- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (October 20, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0787979139
- ISBN-13: 978-0787979133
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.3 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 31 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Leadership agility is the master competency needed for sustainedsuccess in today's complex, fast-paced business environment. Richlyillustrated with stories based on original research and decades ofwork with clients, this groundbreaking book identifies five levelsthat leaders move through in developing their agility.Significantly, only ten percent have mastered the level of agilityneeded for consistent effectiveness in the turbulent era of globalcompetition.
Written in an engaging, down-to-earth style, Leadership Agilityis your personal guide to leadership agility in action. Afterdescribing the essential competencies of agile leaders, Bill Joinerand Stephen Josephs use real-life stories and examples to provide aclear road map that shows you how to bring these competencies tonew levels. Reading this book will confirm your best instincts andintroduce you to new forms of leadership currently practiced byonly a small percentage of highly agile leaders.