Leadership on the line by Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky
Real leadership surfaces conflict … and causes pain. This book starts with that premise and then suggests strategies for personal survival as a leader. Strategies include some common conflict management techniques (such as going to the balcony to get a big picture about what is actually going on) and some more unusual ones such as “orchestrating the conflict” and “thinking politically”. This book is a real world exploration of the challenges of leadership, and provides ideas for individual leaders to survive and thrive through the difficult moments. There are many practical examples and stories from many different leaders in a variety of contexts. If you are struggling with the challenges of leadership, and the conflict that comes along with the role, this is the book for you!