A Leadership Paradox: Influencing Others by Defining Yourself

Revised Edition

by Greg Robinson with Mark Rose



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/7/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781418485153
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781420814224

About the Book

Times are such that organizations can no longer survive with leaders focused on telling others what to do and the rest of the organization allowing themselves to be taken care of by a leader. Differentiated leadership no longer places its faith in holding together this failed paradigm. Differentiated leaders recognize that they must begin the path of change by addressing their own anxiety and find a way to overcome their fear.  Their depth of learning, both about themselves and the challenges surrounding them, must grow.  As it does, they will be able to step out in courage and offer both the truth about current conditions and ask the questions which will allow a new vision to emerge.  Based on research inside a Fortune 500 company, A Leadership Paradox outlines and provides a model for achieving differentiated (defined) leadership.

About the Author

Greg Robinson is currently President of Challenge Quest, LLC in Pryor, Oklahoma. Greg has a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Leadership from The Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Greg’s professional career has concentrated in the areas of team development, leadership development, facilitation and consulting with organizational change efforts.  He is the author of Teams for a New Generation: An Introduction to Collective Learning.


Mark Rose is the Business Development Leader for Challenge Quest, LLC. His main focus is equipping teams with skills and tools to become more effective. He received his Master’s of Human Relations degree from The University of Oklahoma. Mark has worked as co-facilitator in a series of training videos, Trainer Games in Action: Volume One and Two which show how trainers can use activities to help the retention of information for their learners.