cover image Learn Like a Leader

Learn Like a Leader

Edited by Marshall Goldsmith, Beverly Kaye, and Ken Shelton, Nicholas Brealey (NBN, dist.), $19.95 paper (222p) ISBN 978-1-85788-557-6

In these riveting essays, 35 prominent figures in management and organizational development across the globe share the private epiphanies and learning experiences that shaped their characters, careers, and leadership styles. From academics to bestselling authors, contributors candidly reveal their vulnerabilities: Frederick M. Hudson, founder of the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara, reveals how physical therapy to recover movement after contracting polio at age nine gave him a purpose that transformed his life; and Warren Bennis (Leaders), former president of the University of Cincinnati, recalls how as a depressed and friendless child, “removed from hope or desire,” his life was altered by the support of his eighth-grade teacher. Organized thematically into such sections as “Developing Self-Knowledge” and “Seeing Yourself as Others Do,” the storytelling format provides a vibrant and experiential dimension, along with accompanying discussion questions for the reader. A must-read for anyone interested in leadership, management, organizational design, or personal development, this inspiring collection of stories will enable individuals and groups to find deeper meaning in the work they do. (Oct.)