"The Wizard and the Warrior will make us think carefully again about leadership in general and about our own style in particular."
Walter F. Ulmer Jr., lieutenant general, U.S. Army (Ret.), former president and CEO, Center for Creative Leadership
"Bolman and Deal′s The Wizard and the Warrior could be your secret weapon. Read. Learn. Then lead with confidence."
Thomas Keller, The French Laundry
"The numerous examples of historical and contemporary figures and their life stories serve to bring leadership ideas alive in a way that few books achieve."
Len Schlesinger, vice chairman and chief operating officer, Limited Brands
"Bolman and Deal have thrown their arms around the inspirational, on one hand, and the tough, practical, and sometimes brutal, on the other. Through wonderful stories, they convincingly illustrate the real challenges and possibilities of living life grounded by larger purposes and the courage to interrogate reality."
Ronald A. Heifetz, Center for Public Leadership, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; author of Leadership Without Easy Answers and Leadership on the Line
"The ′gold standard′ for looking at leadership. The Wizard and the Warrior is about fighting the good fight, but not losing sight of the magic it is about making the word flesh. This is a must–read for anyone who cares about becoming a better leader."
Paul D. Houston, executive director, American Association of School Administrators
"The book provokes the reader to understand the immeasurable potential of the wizard and warrior in each of us that can create change and challenge."
John Keola Lake, kumu–in–residence, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawai′i, head of Hawaiian traditions
"Provides in–depth insight into passion and power, and how they are the very essence of leadership."
Terrence P. Dunn, chief executive officer, J.E. Dunn Construction Company
"What do wizards and warriors have to do with good leadership? A lot, it turns out. So hoist your inner sword or wand and let Bolman and Deal instruct you on how to wield it effectively, and on how notable combatants from Joan of Arc to Bill Gates have fared."
John Alexander, president, Center for Creative Leadership
1. Light and Shadow: Richard Nixon and Mother Teresa.
2. Assessing Your Inner Wizard and Warrior.
PART TWO. TOXIC, RELENTLESS, AND PRINCIPLED WARRIORS.
3. The Toxic Warrior.
4. The Relentless Warrior.
5. The Principled Warrior.
PART THREE. THE WARRIOR PATH.
6. Warrior Heart.
7. Warrior Mind.
8. Warrior Skill.
9. Warrior Weapons.
PART FOUR. WIZARD ROLES: AUTHENTIC, WANNABE, AND HARMFUL.
10. The Authentic Wizard.
11. The Wannabe Wizard.
12. The Harmful Wizard.
PART FIVE. WIZARDS AT WORK.
13. The Wizard′s Odyssey.
14. Summoning the Spirit.
PART SIX. THE LEADER′S JOURNEY: FUSING WARRIOR AND WIZARD.
15. Personal Journey: The Ninja and the Samurai.
16. Learning to Lead: The Genesis and Rebirth of IBM.
17. Leading With Courage and Faith: Joan of Arc.
18. Creative Confrontation: Willem "Tex" Gunning.
19. Promoting the Dream: Martin Luther King Jr..
20. Enhancing the Wizard and Warrior Within.
21. The Sword and the Wand.