Leadership on the Line, With a New Preface: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Change
Hardback (B401) | Revised Edition | Aug 2017 | Harvard Business Review Press | 9781633692831 | 288pp | 235x156mm | GEN | AUD$52.99, NZD$64.99
Leadership requires taking risks that can jeopardize your career and your personal life. Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky show how it's possible to make a difference without getting 'taken out' or pushed aside, and present straightforward strategies for navigating the perilous straits of leadership.
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, disrupting 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 experts Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky.
In Leadership on the Line 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 you’re a parent or a politician, a CEO or a community activist, this practical book shows how you can exercise leadership and survive and thrive to enjoy the fruits of your labor.