Many organizations are floundering in their attempts to identify their next generation of leaders, and are claiming that this seeming shortfall has created a "crisis of leadership."But is there really a crisis? Can today′s leaders ensure that their organizations will continue to produce powerful leaders for tomorrow?
The answer is yes! And Leadership Divided will show you how.
A sea change has taken place throughout the culture of leadership; emerging leaders are "opting out" of the same positions their predecessors coveted in years past. But many senior managers trained in traditional leadership still hang on to outdated individualistic approaches, despite how much they′ve heard about "empowerment" and "inclusion." Leadership Divided shows how senior leaders can connect to the emerging leaders that are yet to be discovered within their organizations.
Written by Ron Carucci a leading business consultant who has had the ear of many of America′s leading CEOs and leadership teams Leadership Divided tells the fictional suspense story of Brookreme Corporation, whose leaders are struggling to chart a course to the future. The story is a lesson in the kinds of relationships that can form between today′s and tomorrow′s leaders relationships that can transform organizations. Using real cases and the voices of CEOs and senior executives, Leadership Divided provides compelling real–life examples of how such relationships enable organizations to outperform others.
With both compelling storytelling and hard–hitting research, Leadership Divided serves as a wake–up call for leaders across industries. The author shows how today′s emerging leaders have disengaged from the organizations and potential mentors who might support them; he reveals how new kinds of strong relationships are the key to the future. Leadership Divided goes a long way to reconnecting generations and offers instructions for both incumbent and emerging leaders on how to build alliances that will lead to success.
1 A Level Playing Field: The Death of Rank, The Dare of Exposure.
2 A Great Cup of Coffee: The Death of Veneer, The Dare of Depth.
3 A Voice at the Table: The Death of Deception, The Dare of Invitation.
4 An Imaginative Dream: The Death of Monotony, The Dare of Dreaming.
5 A Diamond in Formation: The Death of Arrogance, The Dare of Generosity.
6 A Grateful Champion: The Death of Patronizing, The Dare of Gratitude.
Epilogue: Bridging the Divide; Go First to the Estuary.
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