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Leadership the hard way: why leadership can't be taught and how you can learn it anyway

Leadership the hard way: why leadership can't be taught and how you can learn it anyway

Frohman, Dov, 1939-; Howard, Robert, 1954-

Showing a way of living and working that can facilitate leadership abilities, Dov Frohman, founder of Intel Israel, provides inspiring and valuable lessons on going against the current, continuously fighting conventional wisdom, and embracing the unexpected

Book. English.
Published San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass, 2008
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Statement of responsibility: Dov Frohman, Robert Howard
Distributor: Chichester: John Wiley [distributor], 2008
ISBN: 0787994375, 9780787994372
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 192 p.
Subject: Leadership.

Contents

  1. Foreword.
  2. Introduction: Flying Through a Thunderstorm.
  3. 1. Insisting on Survival.
  4. 2. Leading Against the Current.
  5. 3. Leveraging Random Opportunities.
  6. 4. Leadership Under Fire.
  7. 5. The Soft Skills of Hard Leadership.
  8. 6. Making Values Real.
  9. 7. Bootstrapping Leadership.
  10. Epilogue: Knowing When to Let Go.
  11. Notes.
  12. Acknowledgments.
  13. The Authors.
  14. Index.

Author note

Dov Frohman, a pioneer of the global corporation, is the founder and former general manager of Intel Israel?and?widely respected as a leader and?innovator in the worldwide semiconductor industry.?

Robert Howard is a former senior editor of the Harvard Business Review. A veteran writer on work, technology, and management, he is the author of Brave New Workplace and the editor of The Learning Imperative: Managing People for Continuous Innovation.

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Praise for Leadership the Hard Way

"If leadership is defined by the number and quality of followers, and by their ability to do better than they or anyone else thought possible, Dov Frohman′s career is the epitome of leadership. This book portrays his style pragmatic, unassuming, persistent in a genuine and entertaining way. Reading it is like going along for the ride."
Andy Grove, former CEO, Intel Corporation and author, Only the Paranoid Survive

"Dov Frohman and Robert Howard say that leadership cannot be taught at least not in classes and slides but it can be learned, especially in turbulent times, with brilliance and open–spiritedness.?Our best evidence is Frohman himself, whose fascinating decisions as computer scientist and pioneer CEO stud this stimulating, practical, elegant book."
Bernard Avishai, contributing editor, Harvard Business Review and author, The Hebrew Republic: How Secular Democracy and Global Enterprise Will Bring Israel Peace At Last

"Leadership the Hard Way reads like a report from the front by a solider who is a hero. A must–read for leaders in today′s tough and uncertain economy."
George Stalk, senior partner, The Boston Consulting Group and author, Hardball: Are You Playing to Play or Playing to Win?

"In a highly personal style, yet with nuanced insight and useful principles, Frohman and Howard expertly navigate the necessary tensions of leading on the edge: how to be both an insider and an outsider, stay true to a vision yet listen to dissent, see things differently in order to do things differently. I could not put this book down."
John Seely Brown, former chief scientist, Xerox Corporation and former director, Xerox PARC; coauthor, The Social Life of Information and The Only Sustainable Edge

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can truly facilitate the learning of leadership.  

Public Net Friday 1 August 2008

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Praise for Leadership the Hard Way

"If leadership is defined by the number and quality of followers, and by their ability to do better than they or anyone else thought possible, Dov Frohman′s career is the epitome of leadership. This book portrays his style pragmatic, unassuming, persistent in a genuine and entertaining way. Reading it is like going along for the ride."
Andy Grove, former CEO, Intel Corporation and author, Only the Paranoid Survive

"Dov Frohman and Robert Howard say that leadership cannot be taught at least not in classes and slides but it can be learned, especially in turbulent times, with brilliance and open–spiritedness.?Our best evidence is Frohman himself, whose fascinating decisions as computer scientist and pioneer CEO stud this stimulating, practical, elegant book."
Bernard Avishai, contributing editor, Harvard Business Review and author, The Hebrew Republic: How Secular Democracy and Global Enterprise Will Bring Israel Peace At Last

"Leadership the Hard Way reads like a report from the front by a solider who is a hero. A must–read for leaders in today′s tough and uncertain economy."
George Stalk, senior partner, The Boston Consulting Group and author, Hardball: Are You Playing to Play or Playing to Win?

"In a highly personal style, yet with nuanced insight and useful principles, Frohman and Howard expertly navigate the necessary tensions of leading on the edge: how to be both an insider and an outsider, stay true to a vision yet listen to dissent, see things differently in order to do things differently. I could not put this book down."
John Seely Brown, former chief scientist, Xerox Corporation and former director, Xerox PARC; coauthor, The Social Life of Information and The Only Sustainable Edge