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On mission and leadership : a leader to leader guide
Hesselbein, Frances.
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [2002]

Physical Description:
xii, 145 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
"A Drucker Foundation leaderbook"--Half t.p.

Includes index.
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HD58.7 .O56 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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On Mission and Leadership features the best thinking from top experts on inspired leadership, vision, and mission-focused management. Written in a concise style that is ideal for the busy executive with little spare time, the book presents a stellar roster of contributors. On Mission and Leadership is one title in the Leader to Leader Guides, which draw from the most compelling articles that have appeared in Leader to Leader, the Drucker Foundation's award-winning journal.

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 its journal Leader to Leader. She is also the lead editor for the best-selling Drucker Foundation Future Series. Hesselbein served as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. from 1976 to 1990 and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor, in 1998.

Rob Johnston is president and CEO of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management. He was executive producer for Leading in a Time of Change, a 2001 video featuring Peter F. Drucker and Peter M. Senge and for the Nonprofit Leader of the Future video teleconference. He is a senior editor for the Leader to Leader journal, and has contributed a chapter to Enterprising Nonprofits (Wiley, 2001).

Table of Contents

Frances HesselbeinWarren BennisDaniel GolemanPatrick LencioniC. William PollardDee HockHenry MintzbergDavid M. LawrenceChristopher BartlettDave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood and Jack ZengerRobert Knowling
Introductionp. ix
About the Editorsp. xi
1. Speaking a Common Languagep. 1
2. The Leadership Advantagep. 7
3. Leader as Social Advocate: Building the Business by Building Communityp. 19
4. The Emotional Intelligence of Leadersp. 29
5. The Trouble with Humilityp. 41
6. Mission as an Organizing Principlep. 53
7. The Art of Chaordic Leadershipp. 63
8. Managing Quietlyp. 75
9. Maintaining a Mission: Lessons from the Marketplacep. 89
10. Closing the Strategic Generation Gapp. 103
11. Building Your Leadership Brandp. 115
12. Why Vision Mattersp. 129
Indexp. 141