A powerful force draws people to leadership in countless businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and social movements—we call it invisible leadership. Invisible leadership embodies situations in which dedication to a compelling and deeply held common purpose is the motivating force for leadership. The Power of Invisible Leadership: How a Compelling Common Purpose Inspires Exceptional Leadership, by Gill Robinson Hickman and Georgia L. Sorenson, is a readable, research-based book that shows readers how invisible leadership exists in the space between leaders and followers, artists and subjects, and purposes and people. Rather than reinforcing the idea that leadership is embodied in celebrity leaders or in gifted and charismatic individuals, this insightful new book identifies "charisma of purpose" as the motivating force for invisible leadership.
SAGE Publications; February 2013
- ISBN: 9781483308944
- Edition: 1
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- Title: The Power of Invisible Leadership
- Author: Gill R. Hickman; Georgia J. Sorenson
Imprint: SAGE Publications, Inc
In The Press
"Hickman and Sorenson's concept of ‘invisible leadership,’ that is, a passionately held common purpose that inspires people to commit themselves to its accomplishment, is exactly what has been missing (maybe, just invisible) from the field of leadership. This brilliant insight extricates the study of leadership from the morass of focusing on narcissistic, power-driven individuals. Instead, "invisible leadership" rivets our attention on that ineffable phenomenon we often mistake for human leaders’ individual qualities or accomplishments. Hickman and Sorenson have broken new ground! What a joy to read!"