Business Leadership : A Jossey-Bass Reader

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-18
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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The second edition of best-selling Business Leadership contains the best thinking on leadership from the biggest names in the business. It offers leaders everything they need to know to prepare for today's-and tomorrow's-leadership challenges: how to understand the leadership process, identify opportunities, get things started right, avoid predictable pitfalls, and maximize success. Effective leaders use mind, heart, and spirit in their work, and this volume is designed to guide and support leaders in their efforts. With an introduction by Joan V. Gallos-editor of the highly praised Organization Development: A Jossey-Bass Reader-the author list for this invaluable resource reads like the who's who of business leadership.

Author Biography

Joan V. Gallos is professor of leadership at the Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Introduction and Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
About the Editorp. xxv
Framing the Issues: What Is Leadership?p. 1
Editor's Interlude
What Leaders Really Dop. 5
Primal Leadership: The Hidden Power of Emotional Intelligencep. 16
The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadershipp. 26
Reframing Leadershipp. 35
When Leadership Is an Organizational Traitp. 50
Becoming a Leader, Preparing for the Opportunitiesp. 61
Editor's Interlude
The Seven Ages of the Leaderp. 65
The Traces of Talentp. 79
Leadership Is Authenticity, Not Stylep. 87
Level 5 Leadership: The Triumph of Humility and Fierce Resolvep. 99
Thinking Gray and Freep. 115
Enhancing the Psycho-Spiritual Development of Leaders: Lessons from Leadership Journeys in Asiap. 125
Moments of Greatness: Entering the Fundamental State of Leadershipp. 142
Understanding the Territory, Anticipating the Challengesp. 155
Editor's Interlude
Mapping the Terrain
Making Sense of Organizations: Leadership, Frames, and Everyday Theories of the Situationp. 161
Leadership and the Power of Position: Understanding Structural Dynamics in Everyday Organizational Lifep. 180
Understanding Unique Features of the Challenge
The Boundaryless Organization: Rising to the Challenges of Global Leadershipp. 199
Knowledge Management Involves Neither Knowledge nor Managementp. 221
The Sustainability Sweet Spot: Where Profit Meets the Common Goodp. 230
Leading Geeks: Technology and Leadershipp. 244
Leading in Black and White: Working Effectively Across the Racial Dividep. 255
Managing Middlescencep. 271
Making It Happenp. 287
Editor's Interlude
Getting Things Started
The First Ninety Days of Leadershipp. 293
What Is Our Mission?p. 301
The Power and Creativity of a Transforming Visionp. 305
Finding the Right Visionp. 311
Developing Strategy: The Serious Business of Playp. 324
Staying on Track
The Leader as Politician: Navigating the Political Terrainp. 336
Want Collaboration? Accept-and Actively Manage-Conflictp. 349
Creating and Managing a Learning Culture: The Essence of Leadershipp. 362
Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Failp. 370
Leading at the Enterprise Levelp. 382
Execution: The Gap Nobody Knowsp. 393
Avoiding the Pitfalls
The Leader as Toxin Handler: Organizational Hero and Casualtyp. 407
Bad Leadership-and Ways to Avoid Itp. 423
Good or Not Bad: Standards and Ethics in Managing Changep. 433
Sustaining the Leaderp. 443
Editor's Interlude
A Survival Guide for Leadersp. 447
Preserving Integrity, Profitability, and Soulp. 463
Learning for Leadership: Failure as a Second Chancep. 478
Nourishing the Soul of the Leader: Inner Growth Mattersp. 486
Resilience and the Crucibles of Leadershipp. 504
Choose Hope: On Creating a Hopeful Futurep. 516
Notes and Referencesp. 519
Name Indexp. 549
Subject Indexp. 557
Creditsp. 595
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