Wise Leadership breaks from the formulas offered up in traditional self-help or management and leadership books. Rather than providing a set of quick-fix recipes for success, McLyman invites leaders instead to listen to the simple, poignant words she has garnered from working alongside some of her most successful and powerful clients during twenty-plus years of management consulting. These are the leaders everyone wants to have in their organizations.
In a simple, practical, and insightful style, McLyman shows her readers to how grasp the values, beliefs, and truths that are commonly held by many of today’s wisest leaders. Discover what it really means to work not just as a smart and intelligent leader, but also as a very wise leader. The path to intelligence, we discover, is not necessarily the same path to wisdom. McLyman encourages us to listen to the thoughts and feelings behind the simple words. As we eavesdrop on conversations with clients, we are invited to ponder our own meaning of wise leadership. There are no quick solutions, no simple answers; instead, McLyman declares, we must learn to think for ourselves. This insightful book offers an opportunity for people from all walks of life to learn more about the concept of leadership and to gain an understanding of what it really means to be a wise leader in today’s complex and challenging world.
Linda McLyman challenges and inspires all of us to become more mature and conscious leaders. Wise Leadership is like a multifaceted jewel, reminding us of the essentials of good leadership necessary in business, family, or community life.
--Gail Straub, Executive Director, Empowerment Training Programs and author of The Rhythm of Compassion: Caring for Self, Connecting with Society
Wise Leadership captures a unique collection of thought provoking corporate leadership behaviors, motivating the reader to engage in self reflection. Careful you may not like what you see!
--Tim Foster, Ford Motor Company, Business Development and Strategy
Few people during my career have influenced me more about the true spirit of leadership than Linda McLyman. This book embodies the best of her advice obtained from years of observation and practice. I believe it is critical for leaders today to understand the leadership truths shared in this book.
--Mike Edrington, Associate, Organizational Quality Associates, Inc.
After 25 years of working with managers in coprorations and having been a leader myself for 20 years, at last I have a book I can honestly and confidently give to executives and managers. I will tell them, "Not only read this book but live it. You will not only improve your life, but more importantly, the lives of all those you touch both in the workplace and on the outside."
--Chuck Honnet, Senior Consultant, Brand Learning Parners Ltd. UK, former Vice President, Global Business Management, the Gillette Company
A very real book filled with humanity . . . interesting intelligent, and honest. The emphasis on continuing to learn is refreshing.
--Karla J. Hawley, Assistant to the Chief of the USDA Forest Service