Developing High Performance Leaders: A Behavioral Science Guide for the Knowledge of Work Culture

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Every leader has human resource management and development responsibilities. Using a behavioural science perspective, Developing High Performance Leaders will enable leaders throughout the various business sectors to increase the yield on their organization's human capital and help their team members achieve their goals.

In this instructive book, Philip Harris centres his teaching around five key aspects of the leadership process:

  • human behaviour and performance
  • communications
  • cultural influences
  • organizational relations
  • change management

A selection of strategies to take forward into practice are offered to the reader and the text is organized with a view to the leader sharing the learning obtained from this volume. For personal or group growth, each chapter is framed in terms of four "I's": Introduction, Input, Interaction and Instrumentation, to provide an ideal framework for any adult education endeavour.

Developing High Performance Leaders is for all human resource development professionals, supervisors, managers and executives concerned with the career development of themselves and their team.

 

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Contents

the organization as an energy exchange
1
1 High performance leaders for a knowledge culture
4
2 Leading in a high performance work environment
18
3 Increasing performance at work
40
4 Improving leadership communication skills
73
5 Influencing work culture at home and abroad
100
6 Enhancing organizational and team relations
134
7 Leading in the management of change
162
9 Energizing personnel through meetings
253
10 Future of leadership in the twentyfirst century
286
the learning leader
301
Afterword
310
Glossary of abbreviations
311
Further reading
313
Notes
318
Index
322

8 Developing people through learning
202

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About the author (2012)

Philip R. Harris is President of Harris International, Ltd. and author of fifty-four professional books. He was previously Vice President of Copley International Corporation and St. Francis College (NYC, USA). He has been a visiting professor and lecturer in many universities worldwide, including The Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, the East--West Center in Hawaii, and Sophia University--Tokyo.

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