The Wizard and the Warrior: Leading with Passion and Power
March 2006, Jossey-Bass
Terrence E. Deal retired as the Irving R. Melbo Clinical
Professor of the University of Southern California's Rossier School
of Education. He now writes and makes wine in San Luis Obispo,
Bolman and Deal are the coauthors of the best-selling books Reframing Organizations (now in its third edition) and Leading with Soul (now in its second edition), both from Jossey-Bass.
LONG_AWAITED BOOK FROM BESTSELLING AUTHORS: This is the first original work from Bolman and Deal since the first edition of Leading with Soul in 1995, with new thinking on leadership building from the ground-breaking theories introduced in Reframing Organizations.
Tremendous Sales History: Bolman and Deal's books are the third bestselling franchise on the Jossey-Bass business list (behind Lencioni and Kouzes and Posner). Reframing Organizations has sold 250,000 copies over three editions, Leading with Soul 135,000 copies over two editions.
Current (thrid) edition of Reframing Organizations (8/03, 0787964271), a $34.00, professionally discounted paperback, has lifetime sales of 56,000. 30% of sales are from trade/retail/direct & online.
Current (second) edition of Leading with Soul (4/01, 0787955477), $22.95, trade discounted, cloth, has lifetime sales of 46,400. 70% of sales through trade/retail/direct & online.
Focus on Passion and Power: This book focuses on the two key, but often divergent,Â strengths of great leaders:Â passion and power. Most leadership books focus either on being a passionate, symbolic leader or on being a shrewd, political leader but few books combine both images with advice on how to achieve strength in both areas.
Real-World Examples: Contains case studies on the leadership styles and careers of Lou Gerster, Thomas Watson, David Neeleman, Anne Mulchahy, Carly Fiorina, Richard Nixon, Mother Theresa, Ken Lay, Thomas Keller, Walt Disney, Martin Luther King, Bill Clinton, Karl Rove and others
Actionable Advice: Contains practical advice and an assessment for readers looking to improve their own leadership skills by balancing their own internal wizard and warrior.
—Walter F. Ulmer Jr., lieutenant general, U.S. Army (Ret.), former president and CEO, Center for Creative Leadership
"With The Wizard and the Warrior Lee Bolman and Terry
Deal have followed up the insights of Reframing
Organizations with a grounded and entertaining set of very
useful stories. The numerous examples of historical and
contemporary figures and their life stories serve to bring
leadership ideas alive in a way that few books achieve. A
great and useful read!"
—Len Schlesinger, vice chairman and chief operating officer, Limited Brands
"Rarely do scholars attempt, let alone succeed as Bolman and
Deal have done so palpably, to encompass the polarities of
leadership. They have thrown their arms around the inspirational,
on one hand, and the tough, practical, and sometimes brutal, on the
other. Through wonderful stories, they convincingly illustrate the
real challenges and possibilities of living life grounded by larger
purposes and the courage to interrogate reality. Anyone practicing
leadership, or dreaming of doing so, should read this book."
—Ronald A. Heifetz, King Hussein Bin Talal Lecturer in Public Leadership co-founder, Center for Public Leadership, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; author of Leadership Without Easy Answers and Leadership on the Line
"Terry Deal and Lee Bolman have established the ‘gold
standard’ for looking at leadership. In The Wizard and
Warrior they show how to integrate the two sides of leadership.
It is about fighting the good fight, but not losing sight of the
magic-it is about making the word flesh. This is a must-read for
anyone who cares about becoming a better leader."
—Paul D. Houston, executive director, American Association of School Administrators
"Warriors and wizards! Craxy metaphors for leaders? No!
Compelling insights that Bolman and Deal have distilled compelling
insights from organizational life, illustrating them with
fascinating stories. They convinced me that we as leaders can
achieve our mission and care for our people more effectively by
embracing the reality of combat and magic, of power and spirit, in
our organizations. If you’re a good leader, this book will
make you better."
—Colonel Larry R. Donnithorne, author, The West Point Way of Leadership: From Learning Principled Leadership to Practicing It
"I find The Wizard and Warrior a fascinating and
enjoyable read. The premise is exactly what it set out to be, a
prod and a guide to trumpet the true legacy of leadership. The
self-inventory guidelines stimulate an interesting integration of
fantasy and myth (through Harry Potter’s Dumbledore, Merlin
of King Arthur’s court, and Tolkein’s Gandalf) with the
realities of business tycoons such as Oprah Winfrey, Herb Kelleher,
and Mary Kay Ash, as well as the political wizard of U.S.
presidents. The book provokes the reader to understand the
immeasurable potential of the wizard and warrior in each of us that
can create change and challenge."
—John Keola Lake, kumu-in-residence, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawai'I, head of Hawaiian traditions
"This book is a must-read for all who are pursuing the journey
of leadership. It provides in-depth insight into passion and power,
and how they are the very essence of leadership. It will be
of great value for all those in leadership positions at J.E.
—Terrence P. Dunn, chief executive officer, J.E. Dunn Construction Company
The Wizard and the Warrior: Leading with Passion and Power (US $29.95)
-and- Leading with Soul: An Uncommon Journey of Spirit, Revised 3rd Edition (US $24.95)
Total List Price: US $54.90
Discounted Price: US $41.17 (Save: US $13.73)