Written with the flair of a master storyteller, Alan Price's Ready to Lead? tells the tale of Mark Gibson, a young executive who is searching for inspiration and leadership skills as he experiences the inevitable growing pains in his career. Ready to Lead? spins a compelling insider's tale that shows what it takes to develop from the role of a successful manager to become an authentic leader.
Table of Contents
1. The Performance Evaluation.2. Are You Ready to Lead?3. What Is Leadership?4. Inspiration.5. The Opportunity.6. All Seems Fine-on the Surface.7. Wisdom.8. The Connection Between Leadership and Management.9. Through the Customer's Eyes.10. The Difference Between Leadership and Management.11. Focus on the Mission.12. A Problem at the Top.13. Sparks Fly.14. A Time for Reflection.15. Energizing the Company for Excellence.16. Resistance to Change.17. Mentoring.18. The Leadership Development Paradox.19. Taking Leadership Up a Notch.ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.THE AUTHOR.
Alan Price is president of INSPIRITAS Corporation (www inspiritas.com), a consulting and training firm specializing in developing leaders capable of great vision, realistic strategy, and powerful action. Previously he was director of the Global Leadership Initiative at Harvard Business School.