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A Company of Leaders. Five Disciplines for Unleashing the Power in Your Workforce. J-B US non-Franchise Leadership

  • ID: 2210912
  • Book
  • August 2001
  • Region: United States
  • 224 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Good employees are your organization′s most valuable resource. But attracting, developing, and retaining talented people requires an environment where people are energized and connected to their work, and where they take the initiative and act as owners of the business. A Company of Leaders shows how to navigate the often difficult journey to real empowerment at all levels of the organization and create a kind of "volunteer employee" workforce–employees who choose to work because they are energized by what they do. This book shows how to stimulate the kind of creative tension that fosters leadership throughout an organization through the practice of five key disciplines: ? Self–Empowerment: how to set the stage for others–because only an empowered leader can develop an empowered workforce ? Vision and Challenge: how to inspire and align people to the organization and its mission ? Support and Security: how to create the psychological safety necessary for people to feel comfortable in taking on the risk of leadership ? Openness and Trust: how to create an atmosphere that fosters real employee involvement in the organization ? Guidance and Control: how to create the boundaries and structures necessary to assure the empowered behavior stays on track
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Series Foreword xiii

Preface xv

1 Unleashing the Power in your Workforce 1

2 Five Disciplines for Unleashing the Power in your Workforce 27

3 The First Discipline: Empower the Person Who Matters Most 47

4 The Second Discipline: Continuous Vision and Challenge 85

5 The Third Discipline: Continuous Support and Security 105

6 The Fourth Discipline: Continuous Openness and Trust 125

7 The Fifth Discipline: Continuous Guidance and Control 147

8 Applying the Disciplines of Empowerment in your Organization 169

Notes 183

The Authors 189

Index 191
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Gretchen M. Spreitzer
Robert E. Quinn
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