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Leadership : the inner side of greatness : a philosophy for leaders
Koestenbaum, Peter, 1928-
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New and revised.
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San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [2002]

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xix, 372 pages ; 24 cm.
Introduction - Oath of inner greatness: nine keys to business wisdom -- PART ONE. The model: what is inner greatness? -- Foundations of leadership -- Leadership diamond: four strategies for greatness -- Vision: thinking big and new -- Reality: having no illusions -- Ethics: providing service -- Courage: acting with sustained initiative -- PART TWO. The context: the search for greatness -- Confronting the challenges -- Developing the mind -- Implementing the leadership diamond -- PART THREE. The real world: leadership strategies in action -- Building individual skills -- Expanding organizational skills -- Diamond applications in the real world -- Leadership resource: tips for achieving and sustaining inner greatness
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It has been more than a decade since the first edition of Peter Koestenbaum's landmark book Leadership: The Inner Side of Greatness was published. Since that time world events have caused a dramatic shift in how we think about our lives and our work. Now we grapple with the fundamental questions. How can we live a courageous life and manage anxiety? Is it possible to reach greater heights of ethics and responsibility?

Peter Koestenbaum, the preeminent business philosopher, has been a trusted mentor to business leaders worldwide. In this thoroughly revised edition of his classic book he shares his wisdom about the fundamental nature of leadership and shows what it takes to become an exceptional and passionate leader in today's complex world. At the very heart of the book is his Leadership Diamond model-a paradigm that challenges managers to transform their thinking and approach everything with fresh effectiveness in order to reap richer results and become great leaders.

Author Notes

Peter Koestenbaum is the founder and chairman of Philosophy-in-Business and the Koestenbaum Institute

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionp. xi
Preface to the First Editionp. xv
The Authorp. xix
Introduction--The Oath of Inner Greatness: Nine Keys to Business Wisdomp. 1
Part 1 The Model: What Is Inner Greatness?
1 Foundations of Leadershipp. 17
2 The Leadership Diamond: Four Strategies for Greatnessp. 41
3 Vision: Thinking Big and Newp. 62
4 Reality: Having No Illusionsp. 91
5 Ethics: Providing Servicep. 112
6 Courage: Acting with Sustained Initiativep. 136
Part 2 The Context: The Search for Greatness
7 Confronting the Challengesp. 169
8 Developing the Mindp. 185
9 Implementing the Leadership Diamondp. 206
Part 3 The Real World: Leadership Strategies in Action
10 Building Individual Skillsp. 233
11 Expanding Organizational Skillsp. 255
12 Diamond Relevance to Current Crisesp. 287
A Leadership Resource: Tips for Achieving and Sustaining Inner Greatnessp. 327
Referencesp. 357
Indexp. 361