Living Leadership: A Practical Guide for Ordinary Heroes (Financial Times Series 3rd Revised edition)

Living Leadership: A Practical Guide for Ordinary Heroes (Financial Times Series 3rd Revised edition)

By: Colin Williams (author), George Binney (author), Gerhard Wilke (author)Paperback

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Reassess your leadership style, discover how to connect with people, and become a leader who can make things happen in the real world. 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

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About Author

George Binneyis an business academic and consultant who has worked at Ashridge teaching business strategy and leadership for the last12 years. He is an executive coach to a number of business leaders and formerly a consultant with McKinsey & Co, he trained as a barrister and has an MBA with distinction from INSEAD. 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.


Part 1: What it is 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 8. Bosses 9. Self 10. People 11. Groups 12. Strategy 13. Change 14. Development Part 3: How to use it 15. Coming alongside 16. Living with permanent transition? A summary of living leadership The research Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/09/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780273772163
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780273772163
  • weight: 612
  • ISBN10: 0273772163
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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