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The economy uncertain, education in decline, cities under siege, crime and poverty spiraling upward, international relations roiling: we look to leaders for solutions, and when they don't deliver, we simply add their failure to our list of woes. In doing do, we do them and ourselves a grave disservice. We are indeed facing an unprecedented crisis of leadership, Ronald Heifetz avows, but it stems as much from our demands and expectations as from any leader's inability to meet them. His book gets at both of these problems, offering a practical approach to leadership for those who lead as well as those who look to them for answers. Fitting the theory and practice of leadership to our extraordinary times, the book promotes a new social contract, a revitalization of our civic life just when we most need it.

Drawing on a dozen years of research among managers, officers, and politicians in the public realm and the private sector, among the nonprofits, and in teaching, Heifetz presents clear, concrete prescriptions for anyone who needs to take the lead in almost any situation, under almost any organizational conditions, no matter who is in charge, His strategy applies not only to people at the top but also to those who must lead without authority--activists as well as presidents, managers as well as workers on the front line.

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Heifetz (Harvard U.) offers a practical approach to leadership for those who lead as well as those who look to them for answers, drawing on research among managers, offices, and politicians in the public and private sectors. He discusses leading with and without authority, values in leadership, the roots of authority, and leaders such as Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King, and Mahatma Gandhi.
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Synopsis:

Drawing on a dozen years of research among managers, officers, and politicians in the public realm and the private sector, among the nonprofits, and in teaching, Heifetz presents clear, concrete prescriptions for anyone who needs to take the lead in almost any situation, under almost any organizational conditions, no matter who is in charge, His strategy applies not only to people at the top but also to those who must lead without authority--activists as well as presidents, managers as well as workers on the front line.

Synopsis:

Honorable Mention, 1994 Professional/Scholarly Publishing Award of the Association of American Publishers, Business and Management Category

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A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 1995

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-337) and index.

About the Author

Ronald Heifetz directs the Leadership Education Project at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
    by Richard L. Neustadt
  • Introduction

    Part I. Setting the Frame

  1. Values in Leadership
  2. To Lead or Mislead?
  3. The Roots of Authority
  4. Part II. Leading with Authority

  5. Mobilizing Adaptive Work S Applying Power
  6. On a Razor's Edge
  7. Failing Off the Edge
  8. Part III. Leading Without Authority

  9. Creative Deviance on the Frontline
  10. Modulating the Provocation
  11. Part IV. Staying Alive

  12. Assassination
  13. The Personal Challenge
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674518582
Author:
Heifetz, Ronald A.
Publisher:
Belknap Press
Author:
Heifetz, Ronald
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Political Process - Leadership
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Business & Economics : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series Volume:
no. 4024
Publication Date:
July 1998
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 22 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Drawing on a dozen years of research among managers, officers, and politicians in the public realm and the private sector, among the nonprofits, and in teaching, Heifetz presents clear, concrete prescriptions for anyone who needs to take the lead in almost any situation, under almost any organizational conditions, no matter who is in charge, His strategy applies not only to people at the top but also to those who must lead without authority--activists as well as presidents, managers as well as workers on the front line.
"Synopsis" by , Honorable Mention, 1994 Professional/Scholarly Publishing Award of the Association of American Publishers, Business and Management Category
"Synopsis" by , A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 1995
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