What You Need to Know to Unlock Your Full Potential
Author: John Mattone
Pub Date: April 2013
Print Edition: $27.95
Print ISBN: 9780814432372
Page Count: 256
e-Book ISBN: 9780814432389
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In today’s business environment, leaders at all levels are facing enormous challenges
in achieving and sustaining breakthrough operating results. Globalization,
economic change, toughened regulation, and tightened governance make
realizing shareholder value increasingly difficult.
Intelligent Leadership is written for current and emerging leaders who are
striving to break through their self-imposed limiting thoughts, emotions, and
habits so that they can seize control of their leadership destiny. The book is for
the leaders and future leaders who want to become more effective, strategic,
operationally focused, and balanced. It is for the leaders and future leaders who
are energized and passionate about becoming the very best leaders they can be.
More than anything, Intelligent Leadership is for leaders and emerging leaders
who recognize that preparation is the key to unlocking and seizing the massive
leadership opportunities that are beginning to present themselves in every
industry, every business, and just about every country worldwide. This book
will prepare and cultivate your heart, mind, and soul so that you are poised to
touch the hearts, minds, and souls of those with whom you work. In the role of
leader, you have no more noble, worthy, or rewarding pursuit than unlocking
and unleashing greatness in yourself, your employees, and your teams.
Intelligent Leadership is research and empirically based. The book uses my
Wheel of Intelligent Leadership™ and Map of Leadership Maturity™ as the foundation
for explaining the predictive relationships between what I call a leader’s
inner-core strength (character, values, positive beliefs, positive emotions,
self-concept) and outer core (i.e., leadership) competencies, ultimate leadership
success, and organizational effectiveness. Th e contents will challenge you to reflect on,
connect with, and accept both your leadership strengths and development
opportunities. From there, the book will guide you in specific ways on how
to strengthen your inner-core character, values, beliefs, thoughts, and emotions,
as well as your outer-core competencies, so that you can break through your self-imposed
limitations and achieve all you are capable of achieving as a leader and
as a person.
This book contains the best of what I have learned in my 30 years as a human
capital consultant, executive coach, and industrial psychologist. I have included
a number of best practices, case study examples, authoritative research,
practical assessments, as well as a variety of practical tools and models to equip
you—the leader or emerging leader—with the knowledge, skills, and passion to
become the absolute best leader you can be.
This book originated from four sources:
1. My experiences from traveling all over the globe for the last 30 years
2. Research I have conducted and continue to conduct on trends in talent
management and executive development
3. Consulting with over 250 organizations
4. Coaching over 200 executives
My speaking, consulting, and executive coaching work has put me in contact
with many types of organizations and people around the world. I listened,
observed, and gave assistance when and where needed. This book reflects the
essence of what I learned about how leaders and emerging leaders can become
the absolute best leaders they can be.
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