The Many Facets of Leadership

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What will it take to lead your organization into the future? “Simply” the ability to simultaneously promote speed, innovation, and non-stop learning… to handle unprecedented complexity and ambiguity… to inspire everyone around you… and to develop a new generation of leaders with the flexibility and emotional intelligence to go beyond where you leave off.

This book’s team of world-class contributors deliver insight and guidance for addressing the challenges today’s leaders face-from organizational renewal to crisis management, strategy to coaching, metrics to maximizing value.

Contributors to this book include leading IMS faculty, such as Peter Koestenbaum, Paul Schoemaker, Charles Handy, Michael Lombardo, Randall White, James Hulbert, Judith Bardwick, Russell Ackoff, Robert Eichinger, and many others: a virtual “who’s who” of leadership expertise and wisdom. Together, they have created a blueprint for 21st century leadership.

* Facilitating change: the central role of today’s leader
Leading in the networked economy: encouraging speed, risk, and continuous innovation; leveraging experience; and more
* Managing chaos, complexity, and ambiguity

Gaining the agility you need to handle constant unpredictability
* The quest for knowledge in the new enterprise

Developing intellectual capital, overcoming mental blind spots, encouraging creativity, and learning from failure
* The changing portfolio of leadership skills

New techniques for developing dynamic leaders, coaching, increasing emotional intelligence, and more
* Building organizations for the new millennium

Organizing for innovation and strategic flexibility-including a practical essay on the new value confederations

Leading tomorrow’s organization…

* Promoting learning, innovation, creativity, speed, and commitment
* Facing complexity, ambiguity, and the paradoxes of leadership
* Creating value and competitive advantage: new strategies for success
* Coaching and encouraging the next generation of dynamic leaders

Leadership has changed dramatically—and so have the skills leaders need. In this book, more than 40 of the world’s top leadership experts share their insights on every aspect of leadership in the 21st century.

The Many Facets of Leadership brings together new essays on leading change, on dealing with complexity and ambiguity, on building learning organizations and promoting innovation, and on the new constellation of skills required to manage knowledge workers in today’s global organization.

The contributors represent a broad cross-section of the world’s most respected business thinkers and consultants. They range far and wide, offering new approaches to leading marketing and R&D, new techniques for promoting the next generation of leadership, new crisis management leadership skills, and new ways to craft organizations with the flexibility they need to compete successfully.


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