From the Publisher
How does one learn leadership? Business schools don't teach it, and few top leaders have mentors. History's great leaders have contributed to the literature of leadership. And some of the best business minds have written brilliant tomes on the subject. But how does a good leader who wants to become great make the best use of this vast body of knowledge?
Leadership scholar and executive coach Antony Bell has integrated different elements of great leadership from the best thinkers and writers into one comprehensive, manageable source. In GREAT LEADERSHIP, he presents a coherent model that unifies the viewpoints, theories, concepts, and notions about leadership into a single easy-to-grasp, workable approach.
The book is embroidered with helpful graphics, real-life business stories, research studies, and quotes from a fantastic array of leaders and thinkers, ranging from Churchill and Faulkner, to Daniel Goleman and rock-star CEOs, to illustrate key concepts and breathe life into this thorough course on leadership.
* How to develop within three leadership dimensions--organizational, operational, and people--to achieve a well-led organization
* How character and competence combine to achieve the heart, mind, soul, and talent of a great leader
* The key elements of an organization that are critical for bringing about real change in it
* How to improve the consistency of your leadership decisions
* How to use the book's framework to customize your own leadership development process
GREAT LEADERSHIP is for all C-suite leaders, mid-career managers, and entrepreneurs who want a framework to understand their organization, their leadership role, and how to prepare for challenges in the future.
From the Inside Flap
For current and aspiring leaders looking to take charge of their growth and learning, leadership development expert Antony Bell offers an easy-to-grasp, workable framework that gets to the very heart of what defines greatness: knowledge, skills, and talents combined with the inner qualities of a leader that drive noble actions.
GREAT LEADERSHIP traces leadership's evolution from the simple to the complex, pulling together the research and writings of such eminent thinkers as Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman, and John Kotter into a practical model that makes complexity manageable and leadership development as simple as possible--and no simpler. Bell defines three fundamentally different types of leadership--leading organizations, operations, and people--and provides both hands-on tools and a philosophical framework to help you assess when and how to exercise each one.
Exploring in depth the interplay between character and competence, and integrating leader development with organization development, GREAT LEADERSHIP demonstrates clearly how organizations benefit when leadership is effectively practiced: employees align with the organization's mission, commit their heart and soul to improving their own productivity, and collectively contribute to improving the corporate bottom line.