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

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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)
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Dec 23, 2015 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am very glad I stumbled across this at the library.
I listened to the Audio version this time, but I think I need to break down and buy the book.
I think the combination would be like attendiing a personal session.

I enjoyed the program because it is designed with versatility -- you can use it as a personal exercise or in a group setting. It can be scaled and it can be done over time. For me, the exercise that resonated was the one in which you map your network, determine trust and reciprocity, t
Mar 16, 2014 Kate rated it it was amazing
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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
Mar 29, 2014 Heath Henwood rated it liked it
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
Sandy H
Jun 01, 2016 Sandy H rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Not my fave. I've probably read too many books on leadership at this point for school so my bar has gotten pretty high, but I found her "conversational" writing style fairly annoying and was very bugged by the fact that a few last chapters were poached from a different book (she did give credit). I'd read that book and got a ton out of it; wasn't keen on her rehash of it. On the other hand, I could see where Centered Leadership would be really useful for some. Just didn't really do it for me.
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
Feb 12, 2015 Katie Haw rated it it was ok
Couldn't finish it. It seemed...campy...
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