Leadership And The Art Of Struggle

Author: Steven Snyder
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609946448
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All Leaders Face Adversity. Exceptional Leaders Thrive in It. Leadership is often a struggle, and yet strong taboos keep us from talking openly and honestly about our difficulties for fear of looking weak and seeming to lack confidence. But Steven Snyder shows that this discussion is vital—adversity is precisely what unlocks our greatest potential. Using real-life stories drawn from his extensive research studying 151 diverse episodes of leadership struggle—as well as from his experiences working with Bill Gates in the early years of Microsoft and as a CEO and executive coach—Snyder shows how to navigate intense challenges to achieve personal growth and organizational success. He details strategies for embracing struggle and offers a host of unique tools and hands-on practices to help you implement them. By mastering the art of struggle, you’ll be better equipped to meet life’s challenges and focus on what matters most.

Leadership And The Art Of Struggle

Author: Steven Snyder
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609946464
Size: 57.39 MB
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All Leaders Face Adversity. Exceptional Leaders Thrive in It. Leadership is often a struggle, and yet strong taboos keep us from talking openly and honestly about our difficulties for fear of looking weak and seeming to lack confidence. But Steven Snyder shows that this discussion is vital—adversity is precisely what unlocks our greatest potential. Using real-life stories drawn from his extensive research studying 151 diverse episodes of leadership struggle—as well as from his experiences working with Bill Gates in the early years of Microsoft and as a CEO and executive coach—Snyder shows how to navigate intense challenges to achieve personal growth and organizational success. He details strategies for embracing struggle and offers a host of unique tools and hands-on practices to help you implement them. By mastering the art of struggle, you’ll be better equipped to meet life’s challenges and focus on what matters most. “Leadership and the Art of Struggle provides you with the opportunity to learn from Snyder’s remarkable wisdom. It is a living guide that you can return to time and time again as new situations arise.” —From the foreword by Bill George, former CEO, Medtronic; Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School; and author of the bestselling True North “The leadership book of the year...one of the most intelligent, revealing, and practical books on the subject I have ever read. It confronts a vital truth: that challenge is the crucible for greatness and that these adversities introduce us to ourselves.” —Jim Kouzes, coauthor of the bestselling The Leadership Challenge “Steven Snyder covers all the bases from channeling your energy to managing conflict, including a great segment about overcoming your leadership blind spots...This encouraging book is a must-read!” —Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Great Leaders Grow “Leadership and the Art of the Struggle gives you clear and compelling advice on transforming pitfalls into possibilities.” —Jodee Kozlak, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Target

Leadership And The Art Of Struggle

Author: Steven Snyder
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609946456
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Leadership is difficult--in our quest to teach leaders the secrets of success, we've somehow lost sight of this truth. Steven Snyder teaches leaders that leadership is a marathon, not a sprint; his book offers key strategies for navigating challenges.

Great Leaders Grow

Author: Kenneth H. Blanchard
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609943031
Size: 36.94 MB
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The Secret introduced people around the world to a profound yet seemingly contradictory concept: to lead is to serve. With that as the foundation Great Leaders Grow takes the next step, showing leaders how to ensure that they'll be able to effectively serve throughout their careers. The Secret's protagonist, Debbie Brewster, now an accomplished leader herself, becomes a mentor to Blake, her former mentor's son. She teaches him not just how to lead, but emphasizes the critical importance of continually learning and developing his leadership abilities throughout his career. She identifies four areas in which every leader must continue to GROW - Gain Knowledge (of themselves, others, their industry and the field of leadership); Reach Out to Others, both formally and informally; Open their World, at work and outside of work; and Walk toward Wisdom (through self-evaluation, feedback, counsel and over time). This book is for any leader in any organization that needs more and better leaders faster. Its blueprint for culture transformation is a simple yet revolutionary path to sustainable achievement.

Total Leadership

Author: Stewart Friedman
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1625274424
Size: 45.92 MB
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National Bestseller “Students talk about Stewart D. Friedman, a management professor at the Wharton School, with a mixture of earnest admiration, gratitude and rock star adoration.” —New York Times In this national bestseller, Stew Friedman gives you the tools you need to achieve “four-way wins”—improved performance in all domains of life: work, home, community, and self. Friedman, celebrated professor and founding director of the Wharton School’s Leadership Program and its Work/Life Integration Project, explains how three simple yet potent principles—be real, be whole, and be innovative—can help you, no matter what your age or what you do for work, become a better leader and have a richer life. In this engaging adaptation of his hands-on Wharton course, he offers step-by-step instruction to help you create positive, sustainable change in your world. This proven, programmatic method teaches you how to produce stronger results at work, find clearer purpose, feel less stressed, strengthen connections with the people who matter most to you, contribute further to important causes, and gain greater support for your vision of your future. If you’re ready to learn to lead in all parts of your life—this is the book for you. For a full array of Total Leadership tips and tools, visit totalleadership.org. Also look for Stew Friedman’s book, Leading the Life You Want, which builds on Total Leadership by profiling well-known leaders—from Bruce Springsteen to Michelle Obama—who exemplify its principles and demonstrate how success in your work is accomplished not at the expense of the rest of your life, but as the result of meaningful attachments to all its parts.

Grassroots Leadership And The Arts For Social Change

Author: Susan J. Erenrich
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786356872
Size: 16.90 MB
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This book explores the intersection of grassroots leadership and the arts for social change, examining the many movements and subsequent victories the arts community has won for society. The book illustrates the diverse but influential work of these figures, reflecting on their actions, commitments and their positive impact on the modern world.

Not Without A Struggle

Author: Vashti M. McKenzie
Publisher: Pilgrim Press
ISBN:
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This is a groundbreaking book written by one of the nation's leading African American clergywomen, Reverend Vashti McKenzie, who provides a cogent historical, theological, and biblical overview of female leadership in the church. McKenzie provides a model based on the "Women Surviving in Ministry" project that promotes fellowship, support and an environment conducive to learning and dialogue among peers and mentors.

The Art Of The Struggle

Author: Reggie Flowers
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1937400719
Size: 43.21 MB
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The Art of the Struggle embodies fundamental concepts of Reginald’s laws to overcoming life’s struggles and unlocking your inner-greatness. Reginald Flowers depicts his own personal fall from success into the metaphorical “jungle of struggle” to reclaiming his life, purpose, vision, and blossoming back to success. It’s very apparent “the struggle is real.” Whether you are struggling with love, health, work or business, this book will help you be triumphant. Reginald takes you on a journey through the five laws that provide a systematic strategy to turnaround anything you may be struggling with. Reginald uses life to highlight each law’s consequence. Reginald’s ability to breakdown some of the most challenging issues into 5 bit-sized nuggets of wisdom and a simple strategy to implement, impact, and influence the life you deserve is transformational. The 5 Laws outlined in the book are: Law of Embrace- For Transformation to Occur You Must Welcome It Law of Engage- You Must Be a Part of Your Own Rescue Law of Equip- You Need the Right Tools for The Right Job Law of Empower- You Must Fuel Your Progress Law of Elevate- Growth Impacts Everyone Around You The Art of the Struggle is more than a how-to. It’s a reader’s universal blueprint to strategically redefine struggle and harness its power to catapult life-long transformation, achievement, and fulfillment.

The Good Struggle

Author: Joseph Badaracco Jr.
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1422191648
Size: 31.28 MB
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Leadership is struggle The question of how to lead successfully and responsibly is crucially important in our uncertain, high-pressure, turbulent world. In this book, Harvard Business School Professor Joseph Badaracco answers this question in practical and, at times, provocative ways. Leaders today are surrounded by what Badaracco calls “the new invisible hand”—powerful, pervasive markets that touch and shape almost everything. As a result, understanding the inevitability and importance of struggle is critical. And leaders must go a step further to create what Badaracco calls “the good struggle” in order to meet their goals at work, as well as their goals in life. The Good Struggle helps you meet the relentless challenges of being a leader today by identifying the most important questions you should be asking yourself. New answers to these questions can be found by watching leaders in dynamic settings, especially entrepreneurs. The conditions entrepreneurs have always faced—intense competition, scarce resources, and unforgiving markets—are true now for the rest of us, and they offer valuable, practical lessons about struggling and succeeding in volatile and uncertain environments. If “the joy of life is in the struggle,” as one thoughtful entrepreneur put it, The Good Struggle can help you find meaning in your work, stay focused on what matters despite the turbulence around you, and keep you on the path to leading successfully and responsibly.

How Long How Long

Author: Belinda Robnett
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195114906
Size: 76.80 MB
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This work retells the story of the civil rights movement from the perspective of its African-American women participants. Intended as a compelling and readable narrative history, it presents a rethinking of social movement theory and a controversial thesis: that chroniclers have egregiously neglected the most important leaders of the civil-rights movement, African-American women, in favour of higher-profile African-American men and white women.