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

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WHEN THE FIRST EDITION OF Linkage Inc.'s Best Practices in Leadership Development Handbook was published in 1999, it immediately became a popular resource for anyone charged with leading or executing leadership development initiatives.

The second edition of the bestselling handbook has been updated to build on the previous edition with a synopsis of the latest changes in the field of leadership development. This includes new benchmark case studies from the world's foremost companies; a wealth of proven guidelines, tools, and models; and a presentation of the latest theories on leadership.

This volume also puts the emphasis on "signature experiences"—those initiatives that create a unique and memorable impact on individuals, teams, and eventually the organization. Filled with real-life examples from industry leaders such as Bank of America, Dell, Macy's, and McKesson, these signature experiences show how it is possible to create positive learning and behavioral change in any organization.

The second edition of Linkage Inc.'s Best Practices in Leadership Development Handbook outlines a six-phase approach to leadership development, including new information on vital topics such as:

  • Innovations in leadership models
  • Product development
  • Work team development
  • Return-on-investment calculations
  • Continuous assessment and evaluation metrics
  • Managing knowledge
  • Creating and integrated system
  • Practical uses of leadership development in a global workforce

With contributions from some of the most important thought leaders in leadership development, this volume offers a resource for designing, delivering, and evaluating successful leadership development programs.

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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: 708,161
  • 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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