Fierce Leadership

For years, these mantras have been blindly adopted by business leaders everywhere but, as Susan Scott shows, these so-called best practices are ineffectual, cost companies vast sums and drive away the most valuable employees and customers.

Fierce Leadership

Hire smart people...', 'Hold people accountable...', 'Focus on the client...'. For years, these mantras have been blindly adopted by business leaders everywhere but, as Susan Scott shows, these so-called best practices are ineffectual, cost companies vast sums and drive away the most valuable employees and customers. Yet they are so deeply ingrained in our organisational culture that no one has questioned them, until now. Informed by over a decade of research and work with CEOs and senior executives of the world's leading companies, Susan Scott reveals why these established practices are so wrongheaded and shows you how to spot the signs that you are falling prey to them and why they are adversely affecting your business. She then, in her direct, no-nonsense style, suggests a series of surprising and smart alternatives that you should put in their place.

Fierce Conversations Revised and Updated

In this guide, which includes a workbook and The Seven Principles of Fierce Conversations, Scott teaches you how to: • Overcome barriers to meaningful communication • Expand and enrich relationships with colleagues, friends, and family ...

Fierce Conversations  Revised and Updated

Fully revised and updated—the national bestselling communication skills guide that will help you achieve personal and professional success one conversation at a time. The master teacher of positive change through powerful communication, Susan Scott wants you to succeed. To do that, she explains, you must transform everyday conversations at work and at home with effective ways to get your message across—and get what you want. In this guide, which includes a workbook and The Seven Principles of Fierce Conversations, Scott teaches you how to: • Overcome barriers to meaningful communication • Expand and enrich relationships with colleagues, friends, and family • Increase clarity and improve understanding • Handle strong emotions—on both sides of the table • Connect with colleagues, customers and family at a deep level Includes a Foreword by Ken Blanchard, the bestselling co-author of The One Minute Manager

Leadership for Lawyers

226 Fierce Leaders Survey (2016), http://www.fierceinc.com/resources/surveys/leadingcompany-country. 227 DAVID HERBERT DONALD, LINCOLN 164-65 (1995). 228 DAVID REMNICK, THE BRIDGE: THE LIFE AND RISE OF BARACK OBAMA 324 (2011) (quoting ...

Leadership for Lawyers

Leadership for Lawyers is the first coursebook targeted for leadership courses in law schools. Now in its third edition, this text combines excerpts from leading books and articles, accessible background material, real-world problems and case histories, class exercises, and references to news and entertainment media in areas of core leadership competencies. Author Deborah L. Rhode has edited four well-respected books on leadership, developed one of the first law school courses on leadership, and written widely on the subject in law reviews and mainstream media publications. New to the Third Edition: Increased coverage of diversity and inclusion New discussion of stress, wellness, and time management Coverage of recent ethical scandals and dilemmas Updated problems, exercises, and media clips Professors and students will benefit from: Excerpts from foundational texts, engaging overviews of core concepts, discussion questions, class problems, and exercises that address real-world issues. Links to short segments from movies, documentaries, and news broadcasts for each major topic. Materials on moral leadership and scandals that make for highly engaging discussion on “how the good go bad.” Coverage including key theoretical and empirical issues concerning the nature and qualities of leadership, the role of ethics, gender, racial, ethnic, and other forms of diversity, pro bono and public interest work, and core competencies such as decision making, influence, communication, conflict resolution, innovation, crisis management, stress and time management, and social and organizational change.

12 Steps of Self Leadership

This indefinable energy of intimacy is a factor that determines the effectiveness of leadership. ... Rather than fearing such fierce conversation, as a conscious leader, you can become skilled at starting softly and talking about the ...

12 Steps of Self Leadership

Self-leadership is about realizing the power and potential that is in you and everyone you meet. The world needs you now—in your imperfection and in the midst of your formative processes. You do make a difference. The important question is, “What kind of difference do you make?” You are about to set out on an exciting exploration of your inner world. The 12 Steps of Self-Leadership is designed to help you: - identify and overcome the beliefs and behaviours that are holding you back - clarify and leverage your strengths and natural giftings - increase your Difference Making Quotient - live and lead on purpose This transformational guide is relevant at any stage of your life or leadership journey, and will help you increase your awareness and effectiveness in life, work, and relationships. By fully engaging in the 12 Steps of Self-Leadership you will dramatically increase your Difference Making Quotient and your ability to lead Self and others.

THE IMPORTANCE OF LEADERSHIP EDUCATION IN UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Fierce leadership: A bold alternative to the worst “best” practices of business today. New York: Broadway Books. Shank, G. (2002). Qualitative research: A personal skills approach. New Jersey: Merril Prentice Hall. Shenton, A.K. (2004).

THE IMPORTANCE OF LEADERSHIP EDUCATION IN UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION


The New Leadership Challenge

Becoming a conflict competent leader: How you and your organization can manage conflict effectively (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons. Scott, S. (2009). Fierce leadership: A bold alternative to the worst “best” practices ...

The New Leadership Challenge

An easy-to-read, interactive approach helps you to identify the characteristics of leaders and followers and illustrates not only how, but also when to use the qualities associated with each to achieve professional and personal success.

Rewriting Leadership with Narrative Intelligence

How Leaders Can Thrive in Complex, Confusing and Contradictory Times Greg Morgan ... Fierce leadership: A bold alternative to the worst “best” practices of business today. New York, NY: Broadway Business; Random House.

Rewriting Leadership with Narrative Intelligence

Rewriting Leadership with Narrative Intelligence draws on a range of disciplines and scholarly traditions to build a compelling case for a new perspective on leadership, seeing it as a deeply embodied, intuitive skill of curating shared narratives in influence relationships.

Discourse Three Organizational Leadership An Essay On The Key Components For The Integration Of Technology While Leading In Increasingly Technologically Based Organizations

Executive environmental scanning, information source utilization and firm performance: The case of Nigeria. Journal of Applied Management Studies, 9 (1), 95-115. Scott, S. (2009). Fierce leadership: A bold ...

Discourse Three  Organizational Leadership   An Essay On The Key Components For The Integration Of Technology While Leading In Increasingly Technologically Based Organizations

This essay will attempt to investigate and analyze existing literature on integration of technology as it applies to organizational leadership and present key components that leaders will need to understand and embrace in order to "lead" in increasingly technologically based organization. Proceeds Go To "It's Achievable Foundation," A Non-Profit Founded To Stop Juvenile And Adult Illiteracy.

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Women and Their Experience of Desire Ambition and Leadership

The individual who embodies the leadership identity regards “no” to be a temporary obstacle. Recognizing that there are some limits that cannot be thwarted, the individual with a fierce leadership identity acknowledges what may be ...

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Women and Their Experience of Desire  Ambition and Leadership

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Women and Their Experience of Desire, Ambition and Leadership considers how these factors can be understood, nurtured, or thwarted and the subsequent impact on women’s identity, authority and satisfaction. Psychoanalysis has long struggled with its ideas about women, about who they are, how to work with them, and how to respect and encourage what women want. This book argues that psychoanalytic theory and practice must evolve to maintain its relevance in a volatile landscape. Each section of the book begins with a chapter that reviews contemporary ideas regarding women, as well as psychoanalytic history, gender bias, and societal norms and deficits. Three composite clinical stories allow our distinguished contributors to discuss the contexts within which individual experience can be affected, and the role that clinical work may have to mobilize and advance passion and vitality. In their discussions, the interplay of clinical psychoanalysis, sociopolitical context, and understanding of gender, combine to offer a unique perspective, built on decades of scholarship, personal experience, and clinical expertise. Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Women and Their Experience of Desire, Ambition and Leadership will serve as a reference for all psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists as well as gender studies scholars interested in the progress of psychoanalytic theory regarding women in the 21st century. Contributors to this book include: Rosemary Balsam, Brenda Bauer, Andrea Celenza, Diane Elise, Adrienne Harris, Dorothy Holmes, Nancy Kulish, Vivian Pendar, Dionne Powell, and Arlene Richards.

Blundering Leadership

His article “Level 5 Leadership: The Triumph of Humility and Fierce Resolve” (2001, 2005) discusses five levels of leadership. The report shares indisputable research data demonstrating that dispositions of humility plus fierce resolve ...

Blundering Leadership

This book presents real-life leadership scenarios that resulted in negative outcomes; discusses missteps to avoid; reviews current leadership literature relevant to the scenarios; and provides leadership tips, tools, and self-development exercises in order to aid new leaders in making fewer mistakes that alienate constituents and subordinates and increase the likelihood of failure.

The Greats on Leadership

... tall shoulders: Susan Scott on fierce conversations”). on tall shoulders SUSAN SCOTT on FIERCE CONVERSATIONS “Conversations are the work of a leader and the workhorses of an organization,“ writes Susan Scott in Fierce Conversations.

The Greats on Leadership

You don't need a big title or a business degree in order to lead with impact. What you need is practical wisdom: the insight, judgment, and strength of character that all great leaders have, but that most business schools and corporate workshops don't teach. The Greats on Leadership gets you there. Jocelyn Davis takes you on an in-depth tour of the best leadership ideas of the past 25 centuries, featuring classic authors from Plato to Winston Churchill, Shakespeare to Jane Austen, C.G. Jung to Peter Drucker, and many more. In a style both thought provoking and entertaining, she shows how -history's great writers have always been, and still are, the real leadership gurus. Davis spells out the behaviors that distinguish true leaders from misleaders and covers 20 specific leadership topics, including: Leadership Traps (Shakespeare) Change (Machiavelli) Power (Sophocles) Dilemmas (Madison, Hamilton) Communication (Lincoln, Pericles) Personality Types (Jung) Motivation (Frankl) Judgment (Maupassant, Melville, Austen, Shaw) Character (Churchill, Plutarch, Shelley, Joyce) Each chapter begins with a synopsis of a great work by the author and then draws out the key leadership insights, weaving them together with business examples, the best contemporary research, and tools to help put it all into practice. In the last two chapters Davis presents a new way to think about leadership levels, framing them in terms of the impact you have rather than the title on your business card. Whether you're a recent graduate or MBA searching for something more inspiring than the standard textbook, a new manager looking for something deeper than the typical how-to book, or an experienced executive seeking ideas to lift you to the next level, this remarkably readable and practical guide will set you on the road to becoming a great leader.

The Audacity of Leadership

10 Essentials to Becoming a Transformative Leader in the 21st Century Anton J. Gunn ... The story of Napoleon Bonaparte's rise to leadership in the French army is one of legend.5 Napoleon was a fierce leader and fighter.

The Audacity of Leadership

Have you every wondered, what defines leadership in the 21st Century? Do you know what it takes to become a revolutionary leader for change? Do you possess the essential skills needed to be a transformative leader in your organization? What are the things that separate extraordinary leaders from ordinary leaders? Look no further for these answers. Anton Gunn's amazing love of Hip Hop, community organizing and politics has uniquely prepared him to craft these leadership essentials that he calls The Audacity of Leadership. Anton's distinctive ability to turn small opportunities into bold leadership positions was the beginning of The Audacity of Leadership. Anton's leadership path has taken him from Hip Hop; to Division I College Football; to the youngest executive to lead a major non-profit organization in South Carolina; ultimately to making history in the South Carolina House of Representatives. Anton's career led him to a defining leadership experience working for future President, Barack Obama. This unique opportunity has given Anton profound insights into the essentials necessary to become the kind of bold leader that makes change possible in our world. The model of The Audacity of Leadership explains the essential qualities that today's leaders must posses in order to become a bold and transformative leader in the 21st Century. Anton learned these skills as a community organizer, advocate, and a political leader. Now you can learn them too. Start your leadership journey today by mastering these essentials and I promise you, you will enhance your ability to change the world.

When Leadership and Spiritual Direction Meet

be inspired more by his own children than mine, fierce leaders in the face of a tumultuous world. My thanks to Neil Seabern Stafford and his wife Jennifer Cole, and to Alicia Juliet-Ann Escobar and her husband Phil.

When Leadership and Spiritual Direction Meet

Modern church leaders need to cultivate innovative and creative leadership skills, as they navigate today’s post-Christian world, and as their congregations look to them for insight and guidance. Gil Stafford takes a fresh look at this vital need, drawing upon his experience as a college coach, university president, and parish priest, and interweaving them with ancient spiritual practices found within the discipline of spiritual direction. Personal anecdotes help the reader envision their own life-transforming pilgrimage, as they develop into the type of adaptive leader that churches need in today’s rapidly changing world. This book challenges church leaders to foster sacred safe space, holy listening, silence, and wisdom storytelling, in order to create a discerning church community. These techniques of spiritual direction can be applied to every aspect of the church, from small group studies to conducting parish business. Gradually the leader will be able to delegate some of his responsibilities to the congregation, liberating them to be leaders, and rescuing him from trying to be all things to all people.

Values Based Leadership For Dummies

As a values-based leader, you're self-aware, emotionally intelligent, and empathetic — not a soft and squishy plush toy, but a fierce leader who puts connection and engagement as priorities in your business.

Values Based Leadership For Dummies

Benefit from values-based leadership Values-driven organizations are considered by some to be the most successful on the planet. They have high levels of engagement, generate higher earnings, and are more profitable by having an inclusive, multi-tiered strategy. It’s a win-win! In Values-Based Leadership For Dummies, you’ll get a fool-proof plan for putting the principles of values-based leadership in action—which will inspire and motivate others to pursue what matters most. With many Baby Boomers edging toward retirement, the largest generation in history, the Millennials, will be taking over the reins and stepping into leadership roles. They’ve suffered through the difficult economic times and corporate scandals of the early 2000s and they want things to be different. Inside, you’ll get the framework for adopting the principles of values-based leadership that will help Millennials—and any member of any organization—thrive: utilizing the tools of self-reflection, actionable grace, agility, and a commitment to lead responsibly. Establish leadership positioning and company culture steeped in values Foster employee engagement on all levels Inspire greater performance while creating real impact socially and economically Increase the ability to remain competitive and relevant during times of change Harness the passion and commitment of the millennial workforce Whether you’re in an entrepreneur, entry-level position or a CEO, employees at any level can benefit from leaning into values-based leadership—and this book shows you how!

EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP IN NIGERIA

Republic of Nigeria is hereby drawn to some relevant parts of two great separate speeches of two great leaders. First, we turn to the “Fierce Urgency of Now” contained in his “I Have a Dream” speech: “We are now faced with the fact, ...

EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP IN NIGERIA

Effective Leadership In Nigeria: Practical Ways To Build an Effective, Inspiring, Transformational and Visionary Leadership and Governance in Nigeria is mostly based on the current apathetic and virtual lack of effective and visionary leadership situation in contemporary Nigeria and distills the golden gems: - principles, processes, procedures and practical applications inherent in effective, inspiring, visionary and enthusiastic leadership. It attempts at instituting, building and encouraging good, effective, and visionary leadership in the nation and that is currently, virtually lacking. From the outset, the author makes it clear that this writing is not designed to model or fit any known leadership paradigm, theory or management style. Rather, based on relevant research on leadership as it impacts the Nigerian situation, the book attempts to explore what it takes for there to be an effective and good leadership to successfully lead and change Nigeria for the better. The book is written and organized in a way that reflects and captures the contemporary experiences, frustrations, psychological emotions, aspirations and hopes of every Nigerian and perhaps of promising politicians and future leaders who are honestly touched by the virtual vacuum of real and effective leadership in the country, their concerns, questions, dreams, and the expectations that have virtually gone unmet in the past more than half a century. Properly elucidating what leadership means, and differentiating it from rulership this book couldn't have come at a better time to assist Nigeria's leadership-struggles! A masterpiece, Dr. Nkwocha has taken the current apathetic leadership lull and almost leadership void in the nation and set the leadership principles and processes on the cutting edge. The book is a definitive guide to anyone aspiring to the leadership of Nigeria and is therefore in search of meaningful leadership, its principles, processes and pragmatic applications. The book is a must read!

The Five Disciplines of PLC Leaders

Fierce leadership: A bold alternative to the worst best practices of business today. New York: Crown Business. Senge, P. (1990). The fifth discipline: The art and practice of the learning organization. New York: Currency.

The Five Disciplines of PLC Leaders

Make the transition from traditional, whole-group reading instruction to the 21st century classroom by integrating three innovations that will dramatically improve elementary reading instruction: RTI, differentiated instruction, and technology. Detailed ex

How to be an Outstanding Primary Middle Leader

... probably wasted on the young', Chicago Tribune, www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-schmichsunscreen-column-column.html Scott, S. (2011), Fierce Leadership: A Bold Alternative to the Worst 'Best Practices' of Business Today.

How to be an Outstanding Primary Middle Leader

How to be an Outstanding Primary Middle Leader is a compendium of research, advice, anecdotes and practical tips to help middle leaders excel in this complex and demanding role, without compromising their mental or physical health. Written by Zoë Paramour, experienced middle leader and award-winning blogger of The Girl on the Picadilly Line, this book provides advice and practical solutions to challenges middle leaders are likely to encounter while leading a subject, phase or other whole-school responsibility, from having difficult conversations with colleagues and parents to dealing with an Ofsted inspector and writing a school improvement plan. All advice is drawn from Zoë's own experiences as a middle leader, interviews and conversations with middle and senior leaders, as well as research into leadership. In Zoë's unique, straight-talking and witty style, this book is an accessible and enjoyable read for both new and experienced primary middle leaders looking to reflect on their practice and maximise their impact.

The Unfinished Leader

... from others, 140,213; 360-degree, 178,203; unwilling to consider, 65–66, 207; websites encouraging, 169 Fierce Leadership (Scott), 174 Filtering scenarios, practice of, with facts and intuition, 151, 154–155 Financial crisis (2008), ...

The Unfinished Leader

With the demands of technology, transparency, and constant connectedness, and calls for higher performance, leaders from the front line to the C-suite face complex dilemmas that cannot be easily denied or postponed. These perplexing, recurring issues are familiar to anyone in a leadership role today, including: How do I balance my functional or business unit goals with the needs of my peers and the whole company? How do I support and promote others while still advancing my own career? How do I emphasize teamwork and still reward the “stars”? Can I really devote enough time and energy to both family and work? These are not “problems” but paradoxes—situations in which there will never be a single correct solution—and while they make many leaders feel overwhelmed and challenged, this remarkable book provides help. The Unfinished Leader is a modern handbook for recognizing, facing, and inspiring others to expose the real issues that underlie paradoxes in modern organizations. Leaders must first recognize situations they will never be able to “solve” and understand how to confront the barriers—in their own heads and their organizations—that push them towards seeking ultimate solutions that don’t exist. Leading through complexity requires giving up the illusion of control, consistency, and closure, while embracing the reality of being permanently “unfinished.” Drawing from interviews with 100 CEOs and top leaders from a wide range of companies—such as Avon, Nike, Colgate, DeutschePost DHL, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, and many more— The Unfinished Leader provides the mindsets and tools to recognize contradictory requirements, understand competing demands, and still be able to take action. No one can find or even should look for perfect solutions to impossible situations. The Unfinished Leader will help leaders at all levels understand and excel at their true task: guiding themselves and their teams through ongoing paradoxes, reconciling competing outcomes, continually changing and adapting, and thereby building lasting success.

The Leader in You

Effective leadership requires great courage. A fractured leadership cultureleaves in its wake a trail of wounded people and broken relationships. ... Those who identify as leaders have to get used to having fierce conversations.

The Leader in You

Have you ever been thrust into a surprising place of leadership? Ebony S. Small is a young leader with a wealth of experience in both churches and organizations. With both practical and biblical wisdom, she invites you to discover your unique leadership gifts and see how every life experience can be used to help you lead from an authentic and healthy place.