Living Leadership: A Practical Guide for Ordinary Heroes

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Pearson UK, Dec 14, 2012 - Business & Economics - 320 pages

Reassess your leadership style, discover how to connect with people, and become a leader who can make things happen in the real world.

Built on a unique four-year experiment working alongside real leaders in real businesses, Living Leadership explodes the myth of the charismatic, transformational leader, to show that real progress comes from the dramatically ordinary aspects of leadership.

From building relationships, to working with the grain of the organisation rather than against it, and to knowing our limitations as much as pushing every boundary, the new edition of this book will challenge you to push your leadership skills to a new level.

“Living Leadership shows how, when you take away the myths and misconceptions, leading can genuinely be made easier.” Hans Straberg, CEO, Electrolux

“A ‘how to’ book that redefines leadership in terms of the realities and choices facing people in organisations today.” Professor Michael Osbaldeston, Director of Cranfield School of Management



About the authors
Introduction to the third edition
What it is 1 Living leadership
The end of superman
Get connected
Get real
How to use
Coming alongside

Get help
Surfing sinking and swimming
Leading in the moment
How it works
Living with permanent transition?
A summary of living leadership
The research

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About the author (2012)

George Binneyis an business academic and consultant who has worked at Ashridge teaching business strategy and leadership for the last12 years. He is an executive coach to a number of business leaders and formerly a consultant with McKinsey & Co, he trained as a barrister and has an MBA with distinction from INSEAD.

Gerhard Wilkeis a group analyst who has developed a consultancy method that combines anthropological and psychoanalytical thinking..

Colin Williams specialises in leadership development and organisational change. He holds an MBA from City University Business School London and has worked with Ashridge for 20 years in a variety of consulting, teaching and management roles.

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