Applied Leadership Development : Nine Elements of Leadership Mastery
Each chapter pairs concrete narratives with succinct research synopses to show how to expand the potential of people and organizations. A unique, experiential text, Applied Leadership Development engages students with self-reflection and self-assessment exercises, and encourages them in their own development as future leaders.
- Paperback | 312 pages
- 152 x 229 x 20.32mm | 454g
- 07 Sep 2015
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 46 Line drawings, black and white; 1 Halftones, black and white
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11 Dec 2013
08 Feb 2013
12 Apr 2013
25 Aug 2015
08 Dec 2013
07 Sep 2015
11 Sep 2015
04 Apr 2017
04 Apr 2017
15 Apr 2015
Table of contents
PHASE 1: What Leaders Do
Element 1: Set Direction
Element 2: Build a Team of People
Element 3: Create Key Processes
Element 4: Steward Structure
Element 5: Nurture Behaviors
PHASE 2: How Leaders Lead
Element 6: Conversations
Element 7: Provide Support
Element 8: Set Boundaries
Element 9: Space to Deliver
Conclusion: The Journey
-- Emily Hutchinson, The Psychologist
Al Bolea and Leanne Atwater have distilled the essence of leadership and answer questions that aspiring leaders ask. This is among the most valuable and insightful books on leadership I have seen, one that works well at the intersection of theory and practical leadership. A very worthy read.
-- Governor Sean Parnell, Alaska
Al and Leanne's experiences and teachings in Applied Leadership Development drive home the message of what we take on in our roles as leaders. Leadership is about courage, accountability and the willingness to grow and change.ã This book is more than a one-time read, it is a tremendous resource manual that will help you grow regardless of where you are in your leadership journey.
-- Scott Knutson, Vice President, Executive Accounts, Nalco Champion
A great read on what I call `doing' leadership. What sets this book apart is its focus on the way leadership characteristics that we read about, can be `applied'. By combining research findings with anecdotes that speak to the fine art of leadership, Leanne and Al provide a useful reference tool for going from `learning' to `doing' leadership.
--Latha Ramchand, C. T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston, USA
Bolea and Atwater do a masterful job of blending practical experiences with cutting edge research. Their story-telling approach powerfully combines wisdom with theory into a book that reads more like a weekend novel than a leadership development guide. Suitable for corporate development as well as university classrooms, practitioners and scholars alike will find the book to be highly informative, research supported, and a pleasure to read.
-- Kevin B. Lowe, University of Auckland, Fletcher Building Education Trust Chair in Leadership
The book is a treasure trove of information that provides practical examples of, as well the theoretical bases for, leadership principles that work. This insightful book is written in a style that presents complex ideas in a highly accessible and usable manner. It is a good cover-to-cover read as well as great reference to review when specific leadership opportunities arise.
-- John R. D. Stalvey, University of Alaska, Anchorage, USA
True to its title, Applied Leadership Development delivers plenty of application in the art and science of leadership. Co-author Al Bolea adds his insights from a lifetime of field experience to the tested research of co-author and leadership scholar Leanne Atwater. The resulting synergy not only bridges theory and practice but also prescribes powerful leadership behaviors, based on Bolea's 'J-Curve' model, describing nine elements for leadership mastery.
--Ken Shelton, editor/publisher of Leadership Excellence magazine, 1984-2014
About Leanne E. Atwater
Leanne Atwater is Professor of Management in the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. She has published over 50 journal articles and two books in the areas of leadership and feedback. She teaches leadership development at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She is also the current editor of The Leadership Quarterly.