Three Commitments of Leadership: How Clarity, Stability, and Rhythm Create Great Leaders

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2011-10-10
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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BE THE KIND OF LEADER PEOPLE WANTTO WORK WITH "Do you want an engaged and best efforts culture? Do you want to attract and retain the best people? If your answers to those questions are yes and yes, then I highly recommend you read and you practice The Three Commitments of Leadership." DOUG LENNICK, CEO, Lennick Aberman Group and author of the internationally acclaimed Moral Intelligence "In The Three Commitments of Leadership, the authors offer safe harbor for those in any leadership role that find themselves in rough seas. The text is full of memorable wisdom and important stories, well told. This book moved me; it will move you, too." MARK BRYAN, bestselling author of The Artist's Way at Work Every effective leader has his or her own personal stylebut they all share one thing in common: Commitment. They know what commitments to make to motivate their teammates, build more productive organizations, and be the kind of leaders people want to work with. But what exactly are great leaders committed to? The Three Commitments of Leadershipdelivers the answers that are the foundation of an evolution in the way human beings will lead for the future. Written by a team of learning and development experts, this groundbreaking book provides a leadership model that will help you know where to pay attention, so every action you take has the impact you hope for. Too many leaders obsess over short-term profits, popularity, and pleasing boards, bosses, and special interestswhen they shouldbe obsessing over building lasting relationships and results. TheThree Commitments of Leadershipdigs deep into what leaders must focus on to truly be exceptional: CLARITYCreating a common understanding of what success looks like STABILITYProviding the resources people need and building a culture of trust RHYTHMFostering a flow of work and an environment that feels natural It's simplebut not easy. Globalization, competition, and shrinking margins are making it tougher than ever to operate without deep engagement from every member of every team. The solution is a tenacious dedication to a straightforward way of leading that produces the outcomes you need and turns every teammate into a fellow leader, too.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. Ix
Prefacep. Xi
What Kind Of Leader Do You Want To Be?p. 1
The Ship Is Sinkingp. 1
Leaders Create New Realitiesp. 8
How We Learn to Be Leadersp. 13
You Can Be a Better Leader Right Nowp. 15
The Other Jackp. 20
What Kind of Leader Do You Want toBe?p. 33
Clarityp. 35
What Is the Commitment to Clarity?p. 35
Blind Men Baking Breadp. 3 8
Do You Have Clarity?p. 39
Dead Men Tell No Talesp. 42
Add, Keep, Deletep. 45
We Think We've Been Clearp. 48
The Sponge and Shortcut50 Asking Why54 Puzzle Piecesp. 56
End Every Conversation with a Reframep. 65
Simple Assessments: What Does Success Look Like?p. 66
Stabilityp. 69
What Is the Commitment to Stability?p. 69
Starting Up a Culture of Stabilityp. 72
Do You Have Stability?p. 75
The Nimrodp. 16
Radar and the Alarmp. 83
Recognize Each Teammate's Fear Responsep. 84
Free Lunch, No Chores, Unlimited Learning, and Consistent Messagesp. 86
General Millsp. 91
Why Trust Is Essential for Stabilityp. 94
How to Create a Culture of Trustp. 96
What to Do with Emotionp. 102
Simple Assessments: What Do You Need?p. 105
Rhythamp. 109
What Is the Commitment to Rhythm?p. 109
The Perfect Work Dayp. 113
Do You Have Rhythm?116
Henry Ford on Thomas Edisonp. 118
The Foundation of Rhythm Is Freedomp. 123
Happiness Equals Rhythmp. 124
Regular Measurementp. 127
Weekly Reviewsp. 134
Renewing Ritualsp. 136
Simple Assessments: What's in Your Way?p. 139
How To Build A Team Of Leadersp. 141
The Greatest Scientist Whose Name We Don't Rememberp. 141
The Problem with Opportunitiesp. 144
What Is a Team of Leaders?p. 147
The Elephant Approachp. 149
How to Assess When Someone's Ready to Leadp. 154
First Ask Whyp. 156
The Ways to Build Confident Leadersp. 159
Our Teams of Leaders Are All Around Usp. 162
What Leaders Cravep. 165
1,000,000 Leadersp. 167
A World of Leadersp. 167
Kissing Your Enemyp. 168
The Mathp. 170
The Musician's Villagep. 172
Leaders for Lifep. 174
A Community of Aspirationp. 177
The Inevitable Doubtp. 180
Lead Every Dayp. 182
Postlude: The Unexpected Prizep. 184
Selected Bibliographyp. 187
Indexp. 189
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