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Accelerating Leadership Development: Practical Solutions for Building Your Organization's Potential

Accelerating Leadership Development: Practical Solutions for Building Your Organization's Potential

Jocelyn Berard

ISBN: 978-1-118-46473-1

Jul 2013, Jossey-Bass

320 pages

$24.99

Description

Proven strategies and innovative solutions for developing and retaining successful leaders

Many organizations today are facing a crisis of leadership. As the Baby Boomer generation exits the workforce, companies are struggling to find qualified leaders to fill critical roles. Accelerating Leadership Development offers solutions for leadership development, management, and retention from award-winning development firm Global Knowledge.

Accelerating Leadership Development provides a proven model to help companies develop high-potential employees with the competencies and knowledge capital to assume critical roles successfully. It includes practical and rigorous tools that enable organizations to identify targets and predict those targets' success with six measurable factors. With this proven development system, companies can develop a pipeline of ready leaders with high levels of engagement and retention.

  • Features actionable, effective principles and strategies for leadership development using a results-oriented framework
  • Chapters address communication and delegation strategies, effective feedback models, shifting of responsibility and accountability to direct reports, and contemporary coaching and development approaches
  • Based on in-depth research and client interactions from one of the most prominent names in workforce development

For any business that experiences a leadership failure or a lack of qualified leaders for vital positions, the consequences can be devastating. This practical and effective guide to leadership development offers real solutions for long-term excellence.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS v

INTRODUCTION: THE BUSINESS PERFORMANCE FRAMEWORK 1

PART I: LEADERSHIP AND SUCCESSION 5

CHAPTER 1: The Leadership Success Profile 7

CHAPTER 2: Identifying Leadership Potential 29

CHAPTER 3: Diagnosing Development Needs 49

CHAPTER 4: Prescribing Development Solutions 69

CHAPTER 5: Ensuring and Reviewing Development 89

PART II: LEADERSHIP IN ACTION 111

CHAPTER 6: Leaders as Coaches 113

CHAPTER 7: Motivate for Full Engagement 135

CHAPTER 8: Communicate, Communicate, Communicate 155

CHAPTER 9: Delegate Deliberately and Provide Feedback 173

CHAPTER 10: Influential Leadership 195

PART III: LEADERSHIP BEST PRACTICES 207

CHAPTER 11: Align for Results 209

CHAPTER 12: From Doing to Leading, and Other Leadership Transitions 235

CHAPTER 13: Onboarding 255

CHAPTER 14: Contemporary Development Solutions 271

CONCLUSION 289

REFERENCES 292

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 303

INDEX 305