This book describes a new model of leadership – the Leadership-Map –, that helps executive managers to navigate the intricacies and complexity of their executive functions. From her 20 years of experience Ruth Seliger has learned that leadership is more a question of organization than personality, which is why established ideas of what to do or not to do as an executive are short-sighted and often misleading.
The introductory part of the book outlines the specific dilemmas and challenges of leadership and establishes a basis in systems theory. This is followed by a presentation of the main dimensions of leadership according to the Leadership-Map: practice, profession and process of leadership. Finally, the author points out the latest developments in Positive Leadership.
Like a good map, the book is very practice and reader-oriented: numerous case examples, many charts, exercises and tests present a vivid image of the complex material.
“The long overdue leadership-book, that finally offers executives a solid theoretical concept for their complex and challenging tasks. How else would executive managers meet the responsibilites of their profession if not through a clearer understanding of what leadership actually is.”
Peter Wagner, Leaders Circle