When leaders lack solutions to challenging problems, they need brave subordinates, clients or vendors who will challenge them and help them think in a fresh way. Wharton Business School professor Michael Useem calls this process “leading up.” He defines “upward leadership” and provides a range of historic examples – some very compelling, others maybe less so – drawn from the worlds of the military, business, politics and religion. getAbstract recommends his in-depth report to leaders and upcoming leaders, especially those who love history.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to encourage leadership from the bottom up,
- Why “leading up” matters and
- How “upward leadership” works in action, based on historic case histories.
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2 years agoExcellent read for all!
2 years agoA very good read!