The Leadership Mind is one of the best books on leadership that will add growth, maturity and profound ideals to your thinking and professional development. Also, you will understand the importance of a leadership team and developing other leaders. If you read this book and apply what you learn, will you be a better leader? The answer is a resounding "yes." Therefore, endeavor to make the great principles and ideals a practical power in turning your leadership 180 degrees in a new direction. You can count on improved results if you use this book to guide your actions. As you think, so will your leadership be. If you are looking for an informative and practical book on how to become a quality leader, then you must explore the pages within these covers.
The MSC leader -- Part I. Understand and lead yourself: Understand yourself -- Mindfully lead yourself -- Selfless self-leadership -- Lead yourself with compassion -- Part II. Understand and lead your people: Understand your people -- Mindful leadership -- Selfless leadership -- Compassionate leadership -- Part III. Understand and lead your organization: Understand your organization -- Lead for a mindful organization -- Lead for a selfless organization -- Lead for a compassionate organization -- Afterword: Leading for a hard future
"Leadership as a Habit of Mind is an insightful and original work. The book is compulsively readable for its stories of personal experiences that have shaped the way leaders think and act. Even better, it offers a new concept-"habits of mind"-that will help other leaders and would-be leaders to understand their own formative experiences and use them wisely." -HOWARD SCHULTZ, Chairman and Chief Global Strategist, Starbucks Coffee Company "What an amazing way to think about leadership! These fascinating real-leader stories persuasively teach that sustainable public victories come from the inner work of private victories." -Dr. STEPHEN R. COVEY, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People "A deeply moving book about leaders who know how to move leaders to great possibilities. Spiritual and practical. Complex and profoundly simple. "An important and unique addition to the leadership literature." -WARREN BENNIS, Distinguished Professor of Business, University of Southern California, and author of Managing the Dream and On Becoming a Leader "The mystery of leadership gets a jolt of real-life enlightenment thanks to Mackoff and Wenet's sparkling new book. The authors supply a big missing piece-what really goes on inside a leader's head-by tapping into some of the best leadership talent around and giving us a front-row seat to the way these people think. Instead of offering the same tired old profiles and how-tos, this book bristles with energy, originality, and oomph." -NANCY K. AUSTIN, coauthor, A Passion for Excellence "Enlightened leadership comes from within, as Drs. Mackoff and Wenet's provocative new book clearly illuminates. This intelligent, well-researched book should be required reading for executives and entrepreneurs alike, it is an invaluable guide for those who aspire to inspire the people and organizations that will flourish in this new century." -JANE ADAMS, author of Women on Top and Making Good: Conversations with Successful Men
Why do some people achieve great personal success, yet never succeed in building a business or making an impact in their organization? John C. Maxwell knows the answer. According to Maxwell, the greatest leadership principle that he has ever learned in over thirty-five years of leadership is that those closest to the leader will determine the success level of that leader. It’s not enough for a leader to have vision, energy, drive, and conviction. If you want to see your dream come to fruition, you must learn how to develop the leaders around you. Whether you’re the leader of a non-profit organization, small business, or Fortune 500 company, Developing the Leaders Around You can help you to take others to the limits of their potential and your organization to a whole new level.Learn how to• Create an environment for potential leaders• Identify and nurture future leaders• Equip and develop leaders• Form a dream team of leaders
With the right approach, no problem is unsolvable. How do you approach and solve problems in education that have been around so long that they just feel...normal? Perpetual issues—numeracy, reading ability, equity, grading, and teacher retention—are often continually managed, but not solved like the crises they are for future sustainability. This innovative guide introduces seven mindshifts that will help you engage with your community, access diverse resources, embrace radical new ideas, create equity, and chart a course of school improvement to solve those "unsolvable issues" so that your students and teachers learn and grow. Features include Seven adaptable models—one per mindshift—for finding your own solutions to perennial problems Stories highlighting the successful implementation of each mindshift Discussions to help you match mindshifts to particular problems Technical tips and reflection questions Persistent problems in education can only be solved if we approach them as the crises that they are. This book gives you the tools you need to become a new kind of school leader—one empowered to not just deal with the outcomes of perennial complex issues, but extinguish them altogether so that your students can thrive.
“A must‑read book for twenty‑first‑century leaders who want to lead with both soul and talent.” —Jerry Colangelo, Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer If you’re one of the many leaders who struggle with insecurity, it may be because you are either unrecognized, untested, or untrained. Though you haven’t yet had the chance to prove yourself, your heart for people and your love for inspiring them set you apart as a natural leader just waiting for the opportunity to succeed. In The Exceptional Leader, bestselling author and leadership coach Stan Toler shares an illuminating leadership parable that will build your confidence in your ability to lead. This book will teach you proven principles of leadership and help you refine your skills and intuition for effectively directing, delegating, and encouraging. No matter your level of experience, The Exceptional Leader will prepare you to become the best you can be wherever you lead.
Designed to help you excel at every stage of your leadership path, this unique and practical text is organized around a nursing and health care leadership trajectory of three core areas — The Strategies, The Personal, and The Environment. The Strategies covers necessary actions that you need to take to become more influential in any environment to move yourself and your people to greater contributions. The Personal relates to the concepts that you must develop and hone to increase your influence. The Environment reinforces how you can exercise the strategies and personal factors in this leadership model through assessing the situations in which you find yourself. Reflection questions in each chapter emphasize the importance of the process being discussed as a strategy for growth and to facilitate active reading. LL Alert! boxes cite examples of actions and statements to avoid. LL Lineup summaries at the end of each chapter help you create an action plan related to the chapter topic. Practical approach features straightforward, concise content that addresses only the most relevant information on the subject of each chapter. The Strategies covers necessary actions that you need to take to become more influential in any environment to move yourself and your people to greater contributions. The Personal relates to the concepts that you must develop and hone to increase your influence. The Environment reinforces how you can exercise the strategies and personal factors in this model through assessing the situations in which you find yourself.
A leader is someone people follow. But why do people follow? Books abound on leaders, but much less is known about followers. In The Leaders We Need, Maccoby steps into this yawning gap in the literature. This insightful book shows that followers have their own powerful motivations to follow. Many relate to their leader as to some important person from the past—a parent, a sibling, a close friend. With major shifts in family structure and other social changes (especially transformations in technology and work life), these “transferences” have grown complex—making leaders’ work more challenging. The key for modern-day leaders? Being sensitive to how a group’s collective psychology and social context shape its leadership needs. For example, factory workers in a large city during a period of relative calm would need very different leaders than people working in a star management consultancy during a time of stiffening competition. The author outlines the profound shift from a more bureaucratic society and leadership model to an interactive, collaborative one—and provides crucial advice on how to become a “leader we need.” Offering provocative psychological insight and thoughtful analysis of social and cultural changes, this book examines leadership through an entirely new lens.
Effect better outcomes with a robust coaching program The CCL Handbook of Coaching in Organizations deals withthe practical, ethical, and political challenges of coaching withinan organization. From coaching superiors to coaching businessteams, this book outlines the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)approach to professional coaching to help readers better manageleadership development and talent management program outcomes. Withexpert guidance on the key functions of human resources, learningand development, and organizational development, readers will gaininsight into the issues associated with coaching programimplementation and management, and the use of internal versusexternal coaches. Coverage includes a wide range of coaching-basedservices used in most large organizations, with practical advice oncreating the right programs for maximum impact within the availablebudget. Professional development is a hot topic and plays a key role inattracting and retaining the best talent. Coaching is a broad areawithin the field, encompassing a range of services and goals, withvaried expectations and requirements. This book provides actionableguidance for those designing, initiating, and implementing coachingprograms, with new approaches and techniques that drive betteroutcomes. Provide direct coaching within an organization Manage coaching systems and programs Initiate and lead mentoring and peer-coaching programs Manage external coaches, and deal effectively with coachingsuppliers An ideal coaching program must balance need with budget and betailored to the requirements and resources of both the organizationand the participants. It's a complex undertaking, but the rightstrategy and planning can lead to even better than expectedoutcomes. For the human resources professional who wants tostrengthen an organization's coaching program, CCL Handbook ofCoaching in Organizations is a thoughtful reference for aspecialized function.
Together, these authors have more first-hand experience in leadership development and succession planning than you're likely to find anywhere else. And here, they show companies how to create a pipeline of talent that will continuously fill their leadership needs-needs they may not even yet realize. The Leadership Pipeline delivers a proven framework for priming future leaders by planning for their development, coaching them, and measuring the results of those efforts. Moreover, the book presents a combination leadership-development/succession-planning program that ensures a steady line-up of leaders for every critical position within the company. It's an approach that bolsters the retention of intellectual capital as it eliminates the need to go outside for expensive "stars," who will probably jump ship before they reach their full potential anyway.
You have the capacity to become an extraordinary leader—if you are willing to embrace a deeper definition of leadership and take action to apply it. In The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership, Jenni Catron, executive church leader and author of Clout, reveals the secrets to standout leadership found in the Great Commandment: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Weaving a winsome narrative filled with inspiring real-life stories, hard-won wisdom, and practical applications, Catron unpacks four essential aspects of growing more influential: your heart for relational leadership, your soul for spiritual leadership, your mind for managerial leadership, and your strength for visionary leadership. Leadership isn’t easy, but it is possible to move from ordinary to extraordinary. Jenni Catron shows the way.