The Leader Architect

Book description

Business books fall into two categories: theory and impractical protocols. Both provide either ideas without applications or applications without proven theoretical frames. They are like concept cars that no one expects to drive to work.

The Leader Architect provides the bridge to proven solutions based on sound theory. These solutions are being used successfully by expert leaders at some of the best companies in the world, without the elaborate external systems and training teams required by many popular approaches.

The Leader Architect is a practical guide for leaders who want to build and grow a consistently powerful organization that delivers long-term success. You will take away fresh insights on topics such as the following:

Myths we love that ruin our businesses
Power of pairs (why 1+1 is greater than 5+5)
Architecture of successful business organizations
Leverage of relationships
Resilience: A step beyond agility
In the daily flood of “shoulds” and “wants” that fill the lives of most executives, The Leader Architect is a fresh and simple guide to tactics and tools that have worked for others—and will work for you.

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Foreword
  6. Introduction
  7. Chapter 1: The Myths that Ruin Our Businesses
    1. Most Common and Dangerous Myths
    2. How We Achieve Myth Relief
    3. Changing Our Beliefs into Vision
    4. Why Have a Vision?
  8. Chapter 2: The Power of Pairs
    1. Linking People Effectively
    2. The Empathy Connection
    3. Allow for Choice of Partners
    4. Linking Pairs
  9. Chapter 3: Leadership Express
    1. Why You Need Two Sets of Books
    2. You Need Metrics to Tell How Fast You’re Going
    3. How to Speed Up by Slowing Down
    4. The Blinding Speed of Leverage
  10. Chapter 4: The Architecture of the Business
    1. The Entrance Is Not the Exit
    2. How You Know When You Need to Redesign
  11. Chapter 5: The Right Things at the Right Time
    1. When to Delegate and When to Dictate
    2. Measuring the ROI of People Development
    3. The Pros and Significant Cons of Employing Family Members
  12. Chapter 6: The Power of Relationships
    1. Achieving Engagement
    2. Providing Emp owerment
    3. Empowerment in Action
    4. Making the Tough Calls
    5. Changing Times Require Changing Talent
  13. Chapter 7: No One Believes What They Read or Hear
    1. You Are the Avatar
    2. Content and Process: The Two Aspects of Comm unication
    3. Reward Behaviors, Not Victories
    4. Money Is Never a Motivator
  14. Chapter 8: It's Not What Happens, It's What You Do About It
    1. Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst
    2. The Difference Between Strategy and Tactics
    3. Leading Through Ambiguity
    4. Opportunism and Innovation
  15. Chapter 9: The Talent Quest
    1. Recruiting Talent
    2. Sustaining and Developing Talent
    3. The Delegation Framework
    4. Share the Talent: Emp loyees Help Each Other to Grow
    5. Every Employee an Owner
  16. Chapter 10: Resilience
    1. Expecting the Unexpected
    2. The Difference Between Fear and Fortune
    3. If Everything Always Went Right, Who Would Need You?
    4. The Future Is Now
    5. Personal Resilience
  17. Acknowledgments
  18. Notes
  19. Index

Product information

  • Title: The Leader Architect
  • Author(s): Jim Grew
  • Release date: December 2018
  • Publisher(s): Career Press
  • ISBN: 9781632658746