Leadership Passages: The Personal and Professional Transitions That Make or Break a Leader
September 2004, Jossey-Bass
1. What Is Effective Leadership?
2. How Do Leaders Learn?
3. Joining a Company.
4. Moving into a Leadership Role.
5. Accepting the Stretch Assignment.
6. Assuming Responsibility for a Business.
7. Dealing with Significant Failure for Which You Are Responsible.
8. Coping with a Bad Boss and Competitive Peers.
9. Losing Your Job or Being Passed Over for Promotion.
10. Being Part of an Acquisition or Merger.
11. Living in a Different Country or Culture 12. Finding a Meaningful Balance Between Work and Family.
13. Letting Go of Ambition.
14. Facing Personal Upheaval.
15. Losing Faith in the System.
16. How Companies Can Use Passages to Develop Leadership.
17. An Eight-Step Survive-and-Thrive Guide.
About the Authors.
James L. Noel, principal of CDR International, is the former director of executive education for General Electric’s Crotonville.
Norman Walker, until recently worldwide head of human resources of Novartis, has also served as the top human resource officer for Grand Met, Kraft Foods, and Ford Motor Company.
“…packs in more useable advice than most of its ilk…a useful book…” (Third Sector, 2 March 2005)
“…insightful…” (CA Magazine, 1st Dec. 2004)
“…a wealth of practical tools and techniques to improve your leadership…” (Strategic HR Review, Nov/Dec 2004)"Leadership Passages describes systematically that it is far more effective and compelling to build on both successes and failures, rather than trying to overlook or even ignore the valuable lessons that unavoidable adversity in both our personal and business lives can teach us."
--Daniel Vasella, chairman and CEO, Novartis
"If you want to succeed and have inner peace at the same time, then this book is for you."
--Ram Charan , coauthor, Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
"Leadership Passages describes in direct, simple, and honest language how human beings become great leaders. Filled with wisdom, insight, and practical advice from three world-class coaches—reading this book is like attending and completing a senior-level leadership program, or spending a week with the best executive coach."
--Linda Clark-Santos, senior vice president, Talent & Organizational Capability of Washington Mutual
"Do careers stop when we are passed over, have a bad boss, or just blow it? Not according to this book. Great leaders pick themselves up and move on, learning while they go forward. Leadership Passages show us how."
--Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager and The Secret
"This breakthrough book on leadership development is filled with practical advice on ways to lead others and ways to learn from your life as well as your career. We all know that experience is a teacher, but Dotlich, Noel, and Walker show us why!"
--Joe Berardino, vice chairman, Sciens Capital Management LLC, and former chairman and CEO, Andersen Worldwide