Why Should Anyone Be Led by You? With a New Preface by the Authors: What It Takes to Be an Authentic Leader

Why Should Anyone Be Led by You? With a New Preface by the Authors: What It Takes to Be an Authentic Leader

by Rob Goffee, Gareth Jones

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633691087
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date: 11/03/2015
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,214,368
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Rob Goffee is Professor of Organizational Behavior at London Business School, where he teaches on the world renowned Senior Executive Programme. An internationally respected teacher and facilitator, Rob has taught executives from some of the world’s leading companies, including Unilever, Nestlé, and Sonae. He also consults to the boards of a number of FTSE 100 companies. Gareth Jones is a Fellow of the Centre for Management Development at London Business School and a visiting professor at Spain’s IE Business School in Madrid.

Table of Contents

New Preface, 201 5 ix

Introduction Why Should Anyone Be Led by You? 1

1 Be Yourself-More-with Skill 9

2 Know and Show Yourself-Enough 29

3 Take Personal Risks 59

4 Read-and Rewrite-the Context 83

5 Remain Authentic-but Conform Enough 109

6 Manage Social Distance 135

7 Communicate-with Care 161

8 Authentic Followership 189

9 The Price and Prize of Leadership 203

Appendix A Evaluating Your Leadership Potential 219

Appendix B Maximizing Authenticity and Skill 223

Acknowledgments 225

Notes 227

Index 237

About the Authors 243

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