The Leadership Code: Five Rules to Lead by
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The Leadership Code: Five Rules to Lead by

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by Dave Ulrich, Norm Smallwood, Kate Sweetman
     
 

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What makes a great leader?

It's a question that has been tackled by thousands. In fact, there are literally tens of thousands of leadership studies, theories, frameworks, models, and recommended best practices. But where are the clear, simple answers we need for our daily work lives? Are there any?

Dave Ulrich, Norm Smallwood, and Kate Sweetman

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What makes a great leader?

It's a question that has been tackled by thousands. In fact, there are literally tens of thousands of leadership studies, theories, frameworks, models, and recommended best practices. But where are the clear, simple answers we need for our daily work lives? Are there any?

Dave Ulrich, Norm Smallwood, and Kate Sweetman set out to answer these questions—to crack the code of leadership. Drawing on decades of research experience, the authors conducted extensive interviews with a variety of respected CEOs, academics, experienced executives, and seasoned consultants—and heard the same five essentials repeated again and again. These five rules became The Leadership Code.

In The Leadership Code, the authors break down great leadership into day-to-day actions, so that you know what to do Monday morning. Crack the leadership code—and take your leadership to the next level.

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What makes this book different from all the rest? It attempts to synthesize hundreds of studies, frameworks and tools on the subject, along with interviews with CEOs, academics and consultants and the authors' own extensive experience, and whittle it all down to five essential rules about what great leaders do.

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ISBN-13:
9781422140307
Publisher:
Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date:
01/08/2009
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
338 KB

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Dave Ulrich is Professor of Business at the University of Michigan and a partner at The RBL Group. He has published fifteen books and has worked with over half of the Fortune 200. Last year, Fast Company named him as one of the ten most innovative and creative business management thinkers. Norm Smallwood is cofounder of The RBL Group and coauthor of five books, including Results-Based Leadership. He is also on the faculty of the Executive Education Center at the University of Michigan Business School. Kate Sweetman is leadership development consultant and a former editor at Harvard Business Review.

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Leadership Code 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
Dave Ulrich, Norm Smallwood and Kate Sweetman have accomplished an almost impossible task: sifting through the overwhelming amount of information and knowledge on the nebulous subject of leadership, and actually making sense of it. They synthesize their research into five essential rules they call the "Leadership Code." They tell readers how to strategize, execute, involve employees, develop a base of talented people and how to grow as leaders. Filled with business vocabulary, this is clearly a book by businesspeople for businesspeople. Nonetheless, getAbstract recommends it to current and aspiring executives who want to crack the code to find and follow the elusive path to great leadership.