We need leaders who combine hard-headed realism with passionate commitment to larger values and purposes.
We apologize to anyone who finds that an old favorite fell to the cuttingroom floor, but we think most readers will find the book an even clearer and more efficient read.
Life in organizations has also produced many new examples, and there is new material throughout the book.
At the same time, we worked zealously to minimize bloat by tracking down and expunging every redundant sentence, marginal concept, or extraneous example.
Myopic managers or overzealous leaders usually harm more than just themselves.
The challenges of modern organizations require the objective perspective of managers as well as the brilliant flashes of vision that wise leadership provides.