IN THIS SUMMARY
Joseph A. Raelin’s The Leaderful Fieldbook is a practical guide for those committed to transforming conventional leadership and organizations into “leaderful practices” and “leaderful organizations.” It is a how-to volume for implementing the theories and principles presented in Raelin’s previous book, Creating Leaderful Organziations. Raelin maintains that the paradigm of the leaderful organization is more effective in 21st century organizations than conventional leadership initiatives. It is a newer alternative to the traditional model of leadership, which invests resources in particular individuals who hold positions near the top of a vertical hierarchy. The leaderful model applies to the modern organization where vertical hierarchies are less prevalent and networks, relationships, and partnerships are no longer defined by geography or rank.