The Power Deep in Org Chart: Leading from the Middle by Jennifer A. Bartlett
Bartlett, Jennifer A., "The Power Deep in Org Chart: Leading From the Middle" (2014). Library Faculty and Staff Publications. 210.
Review of an important work on organizational culture.
The three-dozen essays in Leading from the Middle draw from disparate realms: travel, sports, music, retail businesses, airlines, and libraries. In his self-described idiosyncratic, contrarian, and quixotic fashion, Lubans comments on everything from empowerment and teamwork to organizational climate and leadership blunders. The often somewhat whimsical section titles are indicative of this compilation’s engaging style: “Ask Jeeves,” “The Way of the Dog,” “She Took Everything but the Blame,” “The Stove-Side Chat.”--Art A. Lichtenstein