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Wizard and Warrior

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The Wizard and the Warrior gives leaders the insight and courage they need to take risks on behalf of values they cherish and the people they guide. Great leaders must act both as wizard, calling on imagination, creativity, meaning, and magic, and as warrior, mobilizing strength, courage, and willingness to fight as necessary to fulfill their mission. Best-selling authors ...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by John Wiley & Sons (first published January 1st 2006)
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Will Burns
Aug 30, 2014 rated it liked it
I thought this book was good, but not as useful as Reframing Organisations, which is a fuller look at this subject. It looks at the advantages that cam be gained through leaders who inspire or are prepared to fight and when the right times are to follow each action. There were a lot of useful moments in here, it just spent too much time unveiling them. I think it's because the content is enough to form part of a book rather than a whole, as he proved with his latest one.
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Excellent description of the political and symbolic side of leadership. Anyone steeped in analytical and human resource models would benefit from this work.
Oct 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Are you a Wizard or a Warrior? This is a great book on various positions in leadership. One textbook that I enjoyed during grad school! :)
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Interesting stories of business and other leaders based on the wizard/warrior dichotomy.
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