The Extraordinary Leader

The Extraordinary Leader

Turning Good Managers Into Great Leaders

eBook - 2002
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Secrets for developing leadership and competitive advantage in any organization

"The Extraordinary Leader "is a research-based book about leadership. It analyzes 200,000 assessments from 20,000 managers and presents new insights that demystify this complex subject. It clearly establishes the importance of developing great leaders versus being satisfied with merely good ones, and highlights the link between leadership behavior and an organization's performance.

From the authors' research, a new model of leadership emerges that challenges long-held beliefs about leadership competencies. The authors identify 16 competencies that tower above all the others---the ones that separate great leaders from the average. One of the book's major breakthroughs is its focus on the importance of maximizing strengths as opposed to merely correcting weaknesses. Further, the importance of balanced strengths is introduced: when strengths are clustered in one area,

Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2002.
ISBN: 9781280300448
1280300442
9780071387477
0071387471
9780071415903
0071415904
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 296 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Folkman, Joe

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