Building Leaders: How Successful Companies Develop the Next Generation / Edition 1by Jay A. Conger, Beth Benjamin
Companies everywhere are searching for ways to turn effective managers into dynamic leaders. In this book, Jay Conger, named one of the Top Ten Influential Figures in the World of Business, culls the wide variety of methods being developed by top corporations around the globe. Through insightful analysis and extensive case studies, he and co-author Beth Benjamin… See more details below
Companies everywhere are searching for ways to turn effective managers into dynamic leaders. In this book, Jay Conger, named one of the Top Ten Influential Figures in the World of Business, culls the wide variety of methods being developed by top corporations around the globe. Through insightful analysis and extensive case studies, he and co-author Beth Benjamin provide the proven techniques, and common pitfalls to avoid, for building leadership talent at all levels.Based on research conducted at more than a dozen organizations—including Ernst & Young, PepsiCo, Federal Express, the U.S. Army, and the National Australian Bank—the authors identify three principal approaches to leadership education: individual skill development, instilling organizational values that promote leadership, and strategic interventions. In separate chapters, they examine the strengths and shortcomings of each of these approaches and outline their most important elements, from organizational needs assessments to effective workshops and instruction to 360-degree feedback mechanisms. Individual case studies illustrate best practices in an array of business sectors and give readers an inside look at how world-class leadership development programs are created, organized, and conducted so they can benchmark their own efforts. A special chapter studies the popular educational technique of action learning and its potential as a new paradigm for training the leaders of the twenty-first century. How will technology, new leadership requirements, and the flatter, wired organization affect trAnds in the upcoming millennium? The final chapter profiles the future of leadership in corporate America and offers insights to help organizations anticipate and train for the characteristics that will be demanded in the next generation of corporate leaders.
Table of Contents
The New Imperative: Building Effective Leaders Throughout theCompany.
OUT OF THE CLASSROOM, INTO THE TRENCHES: EVALUATING APPROACHES TOCORPORATE LEADRERSHIP DEVELOPMENT.
Developing the Individual Leader.
How National Australia Bank Develops Leaders.
Socializing Company Vision and Values.
How Federal Express and PepsiCo Socialize Vision and Values.
Strategic Leadership Initiatives.
Ernst Young's Leadership 2000 Strategic LeadershipInitiative.
THE FUTURE IS NOW: BUILDING TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY LEADERS.
Action Learning: The New Paradigm for Leadership Development.
What Matters: Competencies for the New Century.
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