The Jepson Studies in Leadership series is home for the best scholarly work on leadership in the humanities and the social sciences. Each volume in the series is dedicated to important themes related to leadership. This approach reflects the Jepson School’s broad-based, liberal arts approach to the study of leadership.
The Values of Presidential Leadership
"The Values of Presidential Leadership," edited by Terry L. Price and J. Thomas Wren, is the inaugural book in the "Jepson Studies in Leadership" series. Presidential scholars from the fields of communications, history, law, philosophy, political science and psychology explore the broader phenomenon of leadership.
Like leadership more generally, presidential leadership is a value-laden activity, an exercise in communication, and a collective enterprise. It is also subject to psychological and historical barriers to interpretation. Finally, presidential leadership is instrumental: presidents must achieve their valued ends.
Contributors address these aspects of leadership in essays on how presidential values are determined or constructed, how they are condoned and criticized, how they are packaged and conveyed, and how they are interpreted and acted upon.