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Leader to Leader (LTL), Enduring Insights on Leadership from the Drucker Foundation's Award-Winning Journal (J-B Leader to Leader Institute/PF Drucker Foundation) [Kindle Edition]

Frances Hesselbein , Paul M. Cohen
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Book Description

"The manager's job is to make human strength effective and human weakness irrelevant."
Peter F. Drucker

"I am often asked by management students and middle managers, 'How can we make the changes you talk about if we are not at the top?' I reply, 'You can begin where you are, whatever your job. You can bring new insight, new leadership, to your team, your group."
Frances Hesselbein

"As they say, 'None of us is as smart as all of us.' That is good because the problems we face are too complex to be solved by any one person or any one discipline."
Warren Bennis

These are just a few of the insights collected in Leader to Leader, an inspiring examination of mission, leadership, values, innovation, building collaborations, shaping effective institutions, and creating community. Management pioneer Peter F. Drucker, Southwest Airlines CEO Herb Kelleher, best-selling authors Warren Bennis, Stephen R. Covey, and Charles Handy, Pulitzer Prize winner Doris Kearns Goodwin, Harvard professors Rosabeth Moss Kanter and Regina Herzlinger, and learning organization expert Peter Senge are among those who share their knowledge and experience in this essential resource. Their essays will spark ideas, open doors, and inspire all those who face the challenge of leading in an ever-changing environment.

For a reader's guide, see www.leaderbooks.org



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"Opens the floodgate for what is on the minds of managers and those in the thick of the work." -Rocky Mountain News

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James E. Austin Charlotte Beers Warren Bennis Leonard Berry Jim Collins Stephen R. Covey Max De Pree Peter F. Drucker Esther Dyson John W. Gardner Marshall Goldsmith Doris Kearns Goodwin J. Richard Hackman Gary Hamel Charles Handy Sally Helgesen Regina Herzlinger Frances Hesselbein Linda A. Hill Rosabeth Moss Kanter Jon R. Katzenbach Steven KerrHerb Kelleher Kevin Kelly John P. Kotter James M. Kouzes David A. Nadler Mark B. Nadler Bob Nelson Kenichi Ohmae Jeffrey Pfeffer Jim Scholes Peter M. Senge Douglas K. Smith Noel Tichy Margaret Wheatley Ann Winblad

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  • File Size: 4400 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (February 19, 1999)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001CDA3RY
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Leading ideas by leaders for leaders. May 24, 2000
Format:Hardcover
"People in both in this country and around the world have an enormous hunger for ideas; that's why three years ago the Drucker Foundation launched 'Leader to Leader', a journal of ideas by leaders for leaders."Frances Hesselbein writes, "This hunger among millions of working executives demonstrates their concern for the future and a commitment to make a difference. The incisive thinkers and remarkable leaders who have contributed to the journal and to this book open doors, spark ideas, raise signal flags, and help satisfy that universal hunger."
In this context, I summarized partially only four of the thirty-seven essays written by talented thinkers as follows:
I. Peter F. Drucker writes: "The three people from whom I learned the most in my work were all very different. The first two were exceptionally demanding; the third was exceptionally brillant. All three taught me a lot...Five lessons I learned from those remarkable men still apply today:
1. Treat people differently, based on their strengths.
2. Set high standards, but give people the freedom and responsibility to do their job.
3. Performance review must be honest, exacting, and an integral part of the job.
4. People learn the most when teaching others.
5. Effective leaders earn respect-but they don't need to be liked.
II. Doris Kearns Goodwin lists ten lessons from the stories of Lyndon Johnson, John Kennedy, and Franklin Roosevelt for leaders of today's organizations.
1. Timing is (almost) everything.
2. Anything is possible if you share the glory.
3. Trust, once broken, is seldom restored.
4. Leadership is about building connections.
5. Leaders learn from their mistakes.
6. Confidence-not just in oneself-counts.
7.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Truly Unique Source of Business Wisdom November 16, 2000
Format:Hardcover
Hesselbein and Cohen have assembled and brilliantly edited "enduring insights on leadership" from the Drucker Foundation's award-winning journal. What a superb selection of essays they offer! The Introduction by Hesselbein (all by itself) is well worth the cost of the book. As for the 37 individual essays, they are organized within seven Parts:
I. On Leaders and Leadership (eg Peter Drucker, Max DePree, and Herb Kelleher)
II. Leading Innovation and Transformation (eg Peter M. Senge, John P. Kotter, and Douglas K. Smith)
III. Leadership in the New Information Economy (eg Esther Dyson, Margaret Wheatley, and Kevin Kelly)
IV. Competitive Strategy in a Global Economy (eg Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Ann Winblad, and Keniche Ohmae)
V. Leading for High Performance (eg Steven R. Covey, Jim Collins, and Noel Tichy)
VI. Building Great Teams (eg Warren Bennis, Jon R. Katzenbach, and J. Richard Hackman)
VII. Leadership Across the Sectors (eg John W. Gardner, Regina Hetzlinger, and James E. Austin)
I know of no other single volume in which so many great business thinkers are represented by so many of their landmark essays. The editors are to be commended for the selections; also for the structure within which those selections are organized. This is "must reading" for leaders and, especially, for whose who aspire to be leaders.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A leading study from the leading thinkers. May 21, 2000
Format:Hardcover
"People both in this country and around the world also have an enormous hunger for ideas; that's why three years ago the Drucker Foundation launched 'Leader to Leader', a journal of ideas by leaders for leaders."Frances Hesselbein writes, "this hunger among millions of working executives demonstrates their concern for the future and a commitment to make a difference. The incisive thinkers and remarkable leaders who have contributed to the journal and to this book open doors, spark ideas, raise signal flags, and help satisfy that universal hunger."
In this context, I partially summarized only five of the thirty-seven essays written by thirty-seven talented thinkers.
I. Peter F. Drucker writes: "the three people from whom I learned the most in my work were all very different. The first two were exceptionally demanding; the third was exceptionally brillant. All three taught me a lot...Five lessons I learned from those remarkable men still apply today:
1. Treat people differently, based on their strengths.
2. Set high standards, but give people the freedom and responsibility to do their job.
3. Performance review must be honest, exacting, and an integral part of the job.
4. People learn the most when teaching others.
5. Effective leaders earn respect-but they don't need to be liked.
II. Doris Kearns Goodwin lists ten lessons from the stories of Lyndon Johnson, John Kennedy, and Franklin Roosevelt for leaders of today's organizations:
1. Timing is (almost) everything.
2. Anything is possible if you share the glory.
3. Trust, once broken, is seldom restored.
4. Leadership is about building connections.
5. Leaders learn from their mistakes.
6. Confidence-not just in oneself-counts.
7.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Profound Wisdom in Convenient Pieces March 4, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I have read many of these chapters in their web form on the Drucker Foundation site. Now everyone can use their Reader's Guide and enjoy 37 chapters by Peter Drucker, Warren Bennis, Frances Hesselbein, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, and others.
These chapters explore leadership, innovation, and leading transition. I loved the chapter by Doris Kearns Goodwin, and the interview with Max De Pree.
I'm nominating this book for my leadership book club.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for executives!
An excellent compilation of the best management thinkers of our time.These essays provide insight into a number of authors. Read more
Published 4 months ago by William L. Mince
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Published 5 months ago by Paris
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I read the book and prepared a presentation from the highlighted points I found vital to the reading. I find this book to be a Five Star. Read more
Published 6 months ago by SMK
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value for book
Great price for this text book. I don't want to spend an arm or a leg on these course text books. Thanks for assisting me in my budget!
Published 8 months ago by linda k kropik
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book on leadership.
Others have already outlined the 7 sections covered in LEADER TO LEADER, so I won't waste time on that other than to say there is something here for everyone. Read more
Published on December 6, 2008 by Monty Rainey
5.0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive collection of current leadership thought!
The Leader to Leader magazine, from The Drucker Foundation, is consistently one of the best magazines for insightful leadership thinking. Read more
Published on May 19, 1999 by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A GATHERING OF LEADING THINKERS ON LEADERSHIP.
This is a collection of outstanding contributions from the Journal of the Drucker Foundation, by leaders and thinkers. Read more
Published on April 8, 1999
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