The Complete Executive: The 10-Step System for Great Leadership Performance

The Complete Executive: The 10-Step System for Great Leadership Performance

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by Karen Wright, Michael Bungay Stanier
     
 

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Being a leader requires much more than just understanding how to run a business. Today’s executive is under a unique set of demands, coming from multiple stakeholders. In The Complete Executive, long-time executive coach Karen Wright introduces a unique 10-step system that takes all of these aspects of leadership development into account. Leaders not

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Being a leader requires much more than just understanding how to run a business. Today’s executive is under a unique set of demands, coming from multiple stakeholders. In The Complete Executive, long-time executive coach Karen Wright introduces a unique 10-step system that takes all of these aspects of leadership development into account. Leaders not only need incredible physical energy and stamina, they need a support system, philosophy, plan, business acumen, a social network, and a brand and reputation that will ensure they achieve their vision. Backed by an assessment tool, giving each leader a personal “report card,” this book provides aspiring leaders with a framework to address all aspects of leadership that translates to peak performance. Wright knows from experience that even when everything is going well for leaders, high achievers don’t stop there, which is why The Complete Executive is designed as a resource to return to again and again for continuous improvement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937134242
Publisher:
Bibliomotion Inc.
Publication date:
09/25/2012
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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Karen Wright has coached top business leaders and helped individuals and teams from Fortune 500 companies manage change, increase productivity, integrate their personal and professional lives, and achieve their own definitions of success. Karen founded Parachute Executive Coaching, a coaching and consulting firm, in 1996. She is frequently in the media, including on CTV News, CBC Radio One, The Globe & Mail, CFRA Radio Ottawa, TalkRadio U.K., The Toronto Star, Kiplinger’s, and Computer World Magazine. Karen has an MBA from the Ivey School and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario. The first Professional Certified Coach (PCC) in Canada and now one of an elite group of Master Certified Coaches, Karen is a leader in the field of corporate coaching. Core to her coaching philosophy is the belief that personal happiness and professional fulfillment can be achieved all at once. Karen resides in Toronto, Canada.

Michael Bungay Stanier is Senior Partner at Box of Crayons and author of Do More Great Work.

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NathanIves More than 1 year ago
The Complete Executive: The 10-Step System for Great Leadership Performanceby Karen Wright provides actionable insights to developing the habits and practices necessary to succeed in high-level leadership positions. Karen organized her insights into ten topical collections covering: - Health and fitness - Life plan - Relationships - Being a leader - Business basics - Career plan - Network - Learning and growth - Fun and interests - Reflection Taken together, these collections focus on helping senior leaders create for themselves a life that fully supports health, stamina, reputation, skills, and relationships. The Complete Executive closes with a 100-point self-assessment that enables readers to discover the areas of development requiring the most attention. I like The Complete Executive because of its immediately actionable recommendations to building ‘the whole executive.’ Whereas most books focus on just one aspect of leadership or restrict themselves to ‘the office,’ Karen goes beyond the confines of corporate life to address the wellbeing of the whole person. She recognizes that success does not begin or end within the office but is rather a result of the whole of a person’s life. I found The Complete Executive to be an easy read; each insight accompanied by real world observations that highlighted the importance of the practice without being overly prescriptive or drawn out. As such, I believe Karen’s book would make a great compliment to any leadership development program, particularly one in which a key leadership principle is focused on each week. The Complete Executive echoes many of the principles espoused by StrategyDriven and the StrategyDriven Professional websites; making it a StrategyDriven recommended read. All the Best, Nathan Ives StrategyDriven Principal