Question: Who is the audience for this book?
Answer: Managers, directors, executives, and students of management.
Q: What is the book about?
A: “Managing Leadership” is an essential guide to help managers, executives, boards, and owners understand that leadership is really an organizational – not an individual – characteristic; it is their job to manage – not express – it.
Q: Why are you the best person to write this book?
A: I have been practicing, studying, and teaching organizational leadership for over 3 decades in civilian, governmental, and military
organizations around the world. I have seen organizational leadership at work from all sides in all kinds of organizations; I know what it is, how it works – and how to manage it.
Q: How is this book different from other books on this topic?
A: “Managing Leadership” is the first book to explain leadership in organizations as arising naturally and irresistably from the organizations, themselves, and not from the putative “leaders” at the top. In fact, the efforts of these individuals to represent themselves as the sole, or at least the primary, source of leadership in their organizations at the best reduces the power and force of the leadership actually present – and at the worst generates headline-grabbing catastrophe. “Managing Leadership” explains why this happens, what leadership really is and how it works, and, most importantly, how to manage – not express – it.
Q: Is there anything else we should know about this book?
A: “Managing Leadership” is an award winning book that has garnered wide critical acclaim, and has been referred to as “perhaps the most intelligent work on the subject in recent years.” Visit the author’s blog at http://www.managingleadership.com/blog to learn more.