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Leader Evolution: From Technical Expertise to Strategic Leadership Alan Patterson

Leader Evolution: From Technical Expertise to Strategic Leadership

Alan Patterson

Published October 14th 2014
ISBN : 9781606499108
Paperback
200 pages
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 About the Book 

Most individuals who move into leadership positions expe-rience the modern day version of trial by ordeal. Its sink or swim. To reduce the learning curve and create a more effec-tive process, this book describes a road map for leadershipMoreMost individuals who move into leadership positions expe-rience the modern day version of trial by ordeal. Its sink or swim. To reduce the learning curve and create a more effec-tive process, this book describes a road map for leadership development, a series of four stages that expand personal competence as well as create a broader impact on the orga-nization or business. Each stage requires unique changes in thinking, perspective taking, and behavior, both those needed to acquire as well as those needed to jettison. The book is a pragmatic approach for self-motived individuals to take con-trol of their professional development by giving them the concepts, tools, techniques, and assignments to develop their leadership effectiveness where it counts the most-on the job. While highly relevant to new and existing managers, the book is ideally suited for technical professionals and leaders in technical organizations looking to develop critical lead-ership skills distinct from technical expertise. The concepts and principles are directed toward the individual for on-the-job application, however, this also serves as an organi-zational and leadership development resource for Executive MBA programs, as well as a blueprint for in-house leadership development programs.