C. Clinton Sidle finds leadership lessons in psychologist Carl Jung's categorization of human personality into archetypes based on ancient mythological symbols and in Jung's belief that each person travels on a "heroic journey" through life. Sidle adapts these Jungian ideas and the symbol of the wheel to create a paradigm of business leadership that individuals, teams and organizations can use to reach their goals. Because he tries to fit so many concepts into his wheel, readers may feel after a while that they are spinning in circles. Nonetheless, the book is loaded with useful exercises and examples. Although Sidle's approach is esoteric, getAbstract recommends it to managers with a spiritual bent who want to develop their leadership qualities and discover a style that suits them.
In this summary, you will learn
- Which strengths and weaknesses characterize the five aspects of the "leadership wheel"; and
- How to use the wheel to become a strong leader and to build a resilient organization.
About the Author
C. Clinton Sidle directs the Roy H. Park Leadership Fellows Program at Cornell University, and consults on business strategy and leadership training.