Learn Like a Leader: Today's Top Leaders Share Their Learning Journeys

Learn Like a Leader: Today's Top Leaders Share Their Learning Journeys

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Great leaders are great learners

More than a decade ago, a group of bestselling authors, thought leaders and management experts - among them Marshall Goldsmith, Beverly Kaye and Ken Shelton - met to share their defining moments on leadership with one another. So taken were they with each other's stories that an annual tradition of trading leadership secrets was established.

A recurring truth emerged: great leaders seize the opportunity to learn, again and again. Learn Like a Leader brings together these remarkable stories of learning and provides a close look at how top leaders - including Jim Collins, Warren Bennis and Dave Ulrich - were able to grow their careers, overcome setbacks and soar to the top.

Offering profound lessons from key learning moments in the lives and careers of the contributors, Learn Like a Leader conveys the power of storytelling in teaching, training and mentoring.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857884531
Publisher: Quercus
Publication date: 11/26/2010
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Marshall Goldsmith (San Diego, CA) was ranked by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top 10 consultants in executive development. He is author or co-author of many best-selling business books including What Got You Here Won't Get You There and MOJO.

Beverly Kaye (Los Angeles, CA) is president of Career Systems International and author of several top selling career management books including Love 'Em or Lose 'Em and Up Is Not the Only Way.

Ken Shelton (Provo, UT) is chairman and editor-in-chief of Executive Excellence Publishing and publisher of Executive Excellence and Personal Excellence magazines.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

Lessons on Leadership

1 Write Your Own Life Warren Bennis 3

2 The Learning Executive Jim Collins 11

3 A Journey to Authentic Leadership Sally Helgesen 15

4 Speaking Truth is Power Alan M. Webber 19

Key Learning Points: Lessons on Leadership 24

Crossroads and Choices

5 Everything Counts Peter Block 27

6 The Dancing Toll Taker Charles Garfield 31

7 Living "As If" William Bridges 35

8 Learning Journeys as Great Teachers Robert Rosen 39

Key Learning Points: Crossroads and Choices 42

Leading, Learning, and Teaching

9 Shaping Experiences Stephen R. Covey 45

10 Teaching and Training James M. Kouzes 53

11 The Learner's Point at View James Belasco 57

12 Standing on the Shoulders of Gaints Paul Hersey 61

13 Nurturing Learning Partnerships Homa Bahrami 65

Key Learning Points: Leading, Learning, and Teaching 70

Seeing Yourself as Others Do

14 Reach into Yourself to Understand Others Nathaniel Branden 73

15 Lessons on Life from the Goddess of Love Jay Conger 77

16 Before Lunging Forward, Take a Step Back Carlos E. Marin 83

Key Learning Points: Seeing Yourself as Others Others Do 87

Developing Self-Knowledge

17 An Allegory for Learning…and Meaning Dave Ulrich 91

18 Integrity or out of Tegrity? Spencer Johnson 97

19 Sometimes It Takes an Elbow in the Ribs Elizabeth Pinchot 103

20 Recognizing Leadership, Trusting Life Nancy J. Adler 107

Key Learning Points: Developing Self-Knowledge 112

Unlearning what you thought was So

21 What Strength Really Means Stratford Sherman 115

22 Learning to Live with Questions Jay Galbraith 119

23 True Learning is Often Slow Robert W. Eichinger 123

24 The Impact of Paradigms on Change R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr. 127

Key Learning Points: Unlearning What You Thought Was So 136

Pain is a Great Teacher

25 The Person in the Mirror Marshall Goldsmith 139

26 My Wake-up Call Frederic M. Hudson 143

27 Making the Flat Side Round Beverly Kaye 149

28 The Gain is Worth the Pain David M. Noer 153

29 What do you do When Things Go Wrong? Charles E. Dwyer 159

Key learning Points: Pain Is a Great Teacher 162

Mentors Matter

30 Does All That Make You Happy? Richard J. Leider 165

31 Mentoring for Untapped Potential Lou Tice 169

32 Seven Lessons on Teaching and Training Chip R. Bell 175

33 Pushing Through to the Next Level Robert Fritz 181

34 Lessons from My Coach Joel Barker 185

35 Contagious Influence is a Wonderful Teacher Vijay Govindarajan 189

Key Learning Points: Mentors Matter 193

Afterword Forums for Learning Jodi Knox 195

Epilogue The Power of Stories Richard Stone 201

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The Learning Network (TLN) is an organization of management and organization authorities, development experts and learning leaders. TLN asked 100 thought leaders - among them Jim Collins and Warren Bennis - to describe their most notable learning experiences. From these accounts, editors Marshall Goldsmith, Beverly Kaye and Ken Shelton assembled an inspiring collection of 35 "learning journeys," divided into eight sections. Each narrative is a gripping personal story and provides excellent material for unexpected learning. getAbstract recommends this compilation to those seeking to build their capacities for learning and leadership.