In this second edition of his bestselling book, author Art Kleiner explores the nature of effective leadership in times of change and defines its importance to the corporation of the future. He describes a heretic as a visionary who creates change in large-scale companies, balancing the contrary truths they can't deny against their loyalty to their organizations. "The Age of Heretics" reveals how managers can get stuck in counterproductive ways of doing things and shows why it takes a heretical point of view to get past the deadlock and move forward.
Peter Senge is the author of The Fifth Discipline, "one of the seminal management books of the past 75 years" "Harvard Business Review," Together with Arthur D. Little executive Bryan Smith and editorial director Art Kleiner, he is coauthor of The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook and The Dance of Change. Nelda Cambron-McCabe, professor at the Department of Educational Leadership at Miami University (Ohio), is a nationally known expert on school reform and leadership; Timothy Lucas, a public school superintendent in New Jersey, is a recognized innovator of systems-thinking approaches for schools; and Janis Dutton is an education writer, consultant, and community activist.
STAFF PICKS: On this last day of 2008, here's the best of 2008.
Posted December 31, 2008, 4:22 PM with category of General Business
With the end of the year comes reflection on the highs and lows. This week three more rankings of the best of business books were published. The lists of Gary H.
NEWS & OPINION: The 2008 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards - Leadership
Posted December 12, 2008, 8:24 PM with category of General Business
The books on our 2008 shortlist for the Leadership Category are:
Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin (Portfolio, October 2008) This may be Seth Godin's most important book yet. It's human nature to want to be part of a group that shares a connection, passion and a common leader: a tribe. Technologies today have changed the make-up and creation of tribes, enabling them to communicate and grow in ways not possible in the past.
NEWS & OPINION: The Gridlock Economy and The Age of Heretics - Reviewed
Posted August 4, 2008, 2:47 PM with category of General Business
Since posting the book review roundup, some of the August issues of big business magazines have started tricking in. Two of them--Forbes and BusinessWeek--have wisely devoted full pages to a really outstanding book, with Forbes having an original article from the author.
The book is The Gridlock Economy: How Too Much Ownership Wrecks Markets, Stops Innovation, and Costs Lives and the author is Michael Heller.
JACK COVERT SELECTS: I Can't Remember The Last Time...
Posted June 16, 2008, 6:02 PM with category of General Business
Jack and I have been pretty quiet on the blog over the last year. The process of writing a book took more time than I ever imagined. I have a completely new appreciation for the authors who have come before me.