Mastering Leadership: An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results

Wiley - The most successful organizations over time are the best led. While this has always been true, today escalating global complexity puts leadership effectiveness at a premium. Mastering leadership involves developing the effectiveness of leaders—individually and collectively—and turning that leadership into a competitive advantage.

It does not recommend quick fixes, but argues that real development requires a strategic, long-term, and integrated approach in order to forge more effective leaders and enhanced business performance. Mastering leadership offers a developmental pathway to bring forth the highest and best use of yourself, your life, and your leadership.

Mastering Leadership: An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results - By more meaningfully deploying all of who you are every day, individually and collectively, you will achieve a leadership legacy consistent with your highest aspirations. Most leaders are in over their heads, whether they know it or not. This comprehensive roadmap for optimal leadership features: breakthrough research that connects increased leadership effectiveness with enhanced business performance the first fully integrated universal Model of Leadership—one that integrates the best theory and research in the fields of Leadership and Organizational Development over the last half century A free, visibly outlining how you are currently leading and how to develop even greater effectiveness The five stages in the evolution of leadership—Egocentric, Creative, using the Leadership Circle Profile, online self-assessment of your leadership, Integral, and Unitive—along with the organizational structures and cultures that develop at each of these stages Six leadership practices for evolving your leadership capability at a faster pace A map of your optimal path to greater leadership effectiveness Case stories that facilitate pragmatic application of this Leadership Development System to your particular situation This timeless, Reactive, authoritative text provides a systemic approach for developing your senior leaders and the leadership system of your organization.

Is your leadership a competitive advantage, or is it costing you? How do you know? Are you developing your leadership effectiveness at the pace of change? For most leaders today, complexity is outpacing their personal and collective development.





Scaling Leadership: Building Organizational Capability and Capacity to Create Outcomes that Matter Most

Wiley - This innovative resource provides effective techniques, real-world examples, align and execute strategies, and expert guidance for organizations seeking to improve performance, and transform their business with scalable leadership capability. Creative leaders multiply their strengths beyond technical competence by leading in deep relationship, with radical humanity, passion and integrity.

Scalable leadership drives forward-momentum by multiplying high-achieving leaders at scale so that growth, productivity and innovation increase exponentially. They also describe with equal precision the High-Reactive leadership that cancels itself out and seriously limits scale. And second, by increasing your leadership ratio—the ratio of most the effective strengths to the most damaging liabilities.

Drawing upon decades of solid research and experience enhancing individual capability and collective leadership effectiveness with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, the authors provide an innovative and efficient framework to help you: Take stock of your own personal balance of leadership strengths and weaknesses Scale your leadership in deep relationship and high integrity Proliferate high-achievers throughout your organization’s leadership system Identify ineffective leadership and course-correct quickly Transform your organization by transforming leadership Scaling Leadership is an invaluable tool for executives, managers, academia, nonprofit organizations, and leaders in business, and more.

Scaling Leadership: Building Organizational Capability and Capacity to Create Outcomes that Matter Most - First, by developing the strengths that differentiate the most effective leaders from the strengths deployed by the most Reactive and ineffective leaders. Which type of leader are you? You scale your leadership by increasing the multiple on your leadership in three ways. Scaling leadership provides a proven framework for magnifying agile and scalable leadership in your organization.

Third, by developing High-Creative leaders all around you.





Simple Habits for Complex Times: Powerful Practices for Leaders

Stanford Business Books - Whether in large or small organizations, in government or the private sector, in the U. S. Or overseas, leaders will turn to this book as a companion that helps them grow into the best version of themselves. By taking multiple perspectives, and seeing more of their system, their roles, leaders can better understand themselves, asking different questions, and the world around them.

They can become more nimble, respond with agility, and guide their organizations to thrive in an ever-shifting business landscape. The more leaders use these simple habits, the more they enhance their performance and solve increasingly common, sticky business issues with greater acumen. But what are leaders to do when this isn't the case? rather than offering one-size-fits-all tips and tricks drawn from the realm of business as usual, Simple Habits for Complex Times provides three integral practices that enable leaders to navigate the unknown.

Simple Habits for Complex Times: Powerful Practices for Leaders - When faced with complex challenges or uncertain outcomes, work hard enough, or turn to the best management tools, predict and plan for the future, they will be able to find the right answer, many leaders believe that if they are smart enough, and break down tasks to produce controllable results.





The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth

Wiley - Conquer the most essential adaptation to the knowledge economy The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth offers practical guidance for teams and organizations who are serious about success in the modern economy. The road is sometimes bumpy, but succinct and informative scenario-based explanations provide a clear path forward to constant learning and healthy innovation.

Explore the link between psychological safety and high performance create a culture where it’s “safe” to express ideas, ask questions, and admit mistakes Nurture the level of engagement and candor required in today’s knowledge economy Follow a step-by-step framework for establishing psychological safety in your team or organization Shed the “yes-men” approach and step into real performance.

The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth - With so much riding on innovation, creativity, and spark, it is essential to attract and retain quality talent—but what good does this talent do if no one is able to speak their mind? The traditional culture of “fitting in” and “going along” spells doom in the knowledge economy. People must be allowed to voice half-finished thoughts, and where actual mistakes are owned and corrected, and brainstorm out loud; it creates a culture in which a minor flub or momentary lapse is no big deal, ask questions from left field, and where the next left-field idea could be the next big thing.

This book explores this culture of psychological safety, and provides a blueprint for bringing it to life. The fearless organization helps you bring about this most critical transformation. Fertilize creativity, achieve accountability, clarify goals, redefine leadership, and much more. Success requires a continuous influx of new ideas, and critical thought, silence, and the interpersonal climate must not suppress, new challenges, ridicule or intimidate.





Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization Leadership for the Common Good

Harvard Business Review Press - A recent study showed that when doctors tell heart patients they will die if they don't change their habits, only one in seven will be able to follow through successfully. Desire and motivation aren't enough: even when it's literally a matter of life or death, the ability to change remains maddeningly elusive.

Given that the status quo is so potent, how can we change ourselves and our organizations?In Immunity to Change, authors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey show how our individual beliefs--along with the collective mind-sets in our organizations--combine to create a natural but powerful immunity to change. And by pinpointing and uprooting our own immunities to change, we can bring our organizations forward with us.

Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization Leadership for the Common Good - This persuasive and practical book, filled with hands-on diagnostics and compelling case studies, delivers the tools you need to overcome the forces of inertia and transform your life and your work. By revealing how this mechanism holds us back, Kegan and Lahey give us the keys to unlock our potential and finally move forward.





Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps: How to Thrive in Complexity

Stanford Briefs - Using her background in adult development, complexity theories, and leadership consultancy, Garvey Berger discerns five pernicious and pervasive "mind traps" to frame the book. Is there some way to know what to do when I can't know what's next?"Her newest work is an answer to this plea. These are: the desire for simple stories, our desire to get along with others in our group, our sense that we are right, our fixation with control, and our constant quest to protect and defend our egos.

Author and consultant jennifer garvey berger has worked with all types of leaders – from top executives at Google to nonprofit directors who are trying to make a dent in social change. She hears a version of the same plea from every client in nearly every sector around the world: "I know that complexity and uncertainty are testing my instincts, but I don't know which to trust.

Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps: How to Thrive in Complexity - In addition to understanding why these natural impulses steer us wrong in a fast-moving world, leaders will get powerful questions and approaches that help them escape these patterns.





Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results

Routledge - Conversational intelligence translates the wealth of new insights coming out of neuroscience from across the globe, and brings the science down to earth so people can understand and apply it in their everyday lives. It's not about how smart you are, but how open you are to learn new and effective powerful conversational rituals that prime the brain for trust, partnership, and mutual success.

Author judith glaser presents a framework for knowing what kind of conversations trigger the lower, integrity, empathy, more primitive brain; and what activates higher-level intelligences such as trust, and good judgment. Conversational intelligence makes complex scientific material simple to understand and apply through a wealth of easy to use tools, conversational rituals, examples, and practices for all levels of an organization.

Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results - The key to success in life and business is to become a master at Conversational Intelligence.





Power of People Skills: How to Eliminate 90% of Your HR Problems and Dramatically Increase Team and Company Morale and Performance

Career Press - People are the problem. They're always the problem. It's what takes up the majority of their time and--more important--the bulk of their head space. If a business person goes home frustrated, if they talk with their significant other about it, if they lay awake at night stewing about it, subordinate, inevitably the problem is some person at work--a colleague, or boss.

Handling people issues is every leader's major headache. Every leader can and must develop this most important of all management skills. The power of people skills will teach you that there's one primary difference between a great culture and a poor one: a great culture insists on having star players in every key seat, and a poor culture tolerates under performers.

Power of People Skills: How to Eliminate 90% of Your HR Problems and Dramatically Increase Team and Company Morale and Performance - Overcome the reluctance we all share to confront under performers. Permanently solve the problems causing most of your stress. In this powerful book, you will learn how to:Make the people decisions that can double your results, relieve your stress, and cause team morale to soar. Attract and retain the very best talent.

Deal with difficult people problems in an objective and kind way.





Your Body is Your Brain: Leverage Your Somatic Intelligence to Find Purpose, Build Resilience, Deepen Relationships and Lead More Powerfully

Trokay Press - This book tells their extraordinary stories: *an anxious phd student builds his confidence by changing his workout*back exercises help one woman negotiate a fix to a botched home repair*a Microsoft executive grows credibility by shifting her stance*an executive team leads their company to a 30% increase in valuation by dancing together In this timely and engaging book, Amanda Blake synthesizes research from over two dozen scientific fields to reveal how you, too, confident, can come to embody vital qualities such as these:*align your daily activities with a deeper sense of meaning and purpose*become more relaxed, and at ease in high-pressure situations*shatter limitations that have been immune to "the power of positive thinking"*create better relationships at work and at home*turn conflict into opportunity.

. And many more valuable skills that will enable you to contribute, succeed and enjoy life at the highest levels. Around the world, a swelling tide of people are discovering an astonishing, life-altering truth. This is powerful applied mind-body science, in the workplace and beyond. Tap the intelligence hidden in posture, deeper connection, and sensation and you will open the door to more meaning, greater courage, gesture, and more powerful leadership than you imagined possible.

Your Body is Your Brain: Leverage Your Somatic Intelligence to Find Purpose, Build Resilience, Deepen Relationships and Lead More Powerfully - Strengthen your social and emotional intelligence by cultivating your innate somatic intelligence.





Evolvagility: Growing an Agile Leadership Culture from the Inside Out

Agile Leadership Institute - Mindset and culture are viewed as behavioral attributes which exist somewhere out there: In those people out there; in those behaviors out there; in those habits and beliefs out there. It leads us toward a deeper understanding of the anatomy of human sensemaking, and how it impacts people's capacity for effective and creative action.

Evolvagility: growing an agile leadership Culture from the Inside Out takes an alternative perspective--one in which we view mindset and culture not from the outside in, but from the inside out. This is where we find the human problems of resistance, deteriorating product quality, conflict, broken promises, people going through the motions with little passion or conviction, communication breakdowns, managers micro-managing-the world--the world of inner agility.

Evolvagility: Growing an Agile Leadership Culture from the Inside Out - Organizations around the globe are struggling to adapt to an increasingly complex and turbulent social, technological, economic, and business environment. Evolvagility synthesizes a human technology from a variety of fields that include adult developmental psychology, executive coaching, relationship systems, and organization development.

And it provides a practical methodology with which we might increase the capacity of that inner sensemaking in order to help ourselves, and others, make sense of the complexity and ambiguity of the situations we ind ourselves in as players in 21st Century organizational life. From such a perspective, the tendency is to think about and treat mindset and culture from the outside in--as those aspects of organizational reality that we can somehow fix or change from the outside; whether through inculcation, motivational inducement, reasoned argument, or training and mentoring.

From this perspective, we are interested in the inner capabilities that determine how people think; how they make sense of complex situations around them; the beliefs and values they hold; people's ability to hold perspectives that are different from their own; their ability or lack thereof to relate with others in ways that leave those others empowered and enabled.





The Critical Few: Energize Your Company’s Culture by Choosing What Really Matters

Berrett-Koehler Publishers - But a full quarter of them reported that a change effort at their organization had resulted in no visible results. For the first time, thoughtful measures to track progress, integrated, people who have a high degree of "emotional intuition" or social connectedness; and metrics, this book lays out the Katzenbach Center's proven methodology for identifying your culture's four most critical elements: traits, actions that would lead your company to succeed if they were replicated at a greater scale; authentic informal leaders, characteristics that are at the heart of people's emotional connection to what they do; keystone behaviors, encourage the self-reinforcing cycle of lasting change and link to business performance.

Why? the fate of any change effort depends on whether and how leaders engage their culture: the self-sustaining patterns of behaving, thinking, feeling, and believing that determine how things are done in an organization. Culture is implicit rather than explicit, emotional rather than rational--that's what makes it so hard to work with, but that's also what makes it so powerful.

The Critical Few: Energize Your Company’s Culture by Choosing What Really Matters - In a global survey by the Katzenbach Center, 80 percent of respondents believed that their organization must evolve to succeed. You will elicit enthusiasm and creativity and build the kind of powerful company that people recognize for its innate value and effectiveness. People will make an emotional, not just a rational, commitment to new initiatives.

By leveraging these critical few elements, you can tap into a source of catalytic change within your organization.