The Deep Blue Sea
Rethinking the Source of Leadership
By Wilfred Drath
(Jossey-Bass, Hardcover, 9780787949327, 224pp.)
Publication Date: April 2001
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The forces of globalization and collaboration have presented a challenge to the traditional notions of leadership. How does leadership happen when there are many leaders trying to reach a goal and no clear followers? And what does leadership look like when no one person is in charge? In The Deep Blue Sea, Wilfred Drath responds to these challenges by presenting a new leadership framework called "relational leadership." His revolutionary approach recasts the idea of leadership as a group function that results in self-organized entities. Using the story of a fictional piano company, Drath helps us understand why this new notion of leadership is needed to face the challenges of the 21st century.
A Center For Creative Leadership Book
WILFRED (BILL) H. DRATH is a group director of New Lenses on Leadership and senior fellow at the renowned Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina. His book is based on many years of work with managers and organizations on issues of leadership development.