I'm pleased to see that the same intellectual energy and spiritual power that characterize Bob's presentations made it into print. Drinking deeply from this well of wisdom will help any leader soar to new heights.
Spirit of Leadership: Optimizing Creativity and Change in Organizationsby Robert J. Spitzer
Many organizations have invested in the skills and structures of change, but have forgotten the more intangible quality of spirit. As a result, their changes have been short-lived, their adaptability slow, and their ability to move to the "next level" nonexistent. The absence of spirit (even with all the right skills and structures) has prevented these organizations from developing a self-motivated desire to change for the common good. Indeed, the absence of spirit has led to abject resistance to change.
This book is intended not only to make up for this glaring error of omission, but also to probe deeply into all the major roots of organizational spirit. It does this by examining ways of enhancing: organizational vision communication within the organization meaning and purpose in both personal and business life organizational commitments necessary for trust organizational commitments toward an optimal "people system" ethics and fair conduct of business leaders' credibility, wisdom, and charisma leaders' ability to be contemplative and self-examined (leading to broader, deeper, and more long-term perspectives) co-participation and co-ownership within the organization
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Spitzer is right on the mark. Quantitative and analytical understanding, though necessary for leadership, are not enough. This book provides the missing ingredients, spirit, trust and heart.
Read the book! In it, Spitzer soars, delivering a precise, profound, and passionate case for inspired leadership. His timeless prescriptions bring clarity to the flabby and fragmented musings of the popular business press. He shows us how the intangibles of spirit, trust, and vision drive the outcomes of organizational success.
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