Accelerating Your Development as a Leader. A Guide for Leaders and their Managers

  • ID: 2325690
  • Book
  • 272 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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"In this book, Dr. Barner has successfully addressed a growing talent management issue, namely the need for preparing today′s leaders to move faster through the leadership pipeline. This book will prove invaluable to any organization that is trying to encourage self–directed development, while enlisting the support of managers as coaching advisors. Easy to follow, with detailed suggestions, this is a must read for leaders, managers, and HR professionals who are striving to rapidly grow their leadership talent base. Strongly recommended!"

Samir Gupte, vice president, Enterprise Function Human Resources, Darden

"Effective leadership continues to be the most critical component to business success while remaining one of the most elusive concepts to understand. Dr. Barner has taken this complex subject and made it meaningful to leaders while providing helpful insights for practitioners. Through simple and practical techniques, this book provides a roadmap for accelerating leadership development and building a personal brand for success. Whether you′re a business leader or an Executive Coach, this book will serve as a catalyst to improving your own effectiveness and that of those you touch."
Kirk Thor, Ph.D., vice president, Talent Management, JC Penney

"Another homerun by Bob Barner! Leaders don′t become leaders by accident nor do they move to the next level by accident. You′ve got to have a plan, and I know of no better guidance in developing one than Accelerating Your Development as a Leader. It is comprehensive, removes the guesswork, and will surely increase your momentum."
Cass Wheeler, strategic consultant, coach, speaker and former CEO of The American Heart Association; and author, You′ve Got to Have Heart

"Bob Barner′s experience as a coach, corporate leader, and academician shines in Accelerating Your Development as a Leader. He outlines a practical approach to jump–starting career development work built on a foundation of sound research and trusted application."
Michael Fischer, vice–president, organization development and talent management, Energy Future Holdings

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Participant s Preface 3

1 Managing a Company of One 7

2 Closing the Gap 17

3 Building Your Plan 38

4 Leveraging Developmental Assignments 58

5 Accelerating Your Learning 85

6 Managing Your Personal Brand 122


Leader s Preface 163

1 The What and the Why of Managerial Coaching 165

2 How to Implement Coaching 175

3 Helping Others to Identify Developmental Gaps 188

4 Helping Others Build Their Plans 196

5 Helping Others Leverage Developmental Assignments 205

6 Helping Others Accelerate On–the–Job Learning 217

7 Coaching Others on Brand Management 231

About the Author 240

Index 243

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Dr. Barner has had 25 years of experience in the fields of leadership and professional development, including several corporate executive positions. He currently holds the position of Associate Director of Executive Education within the Southern Methodist University's Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development. He is also the owner of Plano Executive Advisory Services, a management consultancy specializing in the areas of executive coaching and leadership development (
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Dr. Barner is a prolific writer whose writing contributions include six books on the subjects of career counseling and leadership development with translations into German, Norwegian, and Estonian. He has also been a contributor to several university texts, has written over 40 articles for academic journals, and has been a reviewer for both the
Journal of Organizational Change Management and the
Journal of Management Development.

Dr. Barner has presented to several international symposia and conferences, including the American Society for Training and Development, The Society for Human Resource Management, The World Future Society, and the National OD Network. His articles on the subjects of career planning, executive coaching, executive development, and team building have appeared in such publications as
The Wall Street Journal s
National Business Employment Weekly,
The OD Practitioner,
Career Development International,
Team Performance Management,
The Journal of Organizational Change Management,
HR Magazine, and
Training & Development.

Dr Barner holds a Masters and Doctorate in Organization Development from Fielding Graduate University, a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Nova Southeastern, and Bachelors degrees in Education and Psychology from Florida Atlantic University.

He can be reached at
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