The Manager As Leader

Hardcover | June 30, 2006

byB. Keith Simerson

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An invisible line between individual contributor and leader was once thought to exist, separating "leaders" from "followers." Two decades of downsizings and rightsizings have forever blurred this distinction and left us with three fundamental challenges: (1) How can an organization elicit leadership from everyone?; (2) How can those who choose to lead influence others to perform more effectively and efficiently than they ever thought possible?; (3) How can leaders continue to be successful when the environment in which they lead is constantly changing? Addressing these challenges requires a certain awareness and nimbleness on behalf of the person thinking and acting as the "leader," regardless of their formal position. The Manager as Leader presents practical strategies, tools, and techniques for developing the leadership mindset and applying it on a daily basis. The book introduces the "Contextual Leadership Model," which identifies nine fundamental leadership roles and six common contexts in which leadership is exercised, and guides readers toward matching their roles and actions to the particular context at hand; it also shows readers how to anticipate changes in context and adjust their roles and actions accordingly. Packed with illustrative examples, diagnostic tools, worksheets, and other interactive elements, and featuring an extensive listing of resources, The Manager as Leader is a hands-on guide to the art of leadership, whether you are an executive, manager, supervisor, or aspiring leader anywhere in the organization.

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An invisible line between individual contributor and leader was once thought to exist, separating "leaders" from "followers." Two decades of downsizings and rightsizings have forever blurred this distinction and left us with three fundamental challenges: (1) How can an organization elicit leadership from everyone?; (2) How can those wh...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:June 30, 2006Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0275990109

ISBN - 13:9780275990107

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"The Manager as Leader clearly defines nine leadership roles, and I believe all leaders in business today will easily relate to these various roles. I would encourage any leader moving from one organization to another to clearly understand the key enablers of leadership, which may provide them with a road map to success in transitioning. While different leadership roles may be required as one moves from organization to organization, there can be no substitute for honesty and integrity on the leader's part, or for the continued commitment to do what has been promised."-Terry D. Growcock Chairman of the Board & CEO The Manitowoc Company, Inc.