Leadership Solutions: The Pathway to Bridge the Leadership Gap by David S. WeissLeadership Solutions: The Pathway to Bridge the Leadership Gap by David S. Weiss

Leadership Solutions: The Pathway to Bridge the Leadership Gap

byDavid S. Weiss, Vince Molinaro, Liane Davey

Hardcover | September 24, 2007

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An organizational guide to assessing, measuring, and building leadership capacity

Leadership capacity has emerged as a key source of competitive advantage in today's economy. But many organizations struggle to develop the capacity they need to succeed. This book offers concrete and precise strategies to close the leadership gap. It explains in detail how to conduct a leadership analysis, determining exactly where the gaps are in both organizational and individual leadership; analyzes the challenges a company faces; helps in understanding an organization's leadership deficit; and generates leadership solutions tailored to the organization's particular needs and shortcomings.

Dr. David Weiss is President & CEO of Weiss International Ltd. David and his team of organizational consultants lead innovative consulting projects that generate effective strategy, leadership, and HR solutions for boards, executives, and senior leaders in Canada, USA, and Europe. David has developed an extensive practice in strategic ...
Title:Leadership Solutions: The Pathway to Bridge the Leadership GapFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.3 × 6.4 × 1.05 inPublished:September 24, 2007Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0470840927

ISBN - 13:9780470840924

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Table of Contents

List of Figures.


Author Biographies.


Part One: Leadership.

Chapter 1. The Leadership Gap Persists.

Chapter 2. Leadership Capacity.

Chapter 3. The Three Dimensions of Leadership Capacity.

Chapter 4. The Individual Leader Dimension: The Holistic View of Leadership.

Chapter 5. The Individual Leader Dimension: The Five Capabilities of Holistic Leaders.

Chapter 6. The Organizational Practices Dimension.

Chapter 7. The Leadership Culture Dimension.

Part Two: Solutions.

Chapter 8. The Pathway Forward.

Chapter 9. Step1: Determine Leadership requirements.

Chapter 10. Step 2: Measure the Gap.

Chapter 11. Step 3: Act to Build Capacity.

Chapter 12. Step 4: Do Your Part.

Chapter 13. Shape Your Future.

Appendix A. Audit of Organizational Practices and Accompanying 30-Cell Grid.

Appendix B. Survey of Leadership Culture and Accompanying 30-Cell Grid.

Appendix C. Assessment of Leader Behaviors and Accompanying 30-Cell Grid.



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Praise for Leadership Solutions “Leadership Solutions challenges the conventional focus on individual leadership development. By highlighting the critical role of culture and organizational practices, it provides the pathway to build the leadership capacity of your organization. Leadership Solutions has an ideal blend of insights and practical tools that will make it essential reading for anyone trying to accelerate the development of leadership in their organization.” —Marianne Hasold-Schilter, Senior Vice President, Leadership & Top Talent Management, Scotiabank “A significant work that is worth reading and re-reading. It combines clarity of thinking with the ability to be executed, resulting in value delivered each and every time” —Paul Lucas, President & CEO, GlaxoSmithKline Inc. “Leadership Solutions delivers what the title promises. Moving from an analysis of the leadership gap, the book offers a holistic model of leadership then offers a realistic and practical pathway forward for dealing with the leadership gap. Specific steps for determining leadership requirements, measuring the gap, and acting to build capacity move this book beyond what a lot of other leadership books offer. I also very much like the finale of the book, with its emphasis on individual responsibilities for doing your part and shaping your future. While some great leaders may be born, the vast majority are ‘made’ and the first responsibility of any leader is to take responsibility for themselves.” —Dr. Dan Ondrack, Professor and Academic Director – Executive Programs, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto “Leadership Solutions offers the theory and practice that can enable holistic leadership to develop within a strategy-driven organization. Today, the need for leadership transcends traditional functional expertise and hierarchical structures. This book provides the template for the personal and corporate growth that will permit holistic leaders to transform any organization.” —Dr. Robert S. Bell, MDCM, MSc, FACS, FRCSC, President and Chief Executive Officer, University Health Network