Leadership without Easy Answers, by Ronald A. Heifetz presents a new idea of management for both private and non-private leaders in tackling advanced modern problems. The idea is applied to an analysis of historic accounts of local, national, and worldwide events.
Central to his concept is the distinction between routine technical problems, which will be solved through expertise, and adaptive problems, reminiscent of crime, poverty, and educational reform, which require progressive approaches, including consideration of values.
Four main strategies of leadership are identified: to strategy issues as adaptive challenges by diagnosing the scenario in light of the values concerned and avoiding authoritative solutions, to manage the level of stress attributable to confronting issues, to deal with relevant issues, and to shift duty for issues from the leader to all the primary stakeholders.
Leadership without Easy Answers, by Ronald A. Heifetz is innovative and thoroughgoing work; extremely recommended for graduate and undergraduate collections. It draws on a dozen years of analysis amongst managers, officers, and politicians within the public realm and the private sector, among the many nonprofits, and in teaching.
Heifetz presents clear, concrete prescriptions for anyone who needs to take the lead in virtually any situation, below almost any organizational situations, regardless of who’s in charge. His strategy applies not solely to people on the high but also to those who should lead without authority–activists as well as presidents, managers in addition to employees on the entrance line.
Leadership Without Easy Answers [Hardcover]
Ronald A. Heifetz
Harvard University Press; 1 edition