Leading with Conviction: Mastering the Nine Critical Pillars of Integrated Leadership

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What can truly set an organization apart? There is only oneasset that offers guaranteed differentiation: leadership.Leadership is a deliberate act. It requires effort but yieldsenormous payback.

According to professor Shalom Saada Saar and coauthor Michael J.Hargrove — internationally recognized leadership developmentconsultants and executive coaches—leadership can be learnedand sustained through deliberation and practice. The leadershipprinciples in this book are based on the ...

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Overview

What can truly set an organization apart? There is only oneasset that offers guaranteed differentiation: leadership.Leadership is a deliberate act. It requires effort but yieldsenormous payback.

According to professor Shalom Saada Saar and coauthor Michael J.Hargrove — internationally recognized leadership developmentconsultants and executive coaches—leadership can be learnedand sustained through deliberation and practice. The leadershipprinciples in this book are based on the authors' thirty years ofexperience working closely with executives and managers. They haveconducted hundreds of coaching sessions, administered scores of360? feedback assessments, interviewed teams, and examined dozensof leadership models. Leading with Conviction is a result ofthat research and outlines nine pillars or core competencies thatdefine exceptional leadership: Self-Awareness, Balance, Agility,Leading Change, Resolving Conflict, Creativity, Coaching,Collaboration, and Achieving Results. By adopting the nine pillars,leaders will build core competencies, address weaknesses, andimprove their ability to lead with passion and conviction.

The more reliant we become on technology to manage mundanetasks, the more important it becomes to have leaders that embodythese nine pillars and who are committed to inspiring people andsteering the business. Leading with Conviction offers awealth of advice to help leaders at all levels establish acompelling vision, motivate their workforce, manage change andconflict, and create benchmarks that lead to sustainablesuccess.

Leading with Conviction is filled with sage advice andengaging and illustrative examples, as well as multiplemini-assessments. It presents a programmatic approach to engage andgrow leaders at every level and in any type of organization.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118444269
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/26/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 604,062
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Shalom Saada Saar is cofounder of the Center forLeadership Development. He is a professor of management practice atCheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing and teachesleadership at MIT. His work focuses on enhancing leadershipeffectiveness through self-awareness and organizational change.Shalom has consulted with numerous organizations and coached seniorexecutives throughout the world. He has taught at HarvardUniversity, SMU, and China Europe International Business School inShanghai, and he has delivered speeches on the power of leadershipin mobilizing people and organizations. Shalom received hisbachelor's degree in economics and psychology from SwarthmoreCollege and master's and doctoral degrees in organizationalbehavior from Harvard University.

Michael J. Hargrove is cofounder of the Center forLeadership Development. He has led large-scale change efforts forglobal companies. His work has focused on improving performance byleveraging strategic thinking and collaborative leadership. Hereceived his master's and doctoral degrees in planning andorganizational behavior from Harvard University.

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Table of Contents

A Note from Warren Bennis xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xvii

1 The Pillar of Self 1

2 The Pillar of Balance 23

3 The Pillar of Agility 43

4 The Pillar of Change 67

5 The Pillar of Conf lict 89

6 The Pillar of Creativity 113

7 The Pillar of Coaching 135

8 The Pillar of Collaboration 161

9 The Pillar of Results 187

10 The Journey Continues 211

Notes 223

About the Authors 233

Index 235

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