Based on research by the Gallup Leadership Institute, a proven program for developing valuable leadership ability, both in yourself and in others
Extensive research has identified specific traits that transform average individuals into authoritative, influential, and "authentic" leaders. These authentic leaders learn from the mistakes and successes of themselves and others and build a positive strength initiative within their organizations.
In The High Impact Leader, Gallup veterans Bruce Avolio and Fred Luthans show you what you can do to develop and leverage your own leadership strengths into positive, lasting improvement for both yourself and your organization.
Their findings combined with examples of wellknown leaders in action--such as Howard Schultz, of Starbucks, and Microsoft's Bill Gates--provide guidelines for accelerating leadership development in any environment. Building on Gallup's innovative "positive strengths" initiative, this results-driven book provides:
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Moments matter in accelerating authentic leadership development
The High Impact Leader takes you beyond static and inflexible leadership "rules" to help you develop hands-on leadership skills within the unpredictable, often chaotic framework of everyday life. This results-based examination features wide-ranging research and examples of how real-world leadership has developed over the past century. It details a program for accelerating your authentic leadership development that is realistic and achievable, for individuals in virtually any personal or professional environment.
Written by veteran researchers in the Gallup Leadership Institute and based on innovative leadership-building models and tools, The High Impact Leader provides you with:
Authentic leadership is essential for transforming average results into breakthrough success. The High Impact Leader steers around buzzwords and silver bullets to reveal what you can do to achieve positive, organic growth fueling sustainable success--and what you must do to develop and nurture authentic leadership within yourself and your organization.
Life presents each of us with a series of positive and negative moments, both carefully scripted and completely unplanned. Whether they appear monumental or inconsequential at the time, many are destined to become key moments that profoundly shape our destinies, if we are prepared to take advantage of them.
High-achieving individuals understand the potential in these key moments and draw full value from them to realize their full leadership growth and potential. The High Impact Leader provides you with the information and knowledge you need to recognize and understand these "moments that matter" and use them to accelerate your authentic leadership development (ALD).
Designed to help you understand what the authentic leadership process is as well as how it can be enhanced, this straightforward and proactive approach to developing authentic leadership in any individual or organization includes:
The High Impact Leader is a clear-cut description of the insights and actions that lead to authentic leadership development, tested and proven to work in actual situations. It will show you how to recognize and gain full value from the key moments that trigger true leadership, allowing you to more effectively pull your positive future realities into your present with less risk and far greater success. The whole focus of this book is to help you leverage what you have been born with to help you achieve your points of excellence in terms of leadership success.About the Author:
Bruce J. Avolio, Ph.D., is director of the Gallup Leadership Institute and a Gallup senior scientist. A chaired professor of leadership at the University of Nebraska, Avolio consults with companies around the globe and serves on the editorial boards of several top academic and professional journals. He is the author of Transformational and Charismatic Leadership and Leadership Development in Balance: Made/Born.
Fred Luthans, Ph.D., is a senior scientist with Gallup and a distinguished chaired professor of management at the University of Nebraska. The former president of the National Academy of Management and member of the Academy's Hall of Fame, Luthans has written more than 150 articles and several textbooks, and is the editor or coeditor of a number of academic and professional journals.
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