Book Excerpt: Real Leadership

Book Excerpt: Real Leadership

REAL LEADERSHIP

Authors: Dean Williams

SNAPSHOT

Too many organizations today fall prey to “counterfeit” leadership – an unhealthy dependence on authority figures and relies on dominance, control and group seduction to get thing done. The true task of a leader, the author argues, is to get people to face reality of any situation themselves and develop strategies to deal with problems and take advantage of the opportunities. Written with a rare and unique global perspective the book encapsulated the art and practice of real leadership through a well – develop set of theories and best practices, reinforced through excellent examples and cases. At a time when so many “visionary” leader have led their organization to disaster “Real Leadership” offers a needed proven alternative.

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Book Excerpt: The Opposable Mind

Book Excerpt: The Opposable Mind

THE OPPOSABLE MIND

Authors: Roger Martin

 

SALIENT POINTS

+ The Differences Between Conventional Thinking And Integrative Thinking

+ The Process Of Thinking And Deciding

+ Mapping The Mind – Know Your Personal Knowledge System

+ A Leap Of Mind – How Integrative Thinkers Connect The Dots

 

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Book Excerpt: The Wizard and The Warrior

Book Excerpt: The Wizard and The Warrior

THE WIZARD AND THE WARRIOR

Authors: Lee G. Bolman & Terrence E. Deal

 

Snapshot: Bolman and Deal probe into the essence of leadership – the interplay of passion and power. The book provokes us to understand the immeasurably potential of the wizard and warrior in each of us that can create change and challenge. It dwells on the polarities of leadership – the inspirational on one hand and the tough, practical and sometimes brutal on the other. Laden with historical and contemporary examples of leaders. Bolman and Deal instruct us how to wield our inner sword and wand effectively and how notable combatants from Joan of Arc and Lou Gertsner have fared.

SALIENT POINTS

+ Confronting the Wizards and Warrior Within
Knowing and acknowledging the coexistence of wizard and warrior within us let us to summon their power in the services of worthy values and purpose.

+ Warrior Roles
Recognizing the characteristics and consequences of each warrior roles enable us to choose one that fits a given situation and to shift accordingly as circumstances change.

+ The Warrior Path
Warrior succeed through a combination of four basic ingredient: heart, mind, skill and weapons.

+ The Wizard Roles
The basic role of the wizard is to create and transform. They use their imagination, insight and wisdom to see beneath the surface and beyond the mundane.

+ Wizard at Work
It need someone to summon and unleash the spirit in any organization. The magic formula centre on values, icons, ritual ceremony and stories.

+ The Leader’s Journey
The warrior’s power and the wizard’s magic can be attained through effort, passion and continual learning. The desire to lead and knowing what we want to achieve and build lead us to embark on our leadership journey.

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Book Excerpt: A Whole New Mind

Book Excerpt: A Whole New Mind

A WHOLE NEW MIND

Authors: Daniel H. Pink

 

A Whole New MindSALIENT POINTS

+ Left – Brain, Right – Brain
Superiority of left – brain is a fallacy. Each is different with their distinct functions.

+ Abundance, Asia and Automation
Three potent forces that cause the shift from L – Directed thinking to R – Directed thinking.

+ The Passing of an Age
From information to Conceptual Age. To survive ask three pertinent questions.

+ Design
Is a whole-minded aptitude-must have utility and significance.

+ Story
The ability to encapsulate, contextualize and emotionalize are utmost important in the Conceptual Age.

+ Symphony
The ability to synthesize and seeing the whole picture. Metaphor is an important element of symphony.

+ Empathy
The ability to stand in others shoes, to see with their eyes and to feel with their heart.

+ Play
Becoming an important part of work, business and personal well-being. Manifest itself in games, humour and joyfulness.

+ Meaning
Two practical, whole-minded ways to search for meaning:
– Taking spirituality seriously
– Taking Happiness seriously

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