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Number of Pages: 224
|Publication Date: 2012|
A unique take on leadership from a popular Forbes blogger andnationally-known leadership coach
Leading So People Will Follow explores the six leadershipcharacteristics that inspire followers to fully support theirleaders. Using Erika Andersen’s proven framework, new leadersand veterans alike have increased their capacity for leading in away that creates loyalty, commitment and results. Step by step,Andersen lays out six key attributes (far-sightedness, passion,courage, wisdom, generosity, and trustworthiness) and gives leadersthe tools for developing them. This innovative book offers apractical guide for building the skills to become a truly'followable' leader.
- Filled with examples from forward-thinking organizations suchas Apple, NBC Universal, Union Square Hospitality Group, and MTVNetworks
- Maps out the six attributes of leadership
- Includes a free online Followable Leader assessment
- Author Erika Andersen is one of Forbes' most popular bloggersand coaches some of the most successful leaders in America
Using self-assessments, real-world examples, and concrete tools,Leading So People Will Follow helps build timeless coreskills that work for leaders in any field.
Erika Andersen is founding partner of the consulting firmProteus International and the author of Growing Great Employees:Turning Ordinary People into Extraordinary Performers andBeing Strategic: Plan for Success, Out-Think Your Competitors,Stay Ahead of Change, which she adapted into a publictelevision show, Being Strategic with Erika Andersen. Shealso blogs at blogs.forbes.com/erikaandersen and aterikaandersen.com.
You recognize leadership when you see it, but many people tendto stumble when asked to come up with a definition. Not so forAndersen, who is a leadership coachand Forbes blogger. She couldn’t be moredirect and succinct as she breaks down the definition of leadershipinto six components or, more apropos to her discussions, the sixattributes of a good leader—far-sightedness, passion,courage, wisdom, generosity, and trustworthiness. Her point andapproach are to teach how to be an effective leader, supported byher fundamental philosophy that “when someone who is put inthe ‘leader’ seat doesn’t demonstrate theleadership qualities for which human beings have a kind of built-inradar, that person is unlikely to be effective as a leader.”To that end, she offers five “key behaviors” for eachof the six leadership components. A book to read more than once andto consult many times.— Brad Hooper, BooklistOnline