The Strategic Leader: New Tactics for a Globalizing World

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Information Age Pub., 2009 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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"John Pisapia's latest publication, The Strategic Leader, is a highly readable and an absolutely essential addition to the library of leaders of all types of organizations. The author has done a masterful job of filling the gap between leadership theory and practice. He has defined, in clear and unambiguous language, the pathway toward leadership success in this new dynamic, global environment. The old models simply don't work and the author has identified the way to transition from the old models to a new way of thinking about and exercising strategic leadership in organizations. This is a book that should serve as a guide to leaders at every level and type of organization-a reference tool that should be consulted along your leadership journey."-Vincent L. Ferrandino, EdD Senior Advisor to the Minister of Education, United Arab Emirates Former Executive Director, National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), and Former Commissioner of Education, State of Connecticut

"John Pisapia's clarity of writing coupled with his passion, experience and understanding of leadership makes The Strategic Leader: New Habits for a Global Society a must read thoughtful leaders. He writes with the eye of a reporter, the heart and understanding of a poet, and the words of a scholar. His weaving of stories and research make this book powerful. It someday will be a classic on the subject. His work forces you to think about leadership differently and better."-Gary Strack, former President/CEO of the Orlando Regional Healthcare System, and Boca Raton Community Hospital.

"The Strategic Leader delivers a powerful framework for maximizing Return on Investment from the most important component of a business model¨The Management Team. Successful leaders and corporations share a common ground. They continuously focus on evolving their Management Teams to compete in today's ever changing global environment. The Strategic Leader¨through research and real world examples¨provides definition and direction for increasing productivity, and enhancing the process of management assessment, selection and development. I highly recommend it to anyone that wants to build a high performing organization."¨Jim Ostrowski, Member, The JMO Group, LLC, Former Vice President, Sara Lee Corporation, and President & CEO of Hanes & Hanes Her Way Underwear Brands.

"A timely book offering a clear and practical methodology for ethical strategic leadership in the context of global change and challenge. A 'must read' for anyone engaged in the increasingly complex task of leadership. Pisapia uses the effective tool of storytelling to illustrate his points about leadership. His clearly presented research, and real world examples from teaching and consulting, helped me make the essential connections I needed to help me fully comprehend concepts of leadership."¨Clive Carthew, International Education Consultant

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Contents

The Mega Habit
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Developing The Strategic Mindset
45
Habit 3 Anticipating the Future
73
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