This psychological study dissects the characteristics of 20 world leaders-both men and women-profiling the factors that formed their personalities and revealing how certain traits have shaped their political decisions. * Includes a comparison of leaders across types * Sheds light on how different personality styles affect leaders' decisions * Analyzes 20 different well-kwn leaders from across five continents * Traces regimes along a continuum, discussing the interaction between specific leaders when applicable * Delves into the early childhood experiences and adult events that shaped the personalities of key leaders
Jean Krasno is a tenured member of the faculty in the department of political science at the City College of New York (CCNY) and a lecturer and associate research scientist at Yale University. Sean LaPides is a researcher and writer with the Research Foundation-CUNY. Formerly, he was research coordinator for the Kofi Annan papers project.