Becoming a Strategic Leader: Your Role in Your Organization's Enduring Success, Second Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-01-21
  • Publisher: Wiley

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This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Becoming a Strategic Leader contains a wealth of strategies for enhancing an individual manager's ability to exercise effective strategic leadership in organizations by providing a distinctive and systematic approach. This effective approach has been used with great success in Center for Creative Leadership's Developing the Strategic Leader Program. The authors offer fresh suggestions on how to develop the individual, team, and organizational skills needed for institutions to become more adaptable, flexible, and resilient.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

About the Authors xvii

Introduction 1

1. What Is Strategic Leadership? 9

2. Strategic Thinking 53

3. Strategic Acting 105

4. Strategic Infl uence 145

5. Strategic Leadership Teams 197

6. Leadership Strategies for Superior Performance 229

7. Developing Strategic Leadership 259

Appendix A: Strategic Driver Paired-Voting Form 283

Appendix B: STRAT: Strategic Team Review and Action Tool 285

Appendix C: Using STRAT to Develop Your Strategic Leadership Team 291

Appendix D: STRAT Norm Data 299

Appendix E: Talent Sustainability Requirements 303

Appendix F: Leadership Strategy Plan Template 305

Appendix G: Action Learning Projects Criteria for Project Selection 309

References 311

Index 319

About the Center for Creative Leadership 327

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