Leadership on the Line
Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading
Category: Leadership & Management
Great leaders ask hard questions, demand change, stay in touch with their constituents and value relationships above all.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why leadership is risky
- What the opponents of change will do to stop you
- How to respond to this resistance and protect yourself
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Why you should read Leadership on the Line
Leadership isn’t easy. The best leaders force their followers to face unpleasant realities and then figure out the solutions for themselves. That’s why leadership is so risky, argue Ronald A. Heifetz and Marty Linsky in this engaging tome. The authors analyze the successes and failures of leaders ranging from Yitzhak Rabin to Bill Clinton, with stops along the way to examine the leadership styles of former Coca-Cola CEO M. Douglas Ivester and NBA coach Phil Jackson. At times, the authors’ rules of thumb seem too general. Yet, their real-world examples blend well with their leadership theory to present a useful guide to leadership. getAbstract.com recommends this excellent book to anyone facing a difficult leadership situation.
About the Authors
Ronald A. Heifetz and Marty Linsky serve on the faculty of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. They also are principals of Cambridge Leadership Associates, and Heifetz is author of Leadership Without Easy Answers.
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