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Contrarian's Guide to Leadership

Contrarian's Guide to Leadership - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0787967079

Cover of Contrarian
ISBN13: 978-0787967079
ISBN10: 0787967076
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
Published: 2002
International: No

List price: $21.95

Contrarian's Guide to Leadership - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0787967079

Steven B. Sample

ISBN13: 978-0787967079
ISBN10: 0787967076
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Inc.

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

In this offbeat approach to leadership, college president Steven B. Sample-the man who turned the University of Southern California into one of the most respected and highly rated universities in the country-challenges many conventional teachings on the subject. Here, Sample outlines an iconoclastic style of leadership that flies in the face of current leadership thought, but a style that unquestionably works, nevertheless. Sample urges leaders and aspiring leaders to focus on some key counterintuitive truths. He offers his own down-to-earth, homespun, and often provocative advice on some complex and thoughtful issues. And he provides many practical, if controversial, tactics for successful leadership, suggesting, among other things, that leaders should sometimes compromise their principles, not read everything that comes across their desks, and always put off decisions.

Table of Contents

Foreword, Warren Bennis.

Acknowledgments.

About the Author.

Introduction.

1. Thinking Gray, and Free.

2. Artful Listening.

3. Experts: Saviors and Charlatans.

4. You Are What You Read.

5. Decisions, Decisions.

6. Give the Devil His Due.

7. Know Which Hill You're Willing to Die On.

8. Work for Those Who Work for You.

9. Follow the Leader.

10. Being President Versus Doing President.

11. The University of Southern California: A Case Study in Contrarian Leadership.

Conclusion.

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