The ASTD Leadership Handbook

  • 9h 18m
  • The American Society for Training & Development
  • Association for Talent Development
  • 2010

A who's who of gurus in the leadership field, The ASTD Leadership Handbook is an exciting compilation of insights, ideas, and tools that will enable individuals, teams, and organizations to develop their leadership capabilities. This handbook sets itself apart in a crowded field by emphasizing development and by providing practical approaches to development. Topic areas covered in the book are leadership competencies, leadership development, attributes of successful leaders, contemporary leadership challenges, and broadening the leadership discussion.

About the Author

Elaine Biech is president and managing principal of ebb associates inc, an organizational development firm that helps organizations work through large-scale change. She has been in the training and consulting field for thirty years, and works with business, government and non-profit organizations. Elaine specializes in helping people work as teams to maximize their effectiveness Elaine has been featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Management Update, The Washington Post, and Fortune Magazine. As a management and executive consultant, trainer and designer she has provided services to dozens of Fortune 500 and is the author and editor of over four dozen books and articles. Elaine has her BS from the University of Wisconsin-Superior in Business and Education Consulting, and her MS in Human Resource Development. Elaine is the recipient of the 1992 National ASTD Torch Award, the 2004 ASTD Volunteer-Staff Partnership Award, and the 2006 ASTD Gordon M. Bliss Memorial Award. Elaine and her husband live in Virginia Beach, VA.

In this Book

  • The ASTD Leadership Handbook
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Concepts of Leadership
  • The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership
  • Leading to Build the Team
  • Strategic Planning: A Leadership Imperative
  • Five Critical Communication Skills for Leaders of the Future
  • Influence Tactics for Leaders
  • Leading Change: A Conversation with John P. Kotter
  • Managing Talent
  • Getting Results: Our Journey to Turn Leadership Competencies into Outcomes
  • Engaging and Retaining Talented People in Any Economy
  • Leadership Development Strategy
  • Identifying Real-World Leadership Competencies
  • Worst Practices in 360-Degree Assessments: Why Feedback Fails
  • Leaders as Mentors and Teachers: Time-Tested Leadership Development Strategies
  • Learning on the Job
  • Coaching Leaders to Lead
  • Good to Great: What Leaders Do
  • Unlocking the Mystery of Inspiring Leadership
  • The Authentic Leader
  • Leading in Turbulent Times
  • Leadership Ethics and Integrity for the 21st Century
  • Trends Shaping Future Leadership Attributes
  • Derailment: How Successful Leaders Avoid It
  • Leading the Workforce of the Future
  • Globally Savvy Leaders
  • Women in the Lead
  • Leading Across Generations
  • Leading for Diversity
  • Why Leadership Development Should Go to School
  • Growing Tomorrow’s Leaders for the Worlds of 2020
  • A Military View of Leadership in the Private Sector
  • Leading in the Public Sector
  • Chinese “Sheng Yi”: Reinterpreting Challenges for Leaders
  • List and Descriptions of the Tools on the Website
  • ASTD Leadership Handbook Contact Information


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