Monday, February 16, 2009

Achieve a ‘balcony perspective’

Manage Mentor
Leadership on the Line
Ronald A. Heifetz and Marty Linsky
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Leadership an improvisational art

As a leader, you may find your day’s activities as excitingly busy as on a dance floor, but it may help if you occasionally go up to ‘the balcony,’ advises a recent book from Harvard Business School Press. Achieving a ‘balcony perspective’ means taking yourself out of the dance, in your mind, even if only for a moment, explain Ronald A. Heifetz and Marty Linsky in Leadership on the Line: Staying alive through the dangers of leading.

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