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Real Time Leadership Development

ISBN: 978-1-4051-8675-9
252 pages
May 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Real Time Leadership Development provides research and practices-based guidance and tools for leaders to use to fully leverage experience-based development for their own growth and to build the next generation of leaders in their organization.
  • Teaches you how to identify the key experiences, competencies, and relationships that are critical in the development of current and future leaders.
  • Answers the question "Leadership for the sake of what?" by helping you identify your leadership principles and think about your legacy.
  • Provides guidance on organization-wide metrics such as employee surveys, succession management metrics, and performance development plan audits.
  • Includes "Taking Action" sections that provide tools for developing future talent in individuals, teams, and organizations.
  • Discusses relevant books, articles, and research studies that deepen your understanding of the subject matter.
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Foreword

Series Editor’s Preface

Preface: Your Job is the Classroom!

Acknowledgments

Part I: Building Your Leadership Pipeline

1. Linking Business Strategy and Experiences

2. Linking Business Strategy and Competencies

3. Linking Business Strategy and Relationships

4. Talent Management Metrics to Watch

Part II: Capturing the Lessons

5. Stepping into the Unknown

6. Stretch Assignments

7. Navigating the Experiences

8. Real Time Reflection

9. When Leaders Derail

Part III: Drawing on Other People

10. Development Conversations

11. Role Models

12. Mentoring

13. Building Your Network

Part IV: Building Experiences into Talent Management

14. Individual Development Plans

15. Performance Management

16. High Potential Programs

17. Succession Management

18. Leadership Training Programs

Part V: Moving from Success to Significance

19. Transitions

20. Leadership Principles

21. Legacies

Conclusion: The Bottom Line

Notes

References

Index

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Paul R. Yost, Ph.D., teaches in the Industrial-Organizational Psychology graduate program at Seattle Pacific University and serves as president of Yost & Associates, Inc., specializing in talent management, leadership development, and continuous learning. He previously served as Senior Research Specialist at Microsoft and Manager of Leadership Research at The Boeing Company.

Mary Mannion Plunkett, Ph.D., has more than 18 years experience in the field of leadership and organization development including roles with The Boeing Company, Ernst & Young LLP and McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company. She most recently served as the Head of Talent Management for Lehman Brothers Europe and the Middle East and as Vice President Executive Development, for BP, plc.

Series Editor:
Steven G. Rogelberg, Ph.D., is Professor and Director of Organizational Science, at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. He is a prolific and nationally recognized scholar. He is the current Editor of Journal of Business and Psychology. Besides his academic work, he founded and/or led three successful talent management consulting organizations/units.

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  • Teaches readers how to identify the key experiences, competencies, and relationships that are critical in the development of current and future leaders
  • Answers the question 'Leadership for the sake of what?' by helping readers identify their leadership principles and think about their legacy
  • Provides guidance on organization-wide metrics such as employee surveys, succession management metrics, and performance development plan audits
  • 'Taking Action' sections provide readers with tools to develop future talent in individuals, teams, and organizations
  • Discusses relevant books, articles, and research studies that deepen readers’ understanding of the subject matter
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"This book is a highly accessible, comprehensive compendium of leadership development strategies and a 'must read' for anyone trying to improve his or her own skills or those of another." Nancy T. Tippins, Senior Vice President and Managing Principal, Valtera Corporation

"Drs. Yost and Plunkett have achieved a great feat—delivering practical developmental advice that is rooted in research. I highly recommend their book to anyone who wishes to develop stronger leadership skills." Robert E. Lewis, PhD, Director, APT, Inc.

"Mary Mannion Plunkett and Paul Yost provide a well researched, authentic, and easy to apply guide for managers and HR professionals in understanding and applying leadership development principles. Based on the authors' real experiences in corporate settings, this is advice and counsel you should adopt as your own." Peter M. Morton, VP Leadership Development (retired), The Boeing Company; VP Human Resources (retired), Boeing Commercial Airplanes

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