Scaling Leadership

Book description

Transform Your Organization by Scaling Leadership

How do senior leaders, in their own words, describe the most effective leaders—the ones that get results, grow the business, enhance the culture and leave in their wake a trail of other really effective leaders? Conversely, how do senior leaders describe the kind of leader that undercuts the organization’s capacity and capability to create its future? This book, based on groundbreaking research, shows how senior leaders describe and develop leadership that works, that does not, that scales, and that limits scale.

Is your leadership built for scale as you advance in today’s volatile, uncertain, dynamic, and disruptive business environment? This context puts a premium on a very particular kind of leadership—High-Creative leadership capable of rapidly growing the organization while simultaneously transforming it into more agile, innovative, adaptive and engaging workplace. The research presented in this book suggests that senior leaders can describe the High-Creative leadership with surprising clarity. They also describe with equal precision the High-Reactive leadership that cancels itself out and seriously limits scale. Which type of leader are you?

You scale your leadership by increasing the multiple on your leadership in three ways. First, by developing the strengths that differentiate the most effective leaders from the strengths deployed by the most Reactive and ineffective leaders. And second, by increasing your leadership ratio—the ratio of most the effective strengths to the most damaging liabilities. Third, by developing High-Creative leaders all around you.

Scaling Leadership provides a proven framework for magnifying agile and scalable leadership in your organization. Scalable leadership drives forward-momentum by multiplying high-achieving leaders at scale so that growth, productivity and innovation increase exponentially. Creative leaders multiply their strengths beyond technical competence by leading in deep relationship, with radical humanity, passion and integrity.

Drawing upon decades of solid research and experience enhancing individual capability and collective leadership effectiveness with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, the authors provide an innovative and efficient framework to help you:

  • Take stock of your own personal balance of leadership strengths and weaknesses
  • Scale your leadership in deep relationship and high integrity
  • Proliferate high-achievers throughout your organization’s leadership system
  • Identify ineffective leadership and course-correct quickly
  • Transform your organization by transforming leadership

Scaling Leadership is an invaluable tool for executives, managers, and leaders in business, academia, nonprofit organizations, and more. This innovative resource provides effective techniques, real-world examples, and expert guidance for organizations seeking to improve performance, align and execute strategies, and transform their business with scalable leadership capability.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Foreword
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. Introduction
  5. Chapter 1 Exposed at Scale Spiritual Boot Camp for Leaders
    1. Leadership at Scale
    2. The Development Gap
    3. The Spiritual Journey of Leadership
  6. Chapter 2 Profiles in Leadership Every Leader Has One
    1. Optimal Leadership Circle Profile
    2. Conditions for Scale
    3. Bridging the Development Gap
  7. Chapter 3 Getting a Street View on Leadership How Senior Leaders Describe Other Senior Leaders
    1. Sample Demographics
    2. How Different Are These Groups?
    3. So What?
  8. Chapter 4 High-Creative Leadership Strengths What Differentiates the Most Effective Leaders
    1. Strengths of High-Creative Leaders
    2. Top 10 Skills for High-Creative Leaders
    3. Biggest Strength Gaps
    4. What Surprised Us?
    5. Contribution of Women Leaders
    6. Scaling Leadership
  9. Chapter 5 The Strengths of High-Reactive Leaders Non-Differentiating Strengths
    1. Top 10 Strengths of High-Reactive Leaders
    2. Non-Differentiating Strengths
    3. Redefining Leadership
  10. Chapter 6 Leader Liabilities Most Reactive versus Most Creative
    1. How We Interrupt Our Effectiveness
    2. Top 10 Liabilities of High-Reactive Leaders
    3. Case Example: President Edwardo
    4. Leadership Ratio
    5. What Is Your Return on Leadership?
    6. Relationship-Task Balance
  11. Chapter 7 The Canceling Effect Are You Canceling Yourself Out?
    1. The Canceling Effect
    2. Does Your Leadership Scale? The Impact of Non-Differentiating Strengths
    3. Seven Multiples, Seven Canceling Effects
    4. Systemic Canceling Effects
    5. Are You Amplifying Your Multiple or Your Canceling Effect?
    6. A Matter of Development (The Peter Principle Revisited)
  12. Chapter 8 How Leaders Scale Leadership Learning from One Man’s Example
    1. Case in Pont: Jeff Hilzinger
    2. Scaling Leadership Beyond Yourself
    3. Jeff Hilzinger: A Transformational Leader
  13. Chapter 9 Full-Spectrum Leadership Four Levels of Leadership
    1. The Middle Groups
    2. A Pathway of Development
    3. A Deeper Dive into the Data
    4. So What? Key Conclusions
    5. Where Are You?
    6. It’s Time for an Upgrade
  14. Chapter 10 Reactive Leadership Strengths Run Reactively Cancel Themselves Out
    1. Canceled Gifts and Competing Liabilities
    2. Heart-Centered Leaders
    3. Will-Centered Leaders
    4. Head-Centered Leadership
    5. The Universal Model Maps Core Patterns
  15. Chapter 11 Transforming Reactive into Creative Leadership A Fundamental Shift of Mind and Heart in Three Movements
    1. Shift from Reactive to Creative in Three Movements
    2. Three Movements, One Symphony
    3. Complementary Competencies
    4. Developing Conscious Leadership
  16. Chapter 12 Practices That Transform Leadership Change Is Simple, Change Is Hard
    1. How to Change
    2. Establish Generative Tension
    3. Tell the Truth About What We Want
    4. Discerning Purpose
    5. Distill Vision
    6. Outcomes and Behavior
    7. Telling the Truth About Current Reality
    8. Be Intentional
    9. Stop, Challenge, Choose5
    10. Practice
    11. Intuition
    12. Reflection
    13. Feedback
    14. Truth Telling
    15. Lead the Change
  17. Chapter 13 Integral Leadership Informed by Grace The Future of Leadership for a World at Stake
  18. Appendix A Leadership Circle Profile Summary Dimensions
  19. Appendix B Leadership Effectiveness and Business Performance
  20. Appendix C Research Methodology
    1. Description of LQ Indicator and the Selection of Specific Samples Based on LQ
    2. Description of Qualitative Analysis of Comment Feedback
  21. Appendix D Definitions of Thematic Strengths and Liabilities
  22. Appendix E Theorists Integrated into the Leadership Circle Universal Model of Leadership
  23. About the Authors
  24. Notes
    1. Chapter 1
    2. Chapter 2
    3. Chapter 4
    4. Chapter 5
    5. Chapter 6
    6. Chapter 9
    7. Chapter 10
    8. Chapter 11
    9. Chapter 12
    10. Chapter 13
    11. Appendix C
  25. References
  26. Index
  27. Wiley End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Scaling Leadership
  • Author(s): Robert J. Anderson, William A. Adams, Ed Catmull
  • Release date: January 2019
  • Publisher(s): Wiley
  • ISBN: 9781119538257