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Leading Quietly: An Unorthodox Guide to Doing the Right Thing

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Most of us think of leaders as courageous risk takers, orchestrators of major events. In a word: heroes. Although such figures are inspiring, Joseph Badaracco argues that their larger-than-life accomplishments are not what makes the world work. What does, he says, is the sum of millions of small yet consequential decisions that individuals working far from the limelight make every day. Badaracco calls them "quiet leaders" — people who choose responsible, behind-the-scenes action over public heroism to resolve tough leadership challenges. Quiet leaders don't fit the stereotype of the bold and gutsy leader, and they don't want to. What they want is to do the "right thing" — for their organizations, their coworkers, and themselves — but inconspicuously and without casualties.

Drawing from extensive research, Badaracco presents eight practical yet counterintuitive guidelines for situations in which right and wrong seem like moving targets. Compelling stories illustrate how these "nonheroes" succeed by managing their political capital, buying themselves time, bending the rules, and more. From the executive suite to the office cubicle — Leading Quietly shows how patient, everyday efforts can add up to a better company and a better world.

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"For those who must learn how to lead from the middle — and that's nearly everyone — reading this book is a terrific place to start." David Gergen, Director, Center for Public Leadership, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Review:

"This book will change the way you view leaders and perhaps yourself." Anne L. Bryant, Executive Director, National School Boards Association and Chairman of the Board, Simmons College

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Badaracco (business ethics, Harvard) observes that the most effective leaders are rarely public heroes or high-profile champions of causes. His study of "quiet leadership," carried out over four years, presents a series of stories describing quiet leaders at work and drawing practical lessons for executives and aspiring corporate leaders. The cases include a hospital CEO dealing with a case of sexual harassment; a bank president under pressure to remove underperforming but longtime employees; and a high-tech marketing rep who learned that his company was dumping obsolete equipment on its small customers.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This is an uncommon guide to common dilemmas, a practical, realistic model for making tough leadership decisions in today's fast and fluid environment.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781578514878
Author:
Badaracco, Joseph L. Jr.
Publisher:
Harvard Business School Press
Author:
Badaracco, Joseph L.
Author:
Badaracco, Joseph
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Business Ethics
Subject:
Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Business Writing
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.6 x 6.5 in 17.8 oz

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Product details 224 pages Harvard Business School Press - English 9781578514878 Reviews:
"Review" by , "For those who must learn how to lead from the middle — and that's nearly everyone — reading this book is a terrific place to start." David Gergen, Director, Center for Public Leadership, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
"Review" by , "This book will change the way you view leaders and perhaps yourself." Anne L. Bryant, Executive Director, National School Boards Association and Chairman of the Board, Simmons College
"Synopsis" by , This is an uncommon guide to common dilemmas, a practical, realistic model for making tough leadership decisions in today's fast and fluid environment.
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