On this episode, I speak with Jerry Manas about his new leadership book, Managing the Gray Areas. Jerry's book explores the most challenging dilemmas that leaders struggle with, and offers a set of guidelines, principles, and tools that can help navigate these murky waters. Managing the Gray Areas touches on topics such as principles, values, ethics, decision-making, incentives, staffing, critical thinking, and communication. It pulls ideas from a wide variety of knowledge areas, such as philosophy, science, art, medicine, business, and history. Ultimately, it is a book about leading with humanity. To contact Jerry, please visit his website at http://www.manasbooks.com/.
Helpful resources from Jerry:
- InfoTool - http://www.infotool-online.com/
- Evidence-Based Management website: http://www.evidence-basedmanagement.com/
- 21 Leaders for the 21st Century by Fons Trompenaars
- Good Business: Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
- Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths And Total Nonsense: Profiting From Evidence-Based Management by Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I. Sutton
- Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World's Most Unusual Workplace by Ricardo Semler
- Defining Moments: When Managers Must Choose Between Right And Right by Joseph L. Badaracco, Jr.