Leadership Conversations Challenging High Potential Managers to Become Great Leaders

ISBN-10: 1118378326

ISBN-13: 9781118378328

Edition: 2013

Authors: Alan S. Berson, Richard G. Stieglitz

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Conversation techniques and tools that can help strong managers become great leaders Often the very same skills and traits that enable rising stars to achieve success "tenacity, aggressiveness, self–confidence" become liabilities when promoted into a leadership track. While managers′ conversations are generally transactional and centered on the task at hand, leaders must focus on people, asking great questions and aligning them with the vision for the future. Leadership mindsets and skills can be developed, and Leadership Conversations provides practical guidance for connecting with others in ways that transform each interaction into an opportunity for organizational and personal growth. Identifies four types of conversation every leader must master: building relationships, making decisions, taking action, and developing others Provides an action plan for boosting your personal leadership potential, as well for developing leadership skills in others Draws on the authors′ rich experience coaching and working with leaders at a wide range of organizations, including NASA, the U.S. Navy, intelligence agencies, Boeing, Gillette, Bausch & Lomb, and Georgetown University Leadership Conversations is required reading for both high–potential managers looking to make it to the next level and leaders looking to develop their people.
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/4/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface: Are You Having Leadership Conversations?
The High-Potential Challenges
Do You Really Want to Be a Leader?
What Blend of Management and Leadership Mindsets Is Best?
Have You Had Leadership Conversations Today?
Where Do You Stand on the Leadership Ladder?
Conversations to Build Relationships
Learn the New Rules
Your Relationships Define You
Know Your Strengths and Their Shadows
People Aren't Machines
Don't Let Them Assume They Know What You're Thinking
Embrace Differences
Conversations to Develop Others
The Battle for Talent
The Challenge of Leading Other High Potentials
Conversations You Must Have
What Gets in Your People's Way?
Recognition-Making It All Worthwhile
Conversations to Make Decisions
Develop Your Judgment Gene
What You Know Is Irrelevant
Be Curious-Ask Great Questions
If You Can't Change, Retire
Conversations to Take Action
Moving Smoothly into Action
Planning Successful Actions
When Things Change
Lessons from Success and Failure
Inspiring People in Turbulent Times
Your Leadership Conversations
Conversations at the Top
Conversations for Executive Leaders
Conversations for Managers of Managers
Conversations for First-Line Managers
Your Personal Action Plan
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Index
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