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Accountable Leaders


Accountable Leaders

Inspire a Culture Where Everyone Steps Up, Takes Ownership, and Delivers Results
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von: Vince Molinaro

17,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 28.05.2020
ISBN/EAN: 9781119550150
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 272

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<p><b>Proven methods to push your organization to its maximum potential with responsible leadership</b></p> <p><i>Accountable Leaders </i>is the real-world guide to propelling your business to extraordinary levels of performance and achievement. Leadership accountability is a major issue in organizations around the globe. Research has shown that teams and individual employees are overwhelmingly dissatisfied with the degree of accountability demonstrated by their leaders. Effective teams need responsible and accountable leaders—the solution seems simple. Yet, thousands of businesses are struggling with mediocre performance and widening gaps in leadership. This essential resource provides practical and no-nonsense strategies to transform any organization into a cohesive, highly motivated culture of accountable leaders and fully committed teams.</p> <p>Bestselling author Dr. Vince Molinaro shares his proven methods of optimal leadership accountability, providing a step-by-step blueprint for leaders in any organization. Developed from years of experience helping Fortune 500 companies build strong leaders and effective teams, this book will enable you to:</p> <ul> <li>Build strong leadership accountability to leverage competitive advantage, increase team performance, and close the leadership gap in your organization</li> <li>Understand why gaps in leadership occur and recognize accountability issues in your own organization</li> <li>Develop an effective strategy to instill a culture of accountability and responsibility in your business</li> <li>Identify and implement organizational practices that encourage accountable leadership throughout your management structure</li> </ul> <p><i>Accountable Leaders </i>is a vital guide for anyone who leads a team: from managers and supervisors, to CEOs and CHROs. This invaluable guide will provide the tools and knowledge to take you and your organization to incredible levels of performance and achievement. </p>
<p>Introduction xiii</p> <p>Twenty-Five Countries and 80 Cities—the Story is the Same xiv</p> <p>Is Anyone Happy? xvi</p> <p>This is My Life’s Work xvii</p> <p>It’s About Leadership Accountability xix</p> <p>The Ripple Effect—Accountability Breeds Accountability xxiii</p> <p>The Dual Response to Building Strong Leadership Accountability xxiv</p> <p>My Wish for You xxvi</p> <p>Notes xxvi</p> <p><b>Part 1: The World in Which You Lead 1</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 1 </b><b>The New Game Begins Before the Old One Ends 3</b></p> <p>The Story of Sears—a Once Great Company 4</p> <p>The World in Which Leaders are Leading Today 6</p> <p>Context Matters When It Comes to Leadership 8</p> <p>The Emerging Context for All Leaders 9</p> <p>Final Thoughts 15</p> <p>Notes 16</p> <p><b>Chapter 2 </b><b>Why Do We Not Have Better Leadership? 21</b></p> <p>Leadership is Not as Strong as It Needs to Be 22</p> <p>The Price We Pay—an Inability to Successfully Execute Strategy 29</p> <p>The Faulty Assumption We Continue to Make 30</p> <p>Final Thoughts 31</p> <p>Notes 32</p> <p><b>Part 2: Understanding Leadership Accountability 35</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 3 </b><b>How to Think About Leadership Accountability 37</b></p> <p>The Timeline of Leadership Challenges 37</p> <p>A Turbulent Six Months at Uber 42</p> <p>Leadership Accountability—Why It Matters 45</p> <p>Final Thoughts 47</p> <p>Notes 48</p> <p><b>Chapter 4 </b><b>Leadership Accountability at the Individual Level 51</b></p> <p>It’s Time to Pay Attention to Mediocre Leaders 52</p> <p>The Top Five Characteristics of Mediocre Leaders 53</p> <p>How Do Truly Accountable Leaders Set Themselves Apart? 60</p> <p>Final Thoughts 65</p> <p>Notes 66</p> <p><b>Chapter 5 </b><b>Leadership Accountability at the Team Level 69</b></p> <p>Teams Have Transformed 70</p> <p>Teams and Accountability—the Critical Connection 71</p> <p>The Core Characteristics of Truly Accountable Teams 73</p> <p>Accountable Teams—What the Research Reveals 75</p> <p>Final Thoughts 85</p> <p>Notes 86</p> <p><b>Chapter 6 </b><b>Leadership Accountability at the Culture Level 89</b></p> <p>Culture: The Number One Asset and Number One Liability 90</p> <p>What Exactly is Culture? 92</p> <p>What Kind of Leadership Culture Would Enable You to Be at Your Best? 94</p> <p>A Community of Leaders—the Current State 98</p> <p>Final Thoughts 103</p> <p>Notes 104</p> <p><b>Part 3: The Organizational Response—for All Leaders 107</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 7 </b><b>How to Hold Others Accountable for Being Leaders 109</b></p> <p>Make Leadership Accountability a Priority in How You Lead 111</p> <p>Define Your Leadership Expectations 114</p> <p>Increase the Resilience and Resolve of Your Direct Reports 120</p> <p>Help Your Leaders Succeed Within the Broader Organization 122</p> <p>Final Thoughts 123</p> <p>Notes 123</p> <p><b>Chapter 8 </b><b>How to Build an Accountable Team 125</b></p> <p>Make Leadership Accountability a Priority with Your Team 125</p> <p>Define Your Team’s Obligation 130</p> <p>Increase the Resilience and Resolve of Your Team 132</p> <p>Be One Team with a United Front 139</p> <p>Final Thoughts 140</p> <p>Notes 141</p> <p><b>Chapter 9 </b><b>How to Be a Community Builder 143</b></p> <p>Commit to Being a Community Builder 143</p> <p>Think One-Company and Act in the Best Interest of Your Organization 147</p> <p>Create the Foundation to Tackle the Hard Work 149</p> <p>Support the Success of Your Peers and Colleagues 153</p> <p>Final Thoughts 156</p> <p>Note 156</p> <p><b>Part 4: The Organizational Response for Senior Executives and Directors 157</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 10 </b><b>Make Leadership Accountability a Priority in Your Company 161</b></p> <p>Leadership Accountability—the Critical Business Issue 161</p> <p>Conduct a Leadership Accountability Audit 168</p> <p>Lead a Strategic Leadership Conversation 170</p> <p>Final Thoughts 174</p> <p>Notes 175</p> <p><b>Chapter 11 </b><b>Define and Embed Clear Leadership Expectations 177</b></p> <p>Leadership Expectations in Action—the Amazon Story 178</p> <p>The Benefits of Having a Simple, Clear, and Inspiring Leadership Contract 179</p> <p>The Failure Path to Avoid 181</p> <p>Create a Clear Set of Leadership Expectations 181</p> <p>A Company-Specific Leadership Contract in Action 189</p> <p>Final Thoughts 193</p> <p>Notes 193</p> <p><b>Chapter 12 </b><b>Do the Hard Work to Sustain Momentum 195</b></p> <p>Demonstrate Zero Tolerance for Bad and Abusive Leadership Behavior 195</p> <p>Address Your Unaccountable and Mediocre Leaders Head-On 197</p> <p>Be Mindful of Whom You Put into Leadership Roles 204</p> <p>Support Leaders at Critical Turning Points 206</p> <p>Final Thoughts 207</p> <p>Notes 208</p> <p><b>Chapter 13 </b><b>Foster a Community of Leaders Across Your Organization 209</b></p> <p>Assess Your Leadership Culture 210</p> <p>Look for Leaks in Your Leadership Culture 214</p> <p>Enable Relationship-Building Among Your Leaders 215</p> <p>Evolve Your Leadership Expectations as Your Company Changes 220</p> <p>Final Thoughts 222</p> <p>Note 222</p> <p>Conclusion 223</p> <p>Acknowledgments 227</p> <p>Index 229</p> <p>About the Author 239</p>
<p><b>VINCE MOLINARO, P<small>H</small>D,</b> is an entrepreneur, speaker, global leadership adviser, and researcher on leadership accountability. The Founder and CEO of Leadership Contract Inc., Dr. Molinaro has helped create one of the leading brands in the human capital industry, working in several key sectors including financial services, healthcare, professional services, and energy and technology. He is the bestselling author of <i>The Leadership Contract</i> and <i>The</i> <i>Leadership Contract Field Guide.</i> His work has been featured in many of the world's leading business publications including <i>The Harvard Business Review</i>, <i>Forbes, Inc. Magazine</i>, and <i>The World Economic Forum.</i>
<p><b>Practical and no-nonsense strategies for driving your organization to its maximum potential with accountable leadership, from the author of <i>The Leadership Contract</i></b></p> <p><i>Accountable Leaders </i>is your practical, step-by-step guide for creating an extraordi­nary culture of accountability and responsibility in any organization. As companies worldwide are experiencing significant change and disruption on all fronts, the need for strong leadership has never been more urgent. Lead­ers need to be better than ever before, yet thousands of businesses are failing to achieve desired results. Far too many leaders are willing to accept average performance, causing a ripple effect of mediocrity that spreads throughout an organization. People are fed up with poor leadership accountability, uncommitted teams, and uninspiring or, even worse, toxic cultures—research has shown that only fifteen percent of companies have the culture they need to succeed. We all <i>must </i>do better and <i>can </i>do better.</p> <p>Strategic leadership expert and bestselling author Dr. Vince Molinaro provides you with proven methods and powerful, real-world strategies for transforming your organization into a cohesive, inspirational culture of accountable leaders and committed teams. Based on Molinaro’s years of success driving Fortune 500 companies to extraordinary levels of performance and achievement, this must-have resource will help you take ownership of your responsibility, build accountability in yourself and at all levels of your management structure, and develop a compelling, high-performing culture throughout your organization.</p> <p>Are you ready to commit to being an accountable leader? Build a strong com­munity of accountable leaders and increase team performance? Close the leadership gap in your organization? Identify and correct accountability issues? Instill a culture of accountability and responsibility? Propel your business to extraordinary results? <i>Accountable Leaders </i>will show you how.</p>
<p><b>PRAISE FOR ACCOUNTABLE LEADERS</b></p> <p>"<i>Accountable Leaders</i> outlines a compelling vision of leadership. Through our work at Mighty Networks, I know that when you create community and connection, it will fuel people to come together to do the extraordinary. Vince Molinaro shows exactly how you can build a vibrant community of leaders in your own company to tackle challenges, drive change, and create incredible results."<br /><b>—Gina Bianchini</b>, Founder and CEO, Mighty Networks</p> <p>"Building on Vince's prior work, <i>Accountable Leaders</i> is a roadmap for leveraging talent and culture to drive transformational change. The performance-driven organization achieves results through individuals and teams that are empowered and highly committed to the success of each other and the enterprise. As I reflect on what it means to me to be an accountable leader, I am excited to put these lessons into practice and share them with my team."<br /><b>—Kurt Ekert</b>, President and CEO, CWT</p> <p>"This book unapologetically calls all leaders and organizations to step up and hold accountability front and center. Making a compelling case through insightful examples, Dr. Molinaro paints a startling and accurate picture of the price we pay for the lack of accountability. He then offers hope and direction by providing a clear way forward.??Read this book and be inspired to be an accountable leader for yourself, for your team, and for your organization!"<br /><b>—Tricia Naddaff,</b> President/Owner, MRG</p> <p>"In <i>Accountable Leaders</i>, Dr. Vince Molinaro clearly shows how organizations can scale accountable leadership at every level. This book will be the go-to manual for any CEO, head of human resources, or board looking to establish a strong leadership culture and drive successful transformation."<br /><b>—Dr. Ricardo Viana Vargas,</b> Executive Director, Brightline Project Management Institute</p> <p>"Vince has created a simple, profound, and practical masterpiece to guide the mobilization of leadership accountability. The examples and tools he shares are clear, user-friendly, and resonate well regardless of the industry you work in or size of your organization. He continues to demystify what it takes to develop great leaders."<br /><b>—Giulia Cirillo,</b> Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, PSP Investments</p> <p>"<i>Accountable Leaders</i> addresses one of the most important qualities that every organization, leader, and employee must take seriously in order to have a successful culture and business. Through compelling stories, first-hand experiences, and thoughtful strategies, Vince makes a direct link between accountability and higher performance. Ignore this book at your own peril."<br /><b>—Dan Schawbel</b>, author of <i>Back to Human</i>, <i>Promote Yourself</i>, and <i>Me 2.0</i></p>

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