A sea change has taken place throughout the culture of leadership; today’s emerging leaders are "opting out" of the same positions their predecessors coveted in years past. But many senior managers trained in traditional leadership still hang onto outdated approaches of command and control despite how much they’ve heard about "empowerment" and inclusion. At the core of this book is the fictional suspense story of Brookreme Corporation, whose leaders are challenged to chart a course to a global future, navigating relational land mines along the way. With both story telling and hard research, Leadership Divided reconnects generations and instructs both senior and emerging leaders on how the relationships of the future will be the path to revolutionary performance.
Ron A. Carucci (Seattle, WA) is a founding partner with Passages Consulting, LLC, where he works with CEOs and senior executives in pursuit of profound organizational change and executive leadership capability. He is Graduate Professor of Leadership at Mars Hill Graduate School in Seattle. He is also faculty member at Fordham University, serving as Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, and has served as an adjunct at the Center for Creative Leadership. His clients have included Edward Jones Investments, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Amgen, McDonald’s, PepsiCo, Gates Corporation, Accenture, and many others.
Introduction: Estuary 1
1 A Level Playing Field: The Death of Rank, The Dare of Exposure 25
2 A Great Cup of Coffee: The Death of Veneer, The Dare of Depth 53
3 A Voice at the Table: The Death of Deception, The Dare of Invitation 79
4 An Imaginative Dream: The Death of Monotony, The Dare of Dreaming 107
5 A Diamond in Formation: The Death of Arrogance, The Dare of Generosity 135
6 A Grateful Champion: The Death of Patronizing, The Dare of Gratitude 167
Epilogue: Bridging the Divide; Go First to the Estuary 197
References and Resources 203
The Author 209