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Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership : A Guide for Inspiring Creativity, Innovation, and Engagement
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Most leadership books focus on traditional leadership, which is based on managerial practices and command-and-control assumptions. Traditional leadership methods produce short-term gains but often at the cost of employee disengagement, team isolation, and distrust. Twenty-first century leadership methods produce short-term gains while inspiring creativity and innovation and boosting engagement.Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership: A Guide for Inspiring Creativity, Innovation, and Engagementdescribes nine leadership practices that Gary DePaul derived by analyzing some of the best contemporary writers and thinkers on leadership. Explaining the nine practices, DePaul summarizes insightful leadership principles, beliefs, and practices, which includes tactics, tools, and resources that anyone at any career level can immediately begin using.In addition, the book demystifies the leadership concept, helps you avoid harmful traditional leadership assumptions, provides a leadership development roadmap, and presents real-world examples of how individual contributors, managers, and executives, have applied each of the nine practices successfully.After reading this book, you will be able to begin applying the nine proven leadership practices immediately in your organization. You will gain the skills needed to improve organizational strategies, diversity strategies, and leadership development training in your organization. You also will be able to improve how you manage and monitor your own professional leadership development.
This book summarizes insightful leadership patterns and practices and describes nine 21st century leadership practices derived by analyzing a collection of leading 21st century authors. After reading this book, readers will be able to immediately apply any of these leadership practices in their organizations. The book provides real-life examples of how individual contributors, middle managers, and executives have applied each of the nine practices. The book also uses numerous tools and reference materials to strengthen the reader's leadership development.