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The Leadership Contract Field Guide. The Personal Roadmap to Becoming a Truly Accountable Leader

  • ID: 4420488
  • Book
  • February 2018
  • 256 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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"The Leadership Contract Field Guide guides leaders on the individual transformational journey they need to make. These powerful ideas have helped the leadership at Movado Group bind together as a stronger community of leaders and raise the bar on our personal and collective levels of accountability."
Christine Tobias, Vice President Talent Acquisition, Development and HRIS, The Movado Group

"The Leadership Contract Field Guide is a perfect companion to The Leadership Contract 3rd edition. The practical approach lays out a fail–proof blueprint on how to become an effective and accountable leader, as well as how to maintain that critical edge. This is a must–read."
Adri Maisonet–Morales, Vice President, Enterprise Learning & Development/Blue University, Blue Cross North Carolina

The Leadership Contract Field Guide pairs perfectly with The Leadership Contract, Third Edition to help you become the accountable leader that your organization needs today. The Field Guide is packed with insights, assessments, and exercises to focus your personal leadership growth.

This must–have Field Guide offers a proven road map including:

  • 50 activities and exercises organized for quick reference and duration so you can easily manage your time
  • Over 25 practical ideas for sustaining your impact as an accountable leader
  • Ideas to leverage the leadership contract with your team and across your organization
  • "How to" insights to accelerate the development and accountability of your direct reports

As a leader, you must hold yourself and you are held to a higher standard. With The Leadership Contract Field Guide as your go–to resource throughout your career, you will be able to step up, meet that higher standard, and join the ranks of the leaders of today who are transforming the organizations they serve.

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Introduction: Let s Get Started 1

Section One The Core Ideas 13

Chapter 1 What Is Leadership Accountability? 15

Mediocre Leadership and Its Impact 17

Leadership Accountability 22

Chapter 2 What Is the Leadership Contract? 29

Chapter 3 Leadership Accountability in Action 49

Section Two The Foundational Practices for Living the Leadership Contract 63

Chapter 4 The World in Which You Lead 65

Complete the Leadership Context Map 75

The Importance of Getting Clarity 77

Chapter 5 Leadership Is a Decision Make It 81

Step 1: Determine Your Critical Leadership Experiences 85

Step 2: Map Your Critical Experiences on Your Timeline 91

Step 3: Identify Common Themes and Patterns 93

Share Your Leadership Story 100

Chapter 6 Leadership Is an Obligation Step Up 107

What Is Your Desired Value and Impact as a Leader? 118

Other Ways to Leverage Your Personal Obligation Statement 126

Chapter 7 Leadership Is Hard Work Get Tough 129

Build Resilience and Personal Resolve 142

Learn How to Have Tough Conversations 151

Other Ways to Leverage the Ideas in This Chapter 158

Chapter 8 Leadership Is a Community Connect 161

Your Experience with Leadership Cultures 166

Assessing the Leadership Culture in Your Organization 168

The Community of Leaders Manifesto:

Making the Intangible Tangible 173

Be a Community Builder Every Day 176

Other Ways to Leverage The Community of Leaders Manifesto 180

Section Three The Regular Practices for Living the Leadership Contract 183

Chapter 9 Regular Practices for Living the Leadership Contract 185

Daily Actions for Living the Leadership Contract 187

Weekly Actions for Living the Four Terms of the Leadership Contract 190

Quarterly Actions for Living the Four Terms of the Leadership Contract 191

An Annual Practice for Living the Four Terms of the Leadership Contract 197

Section Four The Turning Points of Leadership 199

Chapter 10 Use the Turning Points of Leadership to Make Better Career Decisions 201

Turning Point 1: Individual Contributors and Emerging Leaders 205

Turning Point 2: Front–Line Leaders 208

Turning Point 3: Mid–Level Leaders 210

Turning Point 4: Executive Leaders 212

Other Ways to Leverage the Turning Points of Leadership 214

Conclusion 217

About the Author 225

About The Leadership Contract 227

Bring The Leadership Contract into Your Organization to Build Strong Leadership Accountability 229

About Lee Hecht Harrison 231

About the Adecco Group 233

Acknowledgments 235

Index 237

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