Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps

Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps How to Thrive in Complexity

Paperback (29 Jan 2019) | English

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Author and consultant Jennifer Garvey Berger has worked with all types of leaders-from top executives at Google to nonprofit directors who are trying to make a dent in social change. She hears a version of the same plea from every client in nearly every sector around the world: "I know that complexity and uncertainty are testing my instincts, but I don't know which to trust. Is there some way to know what to do when I can't know what's next?"

Her newest work is an answer to this plea. Using her background in adult development, complexity theories, and leadership consultancy, Garvey Berger discerns five pernicious and pervasive "mind traps" to frame the book. These are: the desire for simple stories, our sense that we are right, our desire to get along with others in our group, our fixation with control, and our constant quest to protect and defend our egos. In addition to understanding why these natural impulses steer us wrong in a fast-moving world, leaders will get powerful questions and approaches that help them escape these patterns.

Book information

ISBN: 9781503609013
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Imprint: Stanford Briefs
Pub date:
DEWEY: 658.4092019
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 22371
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 205g
Height: 205mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 10mm