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About the author. Preface. Foreword. 1. Executive leadership effectiveness. Keynotes from the commentators. Changes in the executive environment. Impacts on executives. The changing nature of executive leadership. Leadership myths. Leadership truths. The emotional intelligence backdrop. The drivers of executive leadership effectiveness. Linkage to leadership competencies. Your organization. The bottom line. More leadership myths and truths. Don't hide! Your Weekend review. 2. Influencing. Keynotes from the commentators. Power. Influence. The importance of selling yourself externally. Setting goals. Organizational contacts. Time management and prioritization. Building loyalty. Expanding your influence. Influencing at meetings. Structured vs. personalized approach. Use of visuals. Closing. The communication process. Meeting impact. Influencing in group presentations. First impressions count. How to develop successful group presentations. How to grasp the audience's attention. How to build curiosity and trust. How to deliver the main thrust of your speech. Ending with impact. Speech aids. Use of visuals in group presentations. The challenges of group presentations. The influencing by developing writing effectiveness. Rob Balmer on Influencing. Leadership myths and truths. Don't hide! Your Monday review. 3. Synergizing. Keynotes from the commentators. Operating style. Assessing operating styles. Use of operating styles. Team composition. In-team behavior. Dealing with conflict. Team processes. The sports coaching analogy. Rob Balmer on Synergizing. Leadership myths and truths. Don't hide! Your Tuesday review. 4. Enabling. Keynotes from the commentators. Primary business drivers. External futures. Planning. Corporate Communications. Organizing. Monitoring. Decision-making. Delegating. Motivating individuals. A motivational organization. Motivational delegation. Modifying delegation behavior. Personal accountability. Fast and simple! Leadership traits. Defining leadership traits. The need for flexibility. Coaching for results. Principles of coaching. Ongoing coaching meetings. Performance appraisal. Performance turn-around programs. The sports coaching analogy for enabling. Rob Balmer on Enabling. Leadership myths and truths. Don't hide! Your Wednesday review. 5. Energizing. Keynotes from the commentators. Job fit. Occupational interests. Motivational capabilities. Career areas. Job requirements and values. Atmospheric needs. Coping mechanisms. Stress and burnout. Talent management. Career stages. Career alignment of talent. Improving talent management. Dismissal avoidance. The role of career coaching in talent management. The main opportunity. Rob Balmer on Energising. Leadership myths and truths. Don't hide! Your Thursday review. 6. Trusting. Keynotes from the commentators. Shopping lists of values. Where vision and values fit in. Living vision and fundamental values. Employees as business leaders. Act and achieve greatness. From talk to walk. More tips for developing trust. Leadership of change. Restructuring often fails. Anatomy of a restructuring - worst case scenario. Anatomy of a restructuring - best case scenario. Best practice in downsizing and rebuilding. How to plan and manage restructures. More critical success considerations for restructuring. A closing word in trust. Rob Balmer on Trusting. Leadership myths and truths. Don't hide! Your Friday review. Appendix A Assignments. Appendix B Coaching and cascading. Appendix C About the Stephenson Partnership Bibliography. Bibliography. Index.

About the Author

Peter Stephenson is the Managing Director of The Stephenson Partnership and has specialized in executive coaching, career consulting and mentoring since 1990. He has worked in a number of company director positions in Canada, Australia and the UK, and was the founding Managing Director of the Deloitte Consulting Group. He has also worked with many top companies on planning and implementing change and on providing career consulting and coaching for directors and executives. Peter Stephenson also authored the recently successful Executive Coaching 1-74009-311-9, $ 16.95, Pearson Education, 2000.

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