Leading People from the Middle: The Universal Mission of Heart and Mind

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First, you can't lead the way I lead. You wouldn't want to, and the people you lead wouldn't want you to either. The best leaders lead from their strengths. You want to lead in the way that works best for you. Only I can lead my way, and sometimes it's pretty bizarre. According to a fund-raising consultant, I'm not very presidential. I consider this high praise.

We have to work within our basic dispositions to be effective. Unfortunately, a lot of parents, coaches, and inspirational speakers try to get us to believe otherwise. Commencements are breeding grounds for these aggrandizing lies, and it's the speakers who are doing the lying.

Leading People from the Middle addresses 20th century leadership assumptions, the new dynamics of 21st-century leadership, and how leaders can change to meet the demands of today's organizations. Over the course of this book, the author, William P. Robinson discusses his understanding of leading from the middle as it refers to influencing from among, rather than from above, below, or in front of one's group. Leading from the middle refers to positioning ourselves alongside of those whom we've empowered, working shoulder to shoulder. It refers to living in the center of a mission, rather than simply lifting it up. He believes that leaders will set the standard and then work very hard to help their people achieve the group's goal.

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In July of 1993, William P. Robinson became the 17th president of Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington. Bill received his bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa, his master's degree from Wheaton College, and his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. He and his wife, Bonnie, are the parents of three married children.

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Robinson alerts us to the serious changes taking place in a leader's job...Good stuff! -- Max DePree, author of Leadership Jazz

Robinson presents serious ideas packaged with a marvelous sense of humor. Key points are broken out in clearly delineated form. -- Al Erisman, Ethix Bulletin, Issue 21,January-February, 2003

Those who share Robinson's vision of leadership will be free to be graceful and grateful leaders... -- George R. Nethercutt Jr., congressman, United States House of Representatives

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