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Mastering Leadership

An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results

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Is your leadership a competitive advantage, or is it costing you? How do you know? Are you developing your leadership effectiveness at the pace of change? For most leaders today, complexity is outpacing their personal and collective development. Most leaders are in over their heads, whether they know it or not. The most successful organizations over time are the best led. While this has always been true, today escalating global complexity puts leadership effectiveness at a premium. Mastering Leadership involves developing the effectiveness of leaders individually and collectively and turning that leadership into a competitive advantage. This comprehensive roadmap for optimal leadership features: * Breakthrough research that connects increased leadership effectiveness with enhanced business performance * The first fully integrated Universal Model of Leadership one that integrates the best theory and research in the fields of Leadership and Organizational Development over the last half century * A free, online self-assessment of your leadership, using the Leadership Circle Profile, visibly outlining how you are currently leading and how to develop even greater effectiveness * The five stages in the evolution of leadership Egocentric, Reactive, Creative, Integral, and Unitive along with the organizational structures and cultures that develop at each of these stages * Six leadership practices for evolving your leadership capability at a faster pace * A map of your optimal path to greater leadership effectiveness * Case stories that facilitate pragmatic application of this Leadership Development System to your particular situation This timeless, authoritative text provides a systemic approach for developing your senior leaders and the leadership system of your organization. It does not recommend quick fixes, but argues that real development requires a strategic, long-term, and integrated approach in order to forge more effective leaders and enhanced business performance. Mastering Leadership offers a developmental pathway to bring forth the highest and best use of yourself, your life, and your leadership. By more meaningfully deploying all of who you are every day, individually and collectively, you will achieve a leadership legacy consistent with your highest aspirations.
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ROBERT J. ANDERSON is the Founder and Chairman of The Leadership Circle and the Full Circle Group. He has been a pacesetter and visionary in the leadership development field for 30 years. WILLIAM A. ADAMS is the CEO of The Leadership Circle and the Full Circle Group. He has been a practice leader in the field for 30 years. His clients include the CEOs and teams of major Fortune 500 corporations (public and private) and private equity start-up businesses. With The Leadership Circle and Full Circle Group team.


Acknowledgements xi Introduction A Universal Model of Leadership and The Leadership Circle Profile Assessment xv How This Book Came to Be 2 A Better Model of Leadership 2 The Promise of This Book 2 Two Books in One 2 Take the LCP Self-Assessment 2 Going Full Circle 2 Chapter 1 The Promise of Leadership: Meeting the High Bar of Expectations 1 High Bar of Experience and Expectations 2 Leadership Matters 2 Four Universal Promises of Leadership 4 Broken Leadership Promises 9 Keeping the Promise 9 The Leadership Agenda 10 Chapter 2 Leadership Effectiveness and Business Performance: The Primary Competitive Advantage 13 What the Research Shows 13 What is Your Leadership Quotient? 17 Provocative Questions 18 Collective Effectiveness 19 Collective Effectiveness and Intelligence 22 Chapter 3 Mastery and Maturity, Consciousness and Complexity: The Leadership Development Agenda 27 Triumph and Failure of the Inner Game 28 Competency is Only Half the Game 29 Two Games of Leadership 29 Inner Game Runs the Outer Game 31 Litany of the Literature 33 Four Foundational Premises 35 Consciousness and Complexity 38 Understanding Complexity: Redundant Polarities and Problems 40 Non-Obvious Points of Leverage 41 The Leadership Imperative 42 The Core Argument 43 Uncommon Sense 44 Collective Wisdom 45 A Global Leadership Imperative 46 Chapter 4 Stages of Development: The Backbone of the Universal Model of Leadership 47 Stages of Development Framework 48 The Universal Model of Leadership 49 Correlation Conclusions 53 Trajectory of Life-Long Development 55 Childhood: Seeing Development the Easy Way 56 Identity is at the Core 58 Chapter 5 Five Levels of Leadership: Structures of Mind and Performance 61 Egocentric Leadership 63 Reactive Leadership 66 Creative Leadership 75 Integral Leadership 82 Unitive Leadership 85 Chapter 6 The Universal Model and Metrics: Global Leadership, Cross-Cultural, and Gender Application 87 Task and Relationship Horizontal Axis 87 A Dynamic Model 89 Optimal Leadership 90 Link to Performance and Effectiveness 92 Dynamic Polarities 96 Universality of the Model 99 Case in Point: Cross-Cultural Application in Rural Uganda 102 Gender and the Universal Model 104 Stage of Development Research 106 Conclusions and Implications 112 Chapter 7 The Leadership System: The Central Organizing System 115 Six Systems of Organizational Effectiveness 116 Whole Systems Approach to Developing Leadership 120 Four Compelling Case Studies 122 Owning Development from the Top 151 Chapter 8 Reactive Leadership: An Insufficient Triumph of Development 155 Performance Review 156 Leave Your Ego at the Door 156 I Dare You to Tell Me the Truth 156 Two Primary Movements 160 Structure of Reactive Mind 169 Core Operating Beliefs 176 Putting It All Together 179 The Leadership Agenda 180 Chapter 9 Reactive Leadership at Work: From Patriarchy to Partnership 183 Moving from Patriarchy to Partnership 183 Navigating Two Journeys 185 Three Core Reactive Types 186 Gifts of Each Type 189 Gifts Hung on a Reactive Structure 191 Reactive Dynamics True to Type 194 Reactive Type Dynamics in the Universal Model 198 Natural Selection Process Creating Collective Patterns of Patriarchy 200 Chapter 10 Creative Leadership: Fulfilling the Promise of Leadership 205 Performance Review 205 The Hero s Journey 207 What the Transition Looks Like 209 Talking About It Without Knowing It 211 Creative Structure 213 Creative Structure of Identity 216 Restructuring Identity Beliefs 216 Designed for Leading Change 220 Creative Mind and Performance 221 Alignment 223 Path of Development Move Toward Your Near Enemy 224