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The Wizard and the Warrior

Leading with Passion and Power

The Wizard and the Warrior by Lee G. Bolman
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"Truly something novel and useful among the current books on contemporary leadership. Bolman and Deal have again created a book that is both a conceptual gem and a handy practical reference. The Wizard and the Warrior will make us think carefully again about leadership in general and about our own style in particular."
—Walter F. Ulmer Jr., lieutenant general, U.S. Army (Ret.), former president and CEO, Center for Creative Leadership

"With The Wizard and the Warrior Lee Bolman and Terry Deal have followed up the insights of Reframing Organizations with a grounded and entertaining set of very useful stories. The numerous examples of historical and contemporary figures and their life stories serve to bring leadership ideas alive in a way that few books achieve. A great and useful read!"
—Len Schlesinger, vice chairman and chief operating officer, Limited Brands

"Rarely do scholars attempt, let alone succeed as Bolman and Deal have done so palpably, to encompass the polarities of leadership. They have thrown their arms around the inspirational, on one hand, and the tough, practical, and sometimes brutal, on the other. Through wonderful stories, they convincingly illustrate the real challenges and possibilities of living life grounded by larger purposes and the courage to interrogate reality. Anyone practicing leadership, or dreaming of doing so, should read this book."
—Ronald A. Heifetz, King Hussein Bin Talal Lecturer in Public Leadership co-founder, Center for Public Leadership, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; author of Leadership Without Easy Answers and Leadership on the Line

"Terry Deal and Lee Bolman have established the ‘gold standard’ for looking at leadership. In The Wizard and Warrior they show how to integrate the two sides of leadership. It is about fighting the good fight, but not losing sight of the magic-it is about making the word flesh. This is a must-read for anyone who cares about becoming a better leader."
—Paul D. Houston, executive director, American Association of School Administrators

"Warriors and wizards! Craxy metaphors for leaders? No! Compelling insights that Bolman and Deal have distilled compelling insights from organizational life, illustrating them with fascinating stories. They convinced me that we as leaders can achieve our mission and care for our people more effectively by embracing the reality of combat and magic, of power and spirit, in our organizations. If you’re a good leader, this book will make you better."
—Colonel Larry R. Donnithorne, author, The West Point Way of Leadership: From Learning Principled Leadership to Practicing It

"I find The Wizard and Warrior a fascinating and enjoyable read. The premise is exactly what it set out to be, a prod and a guide to trumpet the true legacy of leadership. The self-inventory guidelines stimulate an interesting integration of fantasy and myth (through Harry Potter’s Dumbledore, Merlin of King Arthur’s court, and Tolkein’s Gandalf) with the realities of business tycoons such as Oprah Winfrey, Herb Kelleher, and Mary Kay Ash, as well as the political wizard of U.S. presidents. The book provokes the reader to understand the immeasurable potential of the wizard and warrior in each of us that can create change and challenge."
—John Keola Lake, kumu-in-residence, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawai'I, head of Hawaiian traditions

"This book is a must-read for all who are pursuing the journey of leadership. It provides in-depth insight into passion and power, and how they are the very essence of leadership. It will be of great value for all those in leadership positions at J.E. Dunn."
—Terrence P. Dunn, chief executive officer, J.E. Dunn Construction Company

Wiley; March 2006
ISBN 9781118046647
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Title: The Wizard and the Warrior
Author: Lee G. Bolman; Terrence E. Deal
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