Leading at a Higher Level Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations

ISBN-10: 0132347725
ISBN-13: 9780132347723
Edition: 2007
Authors: Ken Blanchard
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Description: ldquo;Leading at a Higher Level translates decades of research and 25 years of global experience into simple, practical, and powerful strategies to equip leaders at every level to build organizations that produce bottom-line results. At Nissan, we  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: FT Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

ldquo;Leading at a Higher Level translates decades of research and 25 years of global experience into simple, practical, and powerful strategies to equip leaders at every level to build organizations that produce bottom-line results. At Nissan, we have made these principles a core part of our leadership philosophy, better equipping our managers to bring out the great energies and talents of our employees.rdquo; Jim Irvine, Vice President of Human Resources, Nissan North America ldquo;At Southwest Airlines, we have always strived to lead at a higher level. We truly believe that profit is the applause you get for taking care of your internal and external customers. We have always insisted upon a happy, carefree, team-spirited-yes, even fun-working environment, which we think results in motivated employees who will do the right thing for their internal and external customers. Reading this book will make a positive difference in your organization.rdquo; Colleen C. Barrett, President, Southwest Airlines ldquo;If you want to have a great company, you donrsquo;t have a choice but to lead at a higher level. When you do that, you excite your people, they take care of your customers, and your cash register goes ca-ching.rdquo; Horst Schulze, President and CEO, The West Paces Hotel Group, LLC; Founding and former President & COO, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC ldquo;Leading at a higher level is a must today if leaders are to rebuild trust and credibility, as we are doing at Tyco. This book will teach you how.rdquo; Eric Pillmore, Senior Vice President of Corporate Governance, Tyco International The definitive ldquo;Blanchard on Leadershiprdquo; 25 years of breakthrough leadership insights in one extraordinary book! From The One Minute Managerreg; to Raving Fans, Ken Blanchardrsquo;s books have helped millions of people unleash their power and the potential of everyone around them. The Ken Blanchard Companies has helped thousands of organizations become more people-oriented, customer-centered, and performance-driven. In Leading at a Higher Level, Blanchard and his colleagues have brought together all they've learned about world-class leadership. You'll discover how to create targets and visions based on the ldquo;triple bottom linerdquo;...and make sure people know who you are, where yoursquo;re going, and the values that will guide your journey. Blanchard extends his breakthrough work on delivering legendary customer service and creating ldquo;raving fans.rdquo; Yoursquo;ll find the definitive discussion of the renowned Situational Leadershipreg; II techniques for leading yourself, individuals, teams, and entire organizations. Most importantly, Leading at a Higher Level will help you dig deep within, discover the personal ldquo;leadership point of viewrdquo; all great leaders possess-and apply it throughout your entire life. For everyone who wants to become a better leader... ...in any company, any organization, any area of life Set the right targets, follow the right vision Focus on the ldquo;bottom linesrdquo; that really matter Serve your customers at a higher level Deliver your i

Kenneth Hartely Blanchard was born May 6, 1939, in Orange, New Jersey. He married Marjorie McKee, a business consultant, in 1962. He founded Blanchard Training and Development in 1977. Blanchard has cowritten several books on management, including one of the best-selling management books of all time, The One-Minute Manager (1982) with Spencer Johnson. In the book, the authors describe effective and efficient management skills. The basics to good management are setting goals, praising, and reprimanding. Blanchard says that these skills can easily be translated to work in the home as well as the office. Blanchard lives in San Diego, California.

Introduction: Leading at a Higher Level
Set Your Sights on the Right Target and Vision
Is Your Organization High Performing?
The Power of Vision
Treat Your Customers Right
Serving Customers at a Higher Level
Treat Your People Right
Empowerment Is the Key
Situational Leadership� II: The Integrating Concept
Self Leadership: The Power Behind Empowerment
Partnering for Performance
Essential Skills for Partnering for Performance: The One Minute Manager
Situational Team Leadership
Organizational Leadership
Strategies for Managing a Change
Have the Right Kind of Leadership
Servant Leadership
Determining Your Leadership Point of View
Endnotes
Organizational Change Readiness Assessment
Acknowledgments and Praisings
About the Authors
Services Available
Index

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