The Leadership Contract Field Guide: The Personal Roadmap to Becoming a Truly Accountable Leader

The Leadership Contract Field Guide: The Personal Roadmap to Becoming a Truly Accountable Leader

by Vince Molinaro


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Commit to great leadership and implement it today

The Leadership Contract Field Guide provides a practical blueprint for implementing the Leadership Contract. Reading is one thing, but new ideas cannot be useful until they are put into practice—so now it is time to commit. Review the major tenets of great leadership, internalize them, and look around at your organization; what does your organization currently need the most? Where is the clear deficit? What do your people most need right now to work to their full potential? That’s where you start. Decisions? Make them. Obligations? Fulfill them. Hard work? Toughen up. Leadership is a privilege and a responsibility, and this book shows you how to move from conceptualizing “great leadership” into practicing great leadership—starting today.

This guide summarizes what you learned in The Leadership Contract, and integrates that knowledge into real-world actions that make you more effective, while new discussion on accountability draws from research and case studies from major organizations to give you fresh perspective and valuable insight. The result is a clear roadmap to high performance, and you’re standing on the starting line—are you ready to go?

  • Review the key points of what it means to lead
  • Focus on accountability and fulfilling obligations
  • Identify and accommodate organizational needs
  • Implement the Contract to become a more effective leader

Your employees are your biggest, most valuable asset, and you should be theirs. You need to equip them to succeed, motivate them to achieve, and inspire them to new heights with each and every interaction. In word and in deed, you must walk the walk every single day. This is what great leadership looks like, and it is already inside of you. The Leadership Contract Field Guide gives you a systematic blueprint for unleashing your very best and achieving so much more.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119440659
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/04/2018
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 702,901
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

VINCE MOLINARO, PHD, is a global leadership adviser, speaker, and researcher on leadership accountability. As the founder and CEO of Leadership Contract Inc., Dr. Molinaro travels the world helping organizations build vibrant leadership cultures with truly accountable leaders. He's the author of several books, including The New York Times bestseller The Leadership Contract (now in its third edition and translated into many languages), Accountable Leaders, and co-author of The Leadership Solutions and The Leadership Gap.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Let’s Get Started 1

Section One The Core Ideas 13

Chapter 1 What is Leadership Accountability? 15

Mediocre Leadership and Its Impact 17

Leadership Accountability 22

Chapter 2 What is the Leadership Contract? 29

Chapter 3 Leadership Accountability in Action 49

Section Two The Foundational Practices for Living the Leadership Contract 63

Chapter 4 The World in Which You Lead 65

Complete the Leadership Context Map 75

The Importance of Getting Clarity 77

Chapter 5 Leadership is a Decision—Make It 81

Step 1: Determine Your Critical Leadership Experiences 85

Step 2: Map Your Critical Experiences on Your Timeline 91

Step 3: Identify Common Themes and Patterns 93

Share Your Leadership Story 100

Chapter 6 Leadership is an Obligation—Step Up 107

What is Your Desired Value and Impact as a Leader? 118

Other Ways to Leverage Your Personal Obligation Statement 126

Chapter 7 Leadership is Hard Work—Get Tough 129

Build Resilience and Personal Resolve 142

Learn How to Have Tough Conversations 151

Other Ways to Leverage the Ideas in This Chapter 158

Chapter 8 Leadership is a Community—Connect 161

Your Experience with Leadership Cultures 166

Assessing the Leadership Culture in Your Organization 168

The Community of Leaders Manifesto: Making the Intangible Tangible 173

Be a Community Builder Every Day 176

Other Ways to Leverage the Community of Leaders Manifesto 180

Section Three The Regular Practices for Living the Leadership Contract 183

Chapter 9 Regular Practices for Living the Leadership Contract 185

Daily Actions for Living the Leadership Contract 187

Weekly Actions for Living the Four Terms of the Leadership Contract 190

Quarterly Actions for Living the Four Terms of the Leadership Contract 191

An Annual Practice for Living the Four Terms of the Leadership Contract 197

Section Four The Turning Points of Leadership 199

Chapter 10 Use the Turning Points of Leadership to Make Better Career Decisions 201

Turning Point 1: Individual Contributors and Emerging Leaders 205

Turning Point 2: Front-Line Leaders 208

Turning Point 3: Mid-Level Leaders 210

Turning Point 4: Executive Leaders 212

Other Ways to Leverage the Turning Points of Leadership 214

Conclusion 217

About the Author 225

About the Leadership Contract 227

Bring the Leadership Contract into Your Organization to Build Strong Leadership Accountability 229

About Lee Hecht Harrison 231

About the Adecco Group 233

Acknowledgments 235

Index 237

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