Crucibles of Leadership Crucibles of Leadership

Crucibles of Leadership

How to Learn from Experience to Become a Great Leader

    • 5.0 • 1 Rating
    • $34.99
    • $34.99

Publisher Description

Experience may be a leader's best teacher--but there's a hitch. Two people can have identical experiences, but one blossoms while the other is depleted. The same can be said for any pair of fired CEOs, unsuccessful political candidates, or rookie supervisors.

In Crucibles of Leadership, Robert J. Thomas concludes that what matters most is what one makes of experience, particularly the traumatic and often unplanned crucible events that challenge one's identity as a leader. What distinguishes leaders who grow through a crucible experience? Their approach to learning. Like accomplished athletes or artists, they practice as strenuously as they perform. And because the line between performance and practice is often hard to discern, they learn how to practice while they perform.

But theirs is no ordinary practice. It's a regimen tailored to individual aspirations, motivations, and learning styles--a Personal Learning Strategy. Building on insightful and moving stories told by accomplished leaders, Thomas offers probing self-assessments and innovative tools designed to help you develop your own Personal Learning Strategy.

Provocative and original, with examples drawn from business and politics as well as from the inner workings of the Mormon Church and the Hell's Angels, Thomas's book will revolutionize the way you think about leadership and learning.

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
RELEASED
2008
March 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harvard Business Review Press
SELLER
Perseus Books, LLC
SIZE
786.4
KB

More Books Like This

Learning Leadership Learning Leadership
2016
Flex Flex
2019
Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader
2015
The Work of Leaders The Work of Leaders
2013
TouchPoints TouchPoints
2011
Masterful Coaching Masterful Coaching
2008

More Books by Robert J. Thomas

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness (with bonus interview "Post-Traumatic Growth and Building Resilience" with Martin Seligman) (HBR's 10 Must Reads) HBR's 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness (with bonus interview "Post-Traumatic Growth and Building Resilience" with Martin Seligman) (HBR's 10 Must Reads)
2017
Driving Results Through Social Networks Driving Results Through Social Networks
2008
Atlas of Sleep Medicine Atlas of Sleep Medicine
2023
Measuring Heavy Metal Contaminants in Cannabis and Hemp Measuring Heavy Metal Contaminants in Cannabis and Hemp
2020

Customers Also Bought

Leading with Strategic Thinking Leading with Strategic Thinking
2015
Measure What Matters Measure What Matters
2018