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Leadership and the art of struggle : how great leaders grow through challenge and adversity

Author: Steven Snyder
Publisher: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, ©2013.
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Using real-life stories drawn from his extensive research studying 151 diverse episodes of leadership struggle -- as well as from his experiences working with Bill Gates in the early years of Microsoft and as a CEO and executive coach -- Snyder shows how to navigate intense challenges to achieve personal growth and organizational success. He details strategies for embracing struggle and offers a host of unique tools  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Snyder
ISBN: 9781609946449 1609946448
OCLC Number: 800037321
Description: xiv, 206 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I Becoming Grounded --
ch. 1 Struggle Is Not a Four-Letter Word --
ch. 2 Adaptive Energy --
ch. 3 Turn Your Energy into Adaptive Energy --
Grounding Practice: Adopt a Growth Mind-Set --
Grounding Practice: Become Resilient in the Face of Failure --
ch. 4 Make Sense of a Chaotic World --
Grounding Practice: Draw Your Tension Map --
ch. 5 Regain Balance --
Grounding Practice: Center Your Mind, Body, and Spirit --
Grounding Practice: Find the Support You Need --
pt. II Exploring New Pathways --
ch. 6 Navigate Tensions --
Exploring Practice: Reimagine the Situation to Discover a New Creative Path --
Exploring Practice: Reinvent Yourself --
ch. 7 Illuminate Blind Spots --
Exploring Practice: Overcome Your Blind Spots --
ch. 8 Transcend Conflict --
Exploring Practice: Heal Yourself from Conflict --
Exploring Practice: Envision the Common Ground --
ch. 9 Discover Purpose and Meaning through Struggle --
Exploring Practice: Write or Revise Your Personal Vision Statement --
Exploring Practice: Recommit, Pivot, or Leap --
pt. III Deepening Adaptive Energy --
ch. 10 Peer into the Future --
Deepening Practice: Prepare for What Lies Ahead --
ch. 11 Savor the Marathon --
Deepening Practice: Harness the Engine of Discipline --
Deepening Practice: Celebrate What's Precious.
Responsibility: Steven Snyder.

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Leadership is difficult - in our quest to teach leaders the secrets of success, we've somehow lost sight of this truth. This book teaches leaders that leadership is a marathon, not a sprint. It  Read more...

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