Leading Leaders

Jeswald W Salacuse



"Whether you were born a leader or have had leadership thrust upon you, you’re in for a whole new set of challenges when managing other leaders. Think of the qualities that have brought you to a leadership role: your vision, confidence, and charisma, or perhaps your experience, unique skills, expertise, or network of powerful allies. Now remind yourself that other leaders share some or all of these qualities with you.

The leaders you are called upon to lead may be other executives, highly educated experts, investors, board members, government officials, doctors, lawyers, or other professionals. The potential contributions of these elites to any organization are vital, but the likelihood of friction is also high if you don’t manage relationships carefully. In any case, they are people with significant resources -- and strong opinions.

How do you leverage the assets of the talented and powerful while making sure that egos remain unbruised? Leading Leaders breaks the challenge down into the Seven Daily Tasks of Leadership, and shows you how to carry out each task when you have to manage other leaders. The seven tasks and the special challenges they entail in leading leaders are:

1. Direction How do you negotiate a vision for the organization that other leaders will buy into?

2. Integration How do you make stars a team?

3. Mediation How do you resolve conflicts over turf and power among other leaders so the organization can move forward?

4. Education How do you educate people who think they are already educated?

5. Motivation How do you move other leaders who already seem “to have everything” to do the right thing for the organization?

6. Representation How do you lead your organization’s outside constituents while still leading leaders inside?

7. Trust Creation How do you gain and keep other leaders’ trust, the vital capital that your own leadership depends on?

Drawing on the author’s own leadership experience as well as his research in the corporate, political, academic, and professional worlds, Leading Leaders answers these questions with a clear set of effective rules for all managers to follow in successfully leading other leaders."

What will you learn from this book

  1. Strategic Leadership: Understanding and implementing strategic leadership principles to guide an organization toward its goals.

  2. Influence and Inspiration: Developing the ability to inspire and influence other leaders, fostering a shared vision and commitment.

  3. Effective Communication: Emphasizing the importance of clear and effective communication in a leadership role, especially when dealing with other leaders.

  4. Team Building and Collaboration: Strategies for building strong teams of leaders, promoting collaboration, and leveraging diverse strengths.

  5. Decision-Making in Complex Environments: Navigating complex organizational structures and making informed decisions in dynamic and challenging environments.

  6. Adaptability and Change Management: Cultivating adaptability and effectively managing change to lead through uncertainty and transformation.

  7. Mentorship and Development: The role of leaders in nurturing and developing the leadership potential of others within the organization.

  8. Crisis Leadership: Skills and approaches for leading effectively during times of crisis or uncertainty.

  9. Ethical Leadership: The importance of ethical leadership in guiding the behavior and decisions of both oneself and other leaders.

  10. Continuous Learning: Fostering a culture of continuous learning and personal development for sustained leadership excellence.

Language English
ISBN-10 0814417663
ISBN-13 9780814417669
No of pages 218
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Amacom
Published Date 24 Aug 2018

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Author : Jeswald W Salacuse

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