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The Work of Leaders : How Vision, Alignment, and Execution Will Change the Way You Lead.

Author: Julie Straw; Barry Davis; Mark Scullard; Susie Kukkonen
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2013.
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Comprehensively researched, thought-provoking, and eminently practical VAE: TheWork of Leaders stimulates fresh conversations and new perspectives regardless of the leader's knowledge or experience. It's an opportunity for leaders at all levels of learning to reflect on how they approach each step of their work along a "leadership continua" and helps leaders take action with personalized tips and strategies that  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: Julie Straw; Barry Davis; Mark Scullard; Susie Kukkonen
ISBN: 9781118663417 1118663411
OCLC Number: 841914436
Description: 1 online resource (242 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword; Introduction; 1: Welcome to the Work of Leaders; The VAE Model; How This Book Is Organized; PART 1: Vision; 2: Introduction to Crafting a Vision; What Exactly Do We Mean by Vision?; The Importance of Crafting a Vision; Vision at All Levels; 3: Crafting a Vision Through Exploration; Vision> Exploration> Remaining Open; Strategies for Remaining Open; Vision> Exploration> Prioritizing the Big Picture; Strategies for Prioritizing the Big Picture; 4: Crafting a Vision Through Boldness; Vision> Boldness> Being Adventurous. Strategies for Being AdventurousVision> Boldness> Speaking Out; Strategies for Speaking Out; 5: Crafting a Vision Through Testing Assumptions; Vision> Testing Assumptions> Seeking Counsel; Strategies for Seeking Counsel; Vision> Testing Assumptions> Exploring Implications; Strategies for Exploring Implications; 6: Summary of Crafting a Vision; Doing the Work: Crafting the Vision; PART 2: Alignment; 7: Introduction to Building Alignment; What Exactly Do We Mean by Alignment?; The Importance of Building Alignment; Alignment at All Levels; 8: Building Alignment Through Clarity. Alignment> Clarity> Explaining RationaleStrategies for Explaining Rationale; Alignment> Clarity> Structuring Messages; Strategies for Structuring Messages; 9: Building Alignment Through Dialogue; Alignment> Dialogue> Exchanging Perspectives; Strategies for Exchanging Perspectives; Alignment> Dialogue> Being Receptive; Strategies for Being Receptive; 10: Building Alignment Through Inspiration; Alignment> Inspiration> Being Expressive; Strategies for Being Expressive; Alignment> Inspiration> Being Encouraging; Strategies for Being Encouraging; 11: Summary of Building Alignment. Doing the Work: Building AlignmentPART 3: Execution; 12: Introduction to Championing Execution; What Exactly Do We Mean by Execution?; The Importance of Championing Execution; Execution at All Levels; 13: Championing Execution Through Momentum; Execution> Momentum> Being Driven; Strategies for Being Driven; Execution> Momentum> Initiating Action; Strategies for Initiating Action; 14: Championing Execution Through Structure; Execution> Structure> Providing a Plan; Strategies for Providing a Plan; Execution> Structure> Analyzing In-Depth; Strategies for Analyzing In-Depth. 15: Championing Execution Through FeedbackExecution> Feedback> Addressing Problems; Strategies for Addressing Problems; Execution> Feedback> Offering Praise; Strategies for Offering Praise; 16: Summary of Championing Execution; Doing the Work: Championing Execution; Afterword; Composite Vignette 1: Individual Coaching; Composite Vignette 2: Group Facilitation; Composite Vignette 3: Succession Planning; Appendix A: The Development of the Work of Leaders VAE Model; Foundation; Stage 1: Leadership Literature Review; Stage 2: Personality-Based Leadership Research.

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Comprehensively researched, thought-provoking, and eminently practical VAE: TheWork of Leaders stimulates fresh conversations and new perspectives regardless of the leader's knowledge or experience. It's an opportunity for leaders at all levels of learning to reflect on how they approach each step of their work along a "leadership continua" and helps leaders take action with personalized tips and strategies that give clear direction and are easy to apply. Introductory chapters introduce the steps of the VAE process, defines, demystifies, and contextualizes each, and.

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