The Leadership Contract: The Fine Print to Becoming a Great Leader
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Vince Molinaro Identifies the Gap in Leadership Accountability and Explains the Mindset of Great Leaders
Recent studies show that only 7 percent of employees have trust and confidence in their senior leaders. How can organizations ever succeed if so few employees believe in their senior leaders? In his new book, The Leadership Contract: The Fine Print to Becoming a Great Leader, Vince Molinaro, Managing Director of the Leadership Practice within Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions, explains why leadership, and specifically leadership culture, is the only real differentiator between the organizations that thrive and those that fall behind.
Designed for top-level executives, mid-level managers, front-line leaders, and emerging leaders, The Leadership Contract identifies the gap in leadership accountability and explains the mindset required for great leadership. Molinaro tackles this problem head on and explores why leaders must commit to do a lot better.
The stakes in leadership have always been high, but they are getting even higher. Leaders today must execute strategy, drive innovation, and build talent for the future. They are under more pressure and more scrutiny than ever before. The book lays out the four terms and conditions of the leadership contract and enlists readers in making a conscious decision to lead:
- Leadership is a decision. Make it.
- Leadership is an obligation. Step up.
- Leadership is hard. Get tough.
- Leadership is a community. Connect.
“At the very moment that we need our leaders to be their best—to be truly great—many leaders disappoint and fail us. Redefining leadership for the future begins with recognizing that there is a leadership contract. It’s not a legal or formal contract that you sign. Instead, it’s a personal one,” says Molinaro. “It represents the commitment you must personally make to be a great leader. It's a deep commitment to redefine how you lead and become the leader for the future. And when you sign the leadership contract, you are agreeing to a set of terms you must live up. In this book I explore those terms, and their fine print.”
Great leaders aren't born; they are made – made and shaped by their experiences and decisions. Leaders who internalize the four terms of the leadership contract and commit to putting them to action will reap the rewards of becoming a great leader and an invaluable asset to their organization.