Crucibles of Leadership: Book Review
Crucibles of Leadership: How to learn from experience to become a great leader
Boston, Harvard Business School Press, 2008.
by Robert J. Thomas
This book deeply explores the importance and power of reframing adversity as a growth opportunity where real leadership is born, consistent with the metaphor of a crucible for refining precious metals. Thomas underscores that the essence of thriving in adversity is learning. It addresses the importance of leaders' experiences, how to create a personal learning strategy in order to grow through adversity, and identifies an organizational agenda for experience-based leadership development. Filled with examples and practical application, the book is a great resource for leaders and OD professionals.
© 2014 Kevin Nourse, PhD