The Zen Leader by Ginny Whitelaw
10 Ways to Go From Barely Managing to Leading Fearlessly

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See Reader Rating

Synopsis

"This book is an incredible journey through soul-searching ideas, [providing] a laser-focus on critical leadership issues, and practical exercises that embed the understanding and ability to make the flip at our very core. Fascinating!"
--Virginia McLaughlin, Oliver Wyman Leadership Development

Leaders today face nearly impossible tasks. Forced to do more with less, expand globally, innovate quickly, inspire broadly and--oh, yes--balance work and family. How can one manage all this pressure?

The Zen Leader does not encourage you to just "be peaceful." Neither does it suggest you work harder, faster, or ignore the pressure. Quite the opposite: it's about using the pressure to propel "flips" in consciousness that create transformational leaders, leaders who create the future with joy and enthusiasm, rather than drive themselves and their people to exhaustion.

The Zen Leader guides you through 10 "flips" that take you from barely managing to mastering change--not by doing more, zoning out, or pretending you have all the answers. Chapter by chapter, you'll learn how to make the "flips" that reframe your life, your leadership, and your world. Discover how you can get out of your own way and realize The Zen Leader in you.
 

About Ginny Whitelaw

See more books from this Author
Dr. Ginny Whitelaw is both a leadership expert and a roshi (Zen master) in the Chozen-ji line of Rinzai Zen. Cofounder of Focus Leadership, she has taught and coached in countless programs to Global 1000 leaders, in part through her affiliation with Oliver Wyman Leadership Development and Columbia University's Senior Executive Program. Formerly Deputy Manager for integrating NASA's Space Station Program, she has a PhD in biophysics as well as a 5th degree black belt in Aikido.
 
Published April 1, 2012 by The Career Press, Inc.. 273 pages
Genres: Business & Economics.

Reader Rating for The Zen Leader
87%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 22 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review