The Four Vs of Leadership: Vision, Values, Value-added and Vitality

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The Four Vs are the cornerstones of both our work and personal lives.

Vision: Who do we want to be? What are our essential characteristics and how do we want to develop this vision of ourselves in our work, in our family and in our community?

Values: What are the values that shape and drive us? How can we harness our values to help our own fulfilment and the wellbeing of those around us? How do we ensure our ...

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Overview

The Four Vs are the cornerstones of both our work and personal lives.

Vision: Who do we want to be? What are our essential characteristics and how do we want to develop this vision of ourselves in our work, in our family and in our community?

Values: What are the values that shape and drive us? How can we harness our values to help our own fulfilment and the wellbeing of those around us? How do we ensure our values are our biggest assets and not our worst liability?

Value-Added: What are our unique strengths? How can we develop them and use them to the best effect? How can we add value in a wider range of different situations?

Vitality: What is at the heart of what gives us energy? How can we grow this energy and extend it into different areas of our lives?

Peter Shaw provides a framework to help you grow and make a step change through reflection on what success is and the nature of courage and calmness. Be ready to be challenged and surprised.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This is a management book with a difference; it acknowledges you might want a life outside work!" (PQ Magazine, September 2006)
"…punchy, clearly written, thought-provoking and optimistic read." (Public Service Magazine, September 2006)

"...helpful, down-to-earth and honest...its personal, anecdotal flavour makes for very easy reading...school leaders will find value in it." (Times Educational Supplement England, October 2006)

'I would place this book in the first division of works about leadership and coaching...' ( Training & Cocaching Today, November 2006)

“There is much to admire in the painstaking, accurate reportage of conversations and interviews and the detailed analysis, which produces some gems…”. (Manager, March 2007)

“Is it worth adding to my bulging management library? Definitely.”(Personnel Today, March 2007) 
 

"Shaw has a wealth of experience on which to draw…he identifies some essential principles of good leadership…I would recommend this book". (Edge, March 2007)

“…as I read, I found myself constantly reassessing my own hopes, fears and ambitions in a new role against his thought-provoking, but always optimistic, template.” (Credit Control, April 2007)
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841126982
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/29/2006
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Shaw CB is a partner with Praesta Partners and a highly experienced executive coach working with senior members of the public, private and voluntary sectors. His clients range from blue chip companies such as Accenture and Shell to No 10 Downing Street, The Home Office and HM Treasury as well as organisations such as Tradecraft.

Prior to becoming a coach Peter held three Director General Posts and worked in five Government Departments (Treasury, Education, Employment, Environment and Transport). He has delivered major national changes such as radically different pay arrangements for teachers and employment initiatives and led the mergers of several major government departments. As Finance Director he managed a £40 billion budget and introduced radical changes in funding and accountability arrangements. He was educated at Durham University.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Foreword by David Normington.

Chapter 1. The Journey Ahead.

Chapter 2. Vision.

Chapter 3. Values.

Chapter 4. Value-added.

Chapter 5. Vitality.

Chapter 6. Courage and Calmness.

Chapter 7. What is Success?

Chapter 8. Moving On.

Annex 1: An Individual in a New Role: An Illustrative Case Study.

Annex 2: A Team Deciding on Next Steps: An Illustrative Case Study.

Annex 3: Bibliography.

Index.

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