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Linkage Inc.'s Best Practices in Leadership Development Handbook: Case Studies, Instruments, Training (A Jossey Bass Title) (Paperback)

Linkage Inc.
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Published by Best Practice Publications and Wiley/Pfeiffer
January, 2000
ISBN: 0787952370
Review "This book will help anyone who is charged with a leadership development initiative or is learning about leadership development. Full of practical examples and tools from companies that are known for having a reputation for developing leaders." (Michael Piergrossi, vice president, leadership and organization development, W. R. Grace & Co.) David Bannister, director, international human resource development, KPMG UK "This handbook is an excellent reference for all practitioners who face the challenges of creating meaningful development initiatives to teach the skills and responsibilities of leadership in modern dynamic businesses." Deepak (Dick) Sethi, director, executive and leadership development, The Thomson Corporation "Congratulations to the esteemed editors. It would normally cost a fortune to obtain this kind of wisdom. This handbook not only saves you an enormous amount of time and money, but it also prevents you from reinventing the wheel and making mistakes. Read it. Apply it. Profit from it."(Deepak (Dick) Sethi, director, executive and leadership development, The Thomson Corporation) Michael Piergrossi, vice president, leadership and organization development, W.R. Grace & Co. "This book will help anyone who is charged with a leadership development initiative or is learning about leadership development. Full of practical examples and tools from companies that are known for having a reputation for developing leaders." Jim Moore, director, workforce planning and development, Sun Microsystems "Success in the leadership development business is not reinventing complex new thories of leadership. It's executing simple things well and consistently. This handbook provides the advice, tools, and examples to help you plan and execute successful leadership development initiatives. A great practical guide." Book Description How are the world's most successful organizations developing their leaders? "This book will help anyone who is charged with a leadership development initiative or is learning about leadership development. Full of practical examples and tools from companies that are known for having a reputation for developing leaders." Michael Piergrossi; vice president, leadership and organization development, W. R. Grace & Co. Using the case studies in this book will give you the opportunity you to: * Benchmark against SmithKline Beecham's 21 Leadership Competencies * Implement cutting-edge tools including Allied Signal's Career Profile, continuous improvement and performance objectives tools * Customize a training curriculum that works for your organization based on: Imasco's Operating Company Visits and Work Projects, Colgate-Palmolive's Key Accountability program, or Abbott Lab's Managing Across Boundaries * And much more! In 1998, Linkage, Inc., and Warren Bennis collaborated in completing a study of more than 350 companies involved with leadership development and found that: * Nearly all respondents recognized the need to develop stronger leaders, yet less than 44 percent had a formal process for nominating or developing high-potential employees * Companies that do successfully build their high-potential employees use structured leadership development systems * The programs that make a difference include some or all of three critical components: formal training, 360-degree feedback, and most importantly, exposure to senior executives including mentoring programs The result of this study is Linkage Inc.'s Best Practices in Leadership Development Handbook. With its case study approach, this book gives you access to the practical, easy-to-apply tools, instruments, training, and competency models that fifteen world-class organizations use as benchmarks to successfully implement their leadership development programs. To read the foreword from this book, click here. To read the first chapter from this book, click here. Book Info Provides access to the practical, easy-to-apply tools, instruments, training, and competency models that fifteen world-class organizations use as benchmarks to successfully implement their leadership development programs. DLC: Leadership--Case studies. From the Publisher During an interview with Warren Bennis he commented on the handbook. "This is the first time I have seen in depth descriptions of what our best companies are doing by way of leadership development, and I don't think there's any other source that is as rich and as helpful to, not just Organization Development people or Human Resource people, but to leaders of leaders than this book. I think it should be on the bookshelf of everybody who is interested in leadership development. I know of nothing like it. I mean, there are a lot of other books on leadership development but none with this detail, none with these vivid illustrations. I look over two hundred books each year, and usually the manuscript form and I really am just very, very impressed by how useful this is, how thoughtful it is. It really does capture in one volume both the trends in leadership development, what seems to be effective, what doesn't seem to be that effective, and especially your emphasis on action based learning. I think to me the most significant contribution of the book is that you have removed the hyphen between leadership development and the business so that business strategy and leadership development are an integrated package." - Warren Bennis Ph.D., University Professor and Distinguished Professor of Business Administration at the University of Southern California and the founding chairman of USC's Leadership Institute. From the Author Through 15 case studies of the world's foremost organizations, Linkage, Inc.'s Best Practices in Leadership Development Handbook provides practical, easy-to-apply training, instruments, competency models, and research that can be used as benchmarks for designing, delivering, evaluating, and learning about successful leadership development programs. This book is ideal for practitioners, facilitators, instructional designers, managers, professors, executives, CEO's, or students in the field of leadership education and business management. Case Studies: Learn how 15 world-class organizations achieved their strategic leadership development objectives including how Motorola developed 200 senior-level global business leaders. Competency Models: Benchmark against SmithKline Beecham's 21 Leadership Competencies, BP Amoco's LEAD program competency profile, AlliedSignal's MultiSource Feedback Behavioral Descriptors, and much more! Tools: Learn how to implement cutting-edge tools including AlliedSignal's Career Profile, continuous improvement, and performance objectives tools, and SmithKline Beecham's 360 degree assessment and succession planning tools. Training: Choose among 15 "best-in-class" training curriculums including Imasco's Operating Company Visits and Work Projects, Colgate Palmolive's Key Accountability program, and Abbott Lab's Managing Across Boundaries. Research: Apply trends and findings from this book to build a business case for your organization's leadership development system. Learn about the top critical success factors for designing and delivering a leadership development system, the most popular evaluation methods, the budgets required, and more! About the Author > Marshall Goldsmith, Ph.D is one of the world's most foremost authorities in helping leaders achieve positive, measurable change in behavior: for themselves, their people, and their teams. Marshall has been ranked in the Wall Street Journal as one of the "Top 10" consultants in the field of executive development. His work has received national recognition from the Institute for Management Studies, the American Management Association, the American Society for Training and Development, and the Human Resource Planning Society. His coaching process has been positively described in both the New York Times and the Financial Times. Marshall has co-edited (with Frances Hesselbein and Dick Beckhard) the books, The Leader of the Future, The Organization of the Future, and The Community of the Future, which have sold over 400,000 copies in 14 different languages. Marshall has a MBA from Indiana University and a Ph.D. from UCLA. Before forming KGC, he was an Associate Dean at Loyola Marymount University and a Director at the Center for Leadership Studies.
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