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Conversations on Leadership: Wisdom from Global Management Gurus

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A veritable who's who in leadership, Conversations on Leadership features Warren Bennis, Jim Kouzes, John Kotter, Noel Tichy, Peter Senge, James March, Howard Gardner, Bill George, and others. Since each leader has a distinctive approach, this book provides the multi-faceted truths of leadership to broaden and deepen the understanding of the readers.

Table of Contents

  1. Praise
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Foreword
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Introduction
    1. What is Leadership?
    2. Eight Disciplines of Leadership
    3. A note of invitation
    4. Endnotes
  8. PART I - Essential Leadership Qualities
    1. CHAPTER 1 - Jim Kouzes: Leadership is Everybody’s Business
      1. Leadership is about Ordinary People
      2. Leadership is about Movement
      3. Managers must be Leaders
      4. Leadership is about Popularity
      5. Leaders are also Followers
      6. Asians are more Forward-Looking
      7. The Humility Factor
      8. Leaders are Teachers and Learners
      9. Preaching and Practice
    2. CHAPTER 2 - Warren Bennis: Generous Leadership
      1. A Generalist with a Leadership Brand
      2. An Old Dog with New Tricks
      3. The New Crucible and an Old Epiphany
      4. Five Leadership Qualities
      5. Generous Leaders
      6. Schultz: Showing Respect
      7. Sculley: Adaptive Capacity in Action
      8. An Example of Learning
      9. Leaders vs. Followers
      10. Drucker or Bennis: Who Said It?
      11. Why “Leading”?
      12. Endnotes
    3. CHAPTER 3 - Bill George: Authentic Leadership
      1. Leading and Teaching
      2. Where Leadership Starts
      3. Leadership is Defined by Life Story
      4. Life Story: Crucible Plus Epiphany
      5. All Great Leaders are Authentic
      6. Setting a Bad Example
      7. Setting a Great Example
      8. Serving the Customer First
      9. Business Ethics in China
      10. Endnotes
  9. PART II - Leadership in Organizations
    1. CHAPTER 4 - Peter Senge: Leading a Learning Organization
      1. Rediscovering Leadership
      2. Learning vs. Teaching
      3. Leading a Learning Town?
      4. Indicators for a Learning Organization
      5. Two Levels of Effective Teaching
      6. Becoming a Human Being
      7. The Purpose of a Business
      8. Endnotes
    2. CHAPTER 5 - Noel Tichy: Leading a Teaching Organization
      1. Leadership is Transformational
      2. Leadership is Top-Down
      3. The CEO as Head Teacher
      4. Leaders should also Learn
      5. Storytelling in Leadership
      6. Jack Welch, the Leader of His Time
      7. Why Leaders Fail
      8. Building a Leadership Pipeline
      9. Learning from Welch
      10. Endnotes
    3. CHAPTER 6 - Jerry Porras: Success Built to Last
      1. Redefining Success
      2. The Road to Success
      3. Learning from Failure
      4. Two Types of Leader
      5. Organizational Architect
      6. Purpose Beyond Profit
      7. A More Complex View of Vision
      8. Endnotes
  10. PART III - Leading Through Storytelling
    1. CHAPTER 7 - Howard Gardner: Leaders as Storytellers
      1. A Cognitive Approach to Leadership
      2. The Major Form of Stories
      3. Einstein as a Leader
      4. Stories Need to Engage the Audience
      5. Leaders Know Themselves
      6. Five Minds for the Future
      7. Endnotes
    2. CHAPTER 8 - John Kotter: Stories as a Force for Change
      1. A Different Vehicle for Change
      2. An Important Tool for Change
      3. How Managers Use Stories
      4. Telling a Good Story
      5. Three Kinds of Leadership Story
      6. Different Personalities in a Change Process
      7. Maintaining a Sense of Urgency
      8. Combining Leadership and Management
      9. Aspects of Leadership Development
      10. Kotter’s Leadership
      11. Endnotes
  11. PART IV - Complexities in Leadership
    1. CHAPTER 9 - James March: Leadership and Life
      1. How to Define Leadership
      2. How to Distinguish Leaders
      3. How to Learn from Don Quixote
      4. Finding Joy and Beauty in Leadership
      5. Current Business Leaders
      6. How Business Institutions can Stimulate Learning
      7. How to be a Teacher/Leader
      8. How Context Matters
      9. How to Study Leadership
    2. CHAPTER 10 - Joseph Badaracco Jr.: Leading Quietly and Morally
      1. Works of Literature as Case Studies
      2. Defining Leadership
      3. Quiet Leadership
      4. Ethically Sensitive Pragmatism
      5. Choosing Between Right and Right
      6. Becoming Who You Are
      7. American, Japanese, Chinese
    3. CHAPTER 11 - Manfred Kets de Vries: Leadership on the Couch
      1. A Clinical Approach to Leadership
      2. Understanding the Inner Theater
      3. The Darker Side of Leadership
      4. Get an Organizational Fool
      5. Who are the Potential Leaders?
      6. Beware of Charismatic Leadership
      7. Prescriptions for Effective Leadership
      8. Balancing EQ and IQ
      9. Leadership in the World
  12. PART V - Eastern Perspectives on Leadership
    1. CHAPTER 12 - Cho-yun Hsu: Leading the Confucian Way
      1. Leadership through an Historical Lens
      2. Leaders should have a Sense of History
      3. Obama’s Sense of History
      4. Mao Tse-Tung’s Sense of History
      5. Tactics vs. Vision
      6. The Call for Intellectual Leadership
      7. Chinese Books for Leaders
      8. Developing Leaders in the Confucian Way
      9. Leaders Need Truth from a Friend or a Jester
      10. The Accidental Teacher to Business Executives
      11. Government and Corporation Compared
      12. The Corporation as Tribe
      13. Leadership in the New Heterarchy
    2. CHAPTER 13 - Debashis Chatterjee: Leading Consciously
      1. Leadership Wisdom in the Indian Tradition
      2. Inclusive and Vertical: The Indian Orientation toward Capitalism
      3. The Inner Side of Leadership
      4. Leadership is a State of Consciousness
      5. Conscious Leaders in the World
      6. Applying Consciousness in Business
      7. The Caste System and Conscious Leadership
      8. Leaders Work on the System and Create History
      9. Indians Look for Spiritual Strength in Their Leaders
      10. Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita
      11. The Indian Leadership Style
      12. Endnote
  13. AFTERWORD
  14. Index