Leader to Leader

Enduring Insights on Leadership from the Drucker Foundation's Award-Winning Journal

Frances Hesselbein, Paul M. Cohen

Publisher: Jossey-Bass, 1999, 397 pages

ISBN: 0-7879-5349-0

Keywords: Leadership

Last modified: May 23, 2024, 7:54 a.m.

The challenges of today and tomorrow demand new ways of leading organizations, building collaborations, and creating communities. Since its premier issue, the  award-winning journal Leader to Leader has presented the best thinking of leaders, for leaders. This first collection of articles from the widely acclaimed journal brings together the timely but classic wisdom of world-renowned leaders, best-selling writers, legendary thinkers, and esteemed business philosophers

Management pioneer Peter F. Drucker, Southwest Airlines Leader Herb Kelleher, best-selling authors Mad De Pree and Stephen R. Covey, Pulitzer Prize winner Doris Kearns Goodwin, Harvards Business School professors  John P. Kotter, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, and Regina Herzlinger, and organization expert Peter M. Senge are just some of the thrity-seven talented thinkers who have contributed their knowledge and experience to this volume.

Though the authors write from diverse perspectives and present their own thoughts, they weave a coherent tapestry of themes. The chapters present a vital examination of mission, leadership, innovation, the discipline of transformation, and the building of effective, productive institutions. Behind these explorations is a deep belief in the humanity of the institutions, with emphasis on the leader's role in fulfilling the common purpose of all organizations — as stated by Peter Drucker, "to make the strengths of people effective and their weaknesses irrelevant."

  • Part One: On Leaders and Leadership
    1. My Mentors' Leadership Lessons
      Peter F. Drucker;
    2. Managing in a World That is Round
      Frances Hesselbein;
    3. The Leader's Legacy
      Max De Pree
    4. Ten Lessons from Presidents
      Doris Kearns Goodwin
    5. Finding Your Leadership Voice
      James M. Kouzes
    6. The Best Lesson in Leadership
      Herb Kelleher
  • Part Two: Leading Innovation and Transformation
    1. The Discipline of Innovation
      Peter F. Drucker
    2. The Practice of Innovation
      Peter M. Senge
    3. Making Change Happen
      John Kotter
    4. Strategic Innovation in the Quest for New Wealth
      Gary Hamel and Jim Scholes
    5. Making Change Stick
      Douglas K. Smith
  • Part Three: Leadership in the New Information Economy
    1. The Shape of Things to Come
      Peter F. Drucker
    2. The Search for Meaning
      Charles Handy
    3. Women and the New Economy
      Sally Helgesen
    4. Aligning Corporate Culture to Maximize High Technology
      Esther Dyson
    5. Goodbye, Command and Control
      Margaret Wheatley
    6. The Soul of the Network Economy
      Kevin Kelly
  • Part Four: Competitive Strategy in a Global Economy
    1. How Locals Can Win Global Contests
      Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    2. Leadership Secrets of a Venture Capitalist
      Ann Winblad
    3. Strategy in a World without Borders
      Kenichi Ohmae
    4. The Success Syndrome
      David A. Nadler and Mark B. Nadler
  • Part Five: Leading for High Performance
    1. The Habits of Effective Organizations
      Stephen R. Covey
    2. GE's Collective Genius
      Steven Kerr
    3. Aligning Action and Values
      Jim Collins
    4. Building Companies Worthy of Devotion
      Charlotte Beers
    5. The Mark of a Winner
      Noel Tichy
    6. Creating an Energized Workplace
      Bob Nelson
    7. The Real Keys to High Performance
      Jeffrey Pfeffer
    8. Developing the Star Performer
      Linda A. Hill
    9. Leading for the Long Term
      Leonard L. Berry
  • Part Six: Building Great Teams
    1. The Secrets of Great Groups
      Warren Bennis
    2. Making Teams Work at the Top
      Jon R. Katzenbach
    3. Why Teams Don't Work
      J. Richard Hackman
    4. Coaching for Better Teamwork
      Marshall Goldsmith
  • Part Seven: Leadership Across the Sectors
    1. Leadership in the Cities
      John W. Gardner
    2. Full Disclosure: A Strategy for Performance
      Regina Herzlinger
    3. The Invisible Side of Leadership
      James E. Austin