Book News: November 29th, 2005

By Dean WilliamsMuch of what passes for “good leadership” today only appears effective because people are blindly following their leaders. But when organizations face tough challenges, leaders often offer false solutions and sidestep harsh realities, distracting the people from the real work of progress. “Real Leadership” mobilizes people to face reality and address the organization or community’s most pressing challenge. It is this primary threat or opportunity that must be confronted for success to unfold. Williams shows how real leaders help people shift their values, habits, practices, and priorities to accommodate changing conditions and new demands.

The author shows how to apply this new approach to six major organizational challenges and offers actual examples of real leadership in action.

Published by Berrett Koehler. ISBN: 1576753433. 22.36 pounds