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Leader to leader : enduring insights on leadership from the Drucker Foundation's award-winning journal
Hesselbein, Frances.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [1999]

Physical Description:
xiv, 397 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
A collection of essays from the journal, Leader to leader.

Includes index.
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Leader to leader.
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Central Library HM141 .L3742 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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"The manager's job is to make human strength effective and human weakness irrelevant."
- Peter F. Drucker

"I am often asked by management students and middle managers, 'How can we make the changes you talk about if we are not at the top?' I reply, 'You can begin where you are, whatever your job. You can bring new insight, new leadership, to your team, your group."
- Frances Hesselbein

"As they say, 'None of us is as smart as all of us.' That is good because the problems we face are too complex to be solved by any one person or any one discipline."
- Warren Bennis

These are just a few of the insights collected in Leader to Leader , an inspiring examination of mission, leadership, values, innovation, building collaborations, shaping effective institutions, and creating community. Management pioneer Peter F. Drucker, Southwest Airlines CEO Herb Kelleher, best-selling authors Warren Bennis, Stephen R. Covey, and Charles Handy, Pulitzer Prize winner Doris Kearns Goodwin, Harvard professors Rosabeth Moss Kanter and Regina Herzlinger, and learning organization expert Peter Senge are among those who share their knowledge and experience in this essential resource. Their essays will spark ideas, open doors, and inspire all those who face the challenge of leading in an ever-changing environment.

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Author Notes

FRANCES HESSELBEIN is chairman of the board of governors of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management and editor-in-chief of Leader to Leader. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, in 1998. PAUL M. COHEN is managing editor of Leader to Leader and coauthor of Working Wisdom. He previously edited Tom Peters' newsletter, On Achieving Excellence.

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Booklist Review

To date, the titles in the Future series of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management consist of three noteworthy volumes of original essays by prominent authorities and writers that consider in turn the future of leadership, organizations, and communities. The Drucker Foundation also publishes a quarterly journal, Leader to Leader, whose contributors come from the same roster of experts. Here Hesselbein, who heads the Drucker Foundation, and Cohen, who is the journal's managing editor, have compiled 37 of the most significant articles that have appeared in their publication. All focus on leadership; they cover the "enduring principles of effective leadership," leading change, changes in the workplace, strategic leadership, inspiring peak performance, building teams, and leadership across sectors. Among the many well-known authors are John Gardner, James Kouzes, Warren Bennis, Stephen Covey, Kenichi Ohmae, Margaret Wheatley, Charles Handy, and Drucker himself. (Reviewed March 15, 1999)0787947261David Rouse

Table of Contents

On Leaders and Leadership
My Mentors' Leadership LessonsPeter F. Drucker
Managing in a World That Is RoundFrances Hesselbein
The Leader's LegacyMax De Pree
Ten Lessons from PresidentsDoris Kearns Goodwin
Finding Your Leadership VoiceJames M. Kouzes
The Best Lesson in LeadershipHerb Kelleher
Leading Innovation and Transformation
The Discipline of InnovationPeter F. Drucker
The Practice of InnovationPeter M. Senge
Making Change HappenJohn P. Kotter
Strategic Innovation in the Quest for New WealthGary Hamel and Jim Scholes
Making Change StickDouglas K. Smith
Leadership in the New Information Economy
The Shape of Things to ComePeter F. Drucker
The Search for MeaningCharles Handy
Women and the New EconomySally Helgesen
Aligning Corporate Culture to Maximize High TechnologyEsther Dyson
Goodbye, Command and ControlMargaret Wheatley
The Soul of the Network EconomyKevin Kelly
Competitive Strategy in a Global Economy
How Locals Can Win Global ContestsRosabeth Moss Kanter
Leadership Secrets of a Venture CapitalistAnn Winblad
Strategy in a World without BordersKenichi Ohmae
The Success SyndromeDavid A. Nadler and Mark B. Nadler
Leading for High Performance
The Habits of Effective OrganizationsStephen R. Covey
GE's Collective GeniusSteven Kerr
Aligning Action and ValuesJim Collins
Building Companies Worthy of DevotionCharlotte Beers
The Mark of a WinnerNoel Tichy
Creating an Energized WorkplaceBob Nelson
The Real Keys to High PerformanceJeffrey Pfeffer
Developing the Star PerformerLinda A. Hill
Leading for the Long TermLeonard Berry
Building Great Teams
The Secrets of Great GroupsWarren Bennis
Making Teams Work at the TopJon R. Katzenbach
Why Teams Don't WorkJ. Richard Hackman
Coaching for Better TeamworkMarshall Goldsmith
Leadership Across the Sectors
Leadership in the CitiesJohn W. Gardner
Full Disclosure: A Strategy for PerformanceRegina Herzlinger
The Invisible Side of LeadershipJames E. Austin

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