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Transforming Leaders into Progress Makers Leadership for the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 1412974690
ISBN-13: 9781412974691
Edition: 2011
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List price: $58.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

By using a research-driven model, discussing compelling cases from leading companies, and presenting seven actionable ideas to make progress, Progress Makers blends scholarly research and actionable strategies to empower readers to decide what issues to focus on and in what direction to lead.

Phillip G. Clampitt (PhD, University of Kansas) is the Blair Endowed Chair of Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He was previously designated the Hendrickson Named Chair of Business. The Wall Street Journal and MIT Sloan Management Review has highlighted his work on "Decision Downloading," which details how companies can effectively communicate decisions to those not involved in the decision-making process. He is the author of a SAGE Publications best seller, Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness 4e (see www.imetacomm.com/cme4 ), co-author of the forthcoming Progress Makers: Beyond the Desire to Lead (SAGE, and co-author of Embracing Uncertainty: The Essence of Leadership. Along with being on the editorial board of numerous professional journals, his work has been published in a variety of journals including the MIT Sloan Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of Business Communication, Communication World, Journal of Broadcasting, Journal of Communication Management, lvey Business Journal, and Journal of Change Management. In addition to many guest speaking opportunities in the U.S., he has also been invited to speak internationally at The University of Pisa, The University of Aberdeen, The University of Ulster, as well as to numerous multinational businesses and professional organizations. As a principal in his firm, Metacomm, he has consulted on communication issues with a variety of organizations, such as PepsiCo, Manpower, Schneider National, American Medical Security, Dean Foods, The Boldt Company, Stora Enso, The U.S. Army War College, Appleton Papers, Foremost Farms, Thilmany Paper, Dental City, and Nokia (see www.imetacomm.com ).

Robert J. DeKoch received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lawrence University and his Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. His career has spanned numerous manufacturing industries where he has held various management positions in operations, engineering, and research. He is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer for a major U.S. construction services firm, the Boldt Company (see www.theboldtcompany.com ). He is also Co-Chairman of the Board of New North, Inc., a regional economic development initiative in Northeastern Wisconsin. The initiative's mission is to harness and promote the 18-county region's resources, talents and creativity for the purposes of sustaining and growing the regional economy (see www.thenewnorth.com ). Throughout his career, Mr. DeKoch has focused on developing work environments for high involvement and continuous learning. He has instituted progressive communication processes in the workplace to promote understanding, focus and alignment. He strives to build organizational relationships that foster innovative thinking, recognition of achievement, and genuine teamwork. He co-authored the book Embracing Uncertainty: The Essence of Leadership and leadership articles in various journals.

Introduction
Our Purpose
Our Approach
Exploring
Attributes of Explorers
Exploring and Progress Making
Concluding Thoughts
Refining
Attributes of Refiners
Refining and Progress making
Concluding Thoughts
Platforms
How Platforms Emerge
Features of Platforms
Concluding Thoughts
Progress
Defining Progress
Implications of the Progress Definition
Concluding Thoughts
Progress Maker Profile: Oscar Boldt and The Boldt Company
The Progress Model
How the Progress Model Works
So What?
Concluding Thoughts
How Explorers and Refiners Make Progress
The Explorers Mode of Making Progress
The Refiners Mode of Making Progress
The Challenges Faced by Explorers and Refiners
Concluding Thoughts
Progress Makers
The Central Conundrum
The Progress Maker's Response
Making the Right Choices
Progress Maker Profile: Ron Reed and the Discovery Channel
Envision the Future with Calculated Boldness
Defining the Concept
What Inhibits Calculated Boldness
What to Do?
Concluding Thoughts
Progress Maker Profile: Brigadier General H.R. McMaster
Cultivate a Focused Flexibility Mindset
A Deeper Look at Focus and Flexibility
Why is Focused Flexibility so Difficult?
What to Do?
Concluding Thoughts
Enlarge the Circle of Engagement
The Concept
Why Don't We Enlarge the Circle?
How do You Enlarge the Circle of Engagement?
Concluding Thoughts
Progress Maker Profile: Vicki Wilson and Door County Coffee & Tea
Foster the Growth of Investment-Worthy Employees
Defining the Concept
Barriers
What to Do?
Concluding Thoughts
Seek, Nurture and Evaluate Actionable Ideas
Defining the Concept
Phases to Generate Actionable Ideas
Barriers
What to Do?
Concluding Thoughts
Progress Maker Profile: Laura Hollingsworth and The Des Moines Register & Gannett
Select, Detect, and Correct the Proper Errors
Background
Error Management Framework
The Counter Forces
What to Do?
Concluding Thoughts
Practice Receiver-Centric, Strategy-Based, Feedback-Driven Communication
Defining the Concept
Barriers
What to Do?
Concluding Thoughts
Conclusion
Progress Makers
UMM and the Origins of Focused Flexibility
Index
About the Authors

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