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Is leadership worth dying for? That's the question Dr. Vince Molinaro had to ask himself early in his career after a mentor died of cancera disease she believed was brought on by working in an organization with a toxic leadership culture. The stakes in leadership have always been high, but they are getting even higher. Leaders today must execute strategy, drive innovation, and build talent for the future. They are under more pressure and more scrutiny than ever before.
But at the very moment that we need our leaders to be their bestto be truly greatmany leaders disappoint and fail us. Recent studies have shown that only 7 percent of employees trust and have confidence in their senior leaders to look out for their best interests. This is a damning statistic and strikes at the heart of the problem with leadership today.
The Leadership Contract tackles this problem head on and explores why leaders must commit to do a lot better. It also provides an inspiring vision of why leadership, and, more specifically, leadership culture, is the only real differentiator between organizations that thrive and those that fall behind.
Designed for top-level executives, mid-level managers, frontline leaders, and emerging leaders, The Leadership Contract asks compelling questions that all leaders must confront at a personal level. The book brings a fresh perspective, proposing a "Leadership Contract" that must be fully understood and agreed upon by business leaders, while laying out the four terms of the leadership contract:
The Leadership Contract is filled with practical and powerful insights that will immediately show you how to become a great leader.
Praise for The Leadership Contract
"Vince Molinaro's new book throws the gauntlet down for leaders today. He asks them to make the commitment to principled leadership, and to step up to the responsibilities. This is a timely and important book!"
Chester Elton, Motivation Expert and Bestselling Author of All In
"Molinaro has written an insightful book on the competitive advantage of resilient leadership. His practical approach and realistic advice on the personal accountability required by leaders are intriguing and challenge all of us to step up to do the tough work required to increase trust and confidence in leaders today. Sign me up!!"
Barbara Meens Thistle, Chief Human Resources Officer, Emera Inc.
"The Leadership Contract is a fresh and unique book that confronts some uncomfortable truths about leadership today. Molinaro demands that leaders step up to their obligations as he delivers original and powerful, yet practical, insights for them. Read this book if you aspire to be a great leader!"
Robert Potter, Group Strategic Human Resources Director, London, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group
"Molinaro's important book challenges leaders to become more deliberate and conscious in how they lead. This approach is desperately needed in our world today. It's time for all leaders to decide to make their organizations truly great in a way that has a strong and positive impact on society."
Raj Sisodia, Cofounder and Co-Chairman, Conscious Capitalism, Inc. and coauthor of Conscious Capitalism
"Great leaders are not born, they are made. And that is precisely why you must read The Leadership Contract. This book is both a tool and a stiff dose of reality that will wake you up to what it really takes to lead people and help make you into the leader your people deserve."
Jeb Blount, Author of People Follow You
"As a leadership speaker, trainer and author, I'm always looking for practical, commonsense leadership ideas that work. I was taken by the idea that we all have individual leadership stories. The better we understand them, the better able we are to write the final chapter in our personal leadership history. It's a thoughtand a bookworthy of your time and attention."
Phillip Van Hooser, Author of Leaders Ought to Know
This is a book that will challenge and inspire you. Read it only if you have the courage and desire to be a better leader. Molinaro's writing style is crisp and to the point. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Book Hawk
Most leadership books offer a theory/how to guide of leadership that claims to be the secret to be a great leader. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Christopher Davis
didnt read the book , i bought it for a friend in burma -it s easier for me to buy it for them and send it.Published on October 5, 2013 by nilar u
Mr. Molinaro has captured the mood and tenor of leadership today. We are being let down by many of our leaders! Read morePublished on October 5, 2013 by Ren Wiebe
Dr. Molinaro has created a much-needed book about leadership that clears away the clutter and argues that what's needed in leadership today is accountability. Read morePublished on October 2, 2013 by Nick Morgan
Goes deeply into the four components of Leadership. This book challenges leaders to rethink their roles and how to encourage leaders around them.Published on September 28, 2013 by Tom
An insightful and practical guide for those in leadership and leadership development. Vince gives clear direction on improving the impact of our leadership and what has been... Read morePublished on September 25, 2013 by K. Gore
What a breath of fresh air this book was! It identifies so many fundamental issues of leadership that other contemporary texts overlook. Read morePublished on September 23, 2013 by OnPurposeLeadership
If I was the CEO at my company, I would make all my leaders read this book. Seriously, this might finally give those who don't really want to be leaders the words to explain why. Read morePublished on September 18, 2013 by Wii mom