The Book of Leadership and Strategy

The Book of Leadership and Strategy represents the Taoist culmination of this long tradition. Collected here are insightful teachings on the challenges of leadership on all levels, from organizational management to political statecraft.

The Book of Leadership and Strategy

Wolf Haas' Detective Brenner series has become wildly popular around the world for a reason: They're timely, edgy stories told in a wry, quirky voice that's often hilarious, and with a protagonist it's hard not to love. In this episode, Brenner-forced out of the police force-tries to get away from detective work by taking a job as the personal chauffeur for two-year-old Helena, the daughter of a Munich construction giant and a Viennese abortion doctor. One day, while Brenner's attention is turned to picking out a chocolate bar for Helena at a gas station, Helena gets snatched from the car. Abruptly out of a job, Brenner decides to investigate her disappearance on his own. With both parents in the public eye, there's no scarcity of leads-the father's latest development project has spurred public protest, and the mother's clinic has been targeted by the zealous leader of an anti-abortion group. Brenner and God is told with a dark humor that leaves no character, including Brenner, unscathed. Haas tells the story of a fallible hero who can be indecisive and world-weary, baffled and disillusioned by what he finds, but who presses forward nonetheless out of a stubborn sense of decency-a two-year-old is kidnapped, so you find her, because that's just what you do.

The Art of Strategic Leadership

In this book, the authors draw on their vast experience working directly with leaders at all levels and use an intriguing narrative to explain this inside-out approach to understanding strategic leadership.

The Art of Strategic Leadership

Develop the qualities of strategic leadership and become an active contributor to the short- and long-term success of your organization Today's organizations face two daunting challenges: 1. How to create new sources of competitive advantage to sustain long-term growth, and 2. How to engage leaders at every level of the organization so that they are more proactive and forward-looking in their area of responsibility. The Art of Strategic Leadership uses a unique approach to examine what it means to be a strategic leader. Instead of focusing on the skills, behaviors, and tools found in typical books on strategic leadership, the authors shed light on the attributes and qualities necessary to lead strategic change and help transform a business. Strategic leadership is what modern leadership is all about. Organizations expect leaders to anticipate and be proactive more than ever before. In this book, the authors draw on their vast experience working directly with leaders at all levels and use an intriguing narrative to explain this inside-out approach to understanding strategic leadership. The narrative follows the journey of how one manager discovered these critically important qualities. You will experience first-hand how these values and attributes manifest in the lives of realistic leaders; how they orchestrate long-term strategic change needed for the organization to compete and survive and actively shape the future while delivering short-term results. The Art of Strategic Leadership provides the content that will help you informally assess and reflect on your own strategic leadership qualities—those that are strengths and those that indicate areas you need to develop. It will guide you as you incorporate these values and qualities into your own leadership style and become a more effective catalyst for change. This book will help you in the following ways: Develop a more proactive, forward-thinking approach to leadership Approach strategy from both short- and long-term perspectives Adopt the core values and principles of a strategic leader Model the qualities exhibited by powerful leaders Strategic leaders serve as powerful examples to others in the organization. Their qualities and traits spread rapidly to those around them, empowering people at every level to take a more active role in meeting the demands of the future. The Art of Strategic Leadership will help you deepen and broaden your understanding of the core qualities of strategic leadership, leaving you better equipped to lead yourself and your team to a better place and create greater value for customers, owners, and employees.

Leadership Strategy and Tactics

This book is the solution that leaders at every level need—not just to understand the leadership game, but also how to play the leadership game, and win it.

Leadership Strategy and Tactics

#1 New York Times Bestseller #1 USA Today bestseller The ultimate guide on leadership from the bestselling co-author of Extreme Ownership. In the military, a field manual provides instructions in simple, clear, step-by-step language to help soldiers complete their mission. In the civilian sector, books offer information on everything from fixing a leaky faucet to developing an effective workout program to cooking a good steak. But what if you are promoted into a new position leading your former peers? What if you don’t get selected for the leadership position you wanted? How do you overcome imposter syndrome, when you aren’t sure you should be leading? As a leader, how do you judiciously dole out punishment? What about reward? How do you build trust with your both your superiors and your subordinates? How do you deliver truthful criticism up and down the chain of command in a tactful and positive way? These are all questions about leadership—the most complex of all human endeavors. And while there are books out there that provide solid leadership principles, books like Extreme Ownership and The Dichotomy of Leadership, there is no leadership field manual that provides a direct, situational, pragmatic how-to guide that anyone can instantly put to use. Until now. Leadership Strategy and Tactics explains how to take leadership theory, quickly translate that theory into applicable strategy, and then put leadership into action at a tactical level. This book is the solution that leaders at every level need—not just to understand the leadership game, but also how to play the leadership game, and win it.

Strategic Leadership

Every organization needs a strategic leader. This is the leader who steers the organization in times of change while motivating and inspiring their team. Strategic Leadership encourages leaders to focus on tomorrow rather than yesterday.

Strategic Leadership

A strategic leader is essentially the leader of any organization and someone who has to steer the company in times of change, whilst motivating and inspiring their team.Strategic Leadership from the renowned leadership expert John Adair encourages leaders to focus on tomorrow rather than yesterday. It explores the nature and origin of strategic leadership, transferable skills and the art of inspiring others. It then describes the role itself and broad functions of that role such as building and maintaining a team, achieving a common task and motivating and developing the individual. It moves on to assess the skills you need to be effective, and the seven generic functions that make up the role of strategic leader which include providing direction, strategic thinking and planning, building partnerships and developing tomorrow's leaders. Full of checklists, summaries and historical examples, Strategic Leadership will encourage you to ask the right questions whilst defining the role and skills of a strategic leader.

Harvard Business Review Leadership Strategy Boxed Set 5 Books

The key concepts every manager and aspiring leader must know--from strategy and disruptive innovation to financial intelligence and change management--from bestselling Harvard Business Review authors.

Harvard Business Review Leadership   Strategy Boxed Set  5 Books


Strategic Leadership for Business Value Creation

This book focuses on leadership and strategy, corporate governance, operational excellence, and corporate social responsibility.

Strategic Leadership for Business Value Creation

This book focuses on leadership and strategy, corporate governance, operational excellence, and corporate social responsibility. In doing so, it offers both conceptual perspectives and case studies on these topics that are targeted at business executives who want to develop and mature towards being successful value creators in their leadership roles. Authored by the former CEO of National Australia Bank (NAB), Don Argus, and business school professor Danny Samson, the book provides insights on the strategic leadership factors that make a significant and positive difference when they are executed effectively and, in contrast, what happens when ineffective leadership/ strategy are deployed. It proposes and illustrates core leadership axioms, and also delves into sustainable development as an element of strategy. The authors do this by developing and illustrating core concepts that relate to the two major case study companies of NAB and BHP. Readers will be particularly interested in the core elements of leadership and strategy, and the grounded reality of how they operated in the case studies. The authors bring insiders’ and leaders’ perspectives to these topics, including tables that document shareholder value creation, and the logic behind strategic decisions, as well as key organisational leadership and strategic decision processes.

Leaders

Discusses the qualities of successful business executives and offers advice for managers on how to develop leadership skills.

Leaders

Discusses the qualities of successful business executives and offers advice for managers on how to develop leadership skills.

Leaders

The wisdom and insight in Leaders addresses this need. It is an indispensable source of guidance all readers will appreciate, whether they're running a small department or in charge of an entire corporation.

Leaders

In this illuminating study of corporate America's most critical issue—leadership—world-renowned leadership guru Warren Bennis and his co-author Burt Nanus reveal the four key principles every manager should know: Attention Through Vision, Meaning Through Communication, Trust Through Positioning, and The Deployment of Self. In this age of "process", with downsizing and restructuring affecting many workplaces, companies have fallen trap to lack of communication and distrust, and vision and leadership are needed more than ever before. The wisdom and insight in Leaders addresses this need. It is an indispensable source of guidance all readers will appreciate, whether they're running a small department or in charge of an entire corporation.

Strategic Leadership in the Public Services

In the end, the book argues that leadership and strategy have become hegemonic ideas for reinventing the state.

Strategic Leadership in the Public Services

In turbulent times, strategic leadership of public services becomes ever more important. Strategic leaders are steering their organizations into a new relationship with the public, often in conditions of intensified competition between public services providers and thus the quality of leadership they offer is critical. Providing insights into useful approaches and techniques for strategic leaders, Strategic Leadership in the Public Services covers topics such as the nature of leaders and how leaders lead. It probes strategic thinking and thoroughly explores strategic processes of implementation, monitoring and evaluation. It provides advice on being strategic and encourages the reader to appreciate the challenges of strategic leadership in practice. In the end, the book argues that leadership and strategy have become hegemonic ideas for reinventing the state. Replete with real world practical case studies and examples, drawn from a range of countries, the book provides students with a truly international outlook on the subject and offers a clear understanding of the emerging significance of leadership, strategic management, and public services reform. Essential reading for postgraduate students taking leadership and management courses for the public services, the book will also be a useful resource for individuals currently pursuing executive management careers in the public services, or hope to do so in the future.

Becoming a Strategic Leader

Praise for Becoming a Strategic Leader "If you manage anything of importance—from a company to a functional area—read this book, and share it with your team.

Becoming a Strategic Leader


The trade off between cost leadership and differentiation

Essay from the year 2013 in the subject Communications - Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, grade: 1.0, University of Westminster, language: English, abstract: ́Porter is considered by many as the most influential ...

The trade off between cost leadership and differentiation

Essay from the year 2013 in the subject Communications - Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, grade: 1.0, University of Westminster, language: English, abstract: ́Porter is considered by many as the most influential strategist in the field of business-strategy. His three generic strategies introduced in 1980 has become a dominant paradigm in business policy literature and has had a deep and pervasive influence on the way of thinking in strategy formulation. The development of a competitive strategy is the search for a favourable competitive position in an industry, aiming to establish a profitable and sustainable competitive advantage over its rivals by choosing activities that are superior in a way that is of value to customers (Porter, 1985; Porter, 1996). In order to formulate an overall strategy and to understand a firm’s environment as well as to achieve a competitive advantage to outperform rivals in the industry, a company has to apply two frameworks: Porter’s five forces of suppliers, buyers, potential entrants, substitutes and rivalry is a means to define the sustainability and long-term profitability of one industry versus others and thus help to understand the industry attractiveness. The three generic strategies namely cost leadership, differentiation and focus strategy as the second framework provide the context for the actions to be taken into account to achieve a superior performance. Hence, they should be an essential component in any firm’s strategic plan (Porter, 1980; Porter, 1985; Porter, 1996).

Harvard Business Review Leadership Strategy Boxed Set 5 Books

Today, ten years later, more than 3.5 million copies of the book have been sold. It has become a bestseller across five continents. It has been translated into a record-breaking forty-three languages. And the term “blue ocean” has ...

Harvard Business Review Leadership   Strategy Boxed Set  5 Books

The key concepts every manager and aspiring leader must know—from strategy and disruptive innovation to financial intelligence and change management—from bestselling Harvard Business Review authors. Build your professional library, and advance your career with these five timeless, ground-breaking business classics. Includes Financial Intelligence, Revised Edition; The Innovator’s Dilemma; Leading Change; Playing to Win; and Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition.

The I of Leadership

This is the leadership book you have to read: a barn-storming new take on what makes a versatile, integrated, and effective leader Using stories and examples from the lives of leaders, from the sports stadium to the White House to the ...

The  I  of Leadership

This is the leadership book you have to read: a barn-stormingnew take on what makes a versatile, integrated, and effectiveleader Using stories and examples from the lives of leaders, from thesports stadium to the White House to the office of the CEO,Nicholson shows vividly how the capacity of leaders to see whatothers do not see frames their actions and allows them totransform, build, destroy, or stabilize. Leaders fail through lackof insight—into themselves and into the worlds theyinhabit. The strategic challenge of leadership is to find the rightbalance between impact and versatility and the successful craftingof an identity that merges the leader and thesurrounding culture or 'zeitgeist.' Leaders covered in the book include: George Bush, Tony Blair,George S Patton, Warren Buffet, Steve Jobs, Josef Stalin, Hannibal,Elizabeth I, Nelson Mandela, Edith Cowan, Abraham Lincoln, MohandasGandhi, Henry Ford, Ernest Shackleton, Barack Obama, RobertMaxwell, JFK, Pope John XXIII, Margaret Thatcher, and SamuelPepys. This book resonates with insights and searching questions on thenature of human leadership. It will be an invaluable guide tomanagers, consultants, and people everywhere.

Mindfulness Based Strategic Awareness Training

Sets out a complete program in Mindfulness-based Strategic Awareness Training (MBSAT), a new form of strengths-based business mindfulness training which enhances participants’ ability to perceive opportunities, adapt and grow Draws on ...

Mindfulness Based Strategic Awareness Training

Mindfulness-Based Strategic Awareness Training: A Complete Program for Leaders and Individuals is the first book to link mindfulness training and positive psychology to the leadership, strategy and management issues faced by individuals and organizations. Sets out a complete program in Mindfulness-based Strategic Awareness Training (MBSAT), a new form of strengths-based business mindfulness training which enhances participants’ ability to perceive opportunities, adapt and grow Draws on research from neuroscience, positive psychology, behavioural finance and management to show how leaders, managers and individuals can build and maintain more resonant relationships and adapt to constant change Includes real-life vignettes, specific instructions and a wealth of resources designed to guide experiential learning including background information, exercises, guidelines, hand-outs, graphics, and guided audio meditations Mindfulness training is increasingly used in organizational contexts – the author is a pioneer in designing and delivering training that applies mindfulness and positive psychology to the strategic challenges of management and business Reviews by Experts This book is important for all who seek to lead organizations, showing how mindfulness can be combined with the findings from positive psychology for the benefit of all. The book is not just good theory. It also provides a step-by-step practical program to cultivate a balance between motivation for outcomes on the one hand, and compassion toward self and others on the other. Here are skills that can be learned; skills that can truly inspire and sustain wise leadership. —Mark Williams, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford, was also the Founding Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. Now Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Psychiatry of Oxford University. Author of "Mindfulness: An Eight week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World", Co-author with Zindel V. Segal and John Teasdale of "Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression". In today's disruptive times, it is happy and loyal customers that count. This rich and practical book provides an exceptionally smart learning tool to help consumers make mindful decisions that lead to happiness. And for any leader and manager it is a key reading for making wise business and marketing decisions that create value.—Bernd Schmitt, Ph.D., Professor, Columbia Business School, New York. Author of "Experiential Marketing: How to Get Consumers to Sense, Fell, Think and Act, Relate to your Company and Brands" and "Happy Customers Everywhere: How Your Business Can Profit from the Insights of Positive Psychology." Juan Humberto Young is the first to integrate positive psychology and mindfulness with a results-oriented focus on business strategy. In today's ever-changing organizations, leaders need clarity and flexibility to adapt and succeed. Built on leading-edge science, this book offers a step-by-step program that will light your path not only to greater strategic awareness but also to greater well-being.—Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D., Kenan, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Author of the two bestsellers "Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the Upward Spiral That Will Change Your Life" and "Love 2.0: Finding Happiness and Health in Moments of Connection". Juan Humberto Young integrates mindfulness practices, positive psychology, and extensive business experience to design a practical training program that improves personal and professional decision-making. This book offers tools to make decisions that increase subjective well-being because the sources of much unhappiness are poor decisions. For business leaders, lawyers, negotiators, and everyone who wants to improve their quality of life, this book presents a path to achieve the capacity of strategic awareness, consisting of mental lucidity, emotional clarity, and bodily awareness, which results in skillful decision-making. This book provides readers an ideal way to find happiness, personal balance, and professional success.—Peter H. Huang, J.D. Ph.D., Professor and DeMuth Chair of Business Law, University of Colorado Law School. Author of numerous articles integrating Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Law.

Leader s Corner

After reading this book, you will act and perform as a leader in whatever position you are. You will take advantage of the situations you missed earlier. You will BREAK BARRIERS where you have stuck for years.

Leader s Corner

Leader's Corner: The classic storyA scintillating story of a boy who goes through the rocky patches of life, Why? Get Answers.His life goes full circle with his Actual birth - The birth of a leader. In the leader's birth, his dreams and passions make him realize his previous births, that of a bird, a priest, oxen, a warrior, and a few others.The story brings the boy to the world of great teachings and immaculate power to lead his present life with grand success.Insights you gain from the book that will help you grow in each phase of real-life."Leader's corner" will help you crack more deals, win more arguments, win more people, help understand tricky situations in actual life. Make you know the power of habits, how to be more productive, gain more promotions, be responsible, be courageous, and adapt to extreme changes and come out as a winner every time.This book will not tell you to dream. It will reveal how to achieve your dreams and be a leader at every stage of your life. Make your mind future-ready for your life's critical situations that will have a multiplier effect on your growth and stature wherever you are.This book will help you understand the psychology and thought process of a leader. In whatever position you are, after reading this book, you will act and perform as a leader. You will take advantage of the situations you missed earlier. You will break through the barriers where you have stuck for years with no reason.You will become an excellent strategist and steal the show in all avenues of your life by implementing given ideas.It is a way of leading emotions and feelings, "the motherhood way.""Being to Leader's corner will help all Entrepreneurs, CEOs, Tech-Owners, Senior, and Middle-level managers to have better command overwork, situations, people, and networks."All management students, youngsters, and forward-looking people who have a zeal and inclination to grow and succeed will have immense learning on how to build and act, how to have better preparation, and face the world with courage and determination.Every step and procedure mentioned in the book will help you realize and compare it with your real-life, which you will be able to understand and make remarkable changes to them for the ultimate success of your life. "Wherever you are, learn to make it big in life, despite all odds."

The First 90 Days Updated and Expanded

In this updated 10th anniversary edition, an internationally known leadership transition expert, drawing on real-world examples and groundbreaking research on leadership, emphasizes the importance of successful performance during the first ...

The First 90 Days  Updated and Expanded

In this updated 10th anniversary edition, an internationally known leadership transition expert, drawing on real-world examples and groundbreaking research on leadership, emphasizes the importance of successful performance during the first 90 days in a new position. 100,000 first printing.

Strategic Doing

Praise for strategic doing "Shared leadership—not the all-powerful individual—will be the key to thriving in these new times. This book. . . explains what it really looks like on the ground. . .

Strategic Doing

Ten skills for agile leadership Complex challenges are all around us—they impact our companies, our communities, and our planet. This complexity and the emergence of networks is changing the practice of strategic management. Today’s leaders need to understand how to design and guide complex collaborations to accelerate innovation and change—collaborations that cross boundaries both inside and outside organizations. Strategic Doing introduces you to the new disciplines of agile strategy and collaborative leadership. You’ll learn how to design and guide complex collaborations by following a discipline of simple rules that you won’t find anywhere else. • Unleash the power of true collaboration • Learn and master the 10 skills of agile leadership • Apply individual skills to targeted situations • Introduces a new discipline of leadership strategy Filled with compelling case studies, Strategic Doing outlines a new discipline of leadership strategy specifically designed for open, loosely-connected networks.

Lincoln on Leadership

With its emphasis on the rights and power of the individual, Lincoln on Leadership is destined to become the must-have handbook for executives in the nineties.

Lincoln on Leadership


How To Lead A Quest

Within this book, you'll discover how to: liberate enterprise leadership and workplace cultures from the curse of efficiency, default thinking and the delusion of progress explore complex and uncertain futures to find profound insights that ...

How To Lead A Quest

Unlock progress through doubt and uncertainty The biggest threat facing modern business is the sheer complexity of an uncertain future. That, and the fact that everyone is busy. Too busy for progress. Workplace cultures have become cursed with efficiency. And so when it comes to developing strategy, we default to our defaults.We favour quick fixes, easy templates and familiar approaches, developing ‘robust plans' that do little to mitigate strategic risk or generate new value. The result? The future comes, and businesses die. But no longer! *cue trumpets* How to Lead a Quest is a book for pioneering leaders - folks who know that enterprise strategy is far too important to condemn to ‘smart goals', 'a clear vision for the future' and other such rubbish. Within this book, you'll discover how to: liberate enterprise leadership and workplace cultures from the curse of efficiency, default thinking and the delusion of progress explore complex and uncertain futures to find profound insights that mitigate strategic risks and ensure your business model remains viable create new value and enduring relevance by pioneering into unchartered and unprecedented territory embed new structures and rituals into your enterprise to build for the future, while still delivering operational excellence today. Not for the faint of heart or short-of-wit, this uniquely refreshing book bravely tackles the paradox that is pioneering leadership. You'll discover how to lead meaningful progress - even if you don't know what the goal or destination looks like.

Strategic Project Management Made Simple

These four questions guide readers into fleshing out a simple, yet sophisticated, mental workbench called "the Logical Framework" - a Systems Thinking paradigm that lays out one's own project strategy in an easily accessible, interactive ...

Strategic Project Management Made Simple

When Fortune Magazine estimated that 70% of all strategies fail, it also noted that most of these strategies were basically sound, but could not be executed. The central premise of Strategic Project Management Made Simple is that most projects and strategies never get off the ground because of adhoc, haphazard, and obsolete methods used to turn their ideas into coherent and actionable plans. Strategic Project Management Made Simple is the first book to couple a step-by-step process with an interactive thinking tool that takes a strategic approach to designing projects and action initiatives. Strategic Project Management Made Simple builds a solid platform upon four critical questions that are vital for teams to intelligently answer in order to create their own strong, strategic foundation. These questions are: 1. What are we trying to accomplish and why? 2. How will we measure success? 3. What other conditions must exist? 4. How do we get there? This fresh approach begins with clearly understanding the what and why of a project - comprehending the bigger picture goals that are often given only lip service or cursory reviews. The second and third questions clarify success measures and identify the risky assumptions that can later cause pain if not spotted early. The how questions - what are the activities, budgets, and schedules - comes last in our four-question system. By contrast, most project approaches prematurely concentrate on the how without first adequately addressing the three other questions. These four questions guide readers into fleshing out a simple, yet sophisticated, mental workbench called "the Logical Framework" - a Systems Thinking paradigm that lays out one's own project strategy in an easily accessible, interactive 4x4 matrix. The inclusion of memorable features and concepts (four critical questions, LogFrame matrix, If-then thinking, and Implementation Equation) make this book unique.