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Flexible Leadership Creating Value by Balancing Multiple Challenges and Choices

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ISBN-10: 0787965316

ISBN-13: 9780787965310

Edition: 2004

Authors: Gary A. Yukl, Richard Lepsinger

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If you are a manager or a training and development professional, you need concrete suggestions for guiding your organization through rapidly changing conditions and difficult challenges. Flexible Leadership offers a comprehensive theory that integrates findings from different disciplines and more than a half century of research and explains how leaders can effectively enhance the bottom-line performance of their organizations. The authors provide illustrative examples of effective and ineffective leadership, including some from their own consulting experiences over the past 30 years in private and public sector organizations. The book includes information about Leadership and management…    
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Book details

List price: $61.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/5/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254

ANNTOINNETTE D. LUCIA and RICHARD LEPSINGER are managing partners of Manus, a Right Management Consultants company that specializes in helping organizations implement business strategies. Their consulting work has included facilitating organizational change; team building for senior management teams; linking human resource plans to strategic plans; ensuring the integration of teams following mergers; designing, conducting, and evaluating executive and management development programs; developing competency models; and using feedback systems to help individual executives improve their effectiveness. They have worked with managers and management teams at Coca-Cola, Allied Signal, Northwestern…    

The Authors
The Nature of Effective Leadership
Leadership: Fact and Myth
Model of Flexible Leadership
Origins of the Model
Overview of the Book
Efficiency and Process Reliability
The Challenge of Improving Efficiency and Process Reliability
Examples of High Efficiency and Process Reliability
Conditions Affecting Efficiency and Process Reliability
Ways to Improve Efficiency and Process Reliability
Leadership Behaviors to Enhance Efficiency and Process Reliability
Operational Planning
Clarifying Roles and Objectives
Monitoring Operations and Performance
Solving Operational Problems
Relationships Among the Behaviors
Programs and Management Systems for Improving Efficiency and Process Reliability
Quality and Process Improvement Programs
Cost Reduction Programs
Management Systems and Structural Forms
Recognition and Reward Programs
Innovation and Adaptation
The Challenge of Adapting to the External Environment
Conditions Affecting the Importance of Adaptation
Examples of Failure in Adaptation
Examples of Successful Adaptation
Reasons for Success and Failure
Ways to Enhance Adaptations
Leader Behaviors to Enhance Adaptation
Monitoring the Environment
Strategic Planning
Envisioning Change
Building Support for Change
Implementing Change
Encouraging Innovative Thinking
Facilitating Collective Learning
Relationships Among Change-Oriented Behaviors
Programs, Systems, and Strategies for Enhancing Adaptation
Intrepreneurship Programs
External Benchmarking
Programs for Understanding Customers
Reward and Recognition Programs
Collective Learning Practices
Knowledge Management Systems
Structural Forms to Facilitate Innovation
Mergers, Acquisitions, and Strategic Alliances
Human Resources and Relations
The Challenge of Managing Human Resources
Conditions That Affect the Importance of Human Resources
Implications of Strategy for Human Resources
Examples of Good Human Relations
Examples of Human Relations Problems
Ways to Improve Human Resources and Relations
Leader Behaviors for Enhancing Human Resources
Team Building
Relationships Among the Behaviors
Programs and Management Systems for Enhancing Human Resources
Human Resource Planning Systems
Employee Development Programs
Empowerment Programs
Recognition, Award, and Benefit Programs
Quality of Work Life Programs
Orientation and Team-Building Programs
Finding the Right Balance
Multiple Challenges and Tradeoffs for Leaders
Tradeoffs Among the Three Performance Determinants
Changes in Performance Determinants
Examples of Effective Balancing
Other Tradeoffs for Leaders
The Path to Flexible Leadership
Guidelines for Effective Leadership
Competencies for Effective Leadership
Conclusion: The Essence of Flexible Leadership