Conversations On Leadership: Wisdom From Global Management Gurus
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A veritable who's who in leadership, Conversations on Leadership features Warren Bennis, Jim Kouzes, John Kotter, Noel Tichy, Peter Senge, James March, Howard Gardner, Bill George, and others. Since each leader has a distinctive approach, this book provides the multi-faceted truths of leadership to broaden and deepen the understanding of the readers.


Lan Liu is a researcher at Peking University's Center for China Strategic Studies and adjunct professor at the Beijing Peter F. Drucker Academy, where he teaches leadership courses on their executive programs. The author of five books in Chinese, including People First (2010, co-author), Master Classes of Leadership (2009), and Ten Truths of Management (2008), for seven years he was editor-in-chief of Chief Executive China, a leading business-management magazine with around 200,000 subscribers. In a varied career, he has been a columnist of China Business Times, associate director of case center of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, and deputy general manager of an advertising agency. Liu holds a B.A. in International Politics and an M.A. in International & Intercultural Communication from Peking University, and an M.P.A. in International Development from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.




Introduction: The Eight Disciplines of Leadership.

PART I Essential Leadership Qualities.

CHAPTER 1 Jim Kouzes: Leadership is Everybody's Business.

CHAPTER 2 Warren Bennis: Generous Leadership.

CHAPTER 3 Bill George: Authentic Leadership.

PART II Leadership in Organizations.

CHAPTER 4 Peter Senge: Leading a Learning Organization.

CHAPTER 5 Noel Tichy: Leading a Teaching Organization.

CHAPTER 6 Jerry Porras: Success Built to Last.

PART III Leading Through Storytelling.

CHAPTER 7 Howard Gardner: Leaders as Storytellers.

CHAPTER 8 John Kotter: Stories as a Force for Change.

PART IV Complexities in Leadership.

CHAPTER 9 James March: Leadership and Life.

CHAPTER 10 Joseph Badaracco Jr.: Leading Quietly and Morally.

CHAPTER 11 Manfred Kets de Vries: Leadership on the Couch.

PART V Eastern Perspectives on Leadership.

CHAPTER 12 Cho-yun Hsu: Leading the Confucian Way.

CHAPTER 13 Debashis Chatterjee: Leading Consciously.

Afterword: Beyond the American Model.