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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
It is practical and addresses the two pivotal points of good leadership -- character and competence.
This book integrates a broad spectrum of leadership principles in such a way that makes their application relatively easy as well as appropriate to the context.
This is must reading for anyone who aspires to become an effective leader, and for those who coach anyone on the leadership journey.
From the perspective of one who teaches leadership skills to graduate students, and who consults with organizational leaders, this is one of the best books on leadership that I... Read morePublished on June 5, 2007 by La Verne Parker Diggs
From the vantage point of an executive coach, Antony Bell's book provides a wonderful framework for thinking about leadership. Read morePublished on May 8, 2007 by Robert W. Soady
There are too many leadership books out there that are simple (too simple). This book makes the case that thinking about leadership should be as simple as possible, but not... Read morePublished on May 7, 2007 by Leader Reader