Battles and Beliefs Rethinking the Roles of Today's Leaders

by Lee G. Bolman and Terrence E. Deal

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The modern business environment is wild, messy, and unpredictable. That's why the two operating frameworks that leaders have typically relied on—the caregiver and the analyst—are no longer enough. Two additional frameworks—the wizard and the warrior—can help leaders make sense of the political and symbolic predicaments that organizations face daily.

Why do bad things keep happening to good managers? Their careers get stunted or fly off the rails. Well-deserved promotions are handed to someone else. A colleague flubs a project but succeeds in placing ...

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