Blueprint for Engagement

Book Description

Authentic leadership is an approach to leadership that emphasizes building the leader’s legitimacy through honest relationships with followers which value their input and are built on an ethical foundation. By building trust and generating enthusiastic support from their subordinates, authentic leaders are able to improve individual and team performance. Many scholars and practitioners of authentic leadership say that the number one quality of an authentic leader is self-awareness. Self-aware leaders are transformational. Armed with self-awareness they build engaging, cooperative teams. How to gain and sustain self-awareness is the focus of the book. This book addresses current leadership challenges in health care and gives leaders guidelines for finding, living and sharing their authentic voice at home and at work. It is a much needed handbook to give current leaders perspective and practical tips to being more authentic, communicating more effectively while building engaging rapport across the organization.

Additionally, a focus of the book is patient satisfaction. With a focus on nurse and physician leadership, this book provides new perspectives and action plans to increase patient satisfaction through communication that speaks to the needs of the patient in authentic and engaging ways.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title Page
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Dedication
  6. Contents
  7. Foreword
  8. Author
    1. Chapter 1 Why We Need Authentic Leaders
      1. Why a Blueprint Is Needed
    2. Chapter 2 The Three Voices of Authentic Leaders
    3. Chapter 3 Inner Voice Blueprint
      1. A. Intuition – Authentic Leaders Master Their Intuition
        1. What Is Intuition?
        2. How Do Authentic Leaders Find Their Intuition?
          1. Step #1: Recognize That You Talk to Yourself
          2. Step #2: ‘See’ Your Thoughts
          3. Step #3: ‘Hear’ Your Thoughts
          4. Step #4: Analyze Your List
          5. Step #5: Analyze Yourself
          6. Step #6: Apply the Concepts
            1. Think – Communicate – Do
        3. Authenticity Assessment
        4. Authenticity Assessment Intuition Question
      2. B. Integrity – Authentic Leaders Live with Integrity
        1. What Is Integrity?
        2. How Do Authentic Leaders Find Their Integrity?
          1. Step #1: Identify Your Values
          2. Step #2: Identify Your Company’s Values
          3. Step #3: Compare Lists
          4. Step #4: Examine Personal Values
          5. Step #5: Integrity
            1. Think – Communicate – Do
        3. Authenticity Assessment Integrity Question
      3. C. Inspiration – Authentic Leaders Inspire Others
        1. What Is Inspiration?
        2. How Do Authentic Leaders Maximize Inspiration?
          1. Step #1: Determine Whether You Are Driven More by Internal or External Sources
          2. Step #2: Examine Your Drivers
          3. Step #3: Identify What Drives You to Action
          4. Step #4: Review
          5. Step #5: Reflect on Your Responses
            1. Think – Communicate – Do
        3. Authenticity Assessment Inspiration Question
      4. D. Inner Voice Summary
    4. Chapter 4 Outer Voice Blueprint
      1. A. Net Wellness – Authentic Leaders Take Care of Their Health
        1. Understanding Net Wellness
          1. Step #1: Evaluate Your Medical Condition
          2. Step #2: Examine Your Energy
          3. Step #3: Body Check
          4. Step #4: Nutritional Wellness
          5. Step #5: Dental Wellness
          6. Step #6: Exercise
          7. Step #7: Mental Wellness
          8. Step #8: Natural vs. Chemical
            1. Think – Communicate – Do
        2. Authenticity Assessment Net Wellness Question
      2. B. Network – Authentic Leaders Forge Quality Relationships
        1. What Is Network?
        2. Part 1: Your Relationships with People
        3. Part 2: Networking
          1. Think
          2. Communicate
          3. Do
        4. Part 3: Net of Your Work
        5. Authenticity Assessment Network Question
      3. C. Net Wealth – Authentic Leaders Live with Joy
        1. What Is Net Wealth?
          1. Step #1: Take a Look at the ABC’s of Authentic Wealth
            1. ABC’s of Authentic Wealth – An Abundance of:
          2. Step #2: Assessment of Wealth
          3. Step #3: Wealth Needs
          4. Step #4: Methods to Achieve Needs – Think – Communicate – Do
            1. Think
            2. Communicate
            3. Do
        2. Authenticity Assessment Net Wealth Question
      4. D. Outer Voice Summary
    5. Chapter 5 Expressive Voice Blueprint
      1. A. Legacy – Authentic Leaders Share Their Natural Gifts and Talents
        1. What Is Legacy?
        2. Building Your Legacy
          1. Part I: Physical Gifts
          2. Part II: Wisdom Gifts
            1. Visual/Spatial
            2. Musical
            3. Bodily/Kinesthetic
            4. Naturalistic
            5. Verbal/Linguistic
            6. Logical/Mathematical
            7. Interpersonal
            8. Intrapersonal
            9. Existential
          3. Part III: Scoring
          4. Part IV: My Greatest Gifts
            1. Think – Communicate – Do
        3. Authenticity Assessment Legacy Question
      2. B. Likeability – Authentic Leaders Are Likeable
        1. What Is Likeability?
        2. Finding Your Likeability
          1. Step #1: How You See Yourself – Self-Questionnaire
          2. Step #2: How Others See You
          3. Step #3: Examine Differences/Similarities
          4. Step #4: Examine Yourself
            1. Think – Communicate – Do
        3. Authenticity Assessment Likeability Question
      3. C. Lifestyle – Authentic Leaders Have a Lifestyle of Beneficial Habits
        1. What Is Lifestyle?
        2. Creating Authentic Habits
          1. Step #1: Identifying Habits
          2. Step #2: Modifying Habits
          3. Step #3: Patterns of Negative Habits
          4. Step #4: Examine Yourself
          5. Step #5: Incorporating New Habits to Create a New Lifestyle
            1. Think – Communicate – Do
        3. Authenticity Assessment Lifestyle Question
      4. D. Expressive Voice Summary
    6. Chapter 6 Scoring the Authenticity Assessment
      1. A. Your Authenticity Assessment Scores
      2. B. Score Interpretation
        1. 165 – 180 ? Authentically Authentic
        2. 150 – 164 ? Appreciably Authentic
        3. 135 – 149 ? Approaching Authenticity
        4. 120 – 134 ? Almost Authentic
        5. 105 – 119 ? A Little Authentic
        6. Under 105 ? A Need to Be Authentic
    7. Chapter 7 The Importance of Alignment
      1. A. Authentic Leaders Align Their Personal Mission with the Mission of the Company
        1. The Bottom Line
  9. Organizational Case Studies
    1. Chapter 8 Authenticity for Health Care Leaders
      1. A Registered Nurse’s Perspective
    2. Chapter 9 An Alternative Health Care Practitioner’s Perspective on Authentic Leadership
      1. Background
      2. Personal Transformation
      3. Inner Voice
      4. Outer Voice
      5. Expressive Voice
      6. Conclusion
    3. Chapter 10 Authentic Leadership for Employee Retention
      1. Why Do Employees Leave?
      2. Engagement and Well-Being
      3. Legacy
      4. Culture
      5. Habits and Rewards
      6. Creating a Positive Employee Experience
      7. What’s a Leader to Do?!
      8. Transforming the Organization
      9. Cultivating Authentic Leadership
    4. Conclusion
  10. Bibliography
  11. Index

Product Information

  • Title: Blueprint for Engagement
  • Author(s): Norma T. Hollis
  • Release date: May 2018
  • Publisher(s): Productivity Press
  • ISBN: 9781351718905