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The Leadership Mind Switch: Rethinking How We Lead in the New World of Work

The Leadership Mind Switch: Rethinking How We Lead in the New World of Work

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Lead your company to success in the New Industrial Revolution!

The world of business has completely transformed in recent years—and the pace of change will only increase in coming years. But one thing remains the same: Quality leadership is the hinge on which the fate of every organization swings.

The Leadership Mind Switch provides the critical lessons you need to lead your company in a fully globalized business world where radical technologies reign supreme.

Debra Benton and Kylie Wright-Ford have helped some of today’s most top executives successfully position themselves and their companies for the future. Now, in this groundbreaking leadership guide, they share their insight with you. Learn how to effectively lead a workforce that:

  • Is rich in demographic texture—representing as many as four different generations
  • Has varying—and sometimes conflicting—expectations of the company
  • Operates with different ideas about what success looks like
  • Uses, approaches, and even understands technology in different ways

The answers to these questions and many others are all here. You’ll learn how to be the kind of leader who is both firm in his or her decisions but maintains an air of approachability. You’ll learn how to drive high productivity while keeping your workers happy and satisfied in their jobs. And you’ll learn how to embrace new technologies without sacrificing the human touch—which is the hallmark of great leadership.

It will take unprecedented levels of agility, confidence, and fearlessness to lead into the future. Make the leadership mind switch to seize the competitive edge now in order to drive profits and growth tomorrow.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781259836046
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 06/14/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 986,066
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

D.A. (Debra) Benton has been an executive coach helping leaders and organizations develop for more than 30 years. She is the president of Benton Management Resources, Inc. and the author of ten award-winning and best-selling business books, including CEO Material, The Virtual Executive, and Executive Charisma. She is ranked as one of the World’s Top 10 CEO coaches by and counts among her clients Microsoft, Dow Jones, J. Crew, Lockheed Martin, NASA, and the U.S. Border Patrol. Benton has made appearances on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and CBS with Diane Sawyer.

Kylie Wright-Ford is an operating executive, sits on multiple boards and is a three-time entrepreneur. An Australian native, she completed her MBA at Oxford in 2005 and has since led hundreds of talented professionals, driven hundreds of millions in revenue and experienced several successful M&A transactions. Her global leadership positions include strategic and sales roles at prestigious services firms like Goldman Sachs JBWere, GLG and most recently as Chief Operating & Strategy Officer of World 50. Kylie is also a popular guest lecturer at Emory University and experienced moderator of conversations with world leaders, celebrities and disruptors.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Fourth Industrial Revolution vii

Part 1 Leading Today and Tomorrow

01 The Changing World of Leadership 5

02 Rethinking Our Leadership Qualities 31

03 Developing Our Leadership Behaviors 59

04 Good Leaders Start as Good Followers 95

05 The Ups and Downs of Being a Leader 117

Part 2 Management, Leadership, or Both?

06 Basic Leadership Responsibilities 139

07 Creating Culture in the New World of Work 169

08 Addressing Feedback and Rewards 191

09 Prioritizing Decisions 217

10 Managing Conflict and Handling Controversy 239

Conclusion: Getting Results 255

Acknowledgments 259

Further Resources 261

Index 263

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