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Crucibles of leadership : how to learn from experience to become a great leader

Author: Robert J Thomas
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Crucibles of Leadership, esteemed leadership author and thinker Robert J. Thomas profiles successful leaders from all walks of life, focusing on the role experience has played in their success. In vivid stories of leadership from United Parcel Service to the United States Marine Corps, from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Hells Angels, you see firsthand how leaders learn from experience,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Thomas
ISBN: 9781591391371 1591391377
OCLC Number: 171287688
Description: xv, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: How do you find what matters in experience? --
Extracting insight from experience --
Inside the crucible : learning and leading with resilience --
Leaders as expert performers : practice can trump talent --
The core of a personal learning strategy : recognizing and transforming crucible experiences --
Exploring your capabilities : begin with a candid self-assessment --
Creating your own personal learning strategy : a step-by-step approach --
Experience-based leader development : the organizational dimension --
Invigorating the practice of leadership : aligning organizational needs with individual capabilities.
Responsibility: Robert J. Thomas.
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Concludes that what matters most is what one makes of experience, particularly the traumatic and unplanned crucible events that challenge one's identity as a leader. This book offers self-assessments  Read more...

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