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The reconnected leader : an executive's guide to creating responsible, purposeful and valuable organizations

Author: Norman Pickavance
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Kogan Page, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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Responsible business is something society has come to expect, and organizations such as the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative and the World Economic Forum are constantly working to promote accountability in business. This book explores management's failure to adapt to these expectations and explains what managers can do to establish a better connection between their organization and its stakeholders.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pickavance, Norman.
Reconnected leader.
(DLC) 2014039528
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Pickavance
ISBN: 0749472332 9780749472337
OCLC Number: 900087023
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; List of tables; Introduction; A new narrative; Re-imagining leadership: A recurring phenomenon; Diminishing circles of trust; Why aren't we learning the right lessons?; A framework for 'reconnected leadership'; Step 1: Purpose; Steps 2-7: Leadership practices; Step 2: Building a reconnected board; Step 3: Creating reconnected work environments; Step 4: Nurturing a spirit of shared enterprise; Step 5: Connecting with communities; Step 6: Fostering customer connections; Step 7: Inspiring connected innovators; Step 8: Personal leadership. Part One The great disconnection1 The great disconnection; Are we learning the right lessons?; Big oil; 'Big Pharma'; Big banks; Food; Big retail; Ethical policies; Why competitive pressure crowds out ethical policies; Mindsets and belief systems --
'a distant signal'; Careerism; The disconnected board; The disposable workforce; Big data and the age of the smart machine; Engineering out human connections; The forgotten many (our broken approach to talent management); Fragmenting performance; The executive club; Losing touch with customers; Stifling innovation. The unintended consequences of good governanceThe downsides of a digitally enhanced corporation; Conclusion; Part Two Eight steps to becoming a reconnected leader; 2 Introduction: The arrival of the connected era; 3 Step 1: Discovering the power of purpose; Introduction; Why develop a purpose?; The power of purpose: Are you a Mode 1 or a Mode 2 organization?; How do I discover and shape the purpose of my organization?; Insights from philosophy; Insights from science; Insights from faith traditions; Becoming purpose-driven; The five principles of a purpose-driven business; Conclusion. Eight steps to reconnected leadership4 Step 2: Building reconnected boards; Positioning: The six leadership practices; Introduction; Power and legitimacy; The sources of board legitimacy; Why better board connections require greater commitment; The fiction of 'board accountability'; Accountable to a wider constituency; Full accountability requires effective scrutiny; A new culture of candour; Speaking truth to power; A new kind of non-executive director; Consequences; Ignorance and the doctrine of command authority; Conclusion; Eight Steps to reconnected leadership. 5 Step 3: Creating reconnected work environmentsIntroduction; Identity and belonging at work: Lessons from terrorism; Organization and work design: Reconnecting leaders to the frontline; New organization design requires a connector-in-chief; Connected talent environments: The power of many; Coaches can foster a growth mindset; Conclusion; Eight steps to reconnected leadership; 6 Step 4: Nurturing a spirit of shared enterprise; Introduction; Context; The changing psychological contract; Individualism and insularity; Employee ownership; Enterprise; Bad profits; A marathon not a sprint.
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