Over the years, I have asked thousands of participants in my leadership workshops an important question: How do you define the key activities of leadership? Many participants answer that a successful leader is the primary visionary for the organization, while others point to leaders as motivators, risk takers and delegators. Still others view leaders as masterful communicators, reflective thinkers and energetic forces who have the power to drive their organizations forward.
As a leadership coach, I develop agile, competent and energetic leaders. Throughout my coaching career, I have discovered that fit leaders possess four common threads that weave together to form 40 essential leadership traits. I call these four threads the Four Faces of Leadership FitnessTM. In this book, I explain these four common threads and the 40 primary leadership traits in greater detail.
Leadership Fitness is an integrated model of leadership development. I created this model based on my 20+ years of personal leadership experience and over 10 years of professionally coaching and training high-potential leaders.
After spending many years working with promising leaders, a colleague suggested that I document my philosophy on developing leadership talent. This was an excellent suggestion because it forced me to really think about what I was doing in my practice to create sustainable success for the individuals and the organizations I had the privilege to serve.
As I embarked on this process of defining a unique approach to developing leaders, something incredible happened a handful of very specific leadership foundations surfaced. I identified four crucial components of leadership success that create long-term impact for leaders and their organizations: clarity, confidence, effectiveness and vitality. When leaders consistently demonstrate all four of these leadership qualities, I call them fit leaders.
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Dr. David Chinsky brings more than 25 years of executive leadership and management experience to his role as a sought-after business advisor and executive coach. Drawing from his own successful career as an accomplished and effective leader in the healthcare, automotive and information technology industries, David offers unique insights into leadership, change management and teamwork.
David works side by side with senior professionals, enabling them to become impactful, high-performing leaders. He has delivered professional coaching and leadership development workshops to more than 200 organizations and has successfully developed and mentored in excess of 1,000 leaders.
Founded in 2002, The Institute for Leadership Fitness offers professional coaching, leadership training and expert facilitation. The company created The Fit Leader's ProgramTM in 2007 for leaders seeking the clarity, confidence, effectiveness and vitality necessary for achieving their highest level of professional success.
David received his Bachelor of Arts and Doctorate degrees from the University of Michigan, his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and his Master of Science degree from the University of Illinois. He holds a Certificate in Strategic Planning from the University of Pennsylvania s Wharton School and is a graduate of the University of Michigan s Human Resource Executive Program.
David is a Certified Leadership Fitness Coach, a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a Certified ChangeWorks Professional, a Certified Physician Development Coach, and he is credentialed by the International Coach Federation. He is a member of the International Consortium of Coaching in Organizations, the International Coach Federation, the National Speakers Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives and the International Leadership Association. David lives in Michigan and Arizona with his wife, who is an artist, and their two children.Review:
David Chinsky has distilled 25 years of professional success and an abundance of wisdom to create The Fit Leader's Companion. The result: an easily absorbed framework which will powerfully serve leaders smart enough to heed its teachings. The reader who embraces the practical advice offered in this book can expect a noticeable and immediate uptick in leadership effectiveness. --Julie K. Norris, Director of Attorney Development, Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn
David has a keen focus on the highly-complex and often ambiguous dynamic of leadership and has succeeded in crafting an elegant, relevant and intuitive approach for readers to learn and implement his ground-breaking Leadership Fitness model. --Steven Stralser, Ph.D., Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Thunderbird School of Global Management
There are lots of books on theories of leadership, but what makes this one unique and so powerful is David's 25 years of personal experience both as a CEO and a Leadership Coach to over 1,000 leaders, managers and owners of companies. This real world experience is seen in every chapter, and the exercises alone are worth their weight in gold! --Stephen Fairley, CEO, The Rainmaker Institute
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Book Description Institute for Leadership Fitne, 2011. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110983533504
Book Description Institute for Leadership Fitness, 2011. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0983533504