PREFACE

This book has a simple message:

  • Good thinking is the starting point for good leadership.
  • Leaders who can reframe—look at the same thing from multiple perspectives—think better. They create a lucid portrait of what’s going on around them and have a clearer vision of what’s needed to achieve desired results.
  • Leaders can see and do more when they know how to negotiate four key areas of the leadership terrain: structural, human resource, political, and symbolic.

This book answers a request we’ve often heard from readers and fans of our work who have asked for a shorter, more applied version of Reframing Organizations. This new book is a compact overview of our ideas about reframing and our four-frame model, with a focus on leadership. ...

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