Abstracts: October 20th, 2010

By Richard L Daft.

The book describes lessons for leaders on resolving the ongoing struggle between instinct and the creative mind.

Kings, heads of government, and corporate executives lead thousands of people and manage endless resources, but may not have mastery over themselves. Often leaders know that right action is important, but have little (if any) understanding of what prevents them from acting in accordance with their intentions.

In this important book, leadership expert Richard Daft portrays this dilemma as a struggle between instinct (elephant) and intention (the executive) using the most current research on the intentional vs. the habitual mind to explain how this phenomenon occurs.

The book is based on real-life examples and offers leaders a method for directing themselves more productively.

Published by Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 978-0-470-37226-5. £18.99