The Power of Collaborative Leadership: Lessons for the Learning Organization helps business leaders realize the promise of organizational learning by sharing the lessons, insights, and best practices gained by two veteran managers and organizational learning pioneers. The book makes organizational learning principles and concepts more concrete by grounding them in the practical experiences of two major companies.
The Power of Collaborative Leadership helps business leaders realize the promise of organizational learning by sharing lessons, insights, and best practices gained by Bert Frydman and Iva Wilson, two veteran managers and organizational learning pioneers. Together with JoAnne Wyer, a professional learning analyst, they show that in order to be effective leaders of business organizations, we must transform an organization's methods of absorbing new information and its ability to transform it into knowledge and wisdom. This book offers some provocative and practical ways to overcome many commonly held assumptions and practices that can actually impede learning and the improvement of the organization.
Table of Contents
Part 1 - The Vision: Chap. 1 -The Premise and Promise; Chap 2 -The Dilemma. Part 2 - The Journey: Chap 3 -The Compass; Chap 4 -The Pragmatist's Path; Chap 5 -Debriefing Bert's Story; Chap 6 -A Visionary Voyage; Chap 7 -Debriefing Iva's Story; Chap 8 -The Double Loop. Part 3 - Leadership: Chap 9 -Leadership; Chap 10 -Reflections on Leadership. Part 4 - Mapping: Chap 11 -The Adaptable map; Chap 12/Epilogue.
"This book is a fascinating tapestry of different perspectives facing the common challenge of transforming organizations. These are exactly the types of differing worldviews that characterize most management teams. When the differences are honored, synergies can develop . . . .You will find yourself drawn in, taking sides, agreeing strongly with one and disagreeing strongly with the other. You will then discover that what you are really finding out about is yourself: The author's passions evoke your own. You are a party to the conversation. The circle of reflection is expanding." --From the Foreword by Peter Senge