The Leadership Contract: The Fine Print to Becoming an Accountable Leader, Third Edition

  • 4h 56m
  • Vince Molinaro
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2018

Step up, get tough, and commit to your decision to lead

The Leadership Contract provides the manual that leaders around the world need. With only seven percent of employees feeling confident in senior leadership, the problem is evident: disappointing, and often disgraceful leaders. Employees deserve better than that; organizations need better than that—and this book provides a robust framework for stepping up and making the decision to lead. This new third edition has been updated, featuring a new foreword by Adecco CEO Alain Dehaze, new findings from the Global Leadership Accountability Study, and more insights to help you chart your own path to build strong leadership accountability at a personal and organizational level.

Great leadership doesn’t happen by accident. It’s more than just being in charge; it’s a decision, an obligation and potentially your legacy. Mediocre is no longer good enough—in today’s business climate, organizations need stellar leadership. If you’re not exceptional, step up or step aside — this book helps you toughen up and put your commitment to great leadership in writing for yourself as much as everyone else.

  • Learn how a leadership contract is vital for truly accountable leadership
  • Discover the mindset and practices needed to be a deliberate and decisive leader
  • Communicate to inspire, motivate, and drive high performance
  • Become the leader your organization needs today and into the future

Leadership is not a birthright, not an accident, and not for everyone. It is the only differentiator between an organization’s success and failure, and it has been entrusted to you. Can you step up to the challenge? Can you execute strategy while inspiring peak performance, nurturing top talent, managing complexity, creating value, conquering uncertainty, and yes, developing new leaders? Put your name on the line—literally—by drawing up a contract for leadership accountability. The Leadership Contract provides a proven and practical framework used by companies and leaders around the world. Join them and take your leadership to next level.

About the Author

Is leadership worth dying for? Vince Molinaro posed that question to himself at the beginning of his career when he saw a respected colleague succumb to cancer that she believed was brought on by the stress of an unhealthy workplace. Since then, his passion and focus have been to help senior leaders and executives create compelling organizations that drive sustainable growth. How? By building strong leadership cultures where every leader demonstrates personal clarity and commitment to the execution of the business strategy.

Today, Vince is the Global Managing Director of Strategic Solutions with Lee Hecht Harrison. As a leader, Vince sets the leadership bar high for himself and his team. He doesn't just preach the leadership stuff - he works hard to live it.

Over his career, Vince has worked in several key sectors including energy, pharmaceutical, professional services, technology, financial services, and the public sector.

Vince is regularly called upon by the media for his innovative opinions on the future of leadership. An engaging speaker, he conducts keynote presentations for corporation and conferences. He is a New York Times Best Selling author of The Leadership Contract (Wiley, 2016 - Second Edition). He's also published two other successful books: Leadership Solutions (co-authored, Jossey-Bass, 2007) and The Leadership Gap (co-authored, Wiley 2005).

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • My Personal Leadership Story
  • What's Wrong with Leadership Today?
  • The Leadership Accountability Gap
  • Why We Need a Leadership Contract
  • Leadership is a Decision—Make it
  • Leadership is an Obligation—Step up
  • Leadership is Hard Work—Get Tough
  • Leadership is a Community—Connect
  • Sign the Leadership Contract
  • The Turning Points of Leadership
  • Living the Four Terms of the Leadership Contract
  • Embed the Leadership Contract in Your Organization
  • Afterword
  • Notes