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Mastering Leadership: An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results Hardcover – 20 November 2015
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- Publisher : Wiley; 1st edition (20 November 2015)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1119147190
- ISBN-13 : 978-1119147190
- Dimensions : 16 x 3.56 x 23.11 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 78,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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ROBERT J. ANDERSON is the Founder and Chairman of The Leadership Circle and the Full Circle Group. He has been a pacesetter and visionary in the leadership development field for 30 years.
WILLIAM A. ADAMS is the CEO of The Leadership Circle and the Full Circle Group. He has been a practice leader in the field for 30 years. His clients include the CEOs and teams of major Fortune 500 corporations (public and private) and private equity start-up businesses.
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Praise for Mastering LEADERSHIP
"This is the definitive book on leadership principles and practices! Expansive and practical at the same time, Mastering Leadership is for forward-thinking leaders who want the most essential leadership lessons analyzed and presented in one astute place. Anderson and Adams' Universal Model synthesizes everything that leadership theory thus far has to offer. Read it, apply its principles, and you witness the transformation in yourself and everyone in your circle!"
Marshall Goldsmith, Author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Triggers, Top-ranked Executive Coach, Author of bestsellers MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There
"There is no shortage of information on leadership theoryGoogle will return over 15,000,000 results in .32 seconds. However, in their new book, Mastering Leadership, Adams and Anderson turn theory into practice by framing great leadership as a purposeful pursuit rather than a genetic anomaly. Their leadership model provides a well proven framework that allows leaders to assess their strengths and needs. Importantly, it also provides the practical knowledge and tools to enable a transition to greater effectiveness. This book should be a well-worn staple in every leader's '10 Essentials."
John Mendel, Executive Vice President, Automotive, American Honda
"This is not a book written for bedtime reading. Its ideas need to be examined in the bright light of day and then…for the courageous…put into practice. The authors have very skillfully woven a tapestry with threads from extensive research, years of experience, philosophy, and metaphysics. The Leadership Circle Profile (LCP) and the Universal Model of Leadership (UML) are tools that empirically guide the reader on a journey of self-discovery and growth. Their application breeches the barriers of traditional thinking and carries the reader into the realm of Unity Leadership. The demands on today's leaders to produce high-performing and highly-productive organizations has never been greater. Therefore, understanding the correlation between business performance and leadership effectiveness has never been more important. This book helps leaders answer the question posed in one of the book's case studies: 'What would you do if you could?"
Stephen Ewing, Chairman of the Board of AAA Michigan and ACG, Retired President and Chief Operating Officer of MCN Energy Group Inc., Retired Vice Chair of DTE Energy
"This book is a testimony that love and power and clear purpose can co-exist. It gives form and proof that leadership is a human function. You can define it, measure it, teach it, and yet, in the end, our capacity to be honest with ourselves and fulfill our promises to each other is decisive. The book offers the integration of mind and matter, depth and relatedness; rare combinations in the modern world of speed, convenience, and scale. Read the book. Put it under your pillow. Speak of it to others."
Peter Block, Partner of Designed Learning and Author of Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used; Stewardship: Choosing Service Over Self-Interest; and The Empowered Manager: Positive Political Skills at Work
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Now, the presentation is little too enthusiastic for an European mind - (sorry for the expression, if feel like an american marketing at some points). I am still convinced that the points made are profound and true - just the presentation should be toned down a little to make it more believable. Now it seems that the authors are sounding their own trumpet too much. For example at many places the arguments based on statistical evaluation are geared toward "validity" of the results. However, as the data are from the same dataset collected from the same people - it is to be expected that they are congruent to some extend, so their high correlation factors are more about internal consistence of the tool described than necessarily proving its validity. And yet I thing if an independent study done on a different sample not tainted by many "halo" effects as in the book we would obtain good confirmations as well.
So my argument is not with the content, but with little too much self-promoting attitude that made the authors oversee some circularity in their arguments. Thank you Bob
L’environnement, le contexte, changent et se complexifient. Les anciennes stratégies ne suffisent plus. Que faire ?
Se mettre au travail est la seule option. Et par travail j’entends, recadrer nos façons de faire. Passer du mode réactif à créatif. Anderson et Adams expliquent ce qu’est le processus d’adaptation de l’adulte, ainsi que les théories des processus de développement individuels et comment, finalement, c’est le leader qui a le dernier mot.
En effet, le leader ne peut ignorer son impact sur les autres. N’est-ce pas cela être un leader ? Avoir la capacité de transmettre l’impulsion nécessaire ? C’est le leader qui influence la culture, qui donne la cadence, le ton. Et cela nécessite de s’engager face à son propre développement et créer ce sillon, ce mouvement dans lequel votre équipe vous suivra.
Ce livre est avant tout une source de référence pour comprendre l’ABC de l’amélioration de la performance organisationnelle. Certains chapitres portent sur l’outil que Leadership Circle a développé. Cet outil, aussi valable soit-il, peut devenir un piège. Avoir en main des données est une chose, encore faut-il passer à l’action. Notre tendance naturelle étant d’analyser, de comparer et de remettre à plus tard l’essentiel. L’essentiel selon moi est de définir ce que nous voulons accomplir comme équipe et d’engager la conversation de façon honnête et en se faisant confiance que nous allons y arriver.
C’est la qualité de la conversation collective qui aura le plus grand impact sur notre efficacité organisationnelle et sur la performance de l’entreprise. Bonne lecture !