In today’s increasingly competitive job market, what’s the secret to career success? How can you best stand out in an organization and get promoted? What’s the most effective way to rise to the top and avoid stalling in middle management?
In this essential and very readable guide to career success the Kelley Way, leaders from the top ranked business school in the country reveal the cornerstone for advancement in businesses—courageous leadership. "What organizations really want," the authors announce, "is courageous, ethical leaders who can identify and solve complex problems under conditions of uncertainty, motivate others to perform at high levels, and consistently achieve superior organizational outcomes on schedule within resource constraints." In these pages, the principles and attributes of a courageous leader are laid out, depicting an effective communicator and motivator, self-learner, critical thinker in the face of complex problems, and a savvy participant in team and organizational environments with a rock solid ethical foundation. Written clearly and concisely with many examples, Courageous Leadership is indispensable reading for anyone considering a career in business.