Leading for a Change

1st Edition

Ralph D. Jacobson

Published May 15, 2000
Reference - 248 Pages
ISBN 9780750672795 - CAT# Y131611

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Bringing together the best practices of many of the most highly
respected organizational thinkers shaping the future landscape of
business, Leading for a Change finally answers the question of how to make leadership success a reality.

This book is relevant for all leaders within the organization-from the shop floor, to those pushing the envelop with e-commerce to walnut row. The book's "5 Challenges of Organizational Leadership" enables readers to concentrate on specific tasks crucial to creating a unified, visionary and dynamic organization. The author's unique Leader's Map framework lays out the five universal challenges facing today's leaders: reframing the future, developing
followership, teaching and learning, building community, and balancing paradox. The book's leadership "roadmap" and diagnostic surveys help readers assess their organization's current and emerging
leadership challenges and devise new adaptable and anticipatory strategies. Drawing from the works of such luminary business gurus as Kouzes & Posner, Senge, Covey, Bennis, Hamel and others, the author has translated their wisdom into practical tools that bring clarity to the order and rhythm of what it takes to be a successful leader. Leading for a Change is straightforward and free from jargon. The unique underlying principles of the book are:

Leadership can be learned, thus it is less art and mostly practice
Leadership need not be a solo act. Leaders support each other to
accomplish organization objectives
The most successful leaders focus on using their strengths effectively
Effective leaders learn to use leadership tools in ways that are natural to them


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