Book Review: Leadership Framed by Art by Iris Lavy

Title: Leadership Framed by Art
Author: Iris Lavy
Genre: Nonfiction
Age Group: Adult
Rating: 4stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

CEO’s have a new coach… Guess who?

American corporations spent $14 billion on leadership development in 2016. Do they get their money’s worth?

Change is the name of the game in today’s complex and turbulent business environment. To better embrace change and disruption, businesses must rethink their leadership coaching programs. Today’s leader must be a visionary, creative, independent thinker and a bold executor.

How can such leadership be inspired? The evocative answer is hiding behind some surprising questions:

What do the artist Pablo Picasso and Mark Zuckerberg have in common?
What do the artist Damien Hirst and Jeff Bezos have in common?
What distinguishes a manager from a Leader; a craftsman from an artist?
What can today’s leaders learn from artists?

Dare to discover your inner Leadership capacity

Leadership Framed by Art uncovers the eye-opening parallel between modern art and business leadership. Iris Lavy shows how modern art can inspire influential and charismatic leadership. The refreshing takes this book offers will inspire the leaders-artists who make sure that the cogs of motivation, innovation and entrepreneurship continue to buzz as they color the old familiar boxes with out-of-the-box shades and hues.

Leadership Framed by Art breathes new life into the concept of leadership with innovative originality. The book sheds new colors on commonplace issues such as vision, change management and women’s leadership by drawing inspiration from predominant artists and linking their ideas to the current world of management. Drawing on the wisdom of Bill Gates of Microsoft, Jack Dorsey of Twitter, Sheryl Sandberg, VCOO at Facebook, Jamie Dimon, CEO and Chair of JP Morgan Chase and countless other giants.

Iris Lavy’s thesis is clear and concise: Pablo Picasso or Andy Warhol were and still are cultural leaders. They ran counter to the accepted models of the time, promoted fresh thinking while breaking the boundaries to oppose blind obedience to norms. Modern artists called on their peers to follow them out and to gallop ahead on the high wire between consensus and the great unknown. This is exactly the kind of leadership needed in the current challenging and yet exciting business world arena of the 21st century.

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Leadership Framed by Art by Iris Lavy offers a new and original concept: to equip corporate leaders with insights from the world of visual art. Teachers such as Picasso and Van Gogh can provide corporate leaders with valuable insights into how to manage change, or how they want to be seen by their organization. We meet other famous painters too, such as Warhol, Matisse, and all of them have something valuable to teach to these corporate giants that can change their entire perspective.

The book will be inspirational to both the more down-to-earth corporate types, to CEO’s and directors, as well as to artists who will appreciate the creative connections this author makes. It’s quite inspiring and thought-provoking, and the writing is quite clever. A connection often overlooked between art and management skills is here brought to the front.

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