The ASTD Leadership Handbook

Elaine Biech (Author)

Publication date: 10/04/2010

The ASTD Leadership Handbook

Provides a complete overview and practical strategies on a full range of leadership topics.

Featuring a who's who of leadership gurus, The ASTD Leadership Handbook is an exciting compilation of insights, ideas, and tools that will enable individuals, teams, and organizations to fully develop their leadership capabilities. It provides a complete overview of leadership and covers a full range of topics, including competencies, development, attributes, and current challenges, taking a broad view of what leadership means. Editor Elaine Biech and her team worked to carefully match up topics with the leading authorities: William Byham on leadership development, Ken Blanchard on ethics, Bill George on authenticity, John Kotter on leading change, Marshall Goldsmith on coaching, Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood on getting results, Patrick Lencioni on teams, Leongard Goodstein on strategic planning, Frances Hesselbein on leading the workforce of the future, and many more.

The ASTD Leadership Handbook's five sections -- Leadership Competencies, Leadership Development, Characteristics of Successful Leaders, Contemporary Leadership, and the Global Role of Leadership -- cover all the major leadership areas. Chapters are written from a practical perspective, enabling readers to immediately put the wisdom and experience of the authors to use in their own lives and organizations. The book also includes three dozen tools to help you apply the concepts, such as John Kotter's Eight-Step Change Model, Bill Gentry's Checklist for Avoiding Leader Derailment, Marshall Goldsmith's Mini Coaching Survey, Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evan's Jerk Checklist, and Leonard Goodstein's Applied Strategic Planning Model. These tools are available as free downloads on the book's accompanying website.

This handbook sets itself apart in a crowded field by emphasizing leadership development and providing practical approaches to address this crucial need. When you pick up The ASTD Leadership Handbook you hold amost 2,000 years of experience in your hands. This will surely be the definitive leadership resource for many years to come.

Selected chapters from The ASTD Leadershipp Handbook are also available for sale in PDF format: Leadership Whitepapers.

  • Provides a complete overview and practical strategies on a full range of leadership topics

  • Contributors include more than forty-five renowned experts in the leadership field

  • Includes more than sixty activities, tools, and assessments for application of principles and concepts

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Provides a complete overview and practical strategies on a full range of leadership topics.

Featuring a who's who of leadership gurus, The ASTD Leadership Handbook is an exciting compilation of insights, ideas, and tools that will enable individuals, teams, and organizations to fully develop their leadership capabilities. It provides a complete overview of leadership and covers a full range of topics, including competencies, development, attributes, and current challenges, taking a broad view of what leadership means. Editor Elaine Biech and her team worked to carefully match up topics with the leading authorities: William Byham on leadership development, Ken Blanchard on ethics, Bill George on authenticity, John Kotter on leading change, Marshall Goldsmith on coaching, Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood on getting results, Patrick Lencioni on teams, Leongard Goodstein on strategic planning, Frances Hesselbein on leading the workforce of the future, and many more.

The ASTD Leadership Handbook's five sections -- Leadership Competencies, Leadership Development, Characteristics of Successful Leaders, Contemporary Leadership, and the Global Role of Leadership -- cover all the major leadership areas. Chapters are written from a practical perspective, enabling readers to immediately put the wisdom and experience of the authors to use in their own lives and organizations. The book also includes three dozen tools to help you apply the concepts, such as John Kotter's Eight-Step Change Model, Bill Gentry's Checklist for Avoiding Leader Derailment, Marshall Goldsmith's Mini Coaching Survey, Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evan's Jerk Checklist, and Leonard Goodstein's Applied Strategic Planning Model. These tools are available as free downloads on the book's accompanying website.

This handbook sets itself apart in a crowded field by emphasizing leadership development and providing practical approaches to address this crucial need. When you pick up The ASTD Leadership Handbook you hold amost 2,000 years of experience in your hands. This will surely be the definitive leadership resource for many years to come.

Selected chapters from The ASTD Leadershipp Handbook are also available for sale in PDF format: Leadership Whitepapers.

  • Provides a complete overview and practical strategies on a full range of leadership topics

  • Contributors include more than forty-five renowned experts in the leadership field

  • Includes more than sixty activities, tools, and assessments for application of principles and concepts

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Meet the Author


Visit Author Page - Elaine Biech

Elaine Biech is president of ebb associates inc, a strategic implementation, leadership development, and experiential learning consulting firm. She has been in the field over thirty years helping organizations work through large-scale change and helping teams increase productivity. She has presented at over 100 national and international conferences and has been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Management Update, Investors’ Business Daily, and Fortune Magazine. 

Elaine is the author and editor of over 60 books and was the editor for the prestigious Pfeiffer Annuals--both Consulting and Training--for 16 years. She was instrumental in compiling the CPLP Study Guides for ATD (formerly ASTD) and has designed six ATD Certificate Programs. Elaine designs customized learning and development efforts for private and public organizations. She has her BS from the University of Wisconsin-Superior in Business and Education Consulting, and her MS in Human Resource Development. 

A longtime volunteer for ATD, Elaine is active at the national and international levels, serving on the 1990 National Conference Design Committee, a member of the National ASTD Board of Directors and the Society’s Secretary from 1991-1994, initiating and chairing Consultants’ Day for seven years, and as the International Conference Design Chair in 2000. In addition to her work with ATD, she also served on the Instructional Systems Association (ISA) board of directors.

Elaine has been the recipient of numerous awards including the 1992 ASTD Torch Award, the 2004 ASTD Volunteer Staff Partnership Award, and the 2006 ASTD Gordon Bliss Memorial Award. She was the 1995 Wisconsin Women Entrepreneur’s Mentor Award recipient, and in 2012, the inaugural CPLP Fellow Program Honoree from the ASTD Certification Institute. In 2001 she received ISA’s highest award, the ISA Spirit Award and in 2012 was recognized as ISA’s Outstanding Contributor. She currently serves on the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) Board of Governors and is Berrett-Koehler’s Curator for Advances in Leadership and Management.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface by Elaine Biech

Introduction: Concepts of Leadership

by Cynthia D. McCauley

Part One: Leadership Competencies

Chapter 1: The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership - Jim Kouzes & Barry Posner

Chapter 2: Leading to Build the Team - Patrick M. Lencioni

Chapter 3: Strategic Planning: A Leadership Imperative - Leonard D. Goodstein

Chapter 4: Five Critical Communication Skillsfor Leaders of the Future - Dianna Booher

Chapter 5: Influence Tactics for Leaders - Gary Yukl

Chapter 6: Leading Change: A Conversation with John Kotter

Chapter 7: Managing Talent - Kevin Oakes & Holly Tompson

Chapter 8: Getting Results: Our Journey to Turn Leadership Competencies into Outcomes - Dave Ulrich & Norm Smallwood

Chapter 9: Engaging and Retaining Talen in Any Economy - Beverly Kaye & Sharon Jordan-Evans

Part Two: Leadership Development

Chapter 10: Leadership Development Strategy - Tacy Byham & William C. Byham

Chapter 11: Identifying Real-World Leadership Competencies - Mark David Jones

Chapter 12: Worst Practices in a 360-Degree Assessment: Why Feedback Fails - Craig Chappelow

Chapter 13: Leaders as Mentors and Teachers: Time-Tested Leadership Development Strategies

Chapter 14: Learning on the Job - Ellen VanVelsor

Chapter 15: Coaching Leaders to Lead - Marshall Goldsmith

Part Three: Attributes of Successful Leaders

Chapter 16: Good to Great: What Leaders Do - Jim Collins

Chapter 17: Unlocking the Mystery of Inspiring Leadership - Jack Zenger, Joe Folkman, & Scott Edinger

Chapter 18: The Authentic Leader - Bill George

Chapter 19: Leading in Turbulent Times - Priscilla Nelson & Ed Cohen

Chapter 20: Leadership Ethics & Integrity for the 21st Century - Ken Blanchard

Chapter 21: Trends Shaping Future Leadership Attributes

Chapter 22: Derailment: How Successful Leaders Avoid It - Bill Gentry

Part Four: Contemporary Leadership Challenges

Chapter 23: Leading the Workforce of the Future - Frances Hesselbein

Chapter 24: Globally Savvy Leaders - Stephen H. Rhinesmith

Chapter 25: Women in the Lead - Marian N. Ruderman

Chapter 26: Leading Across Generations - Joanne G. Sujansky

Chapter 27: Leading for Diversity - Kay Iwata, Juan T. Lopez & Julie O'Mara

Part Five: Broadening the Leadership Discussion

Chapter 28: Why Leadership Development Should Go To School - Lyndon Rego, Steadman Harrison III & David G. Altman

Chapter 29: Growing Tomorrow's Leaders for the Worlds of 2020 - Lawrena Colombo & John Verderese

Chapter 30: A Military View of Leadership in the Private Sector - VADM John Lockard

Chapter 31: Public Sector Leaders - Will Brown

Chapter 32: Chinese 'Sheng Yi': Reinterpreting Challenges for Leaders - Cheng Shu

Appendix: What's on the Website?

About the Editor

Index

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