Work of Leaders How Vision, Alignment, and Execution Will Change the Way You Lead

ISBN-10: 1118636538

ISBN-13: 9781118636534

Edition: 2013

Authors: Julie Straw, Barry Davis, Mark Scullard, Susie Kukkonen, Bernard W. Franklin

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Comprehensively researched, thought-provoking, and eminently practical VAE: The Work of Leaders stimulates fresh conversations and new perspectives regardless of the leader’s knowledge or experience. It’s an opportunity for leaders at all levels of learning to reflect on how they approach each step of their work along a “leadership continua” and helps leaders take action with personalized tips and strategies that give clear direction and are easy to apply.Introductory chapters introduce the steps of the VAE process, defines, demystifies, and contextualizes each, and sets up the three key “drivers” for each step. Subsequent chapters address each driver in detail.Driver chapters introduce keys and behaviors that leaders use to further each step of the model and provides specific strategies for those who are looking to increase their ability to explore during the vision process. It also makes these ideas concrete by relating illustrative examples or anecdotes about people and organizations who have used these drivers to improve their effectiveness to realize each step in meaningful ways. Throughout each chapter, proprietary research and quotes from key thinkers help to add interest and depth to the discussion.Concluding chapters aim to “bring to life” each step with real-world stories that illustrate key lessons about each step on the leadership continua. These examples show the simplicity, intuitiveness, and usefulness of each step as a part of the work of leaders. It also includes suggested reading for further exploration of this aspect of the work of leaders.Chapter 1: VAE: A Simple Intuitive Process You Can Use Every DayChapter 2: Introduction to VisionChapter 3: Vision Driver #1: ExplorationChapter 4: Vision Driver #2: BoldnessChapter 5: Vision Driver #3: Testing AssumptionsChapter 6: Vision: Bringing it to LifeChapter 7: Introduction to AlignmentChapter 8: Alignment Driver #1: ClarityChapter 9: Alignment Driver #2: DialogueChapter 10: Alignment Driver #3: InspirationChapter 11: Alignment: Bringing it to LifeChapter 12: Introduction to ExecutionChapter13: Execution Driver #1: MomentumChapter 14: Execution Driver #2: StructureChapter 15: Execution Driver #3: FeedbackChapter 16: Execution: Bringing it to LifeChapter 17: Pulling it All Together: Personalizing VAE in Your OrganizationAppendix: Work of Leaders Research
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List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/15/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Jeffrey Sugerman, Ph.D., is the president and CEO of Inscape Publishing, a leading provider of training materials for the corporate market. Sugerman brings 20 years of experience in senior management, marketing and business development in the technology, training and publishing industries.Mark Scullard, Ph.D., is the director of research at Inscape Publishing, where he is responsible for product development, research strategies and data analysis. He has over a decade of research and data analysis experience when it comes to the development of psychological evaluation tools and methods. He has also been an instructor at the University of Minnesota, where his curriculum includes psychology, experimental psychology and research methods and statistics.Emma Wilhelm, M.S., joined Inscape Publishing in 2008 as part of the product development team. Her publishing career has included work at PhotoAssist, Inc., Acorn Media, and Human Kinetics, and her work has ranged from research, to content development, to acquisitions. Wilhelm left publishing for several years to pursue a career in collegiate coaching and teaching, where she oversaw NCAA and YMCA leadership programs for undergraduates.

Welcome to the Work of Leaders
Introduction to Crafting a Vision
Crafting a Vision Through Exploration
Crafting a Vision Through Boldness
Crafting a Vision Through Testing Assumptions
Summary of Crafting a Vision
Introduction to Building Alignment
Building Alignment Through Clarity
Building Alignment Through Dialogue
Building Alignment Through Inspiration
Summary of Building Alignment
Introduction to Championing Execution
Championing Execution Through Momentum
Championing Execution Through Structure
Championing Execution Through Feedback
Summary of Championing Execution
Afterword: Using VAE in Your Organization
The Development of the Work of Leaders VAE Model
Feedback Outtakes
About Inscape Publishing
About the Authors
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