Op werkdagen voor 23:00 besteld, morgen in huis Gratis verzending vanaf €20

Paradoxical Leadership

How to Make Complexity an Advantage

Gebonden Engels 2023 9781487507633
Verwachte levertijd ongeveer 6 werkdagen


On a daily basis, leaders, managers, and professionals alike have to deal with tensions caused by differing and even opposite approaches. We often feel the need to make a fundamental choice between either one or the other for the sake of clarity. Using practical methodology and an extensive toolkit, Paradoxical Leadership reveals how to transform divisive dilemmas into creative solutions and paralyzing polarization into a constructive dialogue.

Ivo Brughmans focuses on solutions that include both sides of the coin and reconcile conflicting views. He works out the fundamental principles of a paradoxical perspective and explains how to apply them to yourself as a person and a professional, how to integrate them into your leadership style, how to implement them in your team and organization, and how to conduct an effective dialogue on polarizing issues. Developing this paradoxical perspective, the book sheds a refreshingly new light on a wide range of fundamental organizational and management challenges, such as strategy development, business design, corporate governance, performance management, change, agility, innovation, diversity, culture transformation, leadership, and talent.

Demonstrating how to manage contradictions, tensions, and dilemmas in a productive and inclusive way, Paradoxical Leadership provides the skills, frameworks, and tools necessary to integrate both/and thinking into your working and leadership style.


Aantal pagina's:322


Wees de eerste die een lezersrecensie schrijft!

Over Ivo Brughmans

Ivo Brughmans studeerde filosofie, internationale politiek en bedrijfskunde. Ivo heeft 25 jaar gewerkt als managementconsultant voor een internationaal adviesbureau en is meer dan 12 jaar bezig met het thema van paradoxaal leiderschap: hoe je ogenschijnlijk tegengestelde waarden met elkaar kunt verbinden. Het verbinden van tegenpolen loopt als een rode draad door zijn eigen leven en werk: als Belg werkzaam in Nederland, als filosoof bezig met praktische bedrijfskundige problemen en als rationalist vertrouwend op intuïtie. Ivo schreef hierover verschillende boeken en geeft lezingen, inspiratiesessies en workshops over paradoxaal leiderschap in Nederland en België.

Andere boeken door Ivo Brughmans



Part I: In the Lab
1. Polarities and Paradoxes: What Are They and How Do They Work?
1.2 Polarities as the Lifeblood of Adaptive Systems
1.2 How to Engage with Polarities
1.3 How Polarities Work in Organizations and Social Systems

2. The Limitations of Either/Or Thinking
2.1 Various Forms of Either/Or Thinking
2.2 Why Is Either/Or Thinking So Attractive?
2.3 Why Doesn’t the Either/Or Approach Work?
2.4 The Challenge

3. Thinking from a Both/And Perspective
3.1. Why Is a Paradigm Shift Necessary and Inevitable?
3.2 Paradoxical Leadership and Both/And Thinking on the Rise
3.3 The Fundamentals of Both/And Thinking
3.4 Principles of Practice

4. How to Balance between Opposite Poles?
4.1 Coping with Our Own Polarities
4.2 Working with the Polarities of Our Organization

Part II: At Work
5. Setting the Strategic Direction and Steering the Business
5.1 Staying on Course and Strategic Agility
5.2 Specializing and Working Together in One Value Chain
5.3 Giving Direction to an Organization without Putting It in a Straitjacket
5.4 The Obsession to Measure Everything and the Limitations of Kips

6. Change
6.1 Change and Continuity: The Old and the New
6.2 Adaptability, Versatility, and Identity
6.3 Polarization and Tribal Wars
6.4 Paradoxical Interventions: Doing the Opposite to What We Want to Achieve

7. Where People and the Organization Come Together
7.1 The Power of What Is Hidden in the Shadows
7.2 How Diversity Can Help Us Achieve Better Results
7.3 Creativity and Innovation: A Winding Road

8. Conducting the Paradoxical Dialogue
8.1 The Inner Compass
8.2 How to Shape the Paradoxical Dialogue in Your Team and Organization
8.3 Caught in the Middle: Reconciling Different Worlds

9. Paradoxically Competent
9.1 The Paradoxically Competent Professional and Manager
9.2 The Paradoxical Skill Set

Where Do We Go from Here? Back to the Basics

Appendix: List of Common Polarities


Managementboek Top 100


Populaire producten



        Paradoxical Leadership