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Leadership on the Line : Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading

Leadership on the Line : Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-1578514373

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ISBN13: 978-1578514373
ISBN10: 1578514371
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Harvard Business School Press
Published: 2002
International: No
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Leadership on the Line : Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-1578514373

Ronald A. Heifetz and Martin Linsky

ISBN13: 978-1578514373
ISBN10: 1578514371
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Harvard Business School Press

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

To lead is to live dangerously. It's romantic and exciting to think of leadership as all inspiration, decisive action, and rich rewards, but leading requires taking risks that can jeopardize your career and your personal life. It requires putting yourself on the line, disturbing the status quo, and surfacing hidden conflict. And when people resist and push back, there's a strong temptation to play it safe. Those who choose to lead plunge in, take the risks, and sometimes get burned. But it doesn't have to be that way say renowned leadership authorities Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky. In Leadership on the Line, they show how it's possible to make a difference without getting "taken out" or pushed aside. They present everyday tools that give equal weight to the dangerous work of leading change and the critical importance of personal survival. Through vivid stories from all walks of life, the authors present straightforward strategies for navigating the perilous straits of leadership. Whether parent or politician, CEO or community activist, this practical book shows how you can exercise leadership and survive and thrive to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction p. 1
The Challenge
The Heart of Danger p. 9
The Faces of Danger p. 31
The Response
Get on the Balcony p. 51
Think Politically p. 75
Orchestrate the Conflict p. 101
Give the Work Back p. 123
Hold Steady p. 141
Body and Soul
Manage Your Hungers p. 163
Anchor Yourself p. 187
What's on the Line? p. 207
Sacred Heart p. 225
Notes p. 237
Index p. 243
About the Authors p. 251
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