Little Book of Leadership Development 50 Ways to Bring Out the Leader in Every Employee

ISBN-10: 081441754X

ISBN-13: 9780814417546

Edition: 2011

Authors: Mitchell Kusy, Scott J. Allen, Peter Vaill

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List price: $29.50
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Amacom
Publication date: 5/30/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 144
Size: 5.75" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Dr. Mitchell Kusy has 25 years experience in leadership and organization development. He is a full professor in the Ph.D. program, Leadership & Change, Antioch University and a distinguished visiting professor at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Internationally, he has consulted in more than 15 countries and recently received the international honor of being selected a Fulbright Scholar in international organization development. Previously, Mitch was a full professor in the master's and doctoral program in organization development at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, where he taught for 17 years. Before entering academia, Mitch worked in industry and directed the leadership development area at American Express Financial Advisors and Health Partners. Dr. Scott J. Allen is an assistant professor of management at John Carroll University, where he teaches leadership and management skills. In 2005, Scott developed the Center for Leader Development (, a blog that explores the study and practice of leadership development. Scott is the co-author of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for College Students. He is also a contributing author of the book Leadership: The Key Concepts (Routledge, 2007).

Development by Modeling Effective Leadership
Clarify Team Expectations
Model the Way
Recognize and Reward Achievement
Model Effective Confrontation
Provide Challenge and Support
Keep the Troops in the Loop
Check in with a Thought of the Day
Realize Your Team Is Your Customer
Use the Pygmalion Effect
Coach for Performance
Facilitate a Culture of Accountability
Tap into Their Passion, Unleash the Energy
Hold Standing One-on-Ones
Help Make Their Vision a Reality
Solidify Their Learning
Development Through Skill Building
Stretch Your Team-Always
Switch It Up
Have Them Lead the Team
Create Great Communicators
Grow Their Roles
Let Them Answer the �How�
Establish Action Learning Projects
Design a Department Retreat
Implement an Operating Calendar
Create a Culture of Benehmarking
Development Through Conceptual Understanding
Foster Critical Reflection
Host a Book/Article Club
Foster a Friendly Debate
Create an Organizational FAQ
Conduct a Quick Case Study
Bring in Support
Remain Focused on the Solutions, Not the Barriers
Conduct After-Action Reviews
Help Diagnose the Challenge-Technical or Adaptive?
Transfer School Work Back to Your Work
Development Through Personal Growth
Foster Growth Through Personal Development Plans
Capture and Share the Learning
Develop Emotional Intelligence
Facilitate Developmental Relationships
Encourage Service in the Community
Get Out in the Field
Coordinate an On-Boarding Process
Facilitate Cross-Departmental Problem Solving
Create Teachers and Leaders
Give Out the Monumental Assignment
Development Through Feedback
Create a Culture of Feedback
Set Aside Time for Self-Evaluation
Provide Development Through Assessment
Ask the Tough Questions
Capture the Learning from Hardships and Failure
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