Brexit has begun: Get 30% off print books in Politics & Economics today! Browse now >>

The Ambiguity Advantage

What Great Leaders are Great At

Authors: Wilkinson, D.

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-59789-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $80.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4039-8765-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This new work shows that a key factor for great leadership is the ability to recognize, explore and profit from ambiguous situations. Drawing upon his own research and including compelling international cases, the author reveals how to lead others through times of uncertainty so as to create opportunity, innovation and competitive advantage.

About the authors

DAVID WILKINSON is the Head of Professional Development at Cranfield University where he researches and teaches many aspects of learning, leadership, personal, professional and organizational development. Having designed and run Command Level Public Order courses for the UK police services, he runs trainer training for disaster and post-terrorist incident management around the world. Teaching at a number of universities and conferences in many countries, David also consults for business, emergency and defence services, various agencies and governments internationally.

Reviews

'For a leader in the old world, certainty offered an advantage. In the

new world, uncertainty will give the leader an edge. Wilkinson blurs the

lines between what we know we don't know and what we don't know we know.

A must read for anyone who wants to take advantage of the chaos around

them.' - Dr. David Lomas, Head of Innovation and Talent, Royal Mail Group

'Anyone who believes that the status quo is a credible option urgently needs to read this book' - Chief Superintendent Philip Aspey, National Secretary Police Superintendents Association of England & Wales

'Book important Wilkinson's, topic neglected, distinctions powerful read valuable. Confused, annoyed or intrigued by that opening sentence? It's pretty tame, as far as ambiguity goes. Whether you are irritated, mystified or attracted by ambiguity, the fact remains that there is a great deal of it in the complex and dynamic world of modern work. If you have leadership responsibilities, and you have never felt puzzled, then you are almost certainly not rising to the challenge of your job. Most people shy away from ambiguity. Leaders cannot afford to, because ambiguity is the raw material from which the future is generated. Dave Wilkinson's Ambiguity Advantage is an important book because it reveals how we deceive and limit ourselves, and our organisations, by over-simplifying ambiguity. It is a powerful and valuable book because it also shows how to work with ambiguity and create opportunities from it.' - Alan Robertson, Management Consultant & Executive Coach (Author of The Fast Track Formula and Managing Talented People)

'This book has very interesting insights for leaders managing ambiguity and therefore by definition for all leaders. It is very readable and the case studies make the points clearly. It's a fresh approach to reviewing leadership.' - Dale Haddon, People & Organisational Development Director for Parcelforce Worldwide


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-59789-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $80.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4039-8765-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Ambiguity Advantage
Book Subtitle
What Great Leaders are Great At
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59789-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230597891
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-8765-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 175
Topics