Times are such that organizations can no longer survive with leaders focused on telling others what to do and the rest of the organization allowing themselves to be taken care of by a leader. Differentiated leadership no longer places its faith in holding together this failed paradigm. Differentiated leaders recognize that they must begin the path of change by addressing their own anxiety and find a way to overcome their fear. Their depth of learning, both about themselves and the challenges surrounding them, must grow. As it does, they will be able to step out in courage and offer both the truth about current conditions and ask the questions which will allow a new vision to emerge. Based on research inside a Fortune 500 company, A Leadership Paradox provides a model for achieving differentiated (defined) leadership.
"A Leadership Paradox: Influencing Others by Defining Yourself, by Greg Robinson with Mark Rose, is an invaluable contribution to the Leadership literature. Clear and insightful, it offers a vital new way of seeing the role of a leader in today's world."
Ken Blanchard, Co-author
The One Minute Manager and The Secret.
“In a culture necessitating a leader’s ability to change, the Leadership Paradox provides a guide for making the change both meaningful and sustainable. The text is a brilliant progression of ideas presented using insightful definitions and theories that are demonstrated through practical application. Any leader preparing to undergo change can take something away from this user-friendly guide. It serves as an inspiration for leaders to first look internally when starting the process of change.”
Andy Wilson, CEO
Soderquist Center for Leadership & Ethics
“Equipping People with the Transforming Power of Ethical Leadership."