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What will it take to lead your organization into the future? "Simply" the ability to simultaneously promote speed, innovation, and non-stop learning... to handle unprecedented complexity and ambiguity... to inspire everyone around you... and to develop a new generation of leaders with the flexibility and emotional intelligence to go beyond where you leave off.

This book's team of world-class contributors deliver insight and guidance for addressing the challenges today's leaders face-from organizational renewal to crisis management, strategy to coaching, metrics to maximizing value.

Contributors to this book include leading IMS faculty, such as Peter Koestenbaum, Paul Schoemaker, Charles Handy, Michael Lombardo, Randall White, James Hulbert, Judith Bardwick, Russell Ackoff, Robert Eichinger, and many others: a virtual "who's who" of leadership expertise and wisdom. Together, they have created a blueprint for 21st century leadership.

* Facilitating change: the central role of today's leader Leading in the networked economy: encouraging speed, risk, and continuous innovation; leveraging experience; and more * Managing chaos, complexity, and ambiguity Gaining the agility you need to handle constant unpredictability * The quest for knowledge in the new enterprise Developing intellectual capital, overcoming mental blind spots, encouraging creativity, and learning from failure * The changing portfolio of leadership skills New techniques for developing dynamic leaders, coaching, increasing emotional intelligence, and more * Building organizations for the new millennium Organizing for innovation and strategic flexibility-including a practical essay on the new value confederations

Leading tomorrow's organization...

  • Promoting learning, innovation, creativity, speed, and commitment
  • Facing complexity, ambiguity, and the paradoxes of leadership
  • Creating value and competitive advantage: new strategies for success
  • Coaching and encouraging the next generation of dynamic leaders

Leadership has changed dramatically—and so have the skills leaders need. In this book, more than 40 of the world's top leadership experts share their insights on every aspect of leadership in the 21st century.

The Many Facets of Leadership brings together new essays on leading change, on dealing with complexity and ambiguity, on building learning organizations and promoting innovation, and on the new constellation of skills required to manage knowledge workers in today's global organization.

The contributors represent a broad cross-section of the world's most respected business thinkers and consultants. They range far and wide, offering new approaches to leading marketing and R&D, new techniques for promoting the next generation of leadership, new crisis management leadership skills, and new ways to craft organizations with the flexibility they need to compete successfully.

About the Author

MARSHALL GOLDSMITH is one of the world's foremost authorities in helping leaders achieve a positive, measurable change in behavior for themselves, their people, and their teams. His work has been positively recognized by The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and The New Yorker. With Frances Hesselbein and Dick Beckhard, he edited The Leader of the Future (a BusinessWeek bestseller), The Organization of the Future, and The Community of the Future. Five of his recent books have been ranked #1 in their field by


VIJAY GOVINDARAJAN is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business and director of the William F. Achtmeyer Center for Global Leadership at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He has extensively published in top-tier academic journals in the areas of strategy and organization. He has received numerous scholarly awards, including the Glueck Best Research Paper Award in Business Policy and Strategy from the Academy of Management. He consults with CEOs and senior executives in a variety of global corporations. He has been rated by BusinessWeek as a Top Ten Professor in Corporate Executive Education. He has been a keynote speaker in major conferences including the BusinessWeek CEO Forum and the Economist Conferences.


BEVERLY KAYE, co-author of the international bestseller Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay and author of the classic Up Is Not The Only Way, is one of the nation's leading authorities on career development, mentoring, retention, and engagement. She is founder and president of Career Systems International, Scranton, PA. As a sought-after speaker and consultant on talent management issues, Dr. Kaye counts some of the nation's leading corporations as her clients. She is an active member of the American Society for Training & Development and she has received their National Career Development Award and Best Practice Award for her work.


ALBERT A. VICERE is Executive Education Professor of Strategic Leadership at Penn State's Smeal College of Business and President of Vicere Associates Inc., a consulting firm whose clients span the globe. He is a recipient of the Smeal College's MBA Excellence in Teaching Award, the Institute for Management Studies' Distinguished Faculty Award, and two Literati Clubs Awards for Excellence in writing and research. He is the author of several books and more than 70 articles focused on leadership development and organizational effectiveness.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: FT Press; 1 edition (September 30, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0131005332
  • ISBN-13: 978-0131005334
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #886,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By V R RAJAN on November 4, 2002
Format: Paperback
A good compendium of articles written by leading Management thinkers and practitioners who have drawn from their rich experience in penning these articles. Its easy readability and simplistic presentation make this book even more acceptable for practicing managers. The book gives an insight in to the multi faceted dimensions of Leadership, which is so essential in managing a business organization in an increasingly competitive world. More so, the arrival of this book seems timely when the business sentiment globally is at its lowest ebb.
The articles written on various management subjects has been sequentially organized in to five parts. Part I titled The Quest for Knowledge makes a compulsive reading, It awakens one to the mind boggling potential each one is endowed with, a pointer to the intellectual explosion possible by combining the logical processes of the left brain with the creative side of the right brain. Schoemaker?s article on Overcoming the Mental Blind Spots speaks of the common urge in many of us to accept the Status quo ignoring entrepreneurial approach to decision making. Amarjit Chopra outlines the three strategies generally adopted in selling ideas illustrated with a typical case study.
Part II, addresses the Leader?s role in facilitating change Albert Vicere identifies the four key roles of being a Boundary-less thinker, Networker, a Diplomat and an Interpreter for effective leadership. There are several other articles which give new insights to become an effective leader.
Part III dwells on New leadership skills and Kaye?s article gives several practical tips.Part IV sums up the strategies to be put in place for driving the cutting edge to be successful and Part V describes the attributes of the New Millenium.
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By Michael Chheung on September 29, 2013
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I am not in a leadership roll but I like to read about this author and his many related book.
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