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Enlightened Leadership: Getting to the Heart of Change Paperback – July 15, 1994
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Og Mandino To be a great leader in the years to come, one must learn and apply the powerful principles explained in this great book...or perish.
Janden Richards Director, Art and Design Development, Crayola Brand Products Transformational concepts, accessible and immediately actionable -- Enlightened Leadership made measurable improvements in both my personal and professional life.
From the Foreword by Larry Wilson CEO, Pecos River Learning Centers, and author of Changing the Game: The New Way to Sell If you use it and practice what it preaches, you will be part of the minority of managers and leaders who are taking us into the future of work and a more competitive America.
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The book is longer than it needs to be, and tends to be repetitive, but it's a fast read. I have already tried their strategy at a meeting, and I am pleased with the results that I obtained. Any book that gives me the tools to help solve some of my department's problems is a winner. It's a very general and flexible strategy, and I expect to be using it again in the future.
Oakley and Krug understand that "it is vitally important to balance the energy focused on the these two factors: supporting our people and creating results.Read more ›
The value to me of Enlightened Leadership is being even more aware of how people perceive and process change in their own minds and the sensitivty leadership needs to exercise as we communicate and manage change.
Oakley and Krug profess an enlightened leader is one who has a vision and through a variety of strategies, encourages the organization's members to "buy in" and commit to following through with the change. They also indicate enlightened leaders do not necessarily need to be the visionaries. They are individuals who possess the ability to inspire others to create the vision, focus the efforts and encourage fruition. Obviously, if the vision is conceived by the organizational membership, the "buy in" dilemma is reduced.
Oakley and Krug believe individuals' self-esteem is important in the change process. The enlightened leader also knows it is healthy for the individuals' self-esteem to focus on solutions rather than just the problems. The authors give a strategy to ensure continued focus which is called "Effective Questions (EQs)". Many helpful EQ examples are given.
This book is a useful resource for today's leaders. Leadership today is so different from past leadership roles. Our changing and mobile society requires a leader to talent search and to engage his/her employees in the change process instead of mandating. This book provides tools to assist the leader in focusing the employees on solutions to the problem versus concentrating only on the problem itself and enabling employees to own the paradigm change. It was good.
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This is worth a read. Lot's of brain space written everywhere on 'Leadership', leading yourself/others. Read morePublished 8 months ago by David E. Freeman
People are the most important asset in the organization. The author presents a clear model for the empowerment of the staff.Published 18 months ago by William L. Mince
I love this book; had a hard copy, wanted an electronic version on my Ipad. I am quite pleased with this purchase.Published 20 months ago by Madison C. Brown
This is a great book and a shorteer edition of a previous publication. I am a trainer and often use quotes from it.Published on November 10, 2013 by greg
This was part of the Criminal Justice class reading. I found it very enjoyable to read and it highlighted some issues that I had experienced in the past and gave examples of some... Read morePublished on July 25, 2013 by D. Randall
This book is for novice as well as experienced leaders alike.
It provides excellent practical advise and it's a quick read. Read more
This is an older book but still relevant for not only for leaders but for the general public. With so much negative news for us to digest this book's message of the power of... Read morePublished on August 23, 2010 by M. Wold