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Clear Leadership: Sustaining Real Collaboration and Partnership at Work

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Expanding on the fresh concepts that made the first edition of 'Clear Leadership' such a success, Bushe brings up-to-date the tools and techniques needed to build sustaining partnerships and make today's collaborative organizations work. ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published February 16th 2009 by Davies-Black Publishing (first published May 15th 2005)
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Risto Hinno
Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Not just great book but wow! Concept of interpersonal mush explains a lot of miscommunication, anxiety we have in organizations and personal life also. Very similar to Imago Relationship Therapy which I have used myself. This book shows how to share our mental maps with other (without expecting them to be totally true) and how others could share theirs. This doesn't let anxiety, gossip etc. to step in. These don't help us create better organizations and doesn't let organizational learning to hap ...more
May 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very interesting and systematic way to make clear communication.

Table fo content

Interpersonal Mush
Partnership with Others
What About Organization Theory?
The Psychology of Experience
What Is True?
The Skills of Clear Leadership
The Attribute of Self-Differentiation
The Issue of Authority
A Clear Leadership Example

Chapter 1 Where Interpersonal Mush Comes From and What It Does to Organizations
Why We Live in Interpersonal Mush
Why Is Interpersonal Mush “One of the Most Debili
Oct 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
There is so much to unpack in this book, I was overwhelmed. But I took notes all the way through. Like all Management Change books, there is a lot in here middle management cannot enact. But understanding the problems in human psychology really helped me see that things were not my fault, that I was contributing to the mayhem and how to, at minimum, manage myself.

So it's only a 4 because you need to be the owner of the company to actually make the majority of change indicated by the authors.
Sara Modig
Apr 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Yes, Bushe presents convincing principles for good, effective, empowering leadership of the kind I want to practice. And even if I won’t be able to develop those best practice learning conversations that are examplified in the book, just having the perspectives presented in the back of my mind will take me and my partners far.
Jul 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Thoughtful guide to turning an office into a collaborative workplace

A chapter in Something Happened, the 1974 novel by Joseph Heller, starts: “In the office in which I work there are five people of whom I am afraid. Each of these five people is afraid of four people (excluding overlaps) for a total of 20, and each of these 20 people is afraid of six people, making a total of 120 people who are feared by at least one person…[Everyone is:] afraid of the 12 men at the top who helped found and build
Mike Ceballos
Feb 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Desde mi personal punt de vista, este tipo de libros no se presta para una reseña literaria, sino más bien, una explicación si la metodología y el conjunto de herramientas que aquí se detallan, son de utilidad en la vida real.
Como tal, Gervase muestra un conjunto de herramientas que de manera empírica he estado aplicando, encontrándome que algunas veces me resulta y en otras ocasiones, los resultados no son los que esperaba.
El establecer un canal de comunicación claro y de aprendizaje contínuo
Jun 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Bush' book Clear Leadership is smart and addresses the issue of "interpersonal mush" between leaders and their people. His ideas are good but I wasn't sold on how you should address it. I think the exercises and the type of conversations he recommends could be clarified or simplified. Overall, the book has some good points but I think putting the recommendations into practice will be challenging. ...more
Dec 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Excellent! Especially like Bushe's concept of "interpersonal mush", a term he uses to describe an interaction that’s based on stories people have made up about each other but have not checked out. See more here: ...more
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