Connective Leadership: Managing in a Changing World

Connective Leadership: Managing in a Changing World

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by Jean Lipman-Blumen
     
 

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Business today is framed by two global tensions. On the one hand, the age of the Internet has ushered in an unprecedented interdependence. People from far-flung reaches of the globe now find themselves in close contact, and collaboration is the order of the day. On the other hand, we still live in an autonomous world of diverse nations and unique individuals, and

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Business today is framed by two global tensions. On the one hand, the age of the Internet has ushered in an unprecedented interdependence. People from far-flung reaches of the globe now find themselves in close contact, and collaboration is the order of the day. On the other hand, we still live in an autonomous world of diverse nations and unique individuals, and the businesses and organizations that we have created to represent us are equally unique. In this conflicting environment, a special approach to leadership is called for, one that tames these two forces and integrates them in a political but ethical way. The Connective Leadership model defines that approach, emphasizing various modes of working with and through other people instead of bowing to authoritarianism. This includes creating short-term coalitions instead of long-term alliances and forming ennobling enterprises to which people want to commit themselves. Based on extensive research analyzing the leadership styles of more than 5,000 leaders and managers world-wide, Lipman-Blumen has developed an innovative strategy that demonstrates how to move beyond competition towards an "ethical instrumentalism" that employs the talents of others to achieve strategic goals. Thoroughly researched and accessibly written, this book—originally published under the title The Connective Edge—provides the skills and information needed to move organizations, nations, and people into the emerging era with stellar results.

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"This is the kind of book that will be required reading in some business schools and many management and psychology departments. It should also be read by business process re-engineering practitioners who are searching for a deeper understanding of re-engineering's most critical success factorexecutive leadership."— Enterprise Re-engineering

"[Lipman-Blumen's] book will clearly be one of the most seminal and exciting books about this elusive and important factor for some time to come. Quite simply the book is a masterpiece."—Warren Bennis, Professor of Business Administration and Founding Chairman of The Leadership Institute at USC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195134698
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 5.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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Peter F. Drucker Graduate Management Center in Claremont, California

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