The Handbook for Leaders 1 9780071484381 Discover your strengths, produce exponential results, and increase the bottom line Based on solid empirical research, The Handbook for Leaders reveals the keys to becoming an extraordinary leader, showing you how-and why-to focus on your core strengths rather than correcting your weaknesses. This precise, no-nonsense rulebook outlines the essential competencies and guidelines for effective leadership, including: Focus on results Cultivate interpersonal skills Lead organizational change Learn from your mistakes Develop your people Build positive relationships Be open to new ideas Take initiative Fix fatal flaws Take a nonlinear approach Be accountable The Handbook for Leaders shows you how to develop and implement the proficiencies you need to gain the respect and support of your people, enhance productivity and individual performance, and make an enormous contribution to the long-term success of your organization.
The Handbook for Leaders

The Handbook for Leaders

1st Edition
By John Zenger and Joseph Folkman
ISBN10: 0071484388
ISBN13: 9780071484381
Copyright: 2007

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ISBN10: 0071484388 | ISBN13: 9780071484381



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1. Extraordinary leadership

2. Leaders can be Made

3. Great leaders make a great difference

4. Make good leaders great

5. Raise the leadership "tent"

6. Character is the essence of leadership

7. Leaders need personal capability

8. Focus on results

9. Cultivate interpersonal skills

10. Lead organizational change

11. Find your leadership sweet spot

12. Focus on building strengths

13. Concentrate on developing three to five strengths

14. Let the halo effect work for you

15. Fix fatal flaws >p> 16. Loot for powerful combinations of competencies

17. Learn from mistakes

18. Build positive relationships

19. Be open to new ideas

20. Be accountable

21. Take initative

22. Learn from feedback

23. Take a nonlinear approach

24. Take steps to improve leadership skills

25. Develop your people

About the Author

John Zenger

John H. Zenger, D.B.A., is CEO of Zenger Folkman, a firm that helps organizations and individuals improve leadership effectiveness that, in turn, drives business results. These results include increasing employee engagement, retention, productivity, and bottom-line profitability. He is a member of the HRD Hall of Fame and has authored or coauthored eight books and 50 articles on leadership, productivity, and teams.

Joseph Folkman

Joseph R. Folkman, Ph.D., is president of Zenger Folkman. He is an authoritative voice on the subject of creating and using employee surveys to create organizational change and 360- degree feedback assessment for individual development. Folkman is the author of three books: Turning Feedback into Change, Making Feedback Work, and Employee Surveys That Make a Difference.