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Leadership the Hard Way: Why Leadership Can't Be Taught and How You Can Learn It Anyway

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Leadership the Hard Way: Why Leadership Can't Be Taught and How You Can Learn It Anyway

Dov Frohman, Robert Howard (With)

ISBN: 978-1-118-89947-2 December 2013 Jossey-Bass 200 Pages

Description

Leadership the Hard Way presents a method of living and working that can truly facilitate the learning of leadership. Their method shows how to go against the current, fight conventional wisdom, and embrace the unexpected. It is about trusting oneself and valuing intuition, principles, and imagination as much as hard skills and analysis. Frohman combines his counterintuitive ideas with experiences from his own background?from escaping the Nazis as a child to becoming a leading innovator in the semiconductor industry?to show how readers can build their own leadership abilities. A leader?s values and personality, he ultimately reveals, are the only sure source of stability in a world of continuous change.

Foreword xi

Introduction: Flying Through a Thunderstorm xiii

1. Insisting on Survival 1

2. Leading Against the Current 17

3. Leveraging Random Opportunities 35

4. Leadership Under Fire 53

5. The Soft Skills of Hard Leadership 69

6. Making Values Real 85

7. Bootstrapping Leadership 99

Epilogue: Knowing When to Let Go 111

Notes 115

Acknowledgments 119

The Authors 123

Index 125