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The taboos of leadership : the 10 secrets no one will tell you about leaders and what they really think

Author: Anthony F Smith
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, ©2007.
Series: J-B US non-Franchise Leadership.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Most leaders who make it to the top possess characteristics that are all too human: they have politically incorrect attitudes, are conflicted, and play politics to get their way. Written by leading management consultant Anthony F. Smith, The Taboos of Leadership reveals the rarely discussed realities of leadership-the secrets that leaders just cannot admit to publicly for fear of losing power, self-respect, or even  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Smith, Anthony F., 1960-
Taboos of leadership.
San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, ©2007
(DLC) 2006101888
(OCoLC)77476574
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony F Smith
ISBN: 9780787996406 0787996408 9786610827749 6610827745 1280827742 9781280827747
OCLC Number: 124511833
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 166 pages).
Contents: Foreword / Steven M. Bornstein --
Introduction --
Taboos and leadership --
Secret 1: We know what leadership looks like (but we don't know what it takes) --
Taboos of persuasion --
Secret 2: Charisma shouldn't make a difference (but it does) --
Secret 3: Real leaders don't play politics (they take it very seriously) --
Secret 4: Women make better leaders (when that's what they really want to do) --
Taboos of position --
Secret 5: The double standard is for cavemen (and the corner office) --
Secret 6: Thou shalt not play favorites with friends and family (except when it makes a lot of sense) --
Secret 7: A leader's fundamental duty is to groom a successor (but it hurts like hell) --
Taboos of the person --
Secret 8: Leaders need to demonstrate work-life balance (no problem, work is their life) --
Secret 9: Blatant self-interest is dangerous (in followers, not leaders) --
Secret 10: It's lonely at the top (but leaders wouldn't have it any other way) --
Our taboos are exposed, so now what?
Series Title: J-B US non-Franchise Leadership.
Responsibility: Anthony F. Smith ; foreword by Steven M. Bornstein.
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Most leaders who make it to the top possess characteristics that are all too human: they have politically incorrect attitudes, are conflicted, and play politics to get their way. Written by leading management consultant Anthony F. Smith, The Taboos of Leadership reveals the rarely discussed realities of leadership-the secrets that leaders just cannot admit to publicly for fear of losing power, self-respect, or even their jobs. This revelatory book will help both leaders and followers achieve real understanding and co-create a two-way street culture of openness, trust, and improved perfo.

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