The ASTD Leadership Handbook

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Elaine Biech
ASTD Press, 2010 - Business & Economics - 488 pages
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* Provides a complete overview and practical strategies on a full range of leadership topics* Contributors include more than forty-five renowned experts in the leadership field* Includes more than sixty activities, tools, and assessments for application of principles and concepts.Featuring a who's who of leadership gurus, The ASTD Leadership Handbook is an exciting compilation of insights, ideas, and tools that will enable individuals, teams, and organizations to fully develop their leadership capabilities. It provides a complete overview of leadership and covers a full range of topics, including competencies, development, attributes, and current challenges, taking a broad view of what leadership means. Editor Elaine Biech and her team worked to carefully match up topics with the leading authorities: William Byham on leadership development, Ken Blanchard on ethics, Bill George on authenticity, John Kotter on leading change, Marshal Goldsmith on coaching, Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood on getting results, Patrick Lencioni on teams, Leonard Goodstein on strategic planning, Frances Hesselbein on leading the workforce of the future, and many more.The ASTD Leadership Handbook's five sections -- Leadership Competencies, Leadership Development, Characteristics of Successful Leaders, Contemporary Leadership, and the Global Role of Leadership -- cover all the major leadership areas. Chapters are written from a practical perspective, enabling readers to immediately put the wisdom and experience of the authors to use in their own lives and organizations. The book also includes three dozen tools to help you apply the concepts, such as John Kotter's Eight-Step Change Model, Bill Gentry's Checklist for Avoiding Leader Derailment, Marshall Goldsmith's Mini Coaching Survey, Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evan's Jerk Checklist, and Leonard Goodstein's Applied Strategic Planning Model. These tools are available as free downloads on the book's accompanying website.This handbook sets itself apart in a crowded field by emphasizing leadership developmentand providing practical approaches to address this crucial need. When you pick up The ASTD Leadership Handbook you hold almost 2,000 years of experience in your hands. This will surely be the definitive leadership resource for many years to come.

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Leadership Competencies
Leading to Build the Team
Five Critical Communication Skills for Leaders of the Future

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About the author (2010)

Elaine Biech is president and managing principal of ebb associates inc, an organizational development firm that helps organizations work through large-scale change. She has been in the training and consulting field for thirty years, and works with business, government and non-profit organizations. Elaine specializes in helping people work as teams to maximize their effectiveness Elaine has been featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Management Update, The Washington Post, and Fortune Magazine. As a management and executive consultant, trainer and designer she has provided services to dozens of Fortune 500 and is the author and editor of more than four dozen books and articles. Elaine has her BS from the University of Wisconsin-Superior in Business and Education Consulting, and her MS in Human Resource Development. Elaine is the recipient of the 1992 National ASTD Torch Award, the 2004 ASTD Volunteer-Staff Partnership Award, and the 2006 ASTD Gordon M. Bliss Memorial Award. Elaine and her husband live in Virginia Beach, VA.

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