Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Centered Leadership: A Field Guide for Leading with Positive Impact and Resilience” as Want to Read:
Centered Leadership: A Field Guide for Leading with Positive Impact and Resilience
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Centered Leadership: A Field Guide for Leading with Positive Impact and Resilience

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  18 ratings  ·  4 reviews
What enables some talented people to rise to the top and live their full ambitions at work and in life, while others stop short?

In 2008, Joanna Barsh launched and sponsored the Centered Leadership Project at McKinsey and Company to answer that very question. In the process, they uncovered what distinguishes leaders who are successful from those who achieve true greatness.
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published March 18th 2014 by Crown Business (first published January 1st 2014)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Centered Leadership, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Centered Leadership

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 301)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
I'm a huge fan of Centered Leadership: A Field Guide for Leading with Positive Impact and Resilience. Barsh and Lavoie go beyond explaining how to improve your leadership performance by including methodologies for all leadership levels to reach their highest potential. The main tenets of Centered Leadership are meaning, framing, connecting, engaging and energizing. The greatest asset of this book is that it incorporates years of quantitative research, and the workbook like format allows anyone f ...more
Heath Henwood
Centred Leadership
by Joanna Barsh, Johanne Lavoie

Leadership guidebook or guide to transform your life. I was undecided early on, and honestly I am still not sure.

The authors presents her approach to self-improvement, based on a foundation of discovering meaning; examining how they Frame the world; being Connected to get there; how to Engage on their goals; and how to stay Energized.

The book suggest using it as a workbook with a group, and certainly for change to occur it will be easier to be mot
Kathy Cowie
I am reviewing this book for the November/December issue of Global Business and Organizational Excellence. It was a very interesting read - very hot topic right now, as I've read about it in a couple of other places since I started the book.
Katie Haw
Couldn't finish it. It seemed...campy...
Alexa marked it as to-read
Apr 21, 2015
Anne marked it as to-read
Apr 18, 2015
Tina marked it as to-read
Apr 17, 2015
Alasdair marked it as to-read
Apr 03, 2015
Mark marked it as to-read
Apr 02, 2015
Fabio Franca
Fabio Franca is currently reading it
Apr 02, 2015
Samantha Anne
Samantha Anne marked it as to-read
Mar 31, 2015
Yani marked it as to-read
Mar 25, 2015
James Gayhart
James Gayhart is currently reading it
Mar 16, 2015
Lisa marked it as to-read
Mar 15, 2015
Craig Decker
Craig Decker marked it as to-read
Mar 09, 2015
Della marked it as to-read
Feb 18, 2015
Philbo marked it as to-read
Feb 14, 2015
Natasha is currently reading it
Feb 14, 2015
Candace is currently reading it
Feb 11, 2015
Amelia marked it as to-read
Feb 01, 2015
Gorden Natalenko
Gorden Natalenko marked it as to-read
Jan 30, 2015
Kelsey Layos
Kelsey Layos marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2015
Jjcf marked it as to-read
Jan 14, 2015
Mirna marked it as to-read
Jan 13, 2015
Kristine Betker
Kristine Betker marked it as to-read
Jan 12, 2015
Alexander W Helm
Alexander W Helm is currently reading it
Jan 11, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It: A Results-Only Guide to Taking Control of Work, Not People
  • Impact: Great Leadership Changes Everything
  • The Idea-Driven Organization: Unlocking the Power in Bottom-Up Ideas
  • Great Work: How to Make a Difference People Love
  • Boundaries for Leaders: Results, Relationships, and Being Ridiculously in Charge
  • Designing for Behavior Change: Applying Psychology and Behavioral Economics
  • Hacking Leadership: The 11 Gaps Every Business Needs to Close and the Secrets to Closing Them Quickly
  • The Dragonfly Effect: Quick, Effective, and Powerful Ways to Use Social Media to Drive Social Change
  • All We Know: Three Lives
  • Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less
  • The Friendship Fix: The Complete Guide to Choosing, Losing, and Keeping Up with Your Friends
  • Get Back in the Box
  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself (with bonus article "How Will You Measure Your Life?")
  • Sex and The Single Girl
  • Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change
  • The Myths of Creativity: The Truth about How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas
  • Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits: Real-World Strategies That Work
  • Compete Smarter, Not Harder: A Process for Developing the Right Priorities Through Strategic Thinking
How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life

Share This Book