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The Leadership Capital Index

The Leadership Capital Index

Author: Dave Ulrich

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781626566002

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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When it comes to evaluating a firm, leadership matters. We know that financial outcomes can predict about 50 percent of a firm's market value. Intangibles like strategy, brand, talent, R&D, innovation, risk, and so on account for the rest. But leadership underlies them all. And despite how important we know it is, we've been forced to rely on subjective and unreliable ways to measure its impact—until now. In this landmark book, leadership scholar, author, and consultant Dave Ulrich proposes a “leadership capital index”—a Moody's or Standard and Poor's rating for leadership. Drawing on research from investors and business leaders, and synthesizing the work of dozens of consulting firms and leadership experts, Ulrich analyzes two broad domains, each comprising five factors. The individual domain includes personal qualities, strategic prowess, execution proficiency, interpersonal skills, and fit between the leader's style and the organization's market promises. The organizational domain encompasses a leader's ability to create customer-focused cultures, manage talent, demand accountability, use information to gain competitive advantage, and set up work processes to deal with change. Ulrich details rigorous metrics and methods for evaluating leaders on each of these factors. The result is a groundbreaking book that will be of vital interest not only to equity and debt investors but also to boards of directors, executive teams, human resource and leadership development professionals, government and ratings agencies—and of course to leaders themselves.

The Leadership Capital Index

The Leadership Capital Index

Author: Mark Bennister

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198783848

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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The Leadership Capital Index develops a conceptual framework of leadership capital and a diagnostic tool - the Leadership Capital Index (LCI) - to measure and evaluate the fluctuating nature of the leadership capital of leaders. Differing amounts of leadership capital, a combination of skills, relations and reputation, allow leaders to succeed or bring about their failure. This book brings together leading international scholars in the field to engage with the concept of 'leadership capital' and use and apply the LCI to a variety of comparative case studies. The book provides an important, timely, and innovative contribution to the now flourishing academic discipline of political leadership studies. The LCI offers a comprehensive yet parsimonious and easily applicable 10 point matrix to examine leadership authority over time and in different political contexts. In each case, leaders 'spend' and put their 'stock' of authority and support at risk. United States president Lyndon Johnson arm-twisting Congress to put into effect civil rights legislation; Tony Blair taking the United Kingdom into the invasion of Iraq; Angela Merkel committing Germany to a generous reception of refugees: all 'spent capital' to forge public policy they believed in. The volume examines how office-holders acquire, consolidate, risk, and lose such capital, and concentrates predominantly on elected 'chief executives' at the national level, including majoritarian and consensus systems, multiple and singular cases, and also examines some presidential and sub-national cases. The Leadership Capital Index is an exploratory volume, with chapters providing a series of plausibility probes to see how the LCI framework 'performs' as a descriptive and analytical tool.

The Leadership Capital Index

The Leadership Capital Index

Author: Dave Ulrich

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781626566019

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 990

When it comes to evaluating a firm, leadership matters. We know that financial outcomes can predict about 50 percent of a firm's market value. Intangibles like strategy, brand, talent, R&D, innovation, risk, and so on account for the rest. But leadership underlies them all. And despite how important we know it is, we've been forced to rely on subjective and unreliable ways to measure its impact—until now. In this landmark book, leadership scholar, author, and consultant Dave Ulrich proposes a “leadership capital index”—a Moody's or Standard and Poor's rating for leadership. Drawing on research from investors and business leaders, and synthesizing the work of dozens of consulting firms and leadership experts, Ulrich analyzes two broad domains, each comprising five factors. The individual domain includes personal qualities, strategic prowess, execution proficiency, interpersonal skills, and fit between the leader's style and the organization's market promises. The organizational domain encompasses a leader's ability to create customer-focused cultures, manage talent, demand accountability, use information to gain competitive advantage, and set up work processes to deal with change. Ulrich details rigorous metrics and methods for evaluating leaders on each of these factors. The result is a groundbreaking book that will be of vital interest not only to equity and debt investors but also to boards of directors, executive teams, human resource and leadership development professionals, government and ratings agencies—and of course to leaders themselves.

Become: The Five Commitments of Purposeful Leadership

Become: The Five Commitments of Purposeful Leadership

Author: Mark Hannum

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9781260457575

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 630

Become a leader worth following by using the proven, evidence-based methods of the widely respected, global leadership firm Linkage, Inc. and leadership development expert Mark Hannum The world’s greatest leaders focus on three critical things: they are committed to accomplishing something that matters; they articulate a vision that others embrace; and they demonstrate a series of five commitments that make up the message of this book. In Become, Mark Hannum, a leading Executive Coach, Consultant, Practitioner and Researcher in the leadership field, reveals the evidence-based secrets that surfaced from vast data Linkage has collected on leadership effectiveness. He details the five commitments that the best leaders make to themselves and their organizations: •INSPIRE others to join the pursuit of a common vision•ENGAGE every team member to contribute their best abilities•INNOVATE key products or processes that lead to the goal•ACHIEVE results by organizing people and aligning resources •BECOME more self-aware and courageous as a leader

The Leader's Guide to Standards

The Leader's Guide to Standards

Author: Douglas B. Reeves

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015055827482

Category: Education

Page: 400

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In today's school environment educational leaders are mandated to use academic standards to measure the progress of their school's teachers and students. Despite the wealth of material that addresses the topic of academic standards there is little written for those who must lead the effort to put in place an effective standards system. The Leader's Guide to Standards is a landmark book— written by Douglas Reeves, an expert in academic standards, performance assessment, and accountability— that shows school principals, assistant principals, teachers, and district-level administrators how to build a comprehensive accountability system for standards-based reform that focuses on leadership skills. Reeves offers practical recommendations for assessing and nurturing teacher performance, setting up balanced assessment and accountability policies, and making the case for standards to the public. In addition, the book addresses the vital role that policymakers from the local school board to state and national leaders play in the successful implementation of educational standards.

Globalization and Change in Asia

Globalization and Change in Asia

Author: Dennis A. Rondinelli

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: UCSC:32106019159182

Category: Political Science

Page: 279

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?This rich book goes beyond the usual superficial discussion of the benefits and drawbacks of globalization to focus on the actual dynamic relationship between global forces and Asian adjustments.? ?Ming Wan, George Mason University?A fresh and integrative look at the critical challenges of globalization in Asia.? ?Paul Smoke, New York UniversityGlobalization and Change in Asia explores three decades of adjustment on the part of governments, civil society, and the private sector to the complex new forces of international competition.Recognizing that the benefits of globalization have not accrued equally to all Asian countries, nor to all stratums of society, the authors seek lessons that can help shape development policy to effect the greatest good. Thus, they focus on the essential ingredients of the most broadly successful globalization strategies?strategies that can most optimally respond to the economic, social, and technological challenges that lay ahead.Dennis A. Rondinelli is senior research scholar at Duke University?s Center for International Development, as well as director of the Pacific Basin Research Center at Soka University of America. John M. Heffron is professor of history at Soka University of America and associate director of the Pacific Basin Research Center.Contents: Adjusting to Globalization: Change and Transformation in Asia?the Editors. Global Crossroads: A Shared History of Globalization in the Asia Pacific Region?J.M. Heffron. Economic and Technological Transformation. Globalization and the Asian Economic Response?D.A. Rondinelli. Regional Economic Integration in East Asia?K.G. Cai. Globalizing Asian Business: Dynamics of Change and Adjustment?H.W.-C. Yeung. Information Technology and Economic Development Strategy?S.M. Lee. Adjusting to Globalization Through Skills Development Strategies?S. Kuruvilla. Political and Social Adaptation. Inclusive Governance and Democracy in Asia: Transition and Challenges?G.S. Cheema. E-Government: Applications of Technology to Government Services?C.G. Wescott. Mobilizing Social Capital: Community Responses to Globalization?A. Krishna. Social Protection Policies: Making Globalization Work for All?I. Ortiz. Learning from Experience. Sustaining Progress in a Globalizing Society: Lessons from Asia?the Editors.