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

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The Four Vs - Vision, values, value-added and vitality - arethe corners of a diamond, which taken together are the essentialingredients of effective leadership. Using coaching approaches thathe has tried and tested, experienced coach Peter Shaw leads youthrough difficult career, work and life situations. He shows youhow to link all of the Vs so that they light up both your work andyour life.

By working with this framework:

Your vision will ...

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Overview

The Four Vs - Vision, values, value-added and vitality - arethe corners of a diamond, which taken together are the essentialingredients of effective leadership. Using coaching approaches thathe has tried and tested, experienced coach Peter Shaw leads youthrough difficult career, work and life situations. He shows youhow to link all of the Vs so that they light up both your work andyour life.

By working with this framework:

Your vision will become clearer. It might be a specificvision in terms of your work or your community. You will enablechange to happen.

Your values will be consistent across each aspect of yourlife. You will be looking at all your decisions in relation to yourvalues.

Your value added will become clearer in each aspect ofyour life. You will not be daunted for long by setbacks but willdevelop the resilience to maintain your value-added whatever thepressures.

You will move on from rigid definitions of work-life balance.You will find new sources of vitality and energy and useyour time to influence others constructively. You will experimentwith different ways of ensuring freshness and joy in your life.

Questions at the end of each chapter help you reflect upon whatyou have learned.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This is a management book with a difference; it acknowledges youmight want a life outside work!" (PQ Magazine, September2006)
"…punchy, clearly written, thought-provoking and optimisticread." (Public Service Magazine, September 2006)

"...helpful, down-to-earth and honest...its personal, anecdotalflavour makes for very easy reading...school leaders will findvalue in it." (Times Educational Supplement England, October2006)

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

“There is much to admire in the painstaking, accuratereportage of conversations and interviews and the detailedanalysis, 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…heidentifies some essential principles of good leadership…Iwould recommend this book". (Edge, March 2007)

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841126982
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • 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 ahighly experienced executive coach working with senior members ofthe public, private and voluntary sectors. His clients range fromblue chip companies such as Accenture and Shell to No 10 DowningStreet, The Home Office and HM Treasury as well as organisationssuch as Tradecraft.

Prior to becoming a coach Peter held three Director GeneralPosts and worked in five Government Departments (Treasury,Education, Employment, Environment and Transport). He has deliveredmajor national changes such as radically different pay arrangementsfor teachers and employment initiatives and led the mergers ofseveral major government departments. As Finance Director hemanaged a £40 billion budget and introduced radical changes infunding and accountability arrangements. He was educated at DurhamUniversity.

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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 CaseStudy.

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

Annex 3: Bibliography.

Index.

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