Accelerate: High Leverage Leadership for Today's World

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2130 Partners LLC, Feb 1, 2010 - Business & Economics - 362 pages
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Accelerate, by the executive leadership development team of Suzanne Mayo Frindt and Dwight Frindt provides a remarkably simple, elegant and insightful approach to creating the possibility of consistently producing extraordinary results. Our world is rapidly reshaping in many amazing ways. In this evolving new reality, successful leadership will have a very different nature than traditional approaches. It was quite different to be a leader in simpler economic times and when the world moved at a slower pace with less connectivity. Patterns of entitlement offered at least the illusion of security, and there was more time and predictability in producing results. Now at a time when previous business models and assumptions have been turned on their heads, people's livelihoods are changing and disappearing regularly, and successful businesses are being transformed for the new realities - the leadership required is radically agile, proactive, and creative. As we go forward, those who lead will be the ones taking advantage of the creativity and productivity gains available by focusing on the human, collaborative dimension, while laggards will suffer in the face of unrelenting change. Accelerate is a match for the challenging times in which we live, where leaders are facing problems and challenges that are complex beyond any previous era. The authors provide serious readers with deceptively simple access to meaningful transformation in their work and lives. Unlike other leadership books, Accelerate starts with who to BE rather than what to DO to produce effective leadership. You will find proven Principles and Practices to expand your leadership capacities for productive thought and interaction, create self-generated accountability and turn friction and waste into real productivity gains.
 

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Contents

Prologue
Introduction
ACCELERATE
Setting the Stage
The Essential Notions
New Nature of Leadership Replacing Commands with Vision
New Ways ofWorking Together
Building Collaborative Capital Requires Relationship and Confrontation
MineTheirs and Ours
Explore truths Mine Theirs and Ours
Explore truths Mine Theirs and Ours
Explore truths Mine Theirs and Ours
Confront andDeal with RealIssues
Confront and Deal with the Real Issues
Confront and Deal with the Real Issues
Confront and Deal with the Real Issues

Operating Principles A Systemic Shift
The Operating Principles
SelfGenerated Accountability
Be Present Stay inthe Game
Be Present Stay in the Game
Be Present Stay in the Game
Be Present Stay in the Game
Listen Newly BeIntentionally Slowto Understand
Listen Newly Be Intentionally Slow to Understand
Listen Newly Be Intentionally Slow to Understand
Listen Newly Be Intentionally Slow to Understand
Take MyselfLightly
Its Not All About You Stay in the Game
Take Myself Lightly
Take Myself Lightly
Take Myself Lightly
Take Myself Lightly
Declare There isNothing Wrongor BrokenHere and Now
Declare There is Nothing Wrong or Broken Here and Now
Declare There is Nothing Wrong or Broken Here and Now
Productive Dialogue
Be Responsiblefor Creating Value
Be Responsible for Creating Value
Be Responsible for Creating Value
Be Responsible for Creating Value
Make it Safe andProductive
Make it Safe and Productive
Make it Safe and Productive
Make it Safe and Productive
Be Responsible forWhat Gets Heard
Be Responsible for What Gets Heard
Be Responsible for What Gets Heard
Conclusion
Glossary
Index
Suggested Readings
About 2130 Partners
How to Reach Us For More Support
Copyright

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Suzanne Mayo Frindt and Dwight Frindt are co-founders of 2130 Partners, a leadership development and education firm founded in 1990. 2130 Partners is dedicated to facilitating executive leadership potential using Vision-Focused Leadership, a methodology grounded in shared vision and built through collaboration. The name 2130 Partners, and the company's core philosophy are derived from a Native American insight, that leaders are accountable in their decision-making for their impact on each of the next seven generations. Seven generations or 140 years from founding is the year 2130. Thus began 2130 Partners' commitment to working from a long term, vision-focused perspective in all of our work. The intended reach and impact of 2130 Partners' work has grown to be 25,000 miles, the world around, and seven generations. In addition to their work in 2130 Partners, Suzanne & Dwight Frindt both serve as Chairs (facilitators) of multiple groups for Vistage International, Inc., a worldwide organization with over 14,000 executives who meet regularly in small group interactions and also participate in individual executive leadership coaching sessions. Both are ordained Interfaith ministers and continue to be long term Investor Activists with The Hunger Project. Suzanne's clients and audiences view her as a unique fusion of passion and skill, with the ability to hear intention and commitment. She has led programs in such diverse environments as Abu Dhabi, where she was part of the Middle East and North Africa Businesswomen's Summit, Peru training indigenous women leaders, and most recently as a curriculum co-creator and facilitator for "The World Academy for the Future of Women" at SIAS International University in China. Suzanne has an MBA from the University of California, Irvine. Dwight has drawn on both his hands on leadership experience and his background in global non-profit work to develop the leadership philosophy at the heart of his work. In addition to over two decades in executive positions in mining, heavy construction, nuclear plant construction management, real estate acquisition and investment management, he has facilitated more than 1,000 days of leadership workshops and logged more than 13,000 hours of executive coaching. Dwight has an MBA from Harvard University. To learn more about 2130 Partners, Suzanne or Dwight please visit www.2130partners.com.

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