ISBN-10:
1118968158
ISBN-13:
9781118968154
Pub. Date:
04/13/2015
Publisher:
Wiley
Leading with Strategic Thinking: Four Ways Effective Leaders Gain Insight, Drive Change, and Get Results / Edition 1

Leading with Strategic Thinking: Four Ways Effective Leaders Gain Insight, Drive Change, and Get Results / Edition 1

by Aaron K. Olson, B. Keith Simerson

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ISBN-13: 9781118968154
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/13/2015
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 302,457
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

AARON K. OLSON is Chief Talent Officer at Aon, a worldwide leader in risk management and human resource solutions. Aaron is on the Faculty of Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy.

B. KEITH SIMERSON helps private- and public-sector organizations develop strategic plans and provides consultation, executive coaching, and leadership development. B.K. is on the Faculty of Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy.

Table of Contents

Foreword Kristi Savacool xi

Preface xv

Introduction xxi

Issues and Considerations xxi

Fundamental Questions xxv

Chapter 1 Fundamentals of Strategic Thinking and Leadership 1

The Nature of Strategic Thinking 1

The Art of Leadership 22

Chapter 2 The Four Types of Strategic Leadership 47

The Visionary Type: Driving Strategy through Personal Insight 55

The Directive Type: Driving Strategy through Structure and Process 71

The Incubating Type: Driving Strategy through Empowering Others 84

The Collaborative Type: Driving Strategy through Cocreation 99

Chapter 3 Examples of Strategic Leadership 117

Indiegogo 118

P&G’s Latin American Merger with Gillette 130

Design for America 141

Google Takeout 149

Chapter 4 Applying Strategic Leadership 159

Gaining Strategic Insight 160

Driving Strategic Change 164

Todd Connor and the Bunker 168

Chapter 5 Garnering Buy-in, Commitment, and Advocacy 179

Winning the Hearts of Your Followers 181

The YMCA of the USA 184

Engaging the Minds of Your Followers 192

The United States Coast Guard 193

Leveraging the Hands of Your Followers 201

The Heartland Angels 203

Chapter 6 Developing Strategic Leadership 211

Competencies of the Strategic Leader 213

Organization and Individual Development 237

GE’s Crotonville 242

In Closing 247

Resources 249

Firming Up and Rounding Out Your Skills and Abilities 249

Notes 261

References 271

About the Authors 279

Index 281

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