Commonwealth National Podcast

Joseph Nye-Professor: The Powers to Lead (3/28/2008)


Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Author, The Powers to Lead

What characteristics must a leader possess to be successful in the 21st century? A prolific author, Rhodes scholar and one of America’s premier political scientists, Nye argues that leaders must combine the “hard power” of authority with the “soft power” of persuasion, thereby creating “smart power.” Nye’s analyses and strategies apply to leaders of all stations, from the world of small business to the international arena.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience on March 28, 2008.