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The 21st Century Executive: Innovative Practices for Building Leadership at the Top

The 21st Century Executive: Innovative Practices for Building Leadership at the Top

Rob Silzer (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-787-95287-7

Nov 2001, Pfeiffer

400 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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An essential resource for building and maintaining an effective leadership team, this book gives HR professionals and I/O practitioners a greater understanding of executive dynamics, development tools, and proven techniques for managing executives. Written by top-notch practitioners, this volume explores executive performance and documents unique to executive-level human resource applicaitons. It shows how effective executive performance is qualitatively different from that of middle level managers. It also outlines today's state-of-the-art corporate human resource practices, along with lessons learned, and provides guidelines and principles related to effective executive practices.
Foreword (Eduardo Salas).


The Authors.

Part One: Defining Executive Effectiveness.

1 Deciphering Executive Failures (Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld).

2 What the Best Business Leaders Do Best (Anthony J. Rucci).

3 Understanding the Personality of the Executive (Leslie Pratch, Harry Levinson).

Part Two: Managing Executive Resources.

4 Selecting Leaders at the Top: Exploring theComplexity of Executive Fit (Rob Silzer).

5 Leveraging Executive Teams: What s New (andWhat s Not) in the Strategic Enterprise (Janet L. Spencer, J. Carlos Rivero, David A. Nadler).

6 Coaching Executives: Individual LeaderDevelopment (George P. Hollenbeck).

7 Developing Executives (Val H. Markos).

8 Rewarding Executives (Marianna Makri, Luis Gomez-Mejia).

Part Three: Understanding Executive Perspectives.

9 Finding the Key to the Executive Suite: Challengesfor Women and People of Color (Karen S. Lyness).

10 E-Executives: Leadership Priorities for theNew Economy (D. Douglas McKenna, Robert B. McKenna).

11 Growing Global Executives (John R. Fulkerson).

12 Getting an Executive View: An Interview witha Chief Executive Officer (Lawrence A. Bossidy, Marcia J. Avedon).

Name Index.

Subject Index.