The Dance of Leadership: The Call for Soul in 21st Century Leadership

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Prentice Hall, 2003 - Leadership - 162 pages
As we move further into the 21st Century, there are signs of a widespread and largely unanswered call for leadership. All too often, when the call has been answered, it has been the administrative imperatives of management, rather than the vision and inspiration of leadership, that has driven the response. Indeed, one of the most disturbing trends of our time is the tendency to develop managed solutions to what are essentially leadership problems. The critical need is not for more management, but for more leadership - leadership that is not only highly skilled but brings with it a touch of soul. In this book Peter Cammock draws on his experience as an academic and corporate managment consultant to describe the interplay between skill and soul that underlies the leadership process. He suggests that great leadership, either at the corporate level or in the leadership of our own lives, cannot occure unless we succeed in integrating the passion and vitality of the soul with the rationality and skill that has come to dominate so much of our life and work experience. This book suggests such a process of integration may be the pivotal leadership challenge of the 21st century. - BOOK BLURB.

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Without doubt the best leadership book that I have read. It is deeply insightful and gets to the heart of the the human and emotional dimensions to effectively leading. The rich array of compelling personal stories, the author's insights and the style is outstanding.

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