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Leading for Growth: How Umpqua Bank Got Cool and Created a Culture of Greatness
The Wizard and the Warrior: Leading with Passion and Power
The Nature of Organizational Leadership: Understanding the Performance Imperatives Confronting Today's Leaders
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Take back control of your career journey

In the newly revised edition of Career Anchors: Finding Stability and Opportunity in the Changing Nature of Work, a team of world-renowned management and culture experts delivers a uniquely insightful exploration of your own career values and work relationships as they relate to your past and future choices. This easy-to-use workbook in combination with an online self-assessment offers critical and accessible self-diagnostic exercises along with information about the changing career scene and new descriptions of the eight career anchor categories.

This book will help you:

  • Explore how your work choices now relate to your family and self-development
  • Explore how the rapidly changing world of work and business emphasizes globalization, competition, technology, organizational instability, uncertainty, and shifting values
  • Engage in a powerful relationship mapping process that helps you to consider how your work and career choices now interact with your relationships with family, friends, and community
  • Review the career anchor values and examine how these values have changed, so you can make better choices of what, when, where, and how to work as you look ahead

This newest edition of Career Anchors is a can’t-miss resource written to help you analyze, assess, and understand the past, present, and future of your own career. It belongs in the libraries of early-career—as well as established—professionals looking to take back control over their work trajectories.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherWiley
Release dateJan 1, 2004
Leading for Growth: How Umpqua Bank Got Cool and Created a Culture of Greatness
The Wizard and the Warrior: Leading with Passion and Power
The Nature of Organizational Leadership: Understanding the Performance Imperatives Confronting Today's Leaders

Titles in the series (59)

  • The Nature of Organizational Leadership: Understanding the Performance Imperatives Confronting Today's Leaders

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    The Nature of Organizational Leadership: Understanding the Performance Imperatives Confronting Today's Leaders
    The Nature of Organizational Leadership: Understanding the Performance Imperatives Confronting Today's Leaders

    The quality of an organization's top leaders is a critical influence on its overall effectiveness and continuing adaptability. Yet, little current research examines leadership within the context of organizational structure, such as how leaders influence organizational performance in those key moments when an executive's action is critical to driving the organization forward. This book represents a significant contribution to the literature of leadership, combining a contextual approach to organizational leadership with an in-depth treatment of the cognitive, social, and affective dynamics underlying that leadership. The Nature of Organizational Leadership, using an interdisciplinary approach that draws from the work of scholars in both management and psychology, provides a much-need organizational perspective on the problems to confronted by top executive leaders and the requisite behaviors, attributes, and outcomes necessary to lead organizations effectively.

  • Leading for Growth: How Umpqua Bank Got Cool and Created a Culture of Greatness

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    Leading for Growth: How Umpqua Bank Got Cool and Created a Culture of Greatness
    Leading for Growth: How Umpqua Bank Got Cool and Created a Culture of Greatness

    How any business leader can create an atmosphere of competitiveness for exceptional growth When Ray Davis took over the local 40-person South Umpqua Bank in 1994, many people in the industry poked fun at his insistence that employees answer the phone with a cheery "World's Greatest Bank." Eleven years, $7 billion in assets, and 128 branches (or " bank stores" in Umpqua lingo) later, the moniker seems quite apt. Other banks scratched their heads when Davis sent his tellers to Ritz-Carlton to learn customer service and were intrigued when he hired a cutting-edge design firm to completely re-think retail layout. Now, with a top design award under their belt, a name change (there never was a North Umpqua bank), and a completely new definition of the banking business, Umpqua has become the darling of the entrepreneurial press and a growth powerhouse. The New York Times calls Umpqua "Starbucks with tellers." Ray Davis (Portland, OR), named by U.S. Banker as one of the 25 most influential people in the financial industry in 2005, is President and CEO of Umpqua Holdings Corporation. Alan Shrader (Moraga, CA) is an experienced writer and editor of business books.

  • The Wizard and the Warrior: Leading with Passion and Power

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    The Wizard and the Warrior: Leading with Passion and Power
    The Wizard and the Warrior: Leading with Passion and Power

    The Wizard and the Warrior gives leaders the insight and courage they need to take risks on behalf of values they cherish and the people they guide. Great leaders must act both as wizard, calling on imagination, creativity, meaning, and magic, and as warrior, mobilizing strength, courage, and willingness to fight as necessary to fulfill their mission. Best-selling authors Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal present the defining moments and experiences of exemplary leaders such as Carly Fiorina, Thomas Keller (head chef of French Laundry), David Neeleman (CEO of Jet Blue), Mary Kay Ash, Warren Buffet, Anne Mulcahy, and Abraham Lincoln¾all of whom have wrested with their own inner warrior and wizard. These engaging, realistic case studies are followed by commentaries that will raise questions and suggest possibilities without rushing to resolution or simple answers.

  • Coaching for Leadership: The Practice of Leadership Coaching from the World's Greatest Coaches

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    Coaching for Leadership: The Practice of Leadership Coaching from the World's Greatest Coaches
    Coaching for Leadership: The Practice of Leadership Coaching from the World's Greatest Coaches

    When it was published in 2000, Coaching for Leadership became an instant classic in the field of executive coaching. This second edition updates and expands on the original book and brings together the best executive coaches who offer a basic understanding of how coaching works, why it works, and how leaders can make the best use of the coaching process. This thoroughly revised edition reflects recent changes in coaching practices, includes well-researched best practices, and provides additional guidance and tools from the greatest leadership coaches from around the world. Each chapter in this important volume addresses a proven application, offers key principles of practice, and highlights critical learning points.

  • Leaders at All Levels: Deepening Your Talent Pool to Solve the Succession Crisis

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    Leaders at All Levels: Deepening Your Talent Pool to Solve the Succession Crisis
    Leaders at All Levels: Deepening Your Talent Pool to Solve the Succession Crisis

    Learn how top companies solve the problem of leadership succession from corporate America's leading consultant. A serious crisis looms in American management today. More and more CEOs are failing; there remains an acute shortage of capable replacements. The true dilemma in leadership is the stagnant state of corporate leadership development. Because companies fail to hone their unit managers' leadership abilities, they are never able to fill their succession pipelines. With unit managers stagnating, companies have difficulty executing at every level, compounding the crisis. In I>Leaders at All Levels, bestselling author Ram Charan shows how top companies approach leadership development as a core competency, recognizing that an adaptable leadership pool is a competitive advantage, and focusing their attention on bringing out the best in the leaders they have. Charan reveals exactly what's wrong with corporate leadership development and tells how to make it right. He explains the concept of a leadership "gene pool" and shows how companies can discover just what "DNA" they need to succeed. He also details how to uncover the hidden leaders in a company, when and where to bring in fresh talent, how to coach, measure, and reward leadership, and much more. For CEOs, directors, and anyone involved in leadership development, Leaders at All Levels is an eye-opening guide on how to get succession right.

  • Boards That Deliver: Advancing Corporate Governance From Compliance to Competitive Advantage

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    Boards That Deliver: Advancing Corporate Governance From Compliance to Competitive Advantage
    Boards That Deliver: Advancing Corporate Governance From Compliance to Competitive Advantage

    Finally, a book that brings the vision of truly good governance down to earth. Ram Charan, expert in corporate governance and best-selling author, packs this book with useful tools and techniques to take boards and their companies to a higher level of performance. Charan puts his finger on a growing problem for boards: the disconnect between directors' efforts and their results. The added time and attention boards invest is not translating into better governanceâ??that is, governance that adds value to the business. Boards That Deliver gets beyond the rhetoric of corporate governance reform. It captures the tried-and-true practices used by high-performance boards. In contrast to experts who base prescriptions on number-crunching exercises, Charan identifies the real problems that drain directors' time and suppress their best judgmentsâ??and explains clearly and succinctly how boards can solve those problems. These battle-tested solutions help boards achieve what rules and regulations alone cannotâ??to get succession right, refine a winning strategy, and design a rational CEO compensation package. Good governance requires leadership. Boards That Deliver is the no-nonsense guide for directors and CEOs who are rising to the leadership challenge to make their boards a competitive advantage.

  • Remarkable Leadership: Unleashing Your Leadership Potential One Skill at a Time

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    Remarkable Leadership: Unleashing Your Leadership Potential One Skill at a Time
    Remarkable Leadership: Unleashing Your Leadership Potential One Skill at a Time

    Remarkable Leadership is a practical handbook written for anyone who wants to hone the skills they need to become an outstanding leader. In this groundbreaking book, Kevin Eikenberry outlines a framework and a mechanism for both learning new things and applying current knowledge in a thoughtful and practical way. Eikenberry provides a guide through the most important leadership competencies, offers a proven method for learning leadership skills, and shows approaches for applying these skills in today’s multitasking and overloaded world of work. The book explores real-world concerns such as focus, limited time, incremental improvement, and how we learn.

  • Leadership Agility: Five Levels of Mastery for Anticipating and Initiating Change

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    Leadership Agility: Five Levels of Mastery for Anticipating and Initiating Change
    Leadership Agility: Five Levels of Mastery for Anticipating and Initiating Change

    Leadership Agility is the master competency needed for sustained success in today’s complex, fast-paced business environment. Richly illustrated with stories based on original research and decades of work with clients, this groundbreaking book identifies five levels that leaders move through in developing their agility. Significantly, only 10% have mastered the level of agility needed for consistent effectiveness in our turbulent era of global competition. Written in an engaging, down-to-earth style, this book not only provides a map that guides readers in identifying their current level of agility. It also provides practical advice and concrete examples that show managers and leadership development professionals how they can bring greater agility to the initiatives they take every day.

  • The Imperfect Board Member: Discovering the Seven Disciplines of Governance Excellence

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    The Imperfect Board Member: Discovering the Seven Disciplines of Governance Excellence
    The Imperfect Board Member: Discovering the Seven Disciplines of Governance Excellence

    Praise for The Imperfect Board Member "Finally! A book about boards that isn't boring!" --Patrick Lencioni, author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team "Everyone wins with good governance--countries, corporations, and community groups. In a compelling style like no one before him, Jim Brown helps leaders understand the keys for boardroom excellence. The Imperfect Board Member ought to be required reading for people on every type of board. The great thing is that it won't need to be required--it's such a fun book, every leader will want to read it." --Jim Balsillie, chairman and co-CEO, Research in Motion; chair, Centre for International Governance Innovation "I know no board members, myself included, who won't learn valuable lessons from Jim Brown's book The Imperfect Board Member. Don't miss it!" --Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One-Minute Manager and The Secret "Thanks to Sarbanes-Oxley, boards have become active. The Imperfect Board Member clarifies sharply the lines of what boards need to do and what management needs to do. The time has come for the two groups to work together and yet keep independent." --Ram Charan, coauthor, Execution, and author, Boards That Deliver "The Imperfect Board Member by Jim Brown is a highly perceptive, eminently readable, engagingly human book on how boards and directors can improve their performance. In a breezy conversational style that uses dialogue invitingly and often, the author explores with sensitivity and a light touch not only the standard ingredients but also the more subtle nuances of excellence in both corporate and not-for-profit governance." --William A. Dimma, author, Tougher Boards for Tougher Times; chairman, Home Capital Group Inc.

  • High Altitude Leadership: What the World's Most Forbidding Peaks Teach Us About Success

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    High Altitude Leadership: What the World's Most Forbidding Peaks Teach Us About Success
    High Altitude Leadership: What the World's Most Forbidding Peaks Teach Us About Success

    Leadership is often a risky, lonely role possessing nearly unbearable lows and fleeting highs. Despite this emotionally and intellectually draining roller coaster, a handful of leaders deliver stunning results, with great consistency. They push past current leadership trends in order to achieve the most extremely challenging goals. They don't fall prey to the platitudes or cliches we see so often see in leadership theory. Instead, they succeed by recognizing and surviving the dangers that challenge them as they take themselves and their teams to higher levels. These rare individuals are those that Chris Warner and Don Schmincke call High Altitude Leaders. In High Altitude Leadership they show how to become that kind of leader.The authors present a new approach to leadership development, based on ground-breaking scientific research, field-tested under the most brutal conditions on the most difficult summits, and successfully applied in the training of executives, management teams, and entrepreneurs throughout the world. 

  • The Leader's Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative

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    The Leader's Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative
    The Leader's Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative

    In his best-selling book, Squirrel Inc., former World Bank executive and master storyteller Stephen Denning used a tale to show why storytelling is a critical skill for leaders. Now, in this hands-on guide, Denning explains how you can learn to tell the right story at the right time. Whoever you are in the organization CEO, middle management, or someone on the front lines you can lead by using stories to effect change. Filled with myriad examples, A Leader’s Guide to Storytelling shows how storytelling is one of the few available ways to handle the principal and most difficult challenges of leadership: sparking action, getting people to work together, and leading people into the future. The right kind of story at the right time, can make an organization “stunningly vulnerable” to a new idea.

  • Building the Bridge As You Walk On It: A Guide for Leading Change

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    Building the Bridge As You Walk On It: A Guide for Leading Change
    Building the Bridge As You Walk On It: A Guide for Leading Change

    Building the Bridge As You Walk On It tells the personal stories of people who have embraced deep change and inspired author Robert Quinn to take his concept one step further and develop a new model of leadership—“the fundamental state of leadership.” The exploration of this transformative state is at the very heart of the book. Quinn shows how anyone can enter the fundamental state of leadership by engaging in the eight practices that center on the theme of ever-increasing integrity—reflective action, authentic engagement, appreciative inquiry, grounded vision, adaptive confidence, detached interdependence, responsible freedom, and tough love. After each chapter, Quinn challenges you to assess yourself with respect to each practice and to formulate a strategy for personal growth.

  • The Secret Language of Leadership: How Leaders Inspire Action Through Narrative

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    The Secret Language of Leadership: How Leaders Inspire Action Through Narrative
    The Secret Language of Leadership: How Leaders Inspire Action Through Narrative

    The book introduces the concept of narrative intelligence—an ability to understand and act and react agilely in the quicksilver world of interacting narratives. It shows why this is key to the central task of leadership, what its dimensions are, and how you can measure it. The book’s lucid explanations, vivid examples and practical tips are essential reading for CEOs, managers, change agents, marketers, salespersons, brand managers, politicians, teachers, parents—anyone who is setting out to the change the world.

  • Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits

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    Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits
    Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits

    An innovative guide to how great nonprofits achieve extraordinary social impact. What makes great nonprofits great? Authors Crutchfield and McLeod Grant searched for the answer over several years, employing a rigorous research methodology which derived from books on for-profits like Built to Last. They studied 12 nonprofits that have achieved extraordinary levels of impact—from Habitat for Humanity to the Heritage Foundation—and distilled six counterintuitive practices that these organizations use to change the world. This book has lessons for all readers interested in creating significant social change, including nonprofit managers, donors and volunteers. Leslie R. Crutchfield (Washington, D.C.) is a managing director of Ashoka and research grantee of the Aspen Institute. Heather McLeod Grant (Palo Alto, CA) is a nonprofit consultant and advisor to Duke University’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship and the Stanford Center for Social Innovation. Crutchfield and Grant were co-founding editors of Who Cares, a national magazine reaching 50,000 readers in circulation between 1993-2000.

  • Leadership Divided: What Emerging Leaders Need and What You Might Be Missing

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    Leadership Divided: What Emerging Leaders Need and What You Might Be Missing
    Leadership Divided: What Emerging Leaders Need and What You Might Be Missing

    How senior leaders can re-connect to the emerging leaders hidden in their organizations A sea change has taken place throughout the culture of leadership; today’s emerging leaders are "opting out" of the same positions their predecessors coveted in years past. But many senior managers trained in traditional leadership still hang onto outdated approaches of command and control despite how much they’ve heard about "empowerment" and inclusion. At the core of this book is the fictional suspense story of Brookreme Corporation, whose leaders are challenged to chart a course to a global future, navigating relational land mines along the way. With both story telling and hard research, Leadership Divided reconnects generations and instructs both senior and emerging leaders on how the relationships of the future will be the path to revolutionary performance. Ron A. Carucci (Seattle, WA) is a founding partner with Passages Consulting, LLC, where he works with CEOs and senior executives in pursuit of profound organizational change and executive leadership capability. He is Graduate Professor of Leadership at Mars Hill Graduate School in Seattle. He is also faculty member at Fordham University, serving as Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, and has served as an adjunct at the Center for Creative Leadership. His clients have included Edward Jones Investments, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Amgen, McDonald’s, PepsiCo, Gates Corporation, Accenture, and many others.

  • The Source of Success: Five Enduring Principles at the Heart of Real Leadership

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    The Source of Success: Five Enduring Principles at the Heart of Real Leadership
    The Source of Success: Five Enduring Principles at the Heart of Real Leadership

    In The Source of Success, Peter Georgescu, former CEO of  the world-renowned advertising agency Young & Rubicam, reveals the nature of the new economic world, and shows what it takes to win in this intensely competitive arena. Georgescu presents a new standard of leadership that focuses on the key source of value in today’s corporation: the relationship between the informed customer and the creative employee—a relationship, he shows, that must be built with honesty and integrity. Georgescu’s vision rests on five crucial principles, which together can unleash a tremendous untapped reservoir of energy within our organizations, and within ourselves: Creative capacity and the brand integrity that grows from it are an   organization’s most important assets. Enlightened leaders inspire creativity through understanding, cooperation, and respect. Competence and execution are as important as ever, but they must be aimed at building intimacy with the customer. Alignment is the critical concept for the twenty-first-century organization. Great companies don’t happen without leaders who have transformed themselves.

  • Best Practices in Leadership Development and Organization Change: How the Best Companies Ensure Meaningful Change and Sustainable Leadership

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    Best Practices in Leadership Development and Organization Change: How the Best Companies Ensure Meaningful Change and Sustainable Leadership
    Best Practices in Leadership Development and Organization Change: How the Best Companies Ensure Meaningful Change and Sustainable Leadership

    In this important book, successful organizations—including well-known companies such as Agilent Technologies, Corning, GE Capital, Hewlett Packard, Honeywell Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, MIT, Motorola, and Praxair—share their most effective approaches, tools, and specific methods for leadership development and organizational change. These exemplary organizations serve as models for leadership development and organizational change because they Commit to organizational objectives and culture Transform behaviors, cultures, and perceptions Implement competency or organization effectiveness models Exhibit strong top management leadership support and passion

  • The Ethical Challenge: How to Lead with Unyielding Integrity

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    The Ethical Challenge: How to Lead with Unyielding Integrity
    The Ethical Challenge: How to Lead with Unyielding Integrity

    The Enron debacle, the demise of Arthur Andersen, questionable practices at Tyco, Qwest, WorldCom, and a seemingly endless list of others have pushed public regard for business and business leaders to new lows. The need for smart leaders with vision and integrity has never been greater. Things need to change—and it will not be easy. We can take a first step toward producing better business leaders by changing some of our own ideas about what it means to "win." Noel M. Tichy and Andrew R. McGill have brought together a stellar group of contributors from a variety of perspectives—including General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt, former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, and renowned management gurus Robert Quinn and C. K. Prahalad, among others—to offer insights that will help build better leaders, communities, and organizations. They show how to present a "Teachable Point of View" about business ethics that will help all leaders within an organization: Internalize core values Build a values-based culture across the organization Become engaged to teach the same values lessons to their staff Take action and raise the ethical bar Successful business leaders must be able to articulate their own unique Teachable Point of View on business ethics and drive it through their organization to ensure that everyone knows the ethical line and is neither shy nor silent if others risk crossing it.

  • Leadership Passages: The Personal and Professional Transitions That Make or Break a Leader

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    Leadership Passages: The Personal and Professional Transitions That Make or Break a Leader
    Leadership Passages: The Personal and Professional Transitions That Make or Break a Leader

    Leaders face numerous critical crossroads in their careers, moments that can provide extraordinary learning and growth opportunities or ensnare them and prevent further development. The good thing about these passages is that they’re predictable, and with proper preparation, leaders not only can survive them to become stronger but can use these experiences to enhance their leadership, compassion, and effectiveness. This book lays out thirteen specific “leadership passages” based on research, interviews, and coaching of senior executives in such well-known companies as Johnson & Johnson, Novarits, Intel, GE, and Bank of America. For each passage, the authors describe what to expect, how the passage constitutes a choice point, and what effective leaders do to navigate and grow from the challenge. Some of the passages include: moving into a leadership role for the first time, dealing with significant failure for which you are responsible, derailing/losing your job, being acquired/merging, losing faith in the system, understanding the importance of children, family and friends, and personal upheavals such as divorce, illness, and death. The authors provide a wealth of practical tools and techniques to improve your leadership, along with real-life examples from recognizable leaders and breakthrough ways in which companies can use the concept of leadership passages to grow talent.

  • Driving Results Through Social Networks: How Top Organizations Leverage Networks for Performance and Growth

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    Driving Results Through Social Networks: How Top Organizations Leverage Networks for Performance and Growth
    Driving Results Through Social Networks: How Top Organizations Leverage Networks for Performance and Growth

    Driving Results Through Social Networks shows executives and managers how to obtain substantial performance and innovation impact by better leveraging these traditionally invisible assets. For the past decade, Rob Cross and Robert J. Thomas have worked closely with executives from over a hundred top-level companies and government agencies. In this groundbreaking book, they describe in-depth how these leaders are using network thinking to increase revenues, lower costs, and accelerate innovation.