Linkage Inc's Best Practices in Leadership Development Handbook / Edition 2

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Leadership development is a planned effort that enhances the learner's capacity to lead people. Building on the success of the first edition, Linkage conducted a study of over 300 top organizations and their needs in organizational change and leadership development that identifies approaches to leadership development that have proven to be successful. The work offers practical "how-to" instructions developing leaders and engaging in leadership development. It provides current in-depth models, assessments, tools, and other instruments that can be used for immediate application within a variety of organizations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470195673
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/6/2009
  • Series: J-B US non-Franchise Leadership Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 798,234
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 4.20 (d)

Meet the Author

David Giber is a senior vice president at Linkage Inc. and designs leadership programs for organizations world wide.

Samuel M. Lam is the president of Linkage Asia.

Marshall Goldsmith is a prominent coach, speaker, and educator.

Justin Bourke is a program manager at Linkage.

Linkage Inc. is a global organizational development company that specializes in leadership development. We provide clients around the globe with integrated solutions that include strategic consulting services, customized leadership development and training experiences, tailored assessment services, and benchmark research. Linkage's mission is to connect high performing leaders and organizations to the futures they want to create.

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Table of Contents

Figures, Tables, and Exhibits.

Foreword (Warren Bennis).

Introduction (David Giber).


1 Context, Culture, and Complexities: Best Practices Versus Best Fit.

2 Helping People Achieve Their Goals.

3 Assessing the Leader.

4 Leadership Development and Organizational Strategy.

5 Developing the Innovative Leader.

6 Developing Leaders in a Global Landscape.

7 Investing in Women: Why It Is Critical for Companies in the Twenty-First Century.


8 McKesson.

9 Yahoo!

10 Johnson & Johnson.

11 Cisco: Collaborative Leadership.

12 Department of Treasury and Finance, Victoria, Australia: Creating High-Performing Teams.

13 Macy’s.

14 Bank of America: Executive On-Boarding.

15 Humana: Advancing Strategy and Building Culture Through Leadership Development.

16 Dell.

17 Land O’Lakes: Leadership Edge Case Study.

18 PricewaterhouseCoopers: A Global Leadership Development Program for High-Potential Staff.

Appendix: Global Survey—How Organizations Practice Leadership.



About the Editors.

About Linkage Inc.

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