Why should I read this book?
Top 10 Reasons
Why did the authors write this book?
Progress Makers emerged from a series of long, deep discussions about the underlying challenges faced by organizations and our society. We just didn’t believe leadership boiled down to power, titles, positions, or even personalities. Yet, that was the implicit message sent by many gurus. We were equally amazed, frustrated and disturbed by the orientation of many leadership “experts.” These perspectives appeared to be narrow minded, tradition laden and illusion creating. Upon deeper reflection we realized that our concerns revolved around three fundamental questions:
These questions dominated our research and discussions over a 10-year period. The release of Embracing Uncertainty and related research partially answered the questions. Yet, we yearned to make these insights more accessible to aspiring leaders and those in leadership positions. The result? More research projects. Further mind-bending conversations. And finally the new book, Transforming Leaders into Progress Makers: Leadership for the 21st Century.
Why another book on leadership?
We believe that Progress Makers presents a unique and valuable approach to recently emerging challenges in our organizations, communities and world. Traditional approaches to leadership often try to suppress the inherent uncertainty in the world. Progress-making leaders, on the other hand, embrace the uncertainty and inspire others to do so as well.
Traditional approaches to leadership typically fall into one of three categories:
Troubling questions aside, aspiring leaders could clearly benefit from any one of these three approaches. Many leaders have been enriched by thoughts gleaned from one or more of these approaches.
Progress should be at the center of any discussion of leadership. Aren’t leaders supposed to make progress? Yet relatively few leadership experts devote much attention to the issue.