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The Practice of Leadership. Developing the Next Generation of Leaders

  • ID: 2326897
  • Book
  • December 2006
  • 432 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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"Jay Alden Conger and Ronald Riggio have brought together a galaxy of sophisticated yet practical experts on leadership, stressing both the complexity and indispensability of both transactional and transforming leadership, with the blessing of the pioneering student of leadership, Bernie Bass."
James MacGregor Burns, professor emeritus, Willams College, and Pulitzer Prize winner

"Simply the best single resource of readings, ideas, and practices on leadership by the best group of experts you′ll ever find in one volume!"
Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business, University of Southern California and author, On Becoming a Leader

"The Practice of Leadership takes the reader beyond theory and hones in on the best of the best practices for leading organizations. It is a wonderful guide for the executive who aspires to be an exceptional leader!"
Michael Grindon, president, Sony Pictures Television International

"Jay Conger and Ron Riggio have assembled a long–overdue and comprehensive work on the best practices of leadership. This book makes it clear that leadership can indeed be learned, refined, and enhanced. From the frontline to the executive suite to the boardroom, for social entrepreneurs and CEOs alike, this is a terrific handbook."
Harry T. McMahon, vice chairman, Merrill Lynch & Company

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Foreword (
Bernard M. Bass).

About the Authors.

Introduction (Jay A. Conger and Ronald E. Riggio).

Part One: Leadership Development and Selection.

1 Best Practices in Leader Selection (Ann Howard).

2 Best Practices in Leadership Assessment (Manuel London, James W. Smither, and Thomas Diamante).

3 Shifting the Emphasis of Leadership Development: From Me to All of Us (Patricia M. G. O Connor and David V. Day).

4 Getting Leader Development Right: Competence Not Competencies (Morgan W. McCall Jr. and George P. Hollenbeck).

Part Two: The Tasks of the Leader.

5 Best Practices in the Use of Proactive Influence Tactics by Leaders (Gary Yukl).

6 Creating the Conditions for Success: Best Practices in Leading for Innovation (Michael D. Mumford, Dawn L. Eubanks, and Stephen T. Murphy).

7 Best Practices in Ethical Leadership (Craig E. Johnson).

8 Best Practices in Team Leadership:What Team Leaders Do to Facilitate Team Effectiveness (Kevin C. Stagl, Eduardo Salas, and C. Shawn Burke).

Part Three: Leading the Organization.

9 Best Practices in Leading Organizational Change: Workplace Recovery Following Major Organizational Transitions (Mitchell Lee Marks).

10 Best Practices in Leading at Strategic Levels: A Social Responsibility Perspective (David A. Waldman).

11 Best Practices in Corporate Boardroom Leadership (Jay A. Conger).

Part Four: Leading in Today s World.

12 Best Practices in Leading under Crisis: Bottom–Up Leadership, or How to Be a Crisis Champion (Ian I.Mitroff).

13 Best Practices in Leading Diverse Organizations (Lynn R. Offermann and Kenneth Matos).

14 Best Practices in Cross–Cultural Leadership (Mary B. Teagarden).

15 Getting It Right: The Practice of Leadership (Ronald E. Riggio and Jay A. Conger).



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Jay A. Conger
Ronald E. Riggio
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