Preconceptions → Beliefs → Behaviors → Competencies
Despite a century of effort by untold numbers of people to deconstruct leadership – to understand it and identify better ways to lead and manage people – it has had little effect to narrow the range of acceptable leadership methods in organizations. Why is there so little transmittal of leadership thinking and practice of the type that engages and energizes people compared to that which neglects and discourages people? To state it simplistically, why is “command-and-control” still so popular among leaders, whether in good times or bad? What have we been missing?
A Changed Perspective challenges the settled view that better leadership is brought about simply by changing leaders’ behaviors. It explores three important things: First, the role of preconception in guiding leaders’ thinking and actions. Second, how difficult situations arise and why difficult situations are accepted by leaders as a fait accompli. Third, how can difficult situations be made less common and less difficult to reduce human stress and frustration and enable greater human flourishing on a resource constrained planet. Readers will enjoy the insightful analysis and come away with a changed perspective to lead better than they ever have before.
And don’t forget to read the second volume The Workmanship of Leaders: Systems, Frameworks, and Information Processing.
Reviews of A Changed Perspective
Like many of Emiliani’s books from the last 5 years or so, this one is full of bold insights and raw opinions, questioning and challenging all the sacred cows of management philosophy. If you are an emerging leader, this book will challenge nearly everything you think you know about being a manager and leader. Fasten your seat belt because it will cause you to think deeply. You may not agree with everything he says, but thinking about why he might be wrong is just as valuable as thinking about why he might be right.
Bob has done it! He’s gone past root cause and to the atomic level cause of the prevailing style of management and leadership.
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A Changed Perspective: An Essential Guide for Emerging Leaders
by Bob Emiliani
Cubic, LLC South Kingstown, RI, USA
136 pages • ISBN 978-1-7320191-6-4 • January 2023
Foreword by Ken Eakin
2. Dead Hand of the Past
3. Difficult Situations
4. Changing Your Perspective
About the Author