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Fierce Leadership: A Bold Alternative to the Worst "Best" Practices of Business Today

3 Ratings: 3.3
A book by Susan Scott

A Q&A with Susan Scott      Contents:      Introduction --   The idea of Fierce --   Fierce practice #1: From 360-degree anonymous feedback to "365" face-to-face feedback --   … see full wiki

Author: Susan Scott
Genre: Business
Publisher: Crown Business
3 reviews about Fierce Leadership: A Bold Alternative to...
review by . August 26, 2010
Scott has a nice, clear writing style and her book is well-argued. However, after reading, I wasn't entirely sure if I could put her ideas into practice, without modification at least.    There are such a variety of views on leadership and at the end of the day, we do what works in our specific context. I don't think Fierce Leadership is going to convince you to dramatically change your management style, just because it's not convincing enough to make you totally re-evaluate …
review by . March 13, 2010
Fierce Leadership is a solid reminder not to fall into the traps of the so called "best practices" that permeate even smaller but bureaucratic companies. In a nutshell the proscriptive advice is to have frank and open conversations with colleagues both above and below instead of hunkering into a shell or trying to work around people in the organization that, at least in your eyes, do not pull their weight. It is an excellent diagnosis of what is wrong with the leadership in many companies, and offers …
review by . October 31, 2009
With regard to the meaning of "fierce," it is the same when used in the title of Susan Scott's previously published book, Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time. The word usually connotes being aggressive, confrontational, perhaps even hostile when in fact Pierce notes that it can also be used when expressing affection, loyalty, appreciation, and perhaps even love. However it is used, whatever is expressed should be honest, real, genuine, frank, candid, …
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