Becoming a More Versatile Learner

Author: Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118155092
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Almost all managers regard job experiences and the lessons they provide essential for their development as leaders. But not all of those managers are successful at learning those lessons. That difficulty is often related to a manager ’s relying too much on one preferred learning tactic—a tactic that might not be suited for gleaning the lessons of a particular job experience. By increasing the number of learning tactics and becoming a more versatile learner, managers can better position themselves to take advantage of the lessons that job experiences offer and contribute to their leadership development.

Discovering the Leader in You Workbook

Author: Sara N. King
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470605316
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Discovering the Leader in You Workbook From the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) comes a highly accessible workbook based on the concepts outlined in the revised and updated edition of Discovering the Leader in You. The workbook contains a variety of questions and exercises designed to help professionals reflect on, examine, explore, and discover concepts and issues related to their role as leaders. Most of the activities can be completed while working through the book, others require more time, and some involve other people. To gain the greatest benefit, it is suggested that all the activities be done as thoughtfully and as honestly as possible. Once you have completed the exercises and tasks outlined in the workbook, you will be able to Clarify your purpose for leading, based on a clear leadership vision and a core set of values Articulate your leadership strengths and areas for development Understand who you are as a leader in the context of both your work and your personal life Determine when and why you feel unclear or stuck in your leadership journey While you may want to tackle this workbook on your own, leaders often find that the leadership journey is more rewarding when they work with other people. You can review the workbook with a coach or mentor, or work with colleagues who are also using the workbook in order to discuss ideas and gain feedback. If you are a leader (or an aspiring leader) who works in a highly complex and competitive environment and wants to tap into the qualities that characterize success, this is the resource for you. The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) is the world's largest institution devoted exclusively to leadership research and education. Since 1970, CCL has studied and trained hundreds of thousands of executives and worked with them to create practical models, tools, and publications for the development of effective leaders and leadership.

High performance Work Organizations

Author: Bradley Lane Kirkman
Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership
ISBN: 9781882197460
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Organizations often channel workflow around key business processes in order to enhance their productivity. Those that succeed are referred to as high-performance work organizations (HIPOs). Yet, little is known about the systems that drive high performance or even what defines a HIPO. This book, for both practicing managers and scholars, addresses that knowledge gap. It provides the field's and the authors' definitions of HIPOs, and it contains 168 annotations of recent and informative journal articles, books, and book chapters by those who have studied and worked withsuch organizations.

The CCL Handbook of Coaching in Organizations

Author: Douglas Riddle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118841484
Format: PDF
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Effect better outcomes with a robust coaching program The CCL Handbook of Coaching in Organizations deals with the practical, ethical, and political challenges of coaching within an organization. From coaching superiors to coaching business teams, this book outlines the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) approach to professional coaching to help readers better manage leadership development and talent management program outcomes. With expert guidance on the key functions of human resources, learning and development, and organizational development, readers will gain insight into the issues associated with coaching program implementation and management, and the use of internal versus external coaches. Coverage includes a wide range of coaching-based services used in most large organizations, with practical advice on creating the right programs for maximum impact within the available budget. Professional development is a hot topic and plays a key role in attracting and retaining the best talent. Coaching is a broad area within the field, encompassing a range of services and goals, with varied expectations and requirements. This book provides actionable guidance for those designing, initiating, and implementing coaching programs, with new approaches and techniques that drive better outcomes. Provide direct coaching within an organization Manage coaching systems and programs Initiate and lead mentoring and peer-coaching programs Manage external coaches, and deal effectively with coaching suppliers An ideal coaching program must balance need with budget and be tailored to the requirements and resources of both the organization and the participants. It's a complex undertaking, but the right strategy and planning can lead to even better than expected outcomes. For the human resources professional who wants to strengthen an organization's coaching program, CCL Handbook of Coaching in Organizations is a thoughtful reference for a specialized function.

Ongoing Feedback

Author: Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118155076
Format: PDF, ePub
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If you are a manager who has just completed a leadership development experience, such as attending a program or receiving feedback from a 360-degree instrument, or have just experienced a career transition, such as a promotion or a lateral move to a more challenging position, this guidebook can help. You now realize that it is necessary to develop some new skills, use skills that haven’t yet been tested, or hone current skills and abilities. Such skill work requires ongoing feedback from others to help track progress and give an indication of how much more needs to be done.

Return on Experience

Author: Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118163621
Format: PDF
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Leadership is best learned from experience, but learning from experience is not always automatic. This guidebook introduces you to a return-on-experience framework. Using this ROE framework, you actively seek to learn from experience in order to build your mastery, broaden your versatility, and benefit your organization. When you understand and apply the framework in your work and organization, everyday experiences can be transformed into an engine for leader development and organizational impact.

Feedback to Managers

Author: Jean Brittain Leslie
Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership
ISBN: 1604911670
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Feedback is a rare commodity in day-to-day organizational life, but it is a key to ongoing effectiveness. One popular vehicle for getting feedback from one’s boss, peers, subordinates, and customers is the multiple-perspective or 360-degree-feedback instrument. Whether part of a management-development course or used alone, this kind of instrument can enhance self-awareness by highlighting a leader’s strengths and areas in need of further development. Selecting the right multirater instrument from among the dozens that are available can be difficult. This new edition of Feedback to Managers, the fourth, updates and expands the popular 1998 edition. It guides the selection process with an in-depth analysis of 32 publicly available instruments. Each of the instrument reports includes descriptive information, a look at the research behind the instrument, and descriptions of support materials.

Managerial Effectiveness in a Global Context

Author: Jean Brittain Leslie
Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership
ISBN: 9781882197729
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This report investigates characteristics of managers who work across the borders of multiple countries simultaneously. Chapter 1 sets the stage by introducing the work of global managers--what they do and how it is different from managerial work in a domestic context. Chapter 2 investigates the relationship of personality to effectiveness in a global role and considers personality as a precursor to the presence of the skills and capacities necessary for effectiveness. Chapter 3 explores the relationship between learning capabilities (self-development, perspective taking, and cultural adaptability) and managerial effectiveness. Chapter 4 explores how being a cosmopolitan--an individual who has lived and worked in many countries and speaks a number of languages--may increase the likelihood for effectiveness in a global role. Chapter 5 focuses on the influence of workgroup heterogeneity and homogeneity on effectiveness. The final chapter concludes with a discussion of what global managers do, what it takes for a manager to be effective when the work is global in scope, and how global managers can be selected and developed. Appendices contain a participant background form; scales and alphas; alphas and intercorrelations among Five-Factor Model, international experience, role behavior, and performance variables; and hypotheses organized by questions of interest. (Contains 187 references.) (RT)

Work Based Learning

Author: Joseph A. Raelin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470260807
Format: PDF, Docs
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Work-based learning is Joe Raelin’s unique way of incorporating a number of action strategies—such as action learning, action science, and communities of practice—into a comprehensive framework to help people learn collectively with others. In this thoroughly updated and revised edition, he demonstrates how to engage our reflective powers to challenge those taken-for-granted assumptions that unwittingly hold us back from questioning standard ways of operating. A well-known popular author, Joe is an avid student of the many traditions that support work-based learning, so he presents an inclusive model that has wide appeal across disciplines and occupations. He provides readers with the most recent updates in the field, such as his coverage of virtual team learning, portfolios, multisource feedback, critical and global action learning, and changes in educational policy. Whether you're an organizational or college educator, this book will help you make learning accessible to everyone—and even contagious within your organization!

Feedback to Managers

Author: Jean Brittain Leslie
Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership
ISBN: 9781882197354
Format: PDF
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This volume describes 24 publicly available multiple-perspective management-assessment instruments that relate self-view to the views of others on multiple management and leadership domains. Each instrument also includes an assessment-for-development focus that scales managers along a continuum of psychometric properties, and "best practices" for management development. The instruments reviewed are: (1) "Benchmarks"; (2) "Campbell Leadership Index" (CLI); (3) "COMPASS: The Managerial Practices Survey"; (4) "Executive Success Profile" (ESP); (5) "Survey of Executive Leadership" (EXEC); (6) "Leader Behavior Analysis II" (LBAII); (7) "The Visionary Leader: Leader Behavior Questionnaire" (LBQ); (8) "Leadership Effectiveness Analysis" (LEA); (9) "Acumen Leadership Skills" LEADERSHIP SKILLS; (10) "Leadership/Impact" (L/I); (11) "Leadership Practices Inventory" (LPI); (12) "Life Styles Inventory" (LSI); (13) "MANAGER VIEW/360"; (14) "Matrix: The Influence Behavior Questionnaire" (MATRIX); (15) "Management Effectiveness Profile System" (MEPS); (16) "Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire" (MLQ); (17) "The PROFILER"; (18) "PROSPECTOR"; (19) "Survey of Leadership Practices" (SLP); (20) "The Survey of Management Practices" (SMP); (21) "System for the Multiple Level Observation of Groups" (SYMLOG); (22) "Types of Work Index" (TWI); (23) "VOICES"; and (24) "Acumen Leadership Work Styles" (WORKSTYLES). Three aspects are described for each instrument: (1) descriptive: author; vendor, copyright date, purpose, target audience, cost, scoring and certification procedures, duration, format, and raters; (2) research: origins, scales, scale definitions, samples, cautionary statement, and instrument reports; and (3) training: sample instrument, sample feedback report, and training materials. (RIB)