Leading from Behind: Turn Anxiety into Courage

Leading from Behind: Turn Anxiety into Courage


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There is no way back. Change is everywhere – in society, politics, business – and it is turbulent. Existing structures are being dismantled and new ways of competing (and collaborating) are being formed. The only option is to be adaptive and to create the best from what is possible. This book tackles the change that every organization is subjected to, by offering a different leadership style. Its aim is to get the best from everybody, which requires a genuine people-centric approach. But it also involves shifting towards an agile way of working, where accountability and resources are delegated to people deep in the organization, so that they can focus on customer centricity, innovation and value creation. Contrarian but relevant, this book is essential reading for business leaders and managers who are seeking a better future for their organizations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781911498902
Publisher: LID Publishing
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dirk Devos, Manon de Wit and Robert Lubberding are senior consultants from Courage11, an international consultancy that specializes in transformational leadership.

Table of Contents

Foreword Dr Marshall Goldsmith 4

A genuine people-centric approach 8

Why this book is important 12

A more granular understanding of people 14

Shifting the needle 22

What great could look like 24

Leading from Behind practice model 26

How to use the Leading from Behind practice model 28

1 Build a cohesive team 32

2 Get the best from everyone 40

3 Feed the fabric of trust 48

4 Navigate the shadow sides 56

5 Hold the scapegoating 66

6 Do a mind reset 74

7 Multiply the inner compass 82

8 Have courageous conversations 92

9 Feedback/Feedforward 100

Our story 110

About the authors 112

References/Bibliography 116

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