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
     
 


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,… See more details below

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578514373
Publisher:
Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date:
05/23/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
62,878
Product dimensions:
6.78(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.04(d)

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Meet the Author

Ronald A. Heifetz and Marty Linsky are on the faculty at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Heifetz is the author of Leadership Without Easy Answers and Co-director of the school's Center for Public Leadership. Linsky is Faculty Chair of many of the school's executive programs, including Senior Officials in State and Local Government and Leadership for the 21st Century.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. 1The Challenge
1The Heart of Danger9
2The Faces of Danger31
Pt. 2The Response
3Get on the Balcony51
4Think Politically75
5Orchestrate the Conflict101
6Give the Work Back123
7Hold Steady141
Pt. 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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