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In today's business environment, leaders at all levels are facing enormous challenges when it comes to achieving and sustaining breakthrough operating results. Globalization, economic change, more stringent regulation, and tougher governance make realizing shareholder value increasingly difficult. Leadership Intelligence is written for leaders who want to become more effective, strategic, operationally focused, and balanced. It is for leaders who are striving to take control of their destiny and become the best they can be. In this groundbreaking book, leadership coach John Mattone - recently named to the "guru radar" by the prestigious Thinkers50 - taps into his years of experience working with high-achieving professionals to give readers a roadmap for developing and mastering their executive maturity. Supplying three unique tools - the Wheel of Leadership Success, Map of Leadership Maturity, and the Leadership Enneagram - the book helps readers calibrate their abilities so they can simultaneously focus on their strengths and address their weaknesses. The goal is to improve key tactical competencies (such as critical andstrategic thinking, decision-making, talent and team leadership, and communication) and integrate them with equally important inner traits like values, character, and beliefs in order to achieve their leadership potential. Featuring best practices, authoritative research, practical assessments, and enlightening examples of both good and bad leadership, this book equips readers with the knowledge, skills, and passion theyneed to become the leaders they were meant to be.
Leaders can make or break a company—which is why coaches are so crucial. Effective coaching can ensure that executives reach their peak potential and drive organizational results. Powerful Executive Coaching delivers a concise, but powerful look to how to coach current leaders and high potentials. It goes straight to the core components of successful coaching: assessing and enhancing the essential inner-core attributes (i.e., resilience, empathy, creativity) and outer-core skills and competencies (i.e., decision-making, critical thinking, communication) required of excellent leaders. Including carefully selected worksheets and tools, Powerful Executive Coaching explains some of the most critical skills, such as how to: handle a coaching intervention • prepare individual development plans • structure and conduct coaching effectively • interpret feedback • deal with resistance • and promote self-awareness. It’s just what you need, and only what you need, to get started on high-impact coaching that will drive leaders to success.
To survive in today's hypercompetitive marketplace, leaders must find ways to elevate the performance of their employees. By continuously setting higher goals to strive for, strengthening employee competencies via coaching, and providing feedback to employees, leaders can create a positive performance cycle that leads to improved individual and team performance and, ultimately, stronger operating results for the organization. This action guide covers the three stages of performance management: goal-setting, coaching, and performance review. It includes step-by-step instructions and tips, the 10 elements of positive performance management, the five steps to preparing for a review, guidance on how to prepare the employees and engage them during the reviews, the most effective steps you can take to improve performance, and more.
A crisis in executive talent is on the horizon as retirement looms for a large percentage of leaders. In our increasingly knowledge-driven economy, organizations are right to fear this “brain drain,” suspecting that when executives leave the firm, business may follow. Yet high-potential candidates account for less than 8 percent to 10 percent of the talent pool. Identifying, developing, and retaining these emerging leaders is a mission-critical challenge for CEOs, senior executives, managers, and HR directors.Powerful Succession Planning provides an overview of how to develop a succession planning and management program. Leadership expert John Mattone covers all the “nuts and bolts” of an effective program and provides readers with a Succession Planning Map™ to guide them through the process. Readers will learn how to measure and calibrate performance, potential, and readiness using nine key assessments. Last but not least, a succession management diagnostic tool enables any organization to quickly gauge the health of its succession planning process.
Great leaders drive the bottom line, which is why organizations pour money into leadership development. But most companies have no real way to gauge whether their endeavors are paying off - much less where they are falling short. Talent Leadershipshows how to set up a world-class leadership-development program - and have the metrics to prove it!Packed with research findings, best practices, case studies, proprietary assessments, and more, this innovative book explains how to: * Employ assessments to benchmark current and future executive talent * Use the resulting data to identify leaders with potential based on their capabilities, commitment, and alignment with organizational goals * Leverage analysis to target training and coaching where they will have the greatest impact on individual performance and overall operating success By measuring, calibrating, and recalibrating the leading indicators that directly predict organizational health and the ability of leaders to meet those needs, HR and OD professionals will bring a much-needed numbers focus to theircrucial talent development efforts. This book is for leaders of HR, Talent Management, OD/MD professionals, and the vast population of operating managers who are charged with identifying, managing and developing high-potential and emerging leaders.
A Roadmap for Leadership and Cultural Transformation Throughout today's rapidly changing business world, top CEOs face two primary challenges: solving the leadership gap and creating a sustainable corporate culture. International leadership coach John Mattone and CEO magazine editor-in-chief Nick Vaidya unlock the keys to leadership development and cultural transformation through intimate interviews with fourteen CEOs from top organizations, including: Deloitte, Graybar, The North Face, HP Financial, Ovations Brands, Virtusa, and Bigcommerce. Culture was long thought to be merely a 'soft' resource in the corporate equation. However, more and more business leaders are beginning to recognize the necessity of culture when it comes to creating and sustaining long-term growth and change. What is the key to creating a strong business culture? Leadership. The best cultures start with CEOs who set the tone for the rest of the company, guiding others through the often difficult process of corporate transformation. You'll gain valuable insights, through experiences from the finest business minds, on how to introduce and sustain cultural change in your organization. Learn how successful CEOs came to realize their leadership potential Discover the key attributes that increase a leader's effectiveness Uncover your own leadership strengths and development needs Handle the primary obstacles to cultural transformation Address outdated mindsets and resistance to organizational change Mattone and Vaidya also draw upon their own extensive coaching and consulting experiences to provide a powerful and proven 6-Step Process for designing and implementing effective cultural transformations. This process enhances the other valuable tools in this comprehensive guide, so you can start building a positive organizational culture right away.