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The Cult of the Leader : a Manifesto for More Authentic Business.

Author: Christopher Bones
Publisher: Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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A critical look at the way that business leadership has gone so badly wrong. Modern business is obsessed with leaders. We talk about leadership all the time, but its real meaning is becoming more and more obscure. Recent corporate crises have shown that all too often, our leaders are missing in action when we need them most. In this groundbreaking and provocative new book, Chris Bones shows how we need to:Restore  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Bones
ISBN: 9781119991113 1119991110
OCLC Number: 811498556
Description: 1 online resource (342 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Introduction: The Gods that Failed; Part One: The Diagnosis; Chapter One: Practically Perfect in Every Way; THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LEADER; REPLICATING LEADERSHIP SUCCESS; GURUS AND VOODOO; MANAGEMENT OR LEADERSHIP?; WHAT LEADERS DO WRONG; WHY WE NEED LEADERSHIP; Chapter Two: Because We're Worth It; Chapter Three: Why Didn't We See It Coming?; CAPITAL MARKETS; POLITICS AND CIVIL SOCIETY; DEREGULATION AND DEBT; STEWARDSHIP, PARTNERSHIP AND LIABILITY; Chapter Four: The Public Gets What the Public Wants; REPUTATION. TRUST AND CONFIDENCEVALUE AND VALUES; Part Two: The Solutions; Chapter Five: The Manifesto for a More Authentic Business; Chapter Six: Diamonds on the Soles of Your Shoes; DEFINE AND COMMUNICATE A CLEAR CORE PURPOSE; RECRUIT FOR ATTITUDE NOT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE; STOP LOOKING FOR GREENER GRASS; HAVE A DEVELOPMENT AS WELL AS AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT; GET RID OF COMPETENCY ASSESSMENTS; THROW OUT OVER-ENGINEERED HR SYSTEMS; INVEST IN LINE MANAGERS; Chapter Seven: Moving From Warm Gestures to Cold Showers; SALARY; VARIABLE CASH PAYMENTS; SHARE SCHEMES; RETIREMENT SCHEMES; BENEFITS. OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHANGECHANGE THE ROLE AND VISIBILITY OF SALARY; USE VARIABLE REWARDS TO REFLECT PERFORMANCE; ABOLISH SHARE OPTIONS; REMOVE UNNECESSARY BENEFITS AND IMPOSE MUCH STRICTER EXPENSE REGIMES; CAP EARNINGS POTENTIAL BY INTRODUCING A RELATIVITY PRINCIPLE; CHANGE THE REWARD STRUCTURES FOR FUND MANAGERS; RECONSIDER THE LINK BETWEEN MOTIVATION AND MONEY; THE LAKE WOBEGON EFFECT; Chapter Eight: Less is More; CHANGING APPROACHES TO LEADERSHIP; BUILD A LEADERSHIP EXPECTATION FOR THE BOARD; BE EXPLICIT ABOUT VALUES AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THEY ARE IGNORED. REINFORCE COLLECTIVE ACCOUNTABILITY THROUGH PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT PROCESSESSTOP DEVELOPING LEADERS AND START DEVELOPING ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP; INVEST IN INDIVIDUAL PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS; WHY LESS IS MORE; Conclusion: The Importance of Being Earnest; Index.

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A critical look at the way that business leadership has gone so badly wrong. Modern business is obsessed with leaders. We talk about leadership all the time, but its real meaning is becoming more and more obscure. Recent corporate crises have shown that all too often, our leaders are missing in action when we need them most. In this groundbreaking and provocative new book, Chris Bones shows how we need to:Restore trust and confidenceBe more realistic about what leaders can and can't doRedefine talentRevalue experienceReconsider remuneration.

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