Fictional Leaders

Heroes, Villains and Absent Friends

  • Jonathan Gosling
  • Peter Villiers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jonathan Gosling, Peter Villiers
    Pages 1-6
  3. David Weir
    Pages 87-98
  4. Jonathan Gosling
    Pages 99-112
  5. Chris Land, Martyna Sliwa, Sverre Spoelstra
    Pages 139-154
  6. Peter Pelzer, Peter Case
    Pages 155-165
  7. Hugo Letiche, Jean-Luc Moriceau
    Pages 166-181
  8. Robert Adlam
    Pages 234-258
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 259-261

About this book


Management theory is vague about the experience of leading. Success, power, achievement are discussed but less focus is given to negative experiences leaders faced such as loneliness or disappointment. This book addresses difficult-to-explore aspects of leadership through well-known works of literature drawing lessons from fictional leaders.


development leadership management money success

Authors and affiliations

  • Jonathan Gosling
    • 1
  • Peter Villiers
  1. 1.Centre for Leadership StudiesUniversity of ExeterUK

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