- Paperback: 172 pages
- Publisher: Triarchy Press Ltd (October 31, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1908009985
- ISBN-13: 978-1908009982
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,592,203 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dancing at the Edge: Competence, Culture and Organization in the 21st Century
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I have recommended and given copies of this book to colleagues interested in exploring what leaders may require in order to be prepared for a constantly changing world and unpredictable future.
The section on humility and learning was particularly insightful because many of us think because we are "educated" we know how to lead, when in reality educated means humility because we recognize the need for others in our lives to help us continue to learn so we can lead more effectively.
O'Hara and Leicester's picture of "persons of tomorrow" is a major contribution, as is their description of competence in the 21st century.
One example: O'Hara and Leicester have convinced me that psychological literacy--"the capacity to reflect on one's experience at a psychological level whilst in the midst of it" (p. 60)--is an essential enabling condition for 21st century competence.
In addition to presenting their own ideas, this book includes a masterful synthesis of other many other important ideas.
Although "Dancing at the Edge" made me feel good, this book does not offer a facile, lightweight, prepackaged "feel good" solution. I recommend it highly.