The Deep Blue Sea: Rethinking the Source of Leadership / Edition 1

The Deep Blue Sea: Rethinking the Source of Leadership / Edition 1

by Wilfred Drath
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787949329

ISBN-13: 9780787949327

Pub. Date: 04/11/2001

Publisher: Wiley

In this age of increasing complexity, leaders often feel besieged and isolated by the challenges confronting their organizations, and there is a general sense that something is missing in the way leadership is practiced. In The Deep Blue Sea, Wilfred (Bill) Drath provides a succinct and compelling narrative that traces the evolution of leadership thought toward a

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In this age of increasing complexity, leaders often feel besieged and isolated by the challenges confronting their organizations, and there is a general sense that something is missing in the way leadership is practiced. In The Deep Blue Sea, Wilfred (Bill) Drath provides a succinct and compelling narrative that traces the evolution of leadership thought toward a vision of relational leadership. By relating the story of a fictional piano company, Drath provides a comprehensive view of two traditional principles of leadership-personal dominance and interpersonal influence-that rely on notions of the individual leader who gets things done. These leadership principles are valid and necessary but do not meet the complex challenges of many current leadership situations. Recognizing that our understanding of leadership must reflect the new ways in which we live and work, Drath's concept of relational leadership illuminates the trends toward globalization and collaboration occuring across organizations and borders. At the dawn of the twenty-first century, leadership relies on the whole system of relations-the deep blue sea-in order to get things done. Not a formulaic "how-to guide" on changing leadership, The Deep Blue Sea is an instructive resource for "how to think" about leadership in the twenty-first century. The Author Wilfred (Bill) Drath is a group director of New Lenses on Leadership and senior fellow at the renowned Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina. His book is based on many years of work with managers and organizations on issues of leadership development.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787949327
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/11/2001
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions Series, #6
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
703,379
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.85(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

1. Leadership Principles and Leadership Tasks.

2. Personal Dominance.

3. Interpersonal Influence.

4. The Limits of Interpersonal Influence.

5. Relational Dialogue.

Epilogue: A New World for Zoffner Music.

Bibliography.

Index.

About the Author.

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