The DNA of Leadership
IN THIS SUMMARY
In The DNA of Leadership, which follows her successful Creating WE, author Judith Glaser identifies the seven leadership practices that can re-shape an organization into a culture that enables people to work effectively together. In explaining these practices, she creatively uses the metaphor of genes and DNA. Just as individuals’ DNA determines their destinies, companies’ “organizational DNA” determines their destinies – their successes or failures.
Great leaders of the twenty-first century are “masters of a new conversation.” They live and breathe and behave with wisdom, understanding what transformation is all about. This is a book about the wisdom that underlies leadership. It is not about varied, or possible, leadership styles. It is about leadership genes expressed in conversations and practices, ethics, codes of conduct, and culture.