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Alpha Leadership. Tools for Business Leaders Who Want More from Life

  • ID: 2244214
  • Book
  • April 2002
  • 244 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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"Alpha Leadership should be read by anyone seriously interested in understanding more about the leadership process. It breaks out of the pack of "me–too" leadership books with intriguing applications from across the spectrum of social and behavioral sciences. The authors provide fresh perspectives and insights into the process of leadership and becoming a more effective leader. Examples are exciting and intriguing and the applications descriptively practical." –– Barry Z. Posner PhD, internationally recognized expert in leadership and leadership development, Dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, USA and author of The Leadership Challenge.

"Walk into the Leadership section of any bookshop and you get bombarded by a whole host of different ideas, strategies, and style manuals; most making academic and unrealistic promises for the "leader in the street". For a budding leader, it′s not only confusing, but frustrating having your skills and aspirations benchmarked against people like Branson and Welch. Alpha Leadership really is different. It′s more of a handbook than a straight read – you get as much from dipping into chapters that take your fancy, as from reading it start to finish. This is stuff you can use – key points are framed in a story that′s easy to relate to; which helps you to see that, actually, some of the mindset and style of being a good leader is already lying dormant within you. All you have to do is give it a bit of thought to set your homegrown leadership potential free." ––David Thompson, Vice President, Equity Learning & Development Manager, Investment Management, Merrill Lynch.

"A wonderful ′guide for the perplexed′. Explains how to persevere in shifting situations and fulfil your original purpose by different means – splendidly anecdotal and down–to–earth." –– Charles Hampden–Turner, The Judge Institute of Management Studies, University of Cambridge. Co–author of Riding the Waves of Culture.
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Detecting Weak Signals.

Developing Mental Agility.

Freeing Up Resources.


Leading through embodiment.

Task through Relationship.

Creating Cultures that can Act.


80:20 Leadership.

Ready, Fire, Aim.

Dogged Pursuit (and knowing when to stop).


Alpha Leaders Website.

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Anne Deering
Robert Dilts
Julian Russell
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