Seven Disciplines of a Leader: How to Help Your People, Team, and Organization Achieve Maximum Effectiveness

  • 4h 40m
  • Jeff Wolf, Ken Shelton
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2015

Recognize, develop, and embody great leadership

Seven Disciplines of A Leader is a comprehensive manual for building better leaders. Author and executive coach Jeff Wolf is a respected authority on leadership, and his strategies and inspiration have fostered dramatic growth in some of the nation's top companies. In this book, he shares the secrets of great leadership to help readers align professional development and exemplify these traits themselves. Each of the Disciplines is valuable on its own, but together they add up to more than a sum of their parts, and work synergistically to propel leaders to higher and higher effectiveness and companies to better and better business. From initiative, to planning, to community service, readers will gain deep insight into what separates the good from the great, and how organizations can nurture these qualities in their employees with leadership potential.

A good leader gets results, but a great leader inspires every single member of the team to reach their utmost potential every single time. A great leader makes everyone shine, and provides the vision, the tools, and the support people need to do their very best work. This book describes how it's done, and how greatness can be learned.

  • Discover the traits that make leaders great
  • Align leadership development training to maximize potential
  • Foster the right attitudes and behaviors for better outcomes
  • Build a culture of sustainable success that permeates the organization

Individual achievement is great, but fostering a culture of achievement sends business into the future on an upward trajectory. It's more than just a single inspired employee; it's about recognizing the signs of potential leadership and nurturing them to fruition throughout the organization. Seven Disciplines of A Leader is the field guide to great leadership.

About the Authors

JEFF WOLF is recognized as one of the top executive coaches in the country and is a dynamic and engaging speaker. A highly sought-after business consultant, his strategic focus in solving corporate and human issues has earned him continuing raves from global firms.

Leadership Excellence magazine named him one of America's Top 100 Thought Leaders for his accomplishments in leadership development, managerial effectiveness, and organizational productivity.

He is currently president of Wolf Management Consultants, LLC, one of the most comprehensive consulting, coaching and training firms in the world. The firm specializes in helping people, teams, and organizations achieve maximum effectiveness.

Throughout the years, he has been a recognized authority on leadership, and his principles, strategies, and inspiration have influenced dramatic growth and changes in countless organizations.

KEN SHELTON is CEO of Authentic Leadership and founding editor/publisher of Leadership Excellence magazine. He collaborated with Stephen R. Covey on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and is editor/publisher of 128 other books on personal and leadership development.

In this Book

  • Introduction—What Makes Certain Leaders Highly Effective?
  • Welcome to Leadership—Nature of the Job
  • Who Said it Would Be Easy? Scope of the Leader's Job
  • Principles of Effective Leadership—Essence of the Leader's Job
  • Disciplines and Practices of Highly Effective Leaders
  • Discipline 1—Initiative and Influence—Seize the Reins and Set an Example for others
  • Discipline 2—Vision, Strategy, and Alignment—The Progression from Plans to Accomplishments Marks a True Leader
  • Discipline 3—Priorities, Planning, and Execution—Execution Cannot Succeed without the Team's Acceptance and Endorsement
  • Discipline 4—Social/Emotional/Political Intelligence—The Tribulations of Leadership and Their Remedies
  • Discipline 5—Reciprocation, Collaboration, and Service
  • Discipline 6—Love and Leverage—There is No Substitute for Passion about Work
  • Discipline 7—Renewal and Sustainability—Those Who Practice Renewal and Sustainability Avoid Common Pitfalls
  • Practice 1—Hire People like a Casting Director
  • Practice 2—Never Stop Developing People
  • Practice 3—Understand the Value of Coaching
  • Practice 4—Motivate and Inspire People
  • Practice 5—Master Communication
  • Practice 6—Build an Optimal Team
  • Practice 7—Deliver Excellence and Satisfy Customers
  • Practice 8—Balance Your Work and Personal Life—It Will Help You Find the Right Perspective
  • Practice 9—Nurture New Leaders and Retain High Performers
  • Practice 10—Lead Desired Change
  • Practice 11—Manage a Multigenerational Workforce


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