With an emphasis on transformational leadership and the role of followers, this edition presents a broad spectrum of ideas and perspectives relating to military leadership in the current turbulent military environment. It includes multinational views reflecting the global military stage. Synthesizing material from the first through fourth editions, new chapters highlight contemporary readings that help the reader to understand the conflict of roles related to the warrior-leader and peacekeeper. Unpredictable and continuous change, along with new expectations for the reserve forces challenge military leaders. The editors stimulate the reader to better understand the complex dynamics of effective leadership in the context of military history, values, and culture.