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Conversations on Leadership: Wisdom from Global Management Gurus



Conversations on Leadership: Wisdom from Global Management Gurus

Lan Liu

ISBN: 978-0-470-82642-3 September 2010 Jossey-Bass 320 Pages


A veritable who's who in leadership, Conversations on Leadership features Warren Bennis, Jim Kouzes, John Kotter, Noel Tichy, Peter Senge, James March, Howard Gardner, Bill George, and others. Since each leader has a distinctive approach, this book provides the multi-faceted truths of leadership to broaden and deepen the understanding of the readers.


Introduction: The Eight Disciplines of Leadership.

PART I Essential Leadership Qualities.

CHAPTER 1 Jim Kouzes: Leadership is Everybody's Business.

CHAPTER 2 Warren Bennis: Generous Leadership.

CHAPTER 3 Bill George: Authentic Leadership.

PART II Leadership in Organizations.

CHAPTER 4 Peter Senge: Leading a Learning Organization.

CHAPTER 5 Noel Tichy: Leading a Teaching Organization.

CHAPTER 6 Jerry Porras: Success Built to Last.

PART III Leading Through Storytelling.

CHAPTER 7 Howard Gardner: Leaders as Storytellers.

CHAPTER 8 John Kotter: Stories as a Force for Change.

PART IV Complexities in Leadership.

CHAPTER 9 James March: Leadership and Life.

CHAPTER 10 Joseph Badaracco Jr.: Leading Quietly and Morally.

CHAPTER 11 Manfred Kets de Vries: Leadership on the Couch.

PART V Eastern Perspectives on Leadership.

CHAPTER 12 Cho-yun Hsu: Leading the Confucian Way.

CHAPTER 13 Debashis Chatterjee: Leading Consciously.

Afterword: Beyond the American Model.