By way of explaining why no blog for the past couple of weeks, there is this. Page proofs. I’ve been reviewing the page proofs of my forthcoming book, titled as above – Professionalizing Leadership. It will be published by Oxford University Press on or about February 1st.
This is from the Introduction, titled “Learning Leading – Lame Undertaking.”
Professionalizing Leadership looks at a leadership culture that is as widespread as deeply entrenched. It looks at an industry that is enormously profitable but entirely unregulated. It looks at a pedagogical practice that falls stunningly short of any imagined ideal. And it looks at what can be done to bestow on leaders a semblance of the gravitas that we associate with professionals.