The Intangibles of Leadership: The 10 Qualities of Superior Executive Performance by Richard A. DavisThe Intangibles of Leadership: The 10 Qualities of Superior Executive Performance by Richard A. Davis

The Intangibles of Leadership: The 10 Qualities of Superior Executive Performance

byRichard A. Davis

Hardcover | July 12, 2010

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It's the Subtleties that Matter!

What is the real difference between competent leader and extraordinary executive? Is it pedigree, experience, intelligence? The answer is yes...and much more. Exceptional leadership hinges on a complex interaction between individual psychology and unique business needs. At the top rung of the ladder, where the dynamics are most complicated, subtle adjustments in style can produce outstanding results.

In his new book, The Intangibles of Leadership, Management Psychologist Richard Davis, Ph.D., uncovers patterns in the attributes that truly distinguish those who succeed at the top. What he found was that extraordinary leaders possess certain characteristics that fall between the lines of existing leadership models, yet are fundamental to executive success. Davis explains each of these qualities, the people who exemplify them, how to detect them in others, and most importantly, how to develop the subtle characteristics that will enable them to stand out from the pack.

Learn why...

  • It's often better to aim for silver than for gold
  • Playing hard to get attracts people to you
  • It's important to have a slightly inflated view of your abilities
  • Your peripheral vision is so important
  • It's ok to get angry with your team
  • So many extraordinary executives have gone through crises early in their lives
RICHARD A. DAVIS, Ph.D., is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist and partner at the Toronto office of RHR International. Dr. Davis is called upon by senior leaders to help execute their business strategy through smart decisions about people. He advises executives on senior hiring decisions, integrating leaders into new roles, CEO ...
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Title:The Intangibles of Leadership: The 10 Qualities of Superior Executive PerformanceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.1 × 6.2 × 0.9 inPublished:July 12, 2010Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0470679158

ISBN - 13:9780470679159

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book on leadership I saw Davis speak at a conference and bought his book as a result. I love th e the concept - focus on the intangibles of leadership, or as Davis puts it, "between the lines of existing leadership models." That's the stuff that really separates true leaders. Anyway, the book is a great read. It is not difficult material, but it is accessible and very, very true. Davis has written a timeless book here that is less about hype and more about real substance. He has a great writing style that I would describe as accessibleand interesting. Highly recommended for executiveswho want to get better, HR practitioners like me, and emerging leaders who want to understand how to really get into the executive suite.
Date published: 2010-09-28

Table of Contents

DEDICATION.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.

FOREWORD.

INTRODUCTION.

CHAPTER 1: WISDOM.

CHAPTER 2: WILL.

CHAPTER 3: EXECUTIVE MATURITY.

CHAPTER 4: INTEGRITY.

CHAPTER 5: SOCIAL JUDGMENT.

CHAPTER 6: PRESENCE.

CHAPTER 7: SELF-INSIGHT.

CHAPTER 8: SELF-EFFICACY.

CHAPTER 9: FORTITUDE.

CHAPTER 10: FALLIBILITY.

ENDNOTES.

INDEX.