Choosing Leadership: A Workbook

Choosing Leadership: A Workbook

by Linda Ginzel PhD

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Overview

Choosing Leadership is a new take on executive development that gives everyone the tools to develop their leadership skills. In this workbook, Dr. Linda Ginzel, a clinical professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a social psychologist, debunks common myths about leaders and encourages you to follow a personalized path to decide when to manage and when to lead. Thoughtful exercises and activities help you mine your own experiences, learn to recognize behavior patterns, and make better choices so that you can create better futures. You’ll learn how to:
  • Define leadership for yourself and move beyond stereotypes
  • Distinguish between leadership and management and when to use each skill
  • Recognize the gist of a situation and effectively communicate it with others
  • Learn from the experience of others as well as your own
  • Identify your “default settings” and become your own coach
  • And much more


Dr. Linda Ginzel is a clinical professor of managerial psychology at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and the founder of its customized executive education program. For three decades, she has developed and taught MBA and executive education courses in negotiation, leadership capital, managerial psychology, and more. She has also taught MBA and PhD students at Northwestern and Stanford, as well as designed customized educational programs for a number of Fortune 500 companies. Ginzel has received numerous teaching awards for excellence in MBA education, as well as the President’s Service Award for her work with the nonprofit Kids In Danger. She lives in Chicago with her family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572842571
Publisher: Agate
Publication date: 10/16/2018
Edition description: Workbook
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 383,270
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Linda Ginzel, PhD, is a clinical professor of managerial psychology at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and the founder of its customized executive education program. At Booth, she has developed and taught MBA and executive education courses in negotiation, leadership capital, managerial psychology, and more. She has also taught MBA and PhD students at Northwestern, Stanford, and Princeton, as well as developed customized educational programs for a number of Fortune 500 companies. Ginzel is a two-time recipient of the James S. Kemper Jr. Grant in Business Ethics. She lives in Chicago.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

Foreword ix

Introduction: Leadership is a Choice 1

Chapter 1 Writing your earliest leadership story 7

Chapter 2 Defining leading and managing 21

Chapter 3 Understanding gist: the core essence 37

Chapter 4 Learning from the experience of others 61

Chapter 5 Learning from your own experience 85

Chapter 6 Being wiser, younger 101

Chapter 7 Developing leadership skills everyday 115

Acknowledgments 130

Appendix: Activity Index 132

Citations 133

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