Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading / Edition 1

Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading / Edition 1

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by Ronald A. Heifetz, Martin Linsky
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1578514371

ISBN-13: 9781578514373

Pub. Date: 05/23/2002

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press


Named one of 100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon Editors

To lead is to live dangerously. It's romantic and exciting to think of leadership as all inspiration, decisive action, and rich rewards, but leading requires taking risks that can jeopardize your career and your personal life. It requires putting yourself on the line,

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Named one of 100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon Editors

To lead is to live dangerously. It's romantic and exciting to think of leadership as all inspiration, decisive action, and rich rewards, but leading requires taking risks that can jeopardize your career and your personal life. It requires putting yourself on the line, disturbing the status quo, and surfacing hidden conflict. And when people resist and push back, there's a strong temptation to play it safe. Those who choose to lead plunge in, take the risks, and sometimes get burned. But it doesn't have to be that way say renowned leadership authorities Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky. In Leadership on the Line, they show how it's possible to make a difference without getting "taken out" or pushed aside. They present everyday tools that give equal weight to the dangerous work of leading change and the critical importance of personal survival. Through vivid stories from all walks of life, the authors present straightforward strategies for navigating the perilous straits of leadership. Whether parent or politician, CEO or community activist, this practical book shows how you can exercise leadership and survive and thrive to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578514373
Publisher:
Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date:
05/23/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
76,102
Product dimensions:
6.78(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.04(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction1
Part 1The Challenge
1The Heart of Danger9
2The Faces of Danger31
Part 2The Response
3Get on the Balcony51
4Think Politically75
5Orchestrate the Conflict101
6Give the Work Back123
7Hold Steady141
Part 3Body and Soul
8Manage Your Hungers163
9Anchor Yourself187
10What's on the Line?207
11Sacred Heart225
Notes237
Index243
About the Authors251

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Leadership isn¿t easy. The best leaders force their followers to face unpleasant realities and then figure out the solutions for themselves. That¿s why leadership is so risky, argue Ronald A. Heifetz and Marty Linsky in this engaging tome. The authors analyze the successes and failures of leaders ranging from Yitzhak Rabin to Bill Clinton, with stops along the way to examine the leadership styles of former Coca-Cola CEO M. Douglas Ivester and NBA coach Phil Jackson. At times, the authors¿ rules of thumb seem too general. Yet, their real-world examples blend well with their leadership theory to present a useful guide to leadership. We recommend this excellent book to anyone facing a difficult leadership situation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Leadership on the Line...is chock full of examples and advice that are certain to benefit the newest and the most seasoned leaders. I certainly could have used this book five years ago. It would have helped me to avoid some of those experiences that are described in the book. Thanks to Heifetz and Linsky, I won't make those mistakes again.