The New Alpha: Join the Rising Movement of Influencers and Changemakers Who are Redefining Leadership

Book description

Say goodbye to the old model of leadership.

If you want to make an impact—in your work, your life, and the world at large—it’s time to scrap the traditional thinking about leadership. The game is changing. Power is shifting. And a brave new movement of leaders are redefining success, rewriting the rules, and revolutionizing leadership for the modern world. Meet the New Alphas

But their definition of success goes beyond personal achievement.

But they also want to be a force for good in the world.

They use their power and influence to improve the lives of others.

They spark ideas, generate excitement, and make things happen.

If this sounds like the kind of leader you’d like to be, then this book is the roadmap you’ve been waiting for. The New Alpha offers a complete, holistic, interactive program that is designed to help you find meaning and fulfillment in your life while increasing your competency as a leader. It provides a step-by-step, developmental framework for setting goals, building relationships, and using your power and influence to incite positive change. It’s data-driven, customizable, and refreshingly candid about what it takes to be an exceptional leader in a rapidly changing global economy. The old Alpha is dead. Long live The New Alpha.

This step-by-step guide to New Alpha leadership includes:

• Self-assessments that will help you to customize the program to meet your personal needs
• Short- and long-term planning templates, including sample daily plans
• A personalized tracking system, including weekly check-in templates, that will allow you to monitor and increase your progress over time
• Advice for dealing with difficult people and for reaching out to potential mentors and sponsors who will support and encourage you along the way
• Tips, tricks, and tools for being an engaging, inspiring, and supportive leader––who also gets results
• Other essential resources that that will help you to be exceptional and maximize your impact

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Introduction: Welcome to the New Alpha Movement
    1. Jamila and Jarrod: A Tale of Two Alphas
    2. Who Are the New Alphas?
    3. How This Book Is Different
    4. How This Book Is Organized
    5. Our Contract
    1. 1. Demonstrate Character and Ethics
      1. Self-Assessment
      2. Show Kindness and Generosity
      3. Be Courageous and Act with Integrity
      4. Cultivate Humility
      5. Be Industrious
      6. Practice Good Citizenship and Stewardship
      7. Wrap-Up and Tracking Progress
    2. 2. Build Positive and Productive Relationships with Others
      1. Self-Assessment
      2. Developing Emotional Intelligence
      3. Seeking out and Maintaining Relationships with High-Quality People
      4. Understanding and Leading Effectively Across Lines of Difference
      5. Minimizing Time Spent with Toxic People
      6. Wrap-Up and Tracking Progress
    3. 3. Prioritize Your Health and Wellness
      1. Self-Assessment
      2. Your Results
      3. Eat Well
      4. Stay Hydrated
      5. Get Enough Sleep
      6. Exercise Regularly
      7. Manage Stress
      8. Wrap-Up and Tracking Progress
    4. 4. Develop a Mindset for Success
      1. Self-Assessment
      2. Be Proactive
      3. Be Confident and Optimistic
      4. Cultivate Zest
      5. Develop Grit
      6. Be Adaptable
      7. Be Curious
      8. Think Creatively
      9. Practice Gratitude
      10. Have a Sense of Humor
      11. Embrace Failure and Continuous Improvement
      12. Wrap-Up and Tracking Progress
    5. 5. Psychological and Organizational Strategies to Help You Achieve Your Goals
      1. Staying Focused
      2. Overcoming Procrastination
      3. Optimizing Your Efficiency
      4. Managing Your Mental and Emotional Well-Being
      5. Dealing with Criticism
    1. 6. Define Your Personal Leadership Identity
      1. Leading Effectively While Being Your Best and Most Authentic Self
      2. A Five-Step Process for Finding and Internalizing Your Personal Leadership Identity
    2. 7. Identify Your Vision
      1. Developing a Vision for Your Life: How It Works
      2. A Four-Step Plan for Crafting a Vision (and Vision Board) for Your Ideal Life
    3. 8. Develop Your Plan
      1. Developing a Plan: How It Works
      2. Six Steps to Turn Your Vision into a Workable Plan of Action
    4. 9. Execute Your Plan
      1. Executing Your Plan: How It Works
      2. Creating a Daily Achievement Plan
      3. Reviewing Progress
      4. Develop Your New Alpha Personal Plan for Next Year
    1. 10. Identify the Vision
      1. Six Steps for Crafting a Compelling Vision
      2. Help Your People Connect Their Work to the Vision
      3. Build a Culture That Supports the Vision
      4. Stay Current
    2. 11. Develop the Plan
      1. Six Steps to Turn Your Vision into a Workable Plan of Action
      2. Communicate the Plan
      3. Identify the Right Support Structures for the Plan
    3. 12. Execute the Plan
      1. Understand What Your People Do
      2. Set and Clarify Expectations
      3. Assign and Delegate Work with Your Team Members’ Personal Leadership Identities in Mind
      4. Check Progress and Follow Up
      5. Conduct Effective Meetings
    4. 13. Sustaining Progress, Growth, and Motivation
      1. Communicate, Communicate, and Communicate Some More
      2. Admit Your Mistakes
      3. Champion Innovation and Continuous Improvement
      4. Resolve Interpersonal Conflicts
      5. Make Good and Timely Decisions
      6. Manage Up
      7. Support Growth and Development
      8. Connect Everything Back to the Vision
  10. Congratulations and Advice for the Road
  11. Notes
  12. Acknowledgments
  13. Index

Product information

  • Title: The New Alpha: Join the Rising Movement of Influencers and Changemakers Who are Redefining Leadership
  • Author(s): Danielle Harlan
  • Release date: September 2016
  • Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill
  • ISBN: 9781259641923