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That's a tall order.
The good news is that, contrary to conventional wisdom about "balance," you don't have to assume that these domains compete in a zero-sum game. Total Leadership is a game-changing blueprint for...
That's a tall order.
The good news is that, contrary to conventional wisdom about "balance," you don't have to assume that these domains compete in a zero-sum game. Total Leadership is a game-changing blueprint for how to perform well as a leader not by trading off one domain for another, but by finding mutual value among all four. The author shows you how to achieve these "four-way wins" as a leader who can:
· Be real: Act with authenticity by clarifying what's important
· Be whole: Act with integrity by respecting the whole person
· Be innovative: Act with creativity by experimenting to find new solutions
With engaging examples and clear instruction, Friedman provides more than thirty hands-on tools for using these proven principles to produce stronger business results, find clearer purpose in what you do, feel more connected to the people who matter most, and generate sustainable change.
Most leadership development books focus only on your professional skills, while books about personal growth concentrate on your needs beyond work. Total Leadership is different. It's a unique and long-awaited resource that shows how to win in all domains of life.
Table of Exercises
Preface: How Total Leadership Came to Life
1 Introduction: The Total Leadership Experience 1
Pt. I Be Real: Act with Authenticity
2 Clarify What's Important to You 29
3 Take the Four-Way View 53
Pt. II Be Whole: Act with Integrity
4 Respect the Whole Person 73
5 Talk to Your Stakeholders 97
Pt. III Be Innovative: Act with Creativity
6 Design Experiments 121
7 Bring Others Along with You 149
8 Conclusion: Reflect and Grow 171
App. A Your Total Leadership Coaching Network 201
App. B Scoring Four-Way Wins with Total Leadership in Your Organization 211
App. C Further Reading 217
Character Index 235
General Index 237
Posted November 3, 2010
Stewart D. Friedman's leadership treatise eschews the standard corporate-centered lessons and, instead, takes a holistic approach. His program focuses on helping you improve your performance in four "domains": "work, home, community and self." Once you identify your "core values" and align your actions with these values, you can achieve harmony in all the areas of your life and excel as a leader. Friedman provides readers with a take-home version of the Total Leadership workshop he developed and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. His narrative comes with self-directed exercises and relatable stories about others who've taken this journey. getAbstract recommends this worthwhile trip to leaders, potential leaders and anyone who craves a more well-rounded life.
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