Date Added: Jan 2010
The Leadership Initiative rests on three avenues of research - legacy leadership, emerging leadership, and global leadership. The Great American Business Leaders database was developed as part of our flagship research on Leadership Legacies. Professor Nitin Nohria and I began to create the database approximately three years ago as part of an effort to understand historical business leadership patterns. Our initial goal was to develop a small canon of business leadership, which could help one better understand the evolution of business and specifically, the individuals who shaped it.