Leadership on the Line, With a New Preface: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Change

Leadership on the Line, With a New Preface: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Change

by Ronald Heifetz, Marty Linsky

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Overview

The dangerous work of leading change--somebody has to do it. Will you put yourself on the line?

To lead is to live dangerously. It's romantic and exciting to think of leadership as all inspiration, decisive action, and rich rewards, but leading requires taking risks that can jeopardize your career and your personal life. It requires putting yourself on the line, disrupting the status quo, and surfacing hidden conflict. And when people resist and push back, there's a strong temptation to play it safe. Those who choose to lead plunge in, take the risks, and sometimes get burned. But it doesn't have to be that way say renowned leadership experts Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky. In Leadership on the Line, they show how it's possible to make a difference without getting "taken out" or pushed aside. They present everyday tools that give equal weight to the dangerous work of leading change and the critical importance of personal survival. Through vivid stories from all walks of life, the authors present straightforward strategies for navigating the perilous straits of leadership. Whether you're a parent or a politician, a CEO or a community activist, this practical book shows how you can exercise leadership and survive and thrive to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633692848
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date: 06/20/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 581,216
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Ronald Heifetz is a cofounder of the international leadership and consulting practice Cambridge Leadership Associates (CLA) and the founding director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is renowned worldwide for his innovative work on the practice and teaching of leadership. Marty Linsky is a cofounder of CLA and has taught at the Kennedy School for more than twenty-five years.

Author social media/website info:
Ronald Heifetz: hks.harvard.edu/about/faculty-staff-directory/ronald-heifetz; facebook.com/pages/Ronald-Heifetz/112388868773261?fref=ts; mobile.twitter.com/RonHeifetz

Marty Linsky: hks.harvard.edu/about/faculty-staff-directory/marty-linsky; cambridge-leadership.com/team-member/marty-linsky/; facebook.com/marty.linsky; linkedin.com/in/marty-linsky; mobile.twitter.com/martylinsky

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xxiii

Introduction 1

Part 1 The Challenge

1 The Heart of Danger 9

2 The Faces of Danger 31

Part 2 The Response

3 Get on the Balcony 51

4 Think Politically 75

5 Orchestrate the Conflict 101

6 Give the Work Back 123

7 Hold Steady 141

Part 3 Body and Soul

8 Manage Your Hungers 163

9 Anchor Yourself 187

10 What's on the Line? 207

11 Sacred Heart 225

Notes 237

Index 243

About the Authors 251

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