Leadership and the Art of Struggle: How Great Leaders Grow Through Challenge and Adversity

Leadership and the Art of Struggle: How Great Leaders Grow Through Challenge and Adversity

By: Steven Snyder (author), Bill George (foreword_author)Paperback

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All Leaders Face Adversity. Exceptional Leaders Thrive in It. Leadership is often a struggle, and yet strong taboos keep us from talking openly and honestly about our difficulties for fear of looking weak and seeming to lack confidence. But Steven Snyder shows that this discussion is vital adversity is precisely what unlocks our greatest potential. Using real-life stories drawn from his extensive research studying 151 diverse episodes of leadership struggle as well as from his experiences working with Bill Gates in the early years of Microsoft and as a CEO and executive coach Snyder shows how to navigate intense challenges to achieve personal growth and organizational success. He details strategies for embracing struggle and offers a host of unique tools and hands-on practices to help you implement them. By mastering the art of struggle, you'll be better equipped to meet life's challenges and focus on what matters most.

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About Author

Steven Snyder has more than thirty years of experience as a CEO, senior executive, entrepreneur, and leadership coach. He was Microsoft's first general business unit manager and oversaw the critical relationship between IBM and the software company. After pursuing a Ph.D. in psychology, he became CEO of the start-up NetPerceptions and oversaw its IPO and growth to $1 billion in capitalization. After the internet bubble burst, he joined the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management to teach business ethics. He is currently executive in residence at University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Minnesota.


Introduction Chapter One: An art to be mastered Chapter Two: Make sense of a chaotic world Chapter Three: Navigate tensions Chapter Four: Illuminate blind spots Chapter Five: Transcend conflict Chapter Six: Connect with your life's purpose Chapter Seven: Anticipate Chapter Eight: Savor the marathon

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/03/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781609946449
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9781609946449
  • weight: 700
  • ISBN10: 1609946448

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