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Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading by Marty Linsky, Ronald A. Heifetz

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What’s on the Line?

We have focused in this book on practical advice that addresses the question, How can you lead and stay alive? And we have offered a variety of answers, none of them easy. Some solutions stem from your ability to analyze a situation and understand the issues, stakes, and pace of change appropriate for the people around you. Some answers lie in creating strategic holding environments for conflicts. Others emerge from your tactical ability to respond quickly to changing situations, work avoidance patterns, and deviations from the plan. And some answers can be found in the strength of your personal life, your relationships, and in your practices of renewal.

But we have not yet explored the root question: Why ...

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