Soon to be available, the Innovative Leadership Workbook for Emerging Leaders and Mangers, written by CEO Maureen Metcalf, Founder and CEO of Metcalf & Associates. This workbook is a companion to the winner of Best Business Reference Book in the 2012 International Book Awards.
“Leadership needs innovation the way innovation demands leadership. By combining them, you improve your capacity to deliver results and your organization’s capacity to affect change,” says Metcalf. The Innovative Leadership Workbook for Emerging Leaders and Managers,designed specifically for busy people, includes field-tested processes and worksheets for innovating how you lead, transforming your organization, and creating sustainability. The workbook takes readers on their own leadership journey through a series of development activities while providing insight into the thought processes of a two different and highly successful emerging leaders whose unique challenges provide invaluable insight into how leaders develop and incorporate innovation both personally and professionally.
The Innovative Leadership Workbook for Emerging Leaders and Managers provides a six-step process for developing innovative leadership qualities through a combination of well-researched theory, two practical business case studies, and corresponding tools and templates.
Carla Paonessa - Chair, LeaderShape Board of Directors and Retired Managing Partner, Accenture. wrote:
A seasoned mentor will guide you through the early stages of your development as a leader. For those of you who don’t have that mentor, there’s Innovating Leadership for the Emerging Leader. Guided by this book, you’ll develop your understanding, testing, and learning about your own leadership.
Kate Terrell - Vice President, Human Resources Global Products Organization at Whirlpool Corporation wrote:
This workbook helps you ask key questions of yourself as you emerge into leadership roles. Be patient as you grow. Take notes and be grateful for both good and mediocre leaders. The good ones model the way. The bad ones remind us what not to do. This workbook will help shape you into an “excellent” leader.
Part of a larger series that addresses various stages of development throughout one’s career, the Innovative Leadership Workbook for Emerging Leaders lays out a process for individuals, early in their career, to think about their development, in the context of the organizational culture and systems. It also provides a host of tools to address different needs—a critical success factor for attracting and retaining talent an organization no in varying career stages.