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In twenty-seven inspiring and insightful essays, this book celebrates the wisdom of some of the most recognized thought leaders of our day who share their unique visions of leadership for the future. Our...
In twenty-seven inspiring and insightful essays, this book celebrates the wisdom of some of the most recognized thought leaders of our day who share their unique visions of leadership for the future. Our post-9/11 world presents new and unexpected challenges for present and future leaders, and the articles in this book reaffirm, reconsider, and expand on the basic principles and values of leadership as they apply to emerging and unforeseen challenges, opportunities, and trends. This diverse group of authors speaks to all of us—inspiring, guiding, and sustaining leaders of today and tomorrow, delivering a battle cry that will mobilize the leaders of the future in our increasingly turbulent and uncertain world.
Part One: A Vision of Leadership.
1. Peter F. Drucker on Executive Leadership and Effectiveness (Joseph A. Maciariello).
Part Two: Leading in a Diverse World.
2. Systems Citizenship: The Leadership Mandate for This Millennium (Peter Senge).
3. Diversity Management: An Essential Craft for Future Leaders (R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr.).
4. Ten Things I Learned About Leadership from Women Executive Directors of Color (Jan Masaoka).
5. How Cosmopolitan Leaders Inspire Confidence: A Profile of the Future (Rosabeth Moss Kanter).
Part Three: Leading in a Time of Crisis and Complexity.
6. Anchoring Leadership in the Work of Adaptive Progress (Ronald A. Heifetz).
7. The Challenge of Complexity (John Alexander).
8. Understanding the Nonprofit Sector’s Leadership Deficit (Thomas J. Tierney).
9. Leadership Over Fear (John Edwin Mroz).
10. Leading in a Constantly Changing World (Ponchitta Pierce).
11. Leaders of the Future: Growing One-Eyed Kings (General Eric K. Shinseki).
Part Four: Leading Organizations of the Future.
12. Philosopher Leaders (Charles Handy).
13. Leadership as a Brand (Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood).
14. Regaining Public Trust: A Leadership Challenge (Ken Blanchard and Dennis Carey).
15. Leading New Age Professionals (Marshall Goldsmith).
16. Tomorrow’s Leader (Srikumar S. Rao).
17. Challenges for Leaders in the Years Ahead (Sally Helgesen).
18. Leadership Judgment at the Front Line (Noel M.Tichy and Chris DeRose).
19. It’s Not Just the Leader’s Vision (Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner).
Part Five: The Quality and Character of the Leader of the Future.
20. Leading in the Knowledge Worker Age (Stephen R. Covey).
21. Are the Best Leaders Like Professors? Teaching, Asking Questions, and Evidence-Based Management (Jeffrey Pfeffer).
22. The Leader Integrator: An Emerging Role (Usman A. Ghani).
23. Leadership Competencies: A Provocative New Look (Edgar H. Schein).
24. The Three Elements of Good Leadership in Rapidly Changing Times (Lynn Barendsen and Howard Gardner).
25. Distinctive Characteristics of Successful Leaders of Voluntary Organizations: Past, Present, and Future (Brian O’Connell).
26. The Leader in Midlife (Richard J. Leider).
27. Leading from the Spirit (Darlyne Bailey).
Posted May 3, 2007
In a 1964 obscenity court case, then U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart wrote that pornography was difficult to define, but noted, 'I know it when I see it.' The same might be said of leadership. Since 1990, the Leader to Leader Institute (formerly the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management) has dedicated itself to examining, defining and elevating the art of leadership through books, educational materials and its respected journal, Leader to Leader. This book is a sequel to the Institute's The Leader of the Future, an international bestseller published in 28 different languages. This follow-up volume features 27 essays on being a leader in today's complex, challenging world. We confidently recommend this leadership treatise, which presents the informed thoughts, insights and opinions of respected experts from academia, the media, business, the military, the nonprofit sector and numerous other venues. Thanks to such contributors as Stephen Covey, Howard Gardner, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, this collection of essays clearly addresses the challenges of modern leadership.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 6, 2006
Once again, Marshall Goldsmith and Frances Hesselbein have provided readers with an essential guide to the biggest challenges and the best thinking of thought leaders and practitioners in the field of leadership. In a world in great need of leadership, this book provides an array of outstanding contributions from those who have shaped and inspired this field. This book provides a superb addition to the libraries of all those who care deeply about leadership -- and who among us does not (or should not)? Rachelle J. Canter, Ph.D.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.