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Leadership on the Line : Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading

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Named one of 100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon Editors To lead is to live dangerously. It's romantic and exciting to think of leadership as all inspiration, decisive action, and rich rewards, but leading requires taking risks that can jeopardize your career and your personal life. It requires putting yourself on the line, disturbing the status quo, and surfacing hidden conflict. And when people resist and push back, there's a strong temptation to play it safe. Those who choose to lead plunge in, take the risks, and sometimes get burned. But it doesn't have to be that way say renowned leadership authorities Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky. In Leadership on the Line, they show how it's possible to make a difference without getting "taken out" or pushed aside. They present everyday tools that give equal weight to the dangerous work of leading change and the critical importance of personal survival. Through vivid stories from all walks of life, the authors present straightforward strategies for navigating the perilous straits of leadership. Whether parent or politician, CEO or community activist, this practical book shows how you can exercise leadership and survive and thrive to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 157.48 x 241.3 x 38.1mm | 521.63g
  • Harvard Business Review Press
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 1578514371
  • 9781578514373
  • 21,025

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"Widely acclaimed book" -- The Huffington Post

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Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Part One: The Challenge Chapter 1: The Heart of Danger Chapter 2: The Faces of Danger Part Two: The Response Chapter 3: Get on the Balcony Chapter 4: Think Politically Chapter 5: Orchestrate the Conflict Chapter 6: Give the Work Back Chapter 7: Hold Steady Part Three: Body and Soul Chapter 8: Manage Your Hungers Chapter 9: Anchor Yourself Chapter 10: What's on the Line? Chapter 11: Sacred Heart Notes Index About the Authors

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About Marty Linsky

Ronald A. Heifetz is a cofounder of the international leadership and consulting practice Cambridge Leadership Associates (CLA) and the founding director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is renowned worldwide for his innovative work on the practice and teaching of leadership. Marty Linsky is a cofounder of CLA and has taught at the Kennedy School for more than twenty-five years. Alexander Grashow is a Senior Advisor to CLA, having previously held the position of CEO.

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