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Grow Your Leadership. Enrich Your Life. Leave a Lasting Legacy. What is great leadership? What separates the merely competent leaders from those rare individuals who leave a lasting impression on everyone around them? As one of the world's most in-demand CEO coaches and top leadership gurus, John Mattone has worked with some of our brightest business minds--Apple's Steve Jobs, Pepsi's Roger Enrico, and Nielsen's Armando Uriegas--and he's identified the key qualities that, together, make up the mindset of great leadership. In The Intelligent Leader, Mattone lays out an accessible, practical, and compelling path that anyone can take to become the kind of leader that brings enrichment to the lives of others, enjoys a more fulfilling life, and leaves a lasting legacy. Each chapter uses a variety of real-world examples, tools, and assessments to explore one of Mattone's 7 dimensions of Intelligent Leadership, including: - Thinking differently, thinking big - Having a mindset of duty vs. a mindset of entitlement - Leveraging your gifts and addressing your gaps - Having the courage to execute with pride, passion, and precision Readers will have complimentary online access to the Mattone Leadership Enneagram Inventory ($110 value), which offers a personalized assessment of your leadership style and maturity.
Organizations are becoming increasingly dehumanized. The move toward an AI-driven world of work means intense competition for a finite number of `human' resources, where the pressure to perform can incite an I'm fine response when a colleague asks, How are you? . Opportunities to connect authentically with or care for one other at a basic human level are diminishing, and we only know our colleagues superficially. This book argues that human connections are formed by showing vulnerability and sharing stories of suffering. Creating a culture of workplace compassion is an organizational imperative in the 21st century where suffering is hidden, stress-related absence is growing and career burnout is a recognized phenomenon. 'The Human Moment' suggests that by encouraging cultures of compassion, organizations can help to build healthier workplace environments.
From the startup to corporate giant, companies are facing massive amounts of disruption. More than ever before, organizations need nimble and responsive leaders who know how to exploit the opportunities that change brings. In this insightful book, senior executive Jean Dahl takes a hard look at how leadership needs to be redefined in this age of disruption by embracing lean principles. Drawing on nearly three decades of corporate experience, Dahl lays out a new holistic approach to developing today's lean leaders. She shares personal experiences and compelling real-world case studies to explain the steps needed to get you and your company to embrace and respond to change proactively. Learn how to build a lean culture within your organization Discover the five dimensions of lean leadership and the skills and abilities involved Learn how to apply the seven steps necessary to become a lean leader Build a culture of continuous change within your organization by implementing the seven steps to building a lean culture
Today's leaders often lack clarity and therefore the ability to execute, leaving their organizations mired in the status quo. Renowned leadership expert Mark Sanborn demystifies the essential elements of great leadership and provides a formula for leaders to achieve breakthrough success. Culture, inspiration, and emotion--these are the three new imperatives of the intentional leader. They're the focus of consistent action that a leader must take daily to lead powerfully in the world that is, not the world that was. While every company will approach these three imperatives differently, they're the backbone of a successful company, and they're the essential elements of intentional leadership. The Intention Imperative explains how five very different businesses use clarity of purpose and consistent action to achieve extraordinary success in their given fields. Using their practices as examples, Sanborn shows how they've harnessed the three imperatives and how it's possible to improve your own business by adopting their practices. The larger points of intentional leadership, intentional leaders, and their place in the current world are explained, giving readers the opportunity to spot the parallels in real-world examples. In addition, readers will Discover why motivation isn't enough today, and why employees need inspiration to deliver great results Build a culture that powers the right actions and creates the right results Make a shift in thinking, to design and deliver positive emotions for customers Learn how other organizations have applied intentional leadership principles and achieved breakthrough results
Unlocks the secret of getting ahead, by getting you off to a great start. Gene Reznik, Group Chief Strategy Officer, Accenture Niamh's framework and approach provides a valuable and practical resource to create the positive momentum for your first 100 days. Mark Spelman, Head of Thought Leadership, World Economic Forum The first 100 days is a key indicator of success in your new role. With structured planning, commercial insights and leadership coaching, Niamh O'Keeffe provides all the crucial insights to empower any time-pressured leader to achieve the very best start. Through its focussed approach, practical advice and exercises, frequent check-ins and real-life examples, Your First 100 Days is your all in one guide to getting ahead. Structured in bite-sized chunks and arranged along a 100-day timeline, you can create, deliver and sustain an effective plan during this crucial early phrase to hit the ground running. ACCELERATE YOUR LEADERSHIP SUCCESS IN YOUR FIRST 100 DAYS - AND BEYOND
What every leader needs to know about dignity and how to create a culture in which everyone thrives This landmark book from an expert in dignity studies explores the essential but underrecognized role of dignity as part of good leadership. Extending the reach of her award-winning book Dignity: Its Essential Role in Resolving Conflict, Donna Hicks now contributes a specific, practical guide to achieving a culture of dignity. Most people know very little about dignity, the author has found, and when leaders fail to respect the dignity of others, conflict and distrust ensue. Hicks highlights three components of leading with dignity: what one must know in order to honor dignity and avoid violating it; what one must do to lead with dignity; and how one can create a culture of dignity in any organization, whether corporate, religious, governmental, healthcare, or beyond. Brimming with key research findings, real-life case studies, and workable recommendations, this book fills an important gap in our understanding of how best to be together in a conflict-ridden world.
It's estimated that U.S. companies spend over $14 billion annually on leadership development (Wentworth and Loew 2013, O'Leonard & Loew 2012.) Match that number to the abundant and growing research that finds most leadership development to be ineffective and the conclusion is a phenomenal amount of waste. A few of the research studies indicate: * A 2015 study by the Brandon Hall Group found that 81 percent of organizations reported that they were not very effective at developing their leaders. Only 18 percent indicated that their leaders were very effective at meeting key business goals (Loew 2015) * A 2017 survey by McKinsey found that a mere 11 percent of five hundred global executives felt that their leadership development efforts achieved desired results (Feser et al. 2017). * In the 2017 CEO Challenge study conducted by the Conference Board, 41 percent of global CEOs reported that their leadership development efforts were of very high or high quality (Mitchel and van Ark 2017). The remedy for this situation is to have business strategy drive leadership development instead of creating programs that match a one size fits all approach to leadership. This book's approach, called Strategy-Driven Leadership Development (SDLD), puts business strategy first. It maintains an emphasis on building leadership programs around what it will take to make the business successful as opposed to implementing a program in the hopes that it will benefit the strategy. The following four components naturally flow within the model: 1. BUSINESS STRATEGY Because strategy is the key driver for each organization, leadership development must flow from it and support the effort to fulfill the strategic mission. 2. ORGANIZATION DEMAND Strategy determines the organization's demand for talent and skills. Leadership development must seek to enable the skills needed to successfully execute the strategy. 3. LEADERSHIP CAPACITY Once the organization demand is clear, it's time to assess the capabilities available in the organization. 4. INTENTIONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT The gap between organization demand and leadership capacity provides the basis for development efforts that serve the business strategy. This ensures that leadership development is fully integrated with the demands of the business. The result is a differentiated and targeted approach called Intentional Leadership Development, which provides the structure for transforming how leadership development is undertaken. At the heart of this book, however, is the explanation of how small, incremental changes in action and perspective create meaningful changes in the way leadership is developed. The focus is on the leadership behaviors associated with success for any and every company. Some companies may need leaders with better financial acumen while others may require better teamwork for success. These skills are learnable and when the energy of an organization is behind it, then leadership development can be transformational. This is what the authors mean by retooling rather than stating that prior leadership efforts have failed and that we must start all over again. There are many good ideas and actions that are currently being played out in leadership programs, but they miss the critical element of tying their efforts to the business strategy. These actions benefit the organization in the following ways: * C-suite leaders, who recognize the importance of developing the next generation of leaders want a program that provides immediate benefits to the organization. By tying development to business strategy, participants using this approach deliver immediate value to the organization. * Human Resource leaders demonstrate strategic value to their business partners by developing leaders who address current and real business issues. They no longer have to hope that the leadership development program will be more than a shiny new nickel whose impact will wear off after 3 months. * Managers will appreciate the concrete and specific actions they can take which will allow them to build leadership development activities into their regular daily operations as opposed to having to find special time to work on development, a strategy we refer to as build it in, don't bolt it on. * Up and coming leaders will gain the specific skills and competencies they will need for success in their current and future roles as leaders. Our concept of mass personalization means that the system allows everyone to customize their leadership activities to meet their needs while addressing the larger concerns of the business. Retooling Leadership Development changes the way organizations think about and drive their leadership talent initiatives among their current and upcoming leaders. The book is filled with research, science-based information, case studies and practical hands-on tools on why and how this Strategy-Driven Leadership Development model will transform company leadership approaches.
Your organization - business, church, or nonprofit - will experience unprecedented growth when you close the gap between these two game-changing questions: What are we known for? What do we want to be known for? In Know What You're FOR, entrepreneur and thought leader Jeff Henderson makes it clear that if we want to change the world with our products or our mission, then we must shift the focus of our messaging and marketing. Rather than self-promoting, we must transform our organizations to be people-centric. This sounds like a no-brainer, but looking closer shows just how little this is true and how impactful the change would be if it were. Whether you're a business leader, a change advocate, or a movement maker, Know What You're FOR will help you - and your organization - thrive. It's what happens when you create an organization focused on who it is FOR. This is the future. Thriving organizations will be more concerned with becoming raving fans of their customers than they are trying to convince customers to become raving fans of the organization. This isn't theory. Jeff Henderson has experienced it. Working with companies like Chick-fil-A and the Atlanta Braves, then serving as a pastor for 15 years at one of the country's largest and most influential churches, North Point, Jeff knows what success looks like for healthy organizations and healthy lives. With fascinating stories from a host of entrepreneurs and Jeff's remarkable career, Know What You're FOR equips you with a simple strategy and the tools for extraordinary growth. You'll discover how to: Work FOR your current and future customers with a new, effective method Be FOR your team and help your people reach full potential Create a ripple impact by being FOR your community Live and work your best by caring FOR yourself In a hypercritical, cynical world, one that is often known for what it's against, let's be a group of people known for who and what we're FOR. It's a powerful strategy for business. But more importantly, it is a revolutionary way to live.
Every day millions of people with high potential are frustrated and held back by incompetent leaders. New York Times bestselling leadership author John C. Maxwell knows this because the number one question he gets asked is about how to lead when the boss isn't a good leader. You don't have to be trapped in your work situation. In this book, adapted from the million-selling The 360-Degree Leader, Maxwell unveils the keys to successfully navigating the challenges of working for a bad boss. Maxwell teaches how to position yourself for current and future success, take the high road with a poor leader, avoid common pitfalls, work well with teammates, and develop influence wherever you find yourself. Practicing the principles taught in this book will result in endless opportunities-for your organization, your career, and your life. You can learn how to lead when your boss can't (or won't).
Lead-er-shift [verb]: The act of nimbly adapting one's leadership in the midst of rapid change. The term leadershift may be new to you, but the climate of change that demands it is not. As a leader, you already know that it takes more than staying the course to be successful. The key to not just surviving but to continual innovation, improvement, and influence is to learn how to leadershift. In the Leadershift Workbook, based on the bestselling book of the same name, author John C. Maxwell helps leaders make the changes the current fast-paced environment demands. He begins by helping leaders embrace seven principles to face every situation with flexibility and confidence: Continually learn, unlearn, and relearn Value yesterday, but live in today Rely on speed, but thrive on timing See the big picture as the picture keeps getting bigger Live in today, but think about tomorrow Move forward courageously in the midst of uncertainty Realize today's best will not meet tomorrow's challenges In each of the lessons in this workbook, John shares the critical shifts he has personally made over the course of his long and successful leadership career, including the Adaptive Shift from Plan A to Option A, the Production Shift from Ladder Climbing to Ladder Building, and the Influence Shift from Positional Authority to Moral Authority. These leadershifts will change the way you think, act, and ultimately lead so you can be proactive and successful in an ever-changing world. Designed for use with the Leadershift book (9780718098506).