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Leadership Passages: The Personal and Professional Transitions That Make or Break a Leader
Leaders face numerous critical crossroads in their careers, moments that can provide extraordinary learning and growth opportunities or ensnare them and prevent further development. The good thing about these passages is that they're predictable, and with proper preparation, leaders not only can survive them to become stronger but can use these experiences to enhance their ...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published September 21st 2004 by Jossey-Bass
(first published January 1st 2004)
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As best summarized by the authors: "We have selected thirteen passages to describe in this book...we have chosen the thirteen that senior leaders mention most often and describe as particularly compelling or intense. If you work ling enough, you will experience many of these passages, perhaps all of them. When you do, you will find them to be emotionally, intellectually, and even spiritually intense. And they are passages because as the world indicates, they take you from one place to another yo ...more
As far as business, leadership books go, this was an excellent description of many of the major trials that one has to go through and how to deal with them. Unlike many of the business books I have read in the past, this one was not written at a 4th grade level, but for mature adults. Also, it didn't make use of annoying business buzz words or overuse of abbreviations and acronyms. I thought that the sections on dealing with adverse conditions were especially good and relevant to just about all ...more
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