The Resource Real leadership : helping people and organizations face their toughest challenges, Dean Williams

Real leadership : helping people and organizations face their toughest challenges, Dean Williams

Label
Real leadership : helping people and organizations face their toughest challenges
Title
Real leadership
Title remainder
helping people and organizations face their toughest challenges
Statement of responsibility
Dean Williams
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Too many organizations today play follow the leader: the commander articulates a vision and people uncritically go along with it. But this style of leadership is ultimately ineffective and even dangerous. It hampers people's ability to anticipate and react to changing circumstances. And if the leader's vision is flawed, the entire organization will suffer. In Real Leadership, Dean Williams argues that the true task of the leader is to get people to face the reality of any situation themselves and develop strategies to deal with problems or take advantage of opportunities. Leaders who are responsible with their power and authority don't dictate; they help people determine what shifts in their values, habits, practices and priorities will be needed to accommodate changing conditions and new demands. Williams details how to apply this new approach to six different challenges that every organization faces. Throughout, he uses examples from his own experiences--working with organizations as diverse as the government of Singapore, Aetna Life and Casualty, and the nomadic Penan tribe in Borneo--as well as historical examples and the insights gleaned from his many interviews with presidents, prime ministers, and business leaders to demonstrate the practical application of real leadership in the real world. At a time when so many visionary leaders have led their organizations to disaster, Real Leadership offers a needed, proven alternative
Cataloging source
COO
Dewey number
158/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1261
LC item number
.W55 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Real leadership : helping people and organizations face their toughest challenges, Dean Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Real leadership : the engine of progress -- pt. 2. The six challenges of real leadership -- pt. 3. Real leadership in action
Control code
ocn243597398
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 295 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609943776
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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cl0500000123
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.b28018783
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)243597398
  • ebsco1283268612

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