Number of pages: 256
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
BBB Library: Leadership, Corporate Success
Using real-world inspirational examples from Marriott, Accenture, McKinsey & Company, LinkedIn, and many more, The Mind of the Leader shows how this new kind of leadership turns conventional leadership thinking upside down. It represents a radical redefinition of what it takes to be an effective leader--and a practical, hard-nosed solution to every organization's engagement and execution problems.
"The Mind of the Leadergoes beyond the hyperbole associated with mindfulness today and provides real-world examples from leading executives that can not only provide inspiration to the reader but outline a path toward the cultivation of such critical leadership qualities as selflessness and compassion. Creating the context for others to find meaning, purpose, and a sense of connectedness has become the hallmark of a productive and engaged organization."
"How leaders communicate, engage, and show up to their teams has never been more important. Creating a world-class team and environment where people can do their best work is the number-one job of a leader, and more than ever leaders are being asked to elevate team performance through innovative leadership.The Mind of the Leadershares important insights and perspectives and lays a path for how you make this happen."
"Lays out succinctly and in clear language a three-part approach to leadership…Books like this should be required reading in business schools everywhere."
Building a Magnetic Culture explains what engages and motivates employees and how to create an environment in which employees can thrive. Drawing on years of research and real-world examples from his consulting experience, the author gives you the strategies and tactics you need to transform your company by creating and sustaining
Based on research performed by the prestigious Saratoga Institute, The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave provides readers with real solutions for the costly problem of employee turnover. Readers will learn how to align employee expectations with the realities of the position, avoid job–person mismatches, and provide feedback and coaching that breed
Leadership is easy to intellectualize, but elusive to actualize. Leadership is part strategy, but mostly judgment. Always it is about grace, confidence, and touch. There are no half measures when it comes to leading others. You must be fully engaged and fully committed, but you must never personalize what is happening
Only internal drivers—such as meaningful engagement, connectedness, and feeling valued—can engage employees on the deeper level needed for long-term commitment and productivity.
Mindfulness is about generating greater mental effectiveness so that you can realize more of your potential on both a professional and a personal level.
Through repeated practice, mindfulness triggers a shift in cognitive control of frontal brain regions. This enables us to perceive our world, our emotions, and other people without fight-or-flight reactions and have better emotional resilience.
Selflessness is the wisdom of getting out of your own way, the way of your people, and the way of your organization.
With selflessness, trust increases because we have no secret agendas and followership strengthens because our selflessness sets free our people to be their best selves.
Compassion is different from empathy. Empathy is when you take on the suffering of others and you both lose. In contrast, compassion is to put yourself in their shoes for a moment, notice their pain, and then see if you can help them address the challenges they face.
Multitasking lowers people’s job satisfaction, damages personal relationships, adversely affects memory, and negatively affects health, not to mention hindered creativity.
Action addiction is an uncontrollable urge to be doing something and a discomfort with being still. It includes behaviors like constantly checking emails, texts, news feeds, or social media.
Great leaders aren’t the types of people who publicly pat themselves on the back and trumpet their accomplishments. On the contrary, they exude a strong sense of humility.
We’re so interconnected with others. Understanding this reality awakens a healthy sense of humility.
Leadership is about people, and people change every day. So, never assume that you’ve found the eternal answer to being a leader, because you haven’t.
People who’re high in self-compassion tend to experience distressing events without becoming overwhelmed or stuck. They view themselves and their actions empathetically which allows them to more easily bounce back from a setback.
We parents want our children to grow into happy adults—but the trouble is sometimes we feel as though our children’s personalities are already more or less set in genetic stone. The good news is that we actually do have a lot of influence. Parenting practices have a tremendous effect on children’s