Care to Dare: Unleashing Astonishing Potential Through Secure Base Leadership
John Wiley & Sons, May 29, 2012 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
Have you ever been led by someone who cared for you like family, and dared you to achieve more than you ever thought possible for yourself, your organization, and even society?
Award-winning author of Hostage at the Table, George Kohlrieser, along with his co-authors Susan Goldsworthy and Duncan Coombe, explain how becoming a secure base leader releases extraordinary potential in others.
Part of the Warren Bennis leadership series Care to Dare shows you how to become a Secure Base Leader so that you release your followers from the fears that get in the way of their performance. It shows you how you can unleash astonishing potential by building the trust, delivering the change, and inspiring the focus that underpins sustainable high performance.
From extensive interviews with executives from all over the world, as well as from surveys with more than a thousand executives, the book reveals the nine characteristics that Secure Base Leaders display on a daily basis. The research shows that a primary difference between a successful leader and a failed leader is the presence or absence of secure bases in his or her life.
Care to Dare will take you on a journey where you will discover your own secure bases, past and present, and determine how you can be a secure base for other people in your life at work and at home.
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The Six Leadership Styles
Two Secure Base Leadership Characteristics that Help You Play to Win
Your Current Secure Bases
Roots of Your Leadership
Being Your Own Secure Base
Set Your Development Priorities
Develop a Secure Attachment Style
Learn about Your Signals and Read the Signals of Others
Willingness to Take a Risk on the Other Person
Stages of the Bonding Cycle
Building Trust through Effective Bonding
Two Secure Base Leadership Characteristics that Help You Bond
Grief Loss and the Impact of Broken Bonding
Understanding the Stages of Grief
Embracing Grief to Deliver Change in Organizations
Two Secure Base Leadership Characteristics that Help You Deliver Change by Embracing Loss
Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?
How Secure Bases Influence the Minds Eye
State and the Minds Eye
Minds Eye Expectations and Possibilities
Two Secure Base Leadership Characteristics that Help You Focus the Minds Eye
The Four Leadership Approaches
Improve Your Capacity for Deep Dialogue
Incorporate Secure Base Leadership into Human Resource Processes
Clarity of Goals Vision and Mission
Humanize Your Leadership
Humanize How You Organize Work
Humanize Your Solutions to Real Problems
Humanize Your Mission
Your Most Enduring Leadership Opportunity
Development of the Characteristics
Testing the Characteristics