When Professionals Have To Lead: A New Model For High Performance

Thomas Delong



Managing directors must now balance often conflicting roles, more demanding clients, tougher competetitors, and associates with higher expectations of prtners at various levels. This work presents an overarching framework better suited to such complexity, and identifies the four critical activities for effective PSF leadership.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Transition from Expert to Leader: Professionals often excel in their field due to expertise. However, transitioning into a leadership role requires a shift from individual expertise to leading and empowering others.

  2. Emotional Intelligence for Leaders: Developing emotional intelligence is critical for effective leadership, especially when leading a team of professionals who are highly skilled in their domains.

  3. Balancing Technical Skills with Leadership Skills: Professionals-turned-leaders need to balance their technical skills with leadership competencies such as communication, delegation, and team-building.

  4. Building Trust and Credibility: Leading professionals involves earning trust and credibility by demonstrating a deep understanding of their work while also providing guidance and support.

  5. Adaptability in Leadership Style: Effective leaders understand the need to adapt their leadership style to suit the needs and dynamics of their team.

  6. Mentoring and Developing Talent: Supporting the professional growth of team members by mentoring and creating opportunities for skill development is crucial for long-term success.

  7. Managing Conflict and Collaboration: Professionals may have strong opinions and differing perspectives. Leaders must navigate conflicts effectively while fostering collaboration and innovation.

  8. Strategic Thinking and Decision-making: Leadership often involves making strategic decisions that align with the organization's goals while considering the impact on the team and stakeholders.

  9. Continuous Learning and Personal Development: Leaders must commit to ongoing learning and personal development to stay relevant and effective in their roles.

  10. Work-Life Integration: Balancing professional commitments with personal life is essential for leaders to maintain their well-being and sustain high performance.

Language English
ISBN-10 9781422117378
ISBN-13 9781422117378
No of pages 272
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Harvard Business Review Press
Published Date 01 Jan 2007

About Author

Author : Thomas Delong


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