The Power of Invisible Leadership
How a Compelling Common Purpose Inspires Exceptional Leadership
- Gill Robinson Hickman - University of Richmond, USA
- Georgia J. Sorenson - The University of Cambridge, UK, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA
A powerful force draws people to leadership in countless businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and social movements—we call it invisible leadership. Invisible leadership embodies situations in which dedication to a compelling and deeply held common purpose is the motivating force for leadership. Common purpose is more than a mission statement. It is a profound sense of common destiny, a life course or calling, aligned with a mission that resonates profoundly with our values and our sense of ourselves and others.
This readable, research-based book shows readers how invisible leadership exists in the space between leaders and followers, artists and subjects, and purposes and people. Rather than reinforcing the idea that leadership is embodied in celebrity leaders or in gifted and charismatic individuals, the well known and highly admired authors of this insightful new book identify "charisma of purpose" as the motivating force for invisible leadership. A brief discussion of how invisible leadership impacts businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and social movements guides the reader toward an understanding of the antecedents and possibilities of this way of thinking.
Covers all traditional and new approaches on leadership
really easy to read and enjoyable book helped identify key traits and ensured reflection on current practice very interesting as supportive reading.
Well researched. Not enough content for developing a broad base of leadership theory knowledge.
This is an absolute must for leaders at any level. It is full of ideas and strategies to utilise and question. Brilliant.
Very good book and easy to read.
A useful source for all involved in educational leadership.