VSI 25: June 2020

June 3, 2020

Continuing our #VSI25 celebration of 25 years of the 'Very Short Introduction' series, for June we're exploring the key topic of leadership and giving you free access to the first chapter of Keith Grint's 'Leadership: A Very Short Introduction'

How it works: For each featured title we provide free access to the first chapter as well as a reading guide with questions for thought and discussion, written by the author. Over the course of the month we will post additional content on our Facebook group around the featured title to help foster discussion. Read at your own pace, in a group or by yourself, and leave your comments and thoughts on Facebook.

Explore the philosophy behind effective leadership with the first chapter of 'Leadership: A Very Short Introduction':

Leadership: A Very Short Introduction


What is leadership?

‘What is leadership?’ explains that there is no general agreement on the basic meaning of ‘leadership’, but acknowledges that we do need to know what the various definitions are to make sense of each other's arguments. The four types of leadership considered are position-based, person-based, result-based, and process-based...

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