Leadership Passages: The Personal and Professional Transitions That Make or Break a Leader

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John Wiley & Sons, 20 gen 2011 - 240 pagine
Leaders face numerous critical crossroads in their careers, moments that can provide extraordinary learning and growth opportunities or ensnare them and prevent further development. The good thing about these passages is that they’re predictable, and with proper preparation, leaders not only can survive them to become stronger but can use these experiences to enhance their leadership, compassion, and effectiveness. This book lays out thirteen specific “leadership passages” based on research, interviews, and coaching of senior executives in such well-known companies as Johnson & Johnson, Novarits, Intel, GE, and Bank of America. For each passage, the authors describe what to expect, how the passage constitutes a choice point, and what effective leaders do to navigate and grow from the challenge. Some of the passages include: moving into a leadership role for the first time, dealing with significant failure for which you are responsible, derailing/losing your job, being acquired/merging, losing faith in the system, understanding the importance of children, family and friends, and personal upheavals such as divorce, illness, and death. The authors provide a wealth of practical tools and techniques to improve your leadership, along with real-life examples from recognizable leaders and breakthrough ways in which companies can use the concept of leadership passages to grow talent.
 

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Sommario

Introduction
1
1 What Is Effective Leadership?
10
2 How Do Leaders Learn?
22
3 Joining a Company
34
4 Moving into a Leadership Role
45
5 Accepting the Stretch Assignment
58
6 Assuming Responsibility for a Business
70
7 Dealing with Significant Failure for Which You Are Responsible
81
11 Living in a Different Country or Culture
132
12 Finding a Meaningful Balance Between Work and Family
144
13 Letting Go of Ambition
157
14 Facing Personal Upheaval
167
15 Losing Faith in the System
178
16 How Companies Can Use Passages to Develop Leadership
187
17 An EightStep SurviveandThrive Guide
201
Bibliography
215

8 Coping with a Bad Boss and Competitive Peers
93
9 Losing Your Job or Being Passed Over for Promotion
107
10 Being Part of an Acquisition or Merger
119
About the Authors
219
Index
221
Copyright

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Informazioni sull'autore (2011)

David L. Dotlich is former executive vice president of Honeywell International, author of Why CEOs Fail, Unnatural Leadership, and Action Coaching from Jossey-Bass, and CEO and managing partner of CDR International, a unit of Mercer Delta Consulting. He is an educator and coach to the top leaders in the world, including executives of Johnson & Johnson, Intel, Pfizer, Washington Mutual, Nike, and many more.

James L. Noel, principal of CDR International, is the former director of executive education for General Electric’s Crotonville.

Norman Walker, until recently worldwide head of human resources of Novartis, has also served as the top human resource officer for Grand Met, Kraft Foods, and Ford Motor Company.

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