Leadership Solutions: The Pathway to Bridge the Leadership Gap

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 2, 2010 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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An organizational guide to assessing, measuring, and building leadership capacity

Leadership capacity has emerged as a key source of competitive advantage in today's economy. But many organizations struggle to develop the capacity they need to succeed. This book offers concrete and precise strategies to close the leadership gap. It explains in detail how to conduct a leadership analysis, determining exactly where the gaps are in both organizational and individual leadership; analyzes the challenges a company faces; helps in understanding an organization's leadership deficit; and generates leadership solutions tailored to the organization's particular needs and shortcomings.

 

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Contents

A DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK
Who Will Benefit from This Book
How to Read This Book
EVIDENCE OF THE GAP
WHY THE LEADERSHIP GAP PERSISTS
THE FAILURE PATHS
CONCLUDING COMMENTS
THE TRADITIONAL APPROACH TO LEADERSHIP
REFLECTING ON YOUR CURRENT LEADERSHIP MEASURES
THE FOUR ACTIONS TO MEASURE THE GAP
MEASURING THE GAP QA
REFLECTIONS
THE NEED FOR THOUGHTFUL ACTIONS TO BUILD CAPACITY
CONCLUDING COMMENTS
THE LEADERSHIP SOLUTIONS PATHWAY AND THE INDIVIDUAL LEADER
DETERMINE YOUR LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

LEADERSHIP ISNT WHAT IT USED TO BE
THE NEW ORGANIZATIONAL CAPABILITY
CONCLUDING COMMENTS
THE THREE DIMENSIONS OF LEADERSHIP CAPACITY
A CASE EXAMPLE
CONCLUDING COMMENTS
A TALE OF TWO LEADERS
THE SIX ELEMENTS OF HOLISTIC LEADERSHIP
HOLISTIC LEADERSHIP ELEMENTS
HOLISTIC LEADERSHIP QA
CONCLUDING COMMENTS
WHAT HOLISTIC LEADERS NEED TO BE GOOD AT
THE 30CELL GRID OF HOLISTIC LEADERSHIP BEHAVIORS
CONCLUDING COMMENTS
ORGANIZATIONAL PRACTICES THAT ARE SPECIFICALLY INTENDED TO BUILD LEADERSHIP CAPACITY
ORGANIZATIONAL PRACTICES THAT INDIRECTLY AFFECT THE LEADERSHIP GAP
THE 30CELL GRID FOR THE ORGANIZATIONAL PRACTICES DIMENSION
ENHANCING AWARENESS OF HOW ORGANIZATIONAL PRACTICES AFFECT LEADERSHIP CAPACITY
CONCLUDING COMMENTS
THE THREE TYPES OF LEADERSHIP CULTURES
THE 30CELL GRID FOR THE LEADERSHIP CULTURE DIMENSION
AN OVERVIEW OF THE LEADERSHIP SOLUTIONS PATHWAY
THE IMPERATIVE TO SHAPE YOUR FUTURE
THE EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT DEFINES LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FUTURE
THE FIVE ACTIONS TO DETERMINE LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
CONCLUDING COMMENTS
WHY MEASURE LEADERSHIP CAPACITY
MEASURE YOUR GAP
ACT TO BUILD YOUR CAPACITY
DO YOUR PART IN SUPPORT OF YOUR ORGANIZATIONS EFFORTS TO BUILD LEADERSHIP CAPACITY
4 Build a Holistic Leadership Culture within Your Department and Team
CONCLUDING COMMENTS
MITIGATING THE LEADERSHIP CAPACITY RISKS
THE IMPERATIVES TO LEVERAGE LEADERSHIP CAPACITY TO SHAPE THE FUTURE
CONCLUDING COMMENTS
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Chapter 3
Chapter 5
Chapter 7
Chapter 10
Chapter 12
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Dr. David Weiss is President & CEO of Weiss International Ltd. David and his team of organizational consultants lead innovative consulting projects that generate effective strategy, leadership, and HR solutions for boards, executives, and senior leaders in Canada, USA, and Europe. David has developed an extensive practice in strategic planning, executive leadership development and coaching, and organizational and HR consulting. He is an Affiliate Professor at the Joseph Rotman School of Management, a Senior Research Fellow at Queen’s University, and a Faculty Member of the Technion Institute of Management. David is a Lifetime Member of the Global Directory of Who’s Who, a lifetime Fellow Canadian HR Professional, and a recipient of the HR Leadership Award from the Asia-Pacific HR Management Association. David is a sought-after conference keynote and business motivational speaker and has authored or co-authored three other books: Beyond the Walls of Conflict, High-Performance HR, and The Leadership Gap. For more information see www.weissinternational.ca

Dr. Vince Molinaro is Principal and National Practice Lead – Organizational Solutions with Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions. He is responsible for leading the organizational consulting arm of Knightsbridge, which specializes in providing strategic facilitation, team effectiveness, leadership capacity and talent management solutions to clients. Vince has designed and implemented award-winning programs that have transformed leadership cultures for his clients. He is called upon by the media for his innovative opinions on leadership, creating high-performance organizations and executive team development. An engaging speaker, Vince conducts keynote presentations within corporations, international conferences and business schools. He received his Doctorate from the University of Toronto and has degrees from Brock University and McMaster University. Vince has published extensively in journals and business magazines. He is also the co-author of The Leadership Gap.  For more information see www.knightsbridge.ca

Dr. Liane Davey is Principal and Central Region Practice Lead—Organizational Solutions with Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions.  She is responsible for leading client engagements focused on strategic planning, executive team effectiveness and leadership capacity. Liane received her Master’s and Doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor’s from the University of Western Ontario. She has been widely published in trade and academic journals; Leadership Solutions is her first book.  For more information, visit www.knightsbridge.ca

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