The High Impact Leader

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jul 19, 2005 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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Based on research by the Gallup Leadership Institute, a proven program for developing valuable leadership ability, both in yourself and in others

Extensive research has identified specific traits that transform average individuals into authoritative, influential, and "authentic" leaders. These authentic leaders learn from the mistakes and successes of themselves and others and build a positive strength initiative within their organizations.

In The High Impact Leader, Gallup veterans Bruce Avolio and Fred Luthans show you what you can do to develop and leverage your own leadership strengths into positive, lasting improvement for both yourself and your organization.

Their findings combined with examples of wellknown leaders in action--such as Howard Schultz, of Starbucks, and Microsofts Bill Gates--provide guidelines for accelerating leadership development in any environment. Building on Gallups innovative "positive strengths" initiative, this results-driven book provides:

  • Proven indicators for gauging personal progress toward authentic leadership
  • Strategies for building a pool of leadership-ready individuals in any organization
  • Proprietary Gallup poll data and innovative leadership-building tools

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Concise and welel written
Today the world is suffering form authentic leadeship
& there are lot of difference in opinion and debates on authetic
Authetic leadeship requires leader to be true to himself, his people, be bold enough to accept laurels and blames, lead from the front, take responsibility of decisions and his people, focused in end results and believe in his team
This book brings out some of these aspects in a nice manner


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Bruce J. Avolio, Ph.D., is director of the Gallup Leadership Institute and a Gallup senior scientist. A chaired professor of leadership at the University of Nebraska, Avolio consults with companies around the globe and serves on the editorial boards of several top academic and professional journals. He is the author of Transformational and Charismatic Leadership and Leadership Development in Balance: Made/Born.

Fred Luthans, Ph.D., is a senior scientist with Gallup and a distinguished chaired professor of management at the University of Nebraska. The former president of the National Academy of Management and member of the Academy's Hall of Fame, Luthans has written more than 150 articles and several textbooks, and is the editor or coeditor of a number of academic and professional journals.

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