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The Power of Framing: Creating the Language of Leadership

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"The primary work of leadership involves managing meaning through framing. Fairhurst shows that the way leaders use language to frame people, situations, and events has important consequences for the way individuals make sense of the world and their actions. The Power of Framing is an accessible and inspirational read for leaders who want to
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Hardcover, 266 pages
Published November 23rd 2010 by Jossey-Bass (first published October 19th 2010)
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Tom
Mar 24, 2014 Tom rated it it was amazing
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Fairhurst’s follow up to her 1996 book The Art of Framing showcases a compelling argument, underpinned by real life examples of how today’s business leaders succeed or fail through framing problems within their companies and to outside stakeholders. More than the words leaders choose, it is their behaviors that carry the most weight and guide an organization through challenges.

A Few Thoughts – I read this book for a masters class and it captivated me from the beginning with its smooth narrative
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Stephen
Jul 24, 2011 Stephen rated it liked it
READ MAR 2011

Nice application of frame analysis to business communication. Fairhurst references Goffman's classic work, but does not include Bolman and Deal's leadership orientations. Fairhurst's focus is more from a rhetorical perspective, but easily applicable to organizational challenges.

Best quote: "Too often we believe that our organizational interactions are driven by logic and reason only. We either deny or fail to acknowledge the role of emotions in our framing when we ignore the way our
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