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The Connective Edge By Jean Lipman-Blumen

The Connective Edge
by Jean Lipman-Blumen

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Modern organizations are undergoing a fundamental shift from hierarchial top-down structures to networked, collaborative ones. This study examines the forces which have changed conditions for leadership, namely, interdependence and diversity. It offers insights on how to balance these forces.
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The Connective Edge: Leading in an Interdependent World by Jean Lipman-Blumen

When arch-rivals IBM and Apple forged an unprecedented partnership to build and distribute a computer operating system for worldwide use, these two industrial giants stepped into the Connective Era. In this thought-provoking book, Jean Lipman-Blumen, world-renowned consultant and organizational sociologist, explores this challenging new environment, and sets forth an innovative style for future leadership.She offers a nine-step strategy for connective leaders in politics and government, business and industry, education and religion?with examples from Wall Street to the Warsaw Pact, from Gorbachev to Gandhi. She demonstrates how to move beyond competition to balance the two antithetical forces that will define our future success: interdepAndence and diversity.Based on extensive analysis of the leadership styles of more than 5,000 leaders and managers worldwide, Lipman-Blumen has developed a way for leaders to flourish under the new demands of interorganizational relationships, joint ventures, and partnerships.

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The Connective Edge Reviews

"Quite simply, the book is a masterpiece. . . . Not since James McGregor Burns's book, Leadership, have I read a work that moves so easily from one social system to another." --Warren Bennis, founding chairman of The Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California and author of Why Leaders Can't Lead and An Invented Life "Finally...a brilliant, readable, instructive and path-breaking book on leadership that does not grotesquely oversimplify this paramount task/job in society. Dare I say it? Jean Lipman-Blumen's rich, magisterial The Connective Edge is a page turner!" --Tom Peters

Table of Contents

Contents: A New Wind is Blowing. What Drove the Need for New Leaders? How Did We Get to Stage Three? For the New Stage Three World, New Connective Leaders. The Origins of Connective Leadership: The L-BL Achieving Styles Model. Early Connective Leaders in a Non-Connective World. Why Are We So Hooked on Leaders Anyway? (Or the Psychological and Existential Foundations of Leadership) The American MAnage e Trois: Individualism, Authoritarianism, and Cooperation. The Direct Routes to Success. The Instrumental Road Less Traveled: Do What We Do Worst, But Do It Better. The Relational Path to Leadership: From Collaborators to Mentors. Female Leadership: Does Gender Make a Difference? The Connective Leadership Ladder in Organizations: Achieving Styles on the Way Up and at the Top. The Situation Will Get You If You Don't Watch Out. Connective Leadership and the Serious Issues: Life, Death, and the Search for Meaning.

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The Connective Edge: Leading in an Interdependent World by Jean Lipman-Blumen
Jean Lipman-Blumen
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John Wiley & Sons Inc
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