Head heart and guts summary
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran DesaiIn a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas lives an embittered judge who wants only to retire in peace, when his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, arrives on his doorstep. The judge’s cook watches over her distractedly, for his thoughts are often on his son, Biju, who is hopscotching from one gritty New York restaurant to another. Kiran Desai’s brilliant novel, published to huge acclaim, is a story of joy and despair. Her characters face numerous choices that majestically illuminate the consequences of colonialism as it collides with the modern world.
Head, Heart & Guts – Leaders Need all Three (insight from the book)
Stephen Rhinesmith, a partner at Mercer Delta Executive Learning Center, has trained executives in 60 countries during his year career. He has seen U. Workforce Management: What are the biggest challenges in global leadership? Stephen Rhinesmith: There are three major issues that global leaders have to deal with today. The second is managing diversity.
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Complex times require complete leaders. Partial leaders struggle during an era of paradox, ambiguity, and unpredictability. To employ a one-dimensional leadership approach may have worked in simpler times, but in an environment of moral complexity and rapid shifts in attitude, social and political circumstances, economic conditions, and technology, leaders must be capable of using their head, their heart, and their guts as situations demand. David L. Doltich, Peter C.
The Three Brains of Leadership — harnessing the wisdom of the head, heart and gut brains for generative and adaptive leadership. The complex issues and adaptive challenges facing organizations today require a far more generative response than simply devising innovative strategies and new business models. New strategies developed and executed from conditioned ways of being and thinking predictably end up back in status quo. What is required is a new form of leadership. Not a new approach to leadership, but a new form. Despite the abundant variety of leadership models available today, persistent issues still remain common to many organizations such as:.