A Systems Approach to Leadership: How to Create Sustained High Performance in a Complex and Uncertain Environment / Edition 1

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"A Systems Approach to Leadership" (SAL) is a methodology for creating sustained high performance in conditions of high complexity and uncertainty. SAL places the latest developments in Systems Science into an actionable method for use by everyday leaders. It enables leaders to develop themselves and their organisation (or part of it) quickly and effectively to achieve a competitive advantage in a complex and uncertain world. SAL consists of an integrated framework with an overall strategy of whole system development. Central to the framework is a practical method which can be used by any leader at any organisational level. Supporting the framework are a range of systems approaches and a set of foundational assumptions. SAL has been carefully researched and refined in extensive field tests where it typically delivers outcomes well above expectations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642011931
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 11/13/2009
  • Edition description: 2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 223
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 1.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.- 1 Key Assumptions Underpinning a Systems Approach to Leadership.- 2 A Systems Approach to Leadership Overview.- 3 Two Different Worlds. - 4 Holistic and Reductionist Approaches.- 5 Features of a Naturalistic Environment.- 6 Systems Methods.- 7 An Adaptive Systems Model.- 8 The Cognition-Systems Model of Organisation Performance.- 9 EGA Emergent Goal Achievement.- 10 CSM The Cognition-Systems Method.- 11 Preparing Yourself for the Journey.- 12 Naturalistic Enquiry.- 13 Critical Reflection and Learning.- 14 Whole System Diagnosis.- 15 ASOD Adaptive System Organisation Design.- 16 Applications of a Systems Approach to Leadership.- 17 Conclusion

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