Leadership for the Disillusioned: Moving Beyond Myths and Heroes to Leading That Liberates

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Showing how traditional ideas surrounding leadership have been captured by narrow interests and corporate templates, this investigation tackles fundamental questions about leadership head on. The chapters challenge leadership assumptions and myths, exploring an approach to leading that is truly liberating for both leaders and those around them. Drawing on a wide set of social ideas from Eastern philosophies to personal encounters with exceptional leaders, this is a must-have for anyone who is looking for an ...

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Overview

Showing how traditional ideas surrounding leadership have been captured by narrow interests and corporate templates, this investigation tackles fundamental questions about leadership head on. The chapters challenge leadership assumptions and myths, exploring an approach to leading that is truly liberating for both leaders and those around them. Drawing on a wide set of social ideas from Eastern philosophies to personal encounters with exceptional leaders, this is a must-have for anyone who is looking for an alternative way to lead.

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"A true gem among the avalanche of books published each year on leadership. In a very different voice, Amanda Sinclair provides us with deep insights in her search for a different type of leader and she truly liberates us from the shadow side of the leader within."  —Professor Manfred Kets de Vries, director, INSEAD Global Leadership Center

"This is a marvellous book, one of the best I have ever read on leadership . . . Beautifully written, clear and concise, it is also personal, experiential and empowering."  —Professor David Collinson, Lancaster University Management School

"At long last, Amanda Sinclair blows open leadership myths. This book is a must for all of us who want leadership to be about liberation and freedom."  —Rhonda Galbally, CEO, www.ourcommunity.com.au

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781741751000
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 746,940
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Amanda Sinclair is the foundation professor of management diversity and change for the Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of Trials at the Top and Doing Leadership Differently and coauthor of New Faces of Leadership.

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