Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life

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Title Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life
Publication Type Book
Pub Year 2013
Authors Friedman, S. D.
Number of Pages 284
Publisher Harvard Business Press
Keywords belonging, dialogue

Now more than ever, your success as a leader isn't just about being a great businessperson. You've got to be a great person, performing well in all domains of your life--your work, your home, your community, and your private self. That's a tall order.The good news is that, contrary to conventional wisdom about "balance," you don't have to assume that these domains compete in a zero-sum game. Total Leadership is a game-changing blueprint for how to perform well as a leader not by trading off one domain for another, but by finding mutual value among all four. The author shows you how to achieve these "four-way wins" as a leader who can: Be real: Act with authenticity by clarifying what's important. Be whole: Act with integrity by respecting the whole person. Be innovative: Act with creativity by experimenting to find new solutions. With engaging examples and clear instruction, Friedman provides more than thirty hands-on tools for using these proven principles to produce stronger business results, find clearer purpose in what you do, feel more connected to the people who matter most, and generate sustainable change. Most leadership development books focus only on your professional skills, while books about personal growth concentrate on your needs beyond work. Total Leadership is different. It's a unique and long-awaited resource that shows how to win in all domains of life.

Notes dialogue"If you approach your dialogues with a spirit of inquiry--if you want to learn, not argue--you will likely open up new pathways." (p. 109) belonging"People want to feel that the parts of their lives fit together well, in a way that makes sense to them. And they want to feel that they belong and are contributing to interests beyond their immediate circle." (p 169)