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    DescriptionToo many companies are managed not by leaders, but by mere role players and faceless bureaucrats. What does it take to be a real leader--one who is confident in who she is and what she stands for, and who truly inspires people to achieve extraordinary results? Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones argue that leaders don't become great by aspiring to a list of universal character traits. Rather, effective leaders are authentic: they deploy individual strengths to engage followers' hearts, minds, and souls. They are skillful at consistently being themselves, even as they alter their behaviors to respond effectively in changing contexts. In this lively and practical book, Goffee and Jones draw from extensive research to reveal how to hone and deploy one's unique leadership assets while managing the inherent tensions at the heart of successful leadership: showing emotion and withholding it, getting close to followers while keeping distance, and maintaining individuality while "conforming enough." Underscoring the social nature of leadership, the book also explores how leaders can remain attuned to the needs and expectations of followers. Why Should Anyone Be Led By You? will forever change how we view, develop, and practice the art of leadership, wherever we live and work.


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    Title
    Why Should Anyone be Led by You?
    Subtitle
    What it Takes to be an Authentic Leader
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Goffee, By (author) Gareth Jones
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781578519712
    ISBN 10: 1578519713
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: KJM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17850
    DC22: 658.4092
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    DC22: 658.409
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    DC22: 658.4/092
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A48404230
    BISAC V2.8: BUS071000, BUS041000, BUS020000
    LC classification: HD57.7 .G663 2006
    Thema V1.0: KJM
    Publisher
    Harvard Business Review Press
    Imprint name
    Harvard Business Review Press
    Publication date
    01 March 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA
    Author Information
    Rob Goffee is Professor of Organizational Behavior at London Business School. Gareth Jones is Visiting Professor at INSEAD. He was formerly Director of Human Resources for the BBC.
    Review quote
    "the book gives a more nuanced view of this leadership trend than many inferred from the title or its message to "Be yourself". They point out precisely that good leaders need a chameleon's ability to adapt themselves to different situations, and to conform to the culture of their organization." -- The Financial Times