Dare to become a leader who inspires others
"Quinn’s work captures a crucial truth about great leadership–that it is about who we are and not what we do. In facing our fears and harnessing our uniqueness, we bring forth the capacity for inspired leadership and for enduring change. Robert Quinn is a gifted storyteller. This is his best book to date."
–Peter J. Frost, Edgar F. Kaiser Professor of Organizational Behavior, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, and author of Toxic Emotions at Work
"Quinn's fundamental state of leadership is fundamentally uncommon. Rather than focusing on how to lead others, he has served up authentic insights on how leaders can best lead themselves."
–Jim Haduan, CEO, Root Learning, Inc.
"Read this book only if you are willing to address the fear that keeps you from leadership, and from profound change in yourself and others."
–Allan R. Cohen, Distinguished Professor of Global Leadership, Babson College, and coauthor of Power-Up: Transforming Organizations Through Shared Leadership
"Quinn takes us to the chasm where deep change is lived and led–then guides us over it. Practical scholarship. Masterful teaching."
–Philip Mirvis, coauthor of To the Desert and Back: The Story of One of the Most Dramatic Business Transformations on Record
"A gem of a book, as wise and practical a guide on individual and organizational transformation as you’ll find anywhere."
–Warren Bennis, University Professor, University of Southern California, and coauthor of Geeks and Geezers: How Era, Values, and Defining Moments Shape Leaders
"The process of becoming a leader or revitalizing yourself is chaotic and frightening. Readers will find the courage to embrace a truly transformative change."
–Richard E. Boyatzis, professor and chair of the Department of 0rganizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University, and coauthor of Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence
About the Author
Robert E. Quinn is the author of Deep Change and Change the World, both from Jossey-Bass. Quinn helps business and government leaders understand and manage organizational life through his teaching, consulting, books, and numerous published articles. He holds the Margaret Elliott Tracy Collegiate Professorship of Business Administration and is Professor of Organi-zational Behavior and Human Resource Management at the Graduate School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.