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The contrarian's guide to leadership

In this offbeat approach to leadership, college president Steven B. Sample-the man who turned the University of Southern California into one of the most respected and highly rated universities in the country-challenges many conventional teachings on the subject. Here, Sample outlines an iconoclastic style of leadership that flies in the face of current leadership thought, but a style that unquestionably works, nevertheless. Sample urges leaders and aspiring leaders to focus on some key counterintuitive truths. He offers his own down-to-earth, homespun, and often provocative advice on some complex and thoughtful issues. And he provides many practical, if controversial, tactics for successful leadership, suggesting, among other things, that leaders should sometimes compromise their principles, not read everything that comes across their desks, and always put off decisions. - Publisher
Print Book, English, ©2002
Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, ©2002
xix, 192 pages ; 24 cm
9780787955878, 9780787967079, 0787955876, 0787967076
Thinking gray, and free
Artful listening
Experts: saviors and charlatans
You are what you read
Decisions, decisions
Give the devil his due
Know which hill you're willing to die on
Work for those who work for you
Follow the leader
Being president versus doing president
The University of Southern California: a case study in contrarian leadership
"A Warren Bennis book"--Page [iii]