Ten Thousand Horses

Ten Thousand Horses : How Leaders Harness Raw Potential for Extraordinary Results

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In this inspiring leadership fable, Stahl-Wert and Jennings draw on their years of experience as consultants and chief executives, as well as on findings from Gallup's ground-breaking Q-12 survey, to lay out an leadership model that will turn employees from dutiful drones to committed contributors. Ten Thousand Horses is the story of Matt James, a top-performing sa lesman who is promoted to head his division, an entirely different job than the one he was good at. His workers don't respond to his efforts to lead them, and soon he's on the brink of being fired. In desperation, he reaches out to his old, unorthodox mentor, David Butler , who now works with wiild mustang horses. More than simply a leadership fable, Ten Thousand Horses is a story of personal transformation. Beyond specific practices and techniques, Matt must learn a whole new way of relating to his employees, because, as he discovers, leading an engaged workforce is as much about who you are as what you do.

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  • Hardback | 119 pages
  • 139.7 x 218.4 x 17.8mm | 294.84g
  • San FranciscoUnited States
  • English
  • 1576754502
  • 9781576754504
  • 1,274,539

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About John Stahl-Wert

John Stahl-Wert is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation, where he has worked for over ten years. He is a recognized expert in leadership, innovation and communitychange, with bestselling writings on executive leadership practice and accelerated workforce performance. John founded the Training Academy for Leadership Foundations of America (www.leadershipfoundations.org), providing executive leadership consultations for business, governmental and community change leaders in thirty major U.S. cities. His work in Pittsburgh has been featured in benchmark studies published by the Templeton Foundation Press and the Hudson Institute. He is on faculty at Geneva College in the Graduate School of Leadership, teaching in the Masters Program for Organizational Leadership. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA. Ken Jennings is the Managing Partner of 3rd-River Partners (www.3rd-River.com). He is a recognized expert and writer on leadership, strategy execution and the management of change. He co-directed the Global Leadership Program at the University of Michigan Business School and was a Managing Partner in change management at Accenture. A respected author and lecturer, Ken's research in leadership, organizational development and human performance has appeared in the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Business Strategy, Group & Organization Management, The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, The Journal of Applied Psychology, and The Journal of Organizational Behavior. Ken has been responsible for helping create growth strategies and human capital innovations for many of the leading healthcare, manufacturing, defense, financial services and service organizations in the country including JP Morgan, Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, the Department of the Treasury, General Electric and Kaiser Permanente Health System.

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