The ASTD Leadership Handbook

Book description

The definitive guide on leadership with the collective wisdom of more than 40 experts in the field. Organized around the key areas of workplace leadership, including leadership competencies, leadership development, attributes of successful leaders, contemporary leadership challenges, and broadening the leadership discussion, The ASTD Leadership Handbook reveals what best-practices in leadership look like and how excellence in leadership is defined and developed. The list of contributing authors reads like the "Who's Who of Leadership Gurus," and includes such greats as Marian Ruderman, Jim Collins, Frances Hesselbein, Len Goodstein, Jack Zenger, and many more. Each chapter is introduced by a concise summary of its contents, so that you know at a glance what you'll be learning. The accompanying CD-ROM and website provide a wealth of over 30 ready-to-apply tools.

Note: CD-ROM is not available for this title.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Copyright
  3. Content
  4. Foreword
  5. Introduction
  6. 1 Concepts of Leadership
  7. Section I: Leadership Competencies
    1. 2 The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership
    2. 3 Leading to Build the Team
    3. 4 Strategic Planning: A Leadership Imperative
    4. 5 Five Critical Communication Skills for Leaders of the Future
    5. 6 Influence Tactics for Leaders
    6. 7 Leading Change: A Conversation with John P. Kotter
    7. 8 Managing Talent
    8. 9 Getting Results: Our Journey to Turn Leadership Competencies into Outcomes
    9. 10 Engaging and Retaining Talented People in Any Economy
  8. Section II: Leadership Development
    1. 11 Leadership Development Strategy
    2. 12 Identifying Real-World Leadership Competencies
    3. 13 Worst Practices in 360-Degree Assessments: Why Feedback Fails
    4. 14 Leaders as Mentors and Teachers: Time-Tested Leadership Development Strategies
    5. 15 Learning on the Job
    6. 16 Coaching Leaders to Lead
  9. Section III: Attributes of Successful Leaders
    1. 17 Good to Great: What Leaders Do
    2. 18 Unlocking the Mystery of Inspiring Leadership
    3. 19 The Authentic Leader
    4. 20 Leading in Turbulent Times
    5. 21 Leadership Ethics and Integrity for the 21st Century
    6. 22 Trends Shaping Future Leadership Attributes
    7. 23 Derailment: How Successful Leaders Avoid It
  10. Section IV: Contemporary Leadership Challenges
    1. 24 Leading the Workforce of the Future
    2. 25 Globally Savvy Leaders
    3. 26 Women in the Lead
    4. 27 Leading Across Generations
    5. 28 Leading for Diversity
  11. Section V: Broadening the Leadership Discussion
    1. 29 Why Leadership Development Should Go to School
    2. 30 Growing Tomorrow’s Leaders for the Worlds of 2020
    3. 31 A Military View of Leadership in the Private Sector
    4. 32 Leading in the Public Sector
    5. 33 Chinese “Sheng Yi”: Reinterpreting Challenges for Leaders
  12. Appendix: List and Descriptions of the Tools on the Website
  13. ASTD Leadership Handbook Contact Information
  14. About the Editor
  15. About ASTD
  16. About Berrett-Koehler
  17. Index

Product information

  • Title: The ASTD Leadership Handbook
  • Author(s): Elaine Biech
  • Release date: September 2010
  • Publisher(s): Association for Talent Development
  • ISBN: 9781562867164