Fables and the Art of Leadership


Mr Roger’s way of thinking about leadership and how Ian and Donna decided to see this skill.

Leadership is essential to grow in any field, work or personal, however studying leadership is something that is complicated because there are many discernments among the authors, since someones thinks it is something that is born with, or is something that is developed, or is a skill focused on one area, which make us to think that whoever found the formula to effectively impact the masses like a leader found the secret of the blue unicorn, when it doesn’t really have to be.

Leadership is an art and art is a form of expression, we learn to express ourselves when we’re childs, and our way of doing it at that age will determine how we will express ourselves as we grow up, then, leadership being an art, art an expression and we learn to express ourselves when we’re childs … Learning to lead is a child’s game, this was Mr Roger’s way of thinking and this is how Ian and Donna decided to see this skill.

“Fables and the Art of Leadership” is a book that shows you how to develop healthy and effective leadership skills in such a simple way that a child could understand it, it takes you by the hand through small stories and fables in order for you to see leadership in third person being able to reflect as the story progresses.

He uses 8 stories from various segments of the Make-Believe neighborhood, using all kinds of elements, he teaches children with puppets and adults in songs, his interest is that it is entertaining and easy to understand information for all ages.

They believe that the children of yesterday are the corporate minded bosses of today and that the children of today will be the corporate minded bosses of tomorrow … But it is never too late to become a leader worthy of admiration.

The book seeks you to adopt the 7C’s, which are: Connect, cencern, creativity, communication, consciousness, courage and Community. In addition to being applied to the Make-Believe scenarios, these concepts are discussed in order – from least to most complex – as readers look to develop their own leadership roles.

It’s a fact that every kid wanted to be Mister Rogers’ neighbor. Fred Rogers hosts this gentle, thoughtful children’s show, and he treats kids like intelligent people who deserve programming just as good as that for adults. 

The book seeks to apply the wisdom of Mister Rogers to the Workplace brings those same values and philosophy of Fred Rogers in order to take them to the specific place where they are most needed; to you at your workplace. It is aimed at today’s managers and executives, but it is effective for anyone who applies it in any area of ​​life, anyone who aspires to become a better leader, this book is undoubtedly for you who are reading this.

Date: 2012
Author: Ian I. Mitroff and Donna D. Mitroff
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137003089
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