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The G Quotient: Why Gay Executives are Excelling as Leaders... And What Every Manager Needs to Know

The G Quotient: Why Gay Executives are Excelling as Leaders... And What Every Manager Needs to Know

Kirk Snyder

ISBN: 978-1-118-43898-5

Jun 2006, Jossey-Bass

240 pages

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$30.00

Description

The G Quotient identifies a management phenomenon that will change the way people view their professional roles in the workplace. Based on a landmark five-year study, The G Quotient redefines successful leadership for all managers. Organizations and working units under the leadership of white-collar gay males are collectively experiencing 35 percent higher levels of employee engagement, job satisfaction, and workplace morale in addition to reporting greater employer loyalty and individual productivity. It is proof that today’s employees are responding to a new type of organizational leader.

Preface v

Introduction: What Is the G Quotient? xi

Part One: The Seven Principles of G Quotient Leadership 1

1. Principle One: Inclusion 3

2. Principle Two: Creativity 21

3. Principle Three: Adaptability 35

4. Principle Four: Connectivity 47

5. Principle Five: Communication 59

6. Principle Six: Intuition 73

7. Principle Seven: Collaboration 85

Part Two: G Quotient Leadership Is Built to Last 99

8. Why G Quotient Leadership Works 101

9. Ten Things Every Manager Needs to Know About G Quotient Leadership 119

10. Why Making a Difference Makes a Difference 137

11. Why G Quotient Leadership Creates a Twenty-First-Century Advantage 149

Appendix A What's Your GQ? The G Quotient Assessment 161

Appendix B Research Overview 169

Appendix C Assessment Research 173

Appendix D Employee Survey: Employees Reporting to Gay Managers 183

Notes 187

Acknowledgments 197

The Author 199

Index 201