Leader to Leader: Enduring Insights on Leadership / Edition 1

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Leader to Leader 2 brings together the best and most popular articles from the award-winning journal Leader to Leader by some of the best-selling authors and thought leaders of our day. With thirty-five new chapters not included in the previous volume, this book is designed as a resource for leaders at all levels. Each of the book's five parts opens with guidance and ideas on how to enact the concepts discussed, practical action steps, thought-provoking questions, and handy tools. The Parts include: Understanding Leadership, Improving Your Personal Effectiveness, Developing People and Teams, Leading High- Performance Organizations, Leading Strategically in a World That Demands Innovation Authors Include: David Allen, Ram Charan, Clayton Christensen, Stephen Covey, Marshall Goldsmith, Bill George, Andy Grove, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Beverly Kaye, Jim Kouzes & Barry Posner, Patrick Lencioni, Peter Senge, Margaret Wheatley...and more!

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Meet the Author

Frances Hesselbein is the former founding president and current chairman of the Board of Governors of the Leader to Leader Institute and editor in chief of its journal Leader to Leader. She is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor, and has been awarded doctorates from twenty college universities.

Alan Shrader is managing editor of Leader to Leader. He has more than twenty-five years of experience in publishing as an editor, writer, and director of marketing.

Established in 1990 as the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, the Leader to Leader Institute furthers its mission—to strengthen the leadership of the social sector—by providing social sector leaders with essential leadership wisdom, inspiration, and resources to lead for innovation and to build vibrant social sector organizations.

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Table of Contents

The Editors.



1 Leadership Is an Enabling Art (Stephen R. Covey).

2 Building the Bridge as You Walk on It (Robert E. Quinn).

3 The Price and Prize of Leadership (Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones).

4 The Source of Leadership (Peter M. Senge).


5 The Transformation from “I” to “We” (Bill George and Andrew McLean).

6 Leadership T’ai Chi: A Beginner’s Guide (Robert A. Goldberg).

7 Challenge Is the Opportunity for Greatness (James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner).

8 Maintaining Your Focus (Sam T. Manoogian).

9 Stand Up for Your Values (Bowen H. “Buzz” McCoy).

10 Adjusting Your Leadership Volume (Bob Kaplan and Rob Kaiser).

11 Mastering Peter Drucker’s The Effective Executive(Joseph A. Maciariello).

12 The Influential Leader (Jack Stahl).

13 Ten Questions to Stellar Communication (Dianna Booher).

14 The Leader’s Role in Managing Conflict (Howard M. Guttman).

15 Using Dialogue to Deal with Confl icts (George Kohlrieser).


16 The Leader’s Role in Growing New Leaders (Beverly Kaye).

17 Helping People Achieve Their Goals (Marshall Goldsmith and Kelly Goldsmith).

18 Energizing Others (Dean Spitzer).

19 The Trouble with Teamwork (Patrick M. Lencioni).

20 Leading Resonant Teams (Daniel Goleman).

21 Communication Strategies for Leading Teams (Ichak Adizes).

22 Making Diversity Pay Off (R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr.).


23 Doing Performance Planning Right (Douglas K. Smith).

24 Aligning Boards and Management on Strategy (Ram Charan).

25 Making It Up and Making It Happen (David Allen).

26 Leading Transition: A New Model for Change (William Bridges and Susan Mitchell).

27 The Enduring Skills of Change Leaders (Rosabeth Moss Kanter).

28 The Key to Cultural Transformation (Frances Hesselbein).

29 Culture as Competitive Advantage (Paul Meehan, Orit Gadiesh, and Shintaro Hori)

30 The Culture Starts with You (Ray Davis).


31 The Challenge of Strategic Innovation (Constantinos Markides).

32 Responding to Strategic Infl ection Points (Andrew S. Grove).

33 Assessing Your Organization’s Innovation Capabilities (Clayton M. Christensen).

34 Innovation Means Relying on Everyone’s Creativity(Margaret J. Wheatley).


35 When the Roll Is Called Ten Years from Now(Frances Hesselbein).


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