Every Leader Is an Artist: How the Worlds Greatest Artists Can Make You a More Creative Leader

By: Michael O'Malley and William F. Baker

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CF6 - A first edition (complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED and inscribed by Bill Baker to previous owner on the front free endpaper in good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has less than an inch tear on the bottom spine, some wrinkling, chipping, crease and few tiny tears on the edges and corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners and dog-eared pages, scattered underlining and writing, light discoloration and shelf wear. Foreword by David Gautschi. 9.25"x6.25", 171 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Artists put their work on display for everyone to judge, accepting a position of vulnerability for want of something important to say and in the service of contributing to the common good. Artists bring people closer together by providing a forum for shared experiences. Artists challenge, excite, comfort, and motivate people, and they don't learn their craft by reading about it in a book; they practice, push themselves and their means of expression, and execute, execute, execute. These are exactly the same things effective business leaders do day in and day out. In Every Leader Is an Artist, leadership experts O'Malley and Baker employ the "leadership as an art" metaphor to its conceptual limits: leadership is an art. Literally. And leaders are artists; they just happen to work in a different medium. This groundbreaking look at leadership offers a completely new perspective on the age-old question: What separates the effective leader from the ineffective leader? O'Malley and Baker reveal 12 key characteristics shared by great artists and leaders, including: *Intention: Makes an express commitment to achieve certain exceptional ends; *Authenticity: Expresses individuality and personal beliefs with honesty and transparency; *Engagement: Challenges the intellectual capacities of employees and tests their abilities to develop creative solutions to problems; *Imagination: Makes surprising and unconventional departures from the ordinary that create a new sense of awareness or understanding; *Form: Diligently combines various communications, structures, and policies into a unified, coherent whole. "Collectively, these attributes make great leadership possible, or, in their absence, difficult," write the authors. "Their presence does not assure leadership excellence, but it does set the range of potential." Providing the tools and techniques for developing these qualities, the authors provide vignettes that draw parallels between the personal qualities of famous artists and effective leaders. Every Leader Is an Artist will make you see your own leadership characteristics with newfound clarity and help you build upon them to be the best leader you can be. After reading this book, you will never think about leadership and your responsibilities as a leader in quite the same way again.

Title: Every Leader Is an Artist: How the Worlds Greatest Artists Can Make You a More Creative Leader

Author: Michael O'Malley and William F. Baker

Categories: Business,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company: 2012

ISBN: 0071778578

ISBN 13: 9780071778572

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Inscription: Signed by Author

Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Book ID: ec53655