Living Leadership : A Practical Guide for Ordinary Heroes
Built on a unique four-year experiment working alongside real leaders in real businesses, Living Leadership explodes the myth of the charismatic, transformational leader, to show that real progress comes from the dramatically ordinary aspects of leadership.
From building relationships, to working with the grain of the organisation rather than against it, and to knowing our limitations as much as pushing every boundary, the new edition of this book will challenge you to push your leadership skills to a new level.
"Living Leadership shows how, when you take away the myths and misconceptions, leading can genuinely be made easier." Hans Straberg, CEO, Electrolux
"A 'how to' book that redefines leadership in terms of the realities and choices facing people in organisations today." Professor Michael Osbaldeston, Director of Cranfield School of Management
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 159 x 233 x 21mm | 604g
- 01 Nov 2012
- Pearson Education Limited
- FT Publishing International
- Harlow, United Kingdom
- New edition
- 3rd New edition
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Back cover copy
Hywel Williams, Professor of Dermato-Epidemiology and Chair of the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Commissioning Board
"Very few books are as practical and 'real life'."
Stuart Lancaster, Head Coach, English Rugby Football Union
"Living Leadership shows how, when you take away the myths and misconceptions, leading can genuinely be made easier."
Hans Straberg, former President & Chief Executive Officer, Electrolux
"A breath of fresh air - insightful and practical."
Philip Cox, Chief Executive, International Power plc
LEARN WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A REALLY EFFECTIVE LEADER
How can you lead well? What is about you that will cause others to follow? Do you have to be an extraordinarily charismatic hero with a larger than life personality before you can make things happen? What if you're not?
Living Leadership has the answers. This insightful and motivating book will help you to reassess your own leadership style, discover how to make real connections with people and how to become an effective leader who makes things happen.
Table of contents
1. Living leadership
2. The end of Superman
3. Get connected
4. Get real
5. Get help
6. Surfing sinking and swimming
7. Leading in the moment
Part 2: How it works
Part 3: How to use it
15. Coming alongside
16. Living with permanent transition?
A summary of living leadership
About George Binney
Gerhard Wilkeis a group analyst who has developed a consultancy method that combines anthropological and psychoanalytical thinking..
Colin Williams specialises in leadership development and organisational change. He holds an MBA from City University Business School London and has worked with Ashridge for 20 years in a variety of consulting, teaching and management roles.