Out of the Question: How Curious Leaders Win

Out of the Question: How Curious Leaders Win

Out of the Question: How Curious Leaders Win

Out of the Question: How Curious Leaders Win


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Out of the Question: How Curious Leader Win offers a new mindset and a practical approach to thriving in the firestorm of change that today's leaders face. Existing businesses and business models are facing disruption at all levels. Our younger employees are not satisfied with just a “job,” but rather, want work that allows them to be involved and included in decisions— or they will walk. Leaders of teams who, in the past, could lead through command and control are finding themselves unable to keep up with the pace of change and the expanding challenges of engaging their talent.

This book offers readers a new and relevant framework to guide both personal and group decision-making. With rich stories and practical approaches, you will learn where you currently fall between two leadership styles defined as the Knower leader and the Learner leader. The authors demonstrate how you can make continuous progress towards the ideals of Learner Leadership in order to achieve the best possible outcomes, which inspire and engage teams. The key for leaders today is to carefully forge authentic and genuine questions, delivered with the right tone and in the right setting. By leading with curiosity and wonder, leaders can reduce stress on themselves by no longer needing to have all the answers. Leading with curiosity creates a collaborative learning environment in which shared explorations of possible solutions flourish, leading to genuine questions. The process is rewarding for all and the results allow a team to accelerate their progress through the power of many.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599324609
Publisher: Advantage Media Group, Inc.
Publication date: 09/11/2014
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

GUY PARSONS and Allan Milham have created a fusion of two powerful thought processes found in altogether-too-few C-suite leaders: Executive Coaching and Lean Thinking. As two experienced practitioners of both of these fine arts, the authors do more than just insist on a management methodology that hinges on asking questions – they demand that we ask the right kinds of questions.

Their prescriptions and suggestions come from successful and long careers. Allan’s expertise relates to a dynamic executive coaching practice elevating leadership of top performers. Guy draws on his expertise as a pioneer in Lean Consulting impacting teams and the bottom line with organizations globally. Together they bring a fresh perspective on how leaders can transform their teams and culture.

ALLAN MILHAM, Master Certified Coach (MCC), and Kimberly Roush, Professional Certified Coach (PCC), are among the industry’s most elite. Together, they represent nearly a quarter-century of experience coaching top performing executives.

Before following their passion into coaching, both spent over two decades in corporate America, Allan as a consultant in both the human resources and career management industries and Kimberly as a national partner in Big-Four public accounting.

In addition to their coaching practices, they are both keynote speakers and leadership facilitators. They are members of the International Coach Federation and the National Speakers Association.

Table of Contents

Leadership 101: Knowing versus Learning
Think Before You Speak:The Power of the Pause
Leading by Learning: What's the Question?
Activating the Learner Mindset
Leading Knowers and Learners
Setting the Stage
Engaging Knowers and Learners in Productive Conversations
Accessing the Leader's Optimal Operating State
Prepare to Engage
About the Authors

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