The Best in Us: People, Profit, and the Remaking of Modern Leadership

The Best in Us: People, Profit, and the Remaking of Modern Leadership

by Cleve Stevens
     
 

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We have lost sight of the big picture, forgetting that success cannot be measured in profit alone. This narrow focus, particularly from our political and corporate leaders, is one of the primary reasons for our continuing economic crisis. We need a fresh approach to leadership to turn things around.

This new leadership must focus on the people who help generate

Overview

We have lost sight of the big picture, forgetting that success cannot be measured in profit alone. This narrow focus, particularly from our political and corporate leaders, is one of the primary reasons for our continuing economic crisis. We need a fresh approach to leadership to turn things around.

This new leadership must focus on the people who help generate the profits in addition to the profits themselves. In our hyper-connected world of instant information and democratic openness, the importance of a strong community only grows, and companies that continue to neglect their community are poised for failure. Hope for a healthy economy can be found in the untapped talent of our people-and in a commitment to excellence as the means for awakening that talent.

In The Best in Us, leadership expert and social ethicist Dr. Cleve Stevens, offers a daring and radical new take on leading that emphasizes the rigorous development of leaders and followers. It's the people-centric organizations, the ones fueled by a drive for excellence, that will be the most profitable in the coming decades.

The new approach, called transforming integrative leadership, or simply transformative leadership, is a compelling, highly effective step-by-step process. Dr. Stevens shows what the transformative organization looks like and precisely how the intended growth for the individual, the organization, and the bottom line is achieved.

The transforming integrative approach outlined in The Best in Us is our best way forward. It's the first brave but necessary step toward a healthy business climate and a reinvigorated global economy.

Editorial Reviews

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If there is a grand unification theory for modern leadership, Cleve Stevens has just delivered it. In the four days it took me to read The Best in Us cover to cover I felt remade, rewired, renewed, and reinvigorated . . . A must read for entrepreneurs, founders, and corporate and community leaders. — —Dr. Safwan Shah, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business; Founder, Infonox, Inc.

The Best in Us is a breakthrough book that shows leaders how to build companies by believing in themselves and their people . . . [It] reminds us that the greatest treasure within organizations is the potential within its people . . . People can be inspired to tap into their very best, and when this happens, magic happens. The paradox is that when people give their all, profits soar—beyond anyone's wildest dreams. — —Ryan C. Mack, President, Optimum Capital Management; Author, Living in the Village; On-Air Business Analyst for CNN, CNBC, BET

This is not a book you read once and take away a few key points and then fit in a few small changes as you continue on with your busy life. It's an owner's manual that should be consulted often, if for no other reason than to constantly remind you that you are a leader, not a passenger or a guest, that you have the power to drive your own life, inspire others, and find fulfillment in what you do each and every day. — —Phil Kumnick, Head of Global Acquirer Processing, Visa, Inc.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780825306846
Publisher:
Beaufort Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/02/2012
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Cleve Stevens has worked in leadership development for twenty-five years. He holds a bachelor's degree from the UC Irvine, a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a PhD in social ethics from the USC. Cleve has taught at the graduate and undergraduate level and has published numerous articles on leadership and the psychology of leadership. Dr. Stevens is the founder and president of the Los Angeles based leadership consulting firm, Owl Sight Intentions, Inc.

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