The Three Faces of Leadership: Manager, Artist, Priest / Edition 1

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The Three Faces of Leadership takes readers inside the minds of CEOs who were celebrated by the Harvard Business Review over the last decade of the twentieth century. Drawing on interviews with these famous CEOs Mary Jo Hatch, Monika Kostera, and Andrzej K. Kozminski demonstrate how business leaders today use aesthetics, specifically storytelling, dramatizing, and mythmaking, to lead their companies successfully. They look at how they inspire organizations through their creativity, virtue, and faith, and thus show the faces of the artist and priest alongside the technical and rational face of the manager.

Aesthetic leadership practices are linked to organizational culture, change, vision, values, and identity. This book encourages students and executives to align the creative and spiritual aspects of business with their technical training and practice.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Can business leaders today assume truly heroic standing, beyond the hype? This wonderfully stimulating book offers the most sophisticated and enlightening answer to this question that I have come across to date. Far from revealing the secrets of great business leaders, this book shows that as managers, as artists and even as prophets, such leaders learn to live with ambiguity and uncertainty without resorting to simple formulas and cliches." Professor Yiannis Gabriel, Imperial College, London

"The stories of business leadership embodied and disembodied here take our understanding of leadership - and the importance of storytelling for leadership - into new landscapes. A thoughtful and provocative study." Keith Grint, Lancaster University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405122603
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/3/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Jo Hatch is C. Coleman McGehee Eminent Scholars Research Professor of Banking and Commerce at the McIntyre School of Commerce, University of Virginia, and Adjunct Professor at the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. She is the author of Organization Theory; Modern, Symbolic and Postmodern Perspectives (1997) and co-editor of The Expressive Organization (2000).

Monika Kostera has published several books and articles for academics and practitioners on a wide range of management issues, from leadership to human resource management.

Andrzej K. KoŸmiñski has published both academic and practitioner-based articles extensively on both sides of the Atlantic. He is the author of the first book on management change in the post communist world called Catching Up? Organizational and Management Change in the Ex-Socialist Block, and co-edited (with George S. Yip) Strategies for Central and Eastern Europe.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Aesthetics of Leadership.

Management As Art and Aesthetics.

The Three Faces of Leadership.

Art and Religion at the Foundation of Cultures.

Taking An Aesthetic Approach to Leading.

Overview of the Book.

Chapter 2: Telling Business Stories.

Stories and Storytelling.

Storytelling in Organizations.

The CEOs’ Tales.

Reflexivity and Complexity in Organizational Storytelling.

Developing Your Storytelling Skills.

Chapter 3: Dramatizing Leadership.

Theater Through the Ages.

The Theater Metaphor in Organization Studies.

Theater in The HBR Interviews: From Morality Play to Global Show.

Dramatic Range.

Putting On a Show.

Chapter 4: Leading Mythologically.

Myths and Archetypes.

The HBR Pantheon of Business Leaders.

The In Crowd: Hermes, Athena and Demeter.

Old Favorites: Zeus, Ares and Hephaestus.

Rare and Absent Gods.

Mythogizing Yourself and Others.

Chapter 5: Forming and Reforming the Institution of Management.

Managerial Culture and Its Institutionalizing Force.

Our Interview with HBR.

HBR’s Role in Managerial Culture.

Aesthetic Influences on the Institution of Management.

Distinguishing Manager, Artist and Priest.

Chapter 6: The Business Leaders as Artist and Priest.

Business as Religion?.

Using Faith to Redress Ethics in Business.

The Vision to Change: Creation, Inspiration and Institutionalization.

Aligning Manager, Artist and Priest.


Appendix A: List of stories and their locations in the HBR interviews.

Appendix B: List of CEO Interviews.


Additional Reading and Resources.


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