By Pam Boiros
The need for effective leaders has never been greater. Evidence suggests we are experiencing a leadership deficit throughout our society— in corporations, governments, and communities. If fact, it’s a topic we discuss frequently on this blog. It sure seems like more attention is being paid to leadership development, and developing leaders from within organizations, than ever before.
The book presents a practical, easy-to-use leadership development toolkit that is readily adaptable for both group and individual situations. The activity-based focus is designed to provide those responsible for training leaders with a variety of tools and techniques for developing leadership competencies and characteristics. In addition to covering core management skills, specific leadership characteristics and traits, such as empathy, agility, authenticity, and resilience are also addressed.
The author draws on research by such thought leaders as Warren Bennis, Ken Blanchard, James Kouzes, and Barry Posner, as well as organizations including the Society for Human Resource Management, the Corporate Leadership Council, The Center for Creative Leadership, and more.
Author Karen Lawson is a consultant, speaker, author, and founder and president of Lawson Consulting Group, Inc., specializing in organization and management development as well as executive coaching.