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Exceptional Leadership by Design: How Design in Great Organizations Produces Great Leadership by [Rob Elkington, Madeleine van der Steege, Judith Glick-Smith, Jennifer Moss Breen]
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'An exceptional read about exceptional leadership. As a systems thinker it is wonderful to get more insights in to the true design integrity of leadership. Read it!'--Fons Trompenaars, Keynote, Thought Leader and Bestselling Author

'I like this book. Sound underwhelming? Not at all. Leadership books started sounding alike years ago. This one immediately grabbed me as different. It's elegant. Easily memorable. Sweet to spend time with. That's design.'--Ira Chaleff, Author of Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What You're Told To Do Is Wrong

'A totally fresh yet pragmatic perspective on diverse aspects of organizational leadership... couldn't have imagined that leadership could be potentially designed. Read this book, and learn from the best minds working on this novel idea.'--Ashoo Khosla, Author of Off the Corporate Bus and into the Creativity Boat

'No leader, no matter how inspiring, smart or charismatic, can singularly outpace the exponentially VUCA rate of change. Exceptional Leadership by Design is a must read for leaders who want more than one-time bursts of invention, and seek to truly transform their organizations into sustainable innovation growth engines.'--Cindy R. Kent, President & General Manager, 3M Infection Prevention Division

'Exceptional Leadership by Design is a must-read for leaders who want more than one-time bursts of invention, and seek to truly transform their organizations into sustainable innovation growth engines.'--Gail M. Jensen, PhD, PT, FAPTA, Dean, Graduate School and College of Professional Studies, Vice Provost for Learning and Assessment

'This is a must have book for every Leadership practitioner by their bedside table! A unique and interesting blend of the Art and Science of Leadership with practical tips and anecdotes for use in every situation'--Himanshu Shah, Global HR Leader, Koninklijke Vopak

'A fresh perspective on how design thinking can help leaders. If you're new to the design thinking approach, the authors provide a valuable summary of the key concepts and methodologies. And even if you've been practising these principles with your team or organization, the book will expand your horizons on how to apply design thinking as a leadership discipline, to look within yourself and how you lead with fresh, open eyes.'--Gary Gonya, EVP, Director of Culture & Talent

'Reading this book felt like looking in a special 21st-century mirror which shows my own concerns, challenges and ambitions in transformational leadership. It is clear that I am not alone in this, and that there is no one right way of doing things. I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who sees the importance of innovation and is grappling with making it work in their own organisation.'--Neil Stewart, Chief Executive, Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation

'When the words; leadership, human, design, empathy and cultural intelligence appear repeatedly, you have a recipe for hope. Right now the world lacks a leader who can give us all hope. This book could provide the answer to "leadership" in the true meaning of the word.'--Tina Thomson, General Manager Operations at Nygala Corp

Leadership and business specialists from North America, Australia, and Europe present 13 chapters of stories and ideas on how to design contexts, situations, and opportunities for exceptional leadership. They explore the concept of design and how infusing it into organizational leadership makes it more people-focused and fosters a culture of empathy, designing leadership like jazz, and using design principles to strengthen leadership expertise at any level; how using various interventions within the design process can result in exceptional leadership, including coaching, a human-centered design framework for female leaders, building resilience strategies into the organizational model, flow-based leadership, and applying design thinking to volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous problems; the context for design, including designing leadership for innovation, culturally intelligent leadership, and the power of place and designing workspaces; and how to evaluate leadership by design.--Annotation (c)2018 "(protoview.com) " --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Rob Elkington, Ph.D. is the CEO and President of Global Leadership Initiatives. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in the faculty of Business and IT and the faculty of Education. Rob is a facilitator with the UOIT Management Development Centre and a Senior Lecturer with the Stellenbosch University School of Public Leadership. He also serves as Community Liaison for the Durham Community Innovation Lab.
Madeleine ("Mads") van der Steege, MA (Soc. Sc.) is a managing editor, award-winning female entrepreneur, master coach, researcher, and writer. She was ‘Woman of the Year Regional Entrepreneur’ in South Africa in 2004. In 2009, she established European operations for Cranimals, an organic pet food company based in Vancouver. In 2013, Madeleine founded Synquity, and acts as a business catalyst for international companies setting up in the Netherlands. She is also Adjunct Professor at Webster University, Leiden, and a management board member of TheBridge2Hope project.
Judith L. Glick-Smith, Ph.D. has been a knowledge management and leadership consultant since 1983. She is the author of Flow-based Leadership: What the Best Firefighters Can Teach You about Leadership and Making the Hard Decisions. Judith is the founder of MentorFactor, Inc., which focuses on helping organizations facilitate flow-based work environments and to prepare for the unexpected. She has been studying flow-based leadership in the fire service since 2007.
Jennifer Moss Breen, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Program Director for Creighton University’s Interdisciplinary Leadership Ed.D. Prior to this, she served as inaugural Director of Bellevue University’s Human Capital Management Ph.D. program. Her passion is working with emerging leaders and helping them to thrive in complexity. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska.
--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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