"Beyond the walls is a battle cry that mobilizes . . . The wallsthat surround us, protect us, and embrace us can also inhibitmovement, limit understanding, restrict engagement, and diminishour relevance in the wider world. I realized that my walls, and thewalls of leaders everywhere, were not only the walls of currentpolicy, practice, procedure, and assumption but also the walls ofthe past--safe, familiar, and secure. This recognition was just thefirst of several as we worked through a process to take ourselvesand our organizations beyond the walls to new levels of performanceand positive changes in the lives of people."
--from the Introduction by Frances Hesselbein
In Leading Beyond the Walls, twenty-nine great thinkers examineleaders adept at establishing partnerships, alliances, and networksboth within and outside their organizations. They address thechallenge of leading in an age when the old rules and conventionalboundaries no longer exist. Peter F. Drucker, Stephen R. Covey,Peter M. Senge, Jim Collins, Noel Tichy, Regina E. Herzlinger, C.K.Prahalad, and Sally Helgesen are among those who explore new waysof building relationships, new approaches to strategy andmarketing, new models of employee relations, and other innovations.Their essays herald a new world where success comes to thosewilling to move beyond the walls of tradition and inertia.
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