Base your leadership development programs on proven-to-work techniques. In Building Leaders, authors Conger and Benjamin examine the very best practices of American and foreign companies to present a comprehensive plan for developing leadership talent at every organizational level. Here, readers will find an in-depth presentation of the specific skill sets that individual managers need in order to lead. They'll also discover which organizational values promote leadership, examine successful strategic interventions, and see what a successful leadership plan looks like. Equally illuminating is the section on plans that are destined to fail, along with the section on the future of leadership that shows readers how to design development programs that are most likely to last.
Table of contents
The New Imperative: Building Effective Leaders Throughout theCompany.
OUT OF THE CLASSROOM, INTO THE TRENCHES: EVALUATING APPROACHES TOCORPORATE LEADRERSHIP DEVELOPMENT.
Developing the Individual Leader.
How National Australia Bank Develops Leaders.
Socializing Company Vision and Values.
How Federal Express and PepsiCo Socialize Vision and Values.
Strategic Leadership Initiatives.
Ernst Young's Leadership 2000 Strategic LeadershipInitiative.
THE FUTURE IS NOW: BUILDING TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY LEADERS.
Action Learning: The New Paradigm for Leadership Development.
What Matters: Competencies for the New Century.
"A must read for all executives and managers, emerging, ascAnding,arriving, and all points beyond! Building Leaders is the singlebest source I know for original ideas on how to develop and retainexemplary leaders."--Warren Bennis, professor, Marshall School ofBusiness, University of Southern California, and co-author ofCo-Leaders
"Highly readable and useful, this is THE book for guidingleadership development decisions within organizationstoday."--Patrick Canavan, senior vice president and director,Global Leadership and Organizational Development, Motorola
"Jay Conger and Beth Benjamin bring clarity and insight to thevast, almost boundless, domain of leadership development. BuildingLeaders helps you both to assess the impact of current approachesand to powerfully build a strategy that will develop leadershiptalent at all levels of your organization."--Mike Morrison, dean,Toyota University