A Leadership Paradox: Influencing Others by Defining Yourself

A Leadership Paradox: Influencing Others by Defining Yourself

by Greg Robinson, Mark Rose

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Overview

A fundamental assumption in most of the literature on leadership is that a few will need to control the many. This assumption leads to a search for power but with an either/or mindset: if I have power, then others cannot have as much as me or they will be a threat. Organizations, when anxious, experience limited ability to learn and change. There is an alternative, paradoxical way to understand leadership. A leader is most effective not by controlling others but by defining himself/herself. It is critical for leaders to face their fears, challenge their assumptions and thus be able to change their self-perception. A Leadership Paradox outlines such an alternative view of leadership and provides a model for achieving differentiated leadership.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781418485153
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 10/28/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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