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
Leadership | Occupational/Industrial Psychology | Public Policy & Public Administration
“When you read a musical composition you see the formal notes but the power of the music comes from the space between them, from the invisible notes. Hickman and Sorenson, using this metaphor (and others) explore leadership inspired by a common purpose. Invisible Leadership is a composition filled with innovative concepts and practical examples grounded in established theory and their own research—A must-read for scholars and practitioners interested in the study and practice of leadership.”
"Hickman and Sorenson's concept of ‘invisible leadership,’ that is, a passionately held common purpose that inspires people to commit themselves to its accomplishment, is exactly what has been missing (maybe, just invisible) from the field of leadership. This brilliant insight extricates the study of leadership from the morass of focusing on narcissistic, power-driven individuals. Instead, "invisible leadership" rivets our attention on that ineffable phenomenon we often mistake for human leaders’ individual qualities or accomplishments. Hickman and Sorenson have broken new ground! What a joy to read!"
“Understanding invisible leadership enables you to lead using the most effective form of power—intrinsic motivation of your people.”
“The Power of Invisible Leadership explores leadership in a way that will prove useful to all leaders and followers, of all ages and backgrounds. Everyone can benefit from [this] insightful book.”
“…[The Power of Invisible Leadership] addresses a key component that every leader should consider. It draws effectively upon past work and provides a basic framework for understanding.”
“The foundation of this text is grounded in traditional and contemporary leadership philosophies and practices, and emphasizes invisible leadership from a variety of perspectives.”
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.