range of topics: from the discovery of the new world by Christopher Columbus to the NASA Space Program.  Contributors include historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto, astronomer Karen Kwitter, psychologist David A. Dunning, theologian Ronald F. Thiemann, and former NASA astronaut Jeffrey A. Hoffman.

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Leadership and Discovery explores the idea of leadership by approaching discovery as the product of interaction and collaboration, and through a wide range of topics: from the discovery of the new world by Christopher Columbus to the NASA Space Program.  Contributors include historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto, astronomer Karen Kwitter,...

J. Thomas Wren is Professor of Leadership Studies at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond. George R. Goethals is the E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Chair at Professor of Leadership Studies at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.56 × 5.66 × 0.66 inPublished:October 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230620701

ISBN - 13:9780230620704

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Introduction--George R. Goethals and J. Thomas Wren * Part I: Defining the Leadership of Discovery * Discovery in Astronomy--Karen Kwitter * The Perils of Searching for Leadership and Discovery--Patrick Griffin * Part II: Leading Discovery * Leadership in the History of Exploration--Felipe Fernández-Armesto * Leadership and Discovery--Daniel B. Thorp * Leading NASA in Space Exploration--W. Henry Lambright * Part III: Experiencing Leadership and Discovery * Self-Discovery--David A. Dunning * Exploration and Discovery in Space--Jeffrey A. Hoffman * Leadership and Discovery--Gerrit L. Verschuur * Part IV: Ethical Challenges in the Leadership of Discovery * A Conspicuous Absence of Scientific Leadership--Morton A. Gernsbacher * On Giraffes and Bank Accounts--Ronald F. Thiemann * Conclusion--George R. Goethals