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Book description

As leader, are you an Intimidator (seeking control) or Accommodator (seeking acceptance)? Identify and accept your type, then build complementary skills for leadership excellence.

Table of Contents

  1. Grown-Up Leadership: The Benefits of Personal Growth for You and Your Team
  2. Dedication
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  4. Acknowledgements
  5. Foreword
  6. Introduction: Teaching and Learning About Leadership
    1. The Characteristics of Great Leaders
    2. Sitting at the Grown-Up Table
    3. What Does – and Doesn’t – Work
    4. A Model for Change
    5. Awareness: Awakening and Learning
    6. Acceptance: Determination and Perspective
    7. Action: Investing Energy to Make Changes
    8. Meet the Accommodator and the Intimidator
    9. How to Use This Book as Your Personal Coach
  7. I. Awareness and Acceptance
    1. 1. Paths to Grown-Up Leadership
      1. Accomplishing Things Through Others
      2. Fear and Anxiety
      3. Leaders as Learners
      4. Converting Insight into Action
      5. Driving Principles
    2. 2. Overcoming Personal Barriers
      1. Recognizing the Power of Perception
      2. Becoming Conscious of Your Unconscious
      3. Driving Principles
    3. 3. Turn and Look
      1. Growing as Individuals and as Leaders
      2. Qualities of Immature Leaders
      3. Qualities of Grown-Up Leaders
      4. Finding Your Own Strengths and Weaknesses
      5. Sources of Fear
      6. Driving Principles
    4. 4. Understanding Your Own Tendencies
      1. Understanding Your Motivation – Are You an Intimidator or an Accommodator?
      2. Accommodators and Intimidators
      3. Meet Neil, the Accommodator
      4. Meet Marilyn, the Intimidator
      5. Gaining Personal Insight: A Self-Assessment Process
      6. Driving Principles
  8. II. Acceptance and Action: Focusing on Yourself
    1. 5. Continuing the Journey to Grown-Up Leadership
      1. The Skill of Self-Observation
      2. Neil and Marilyn Return
      3. Neil’s Process
      4. Marilyn’s Process
      5. Different Actions Needed
      6. Driving Principles
    2. 6. Leadership Versatility: Building a Bigger Toolbox
      1. A Wider Range of Skills
      2. Leadership Styles in Action: Neil and Marilyn
      3. Acknowledging Your Belief System
      4. Learning and Practicing Versatility
      5. Driving Principles
    3. 7. Engaging Others Through Relationship-Based Leadership
      1. Developing a Relationship-Based Approach
      2. Driving Principles
  9. III. Acceptance and Action: Focusing on Others
    1. 8. Coaching: A One-on-One Interaction
      1. Getting Things Done Through Others
      2. Engaging Through Coaching
      3. Challenges of Coaching
      4. Practicing Coaching
      5. Coaching Allie, the Accommodator
      6. Speaking Up: A Development Plan for Allie
      7. Coaching Ethan, the Intimidator
      8. Drawing Out: A Development Plan for Ethan
      9. The Logistics of Effective Coaching
      10. Practicalities of Coaching
      11. Creating the Right Mindset
      12. Skillful Listening
      13. Skillful Questioning
      14. Final Thoughts
      15. Driving Principles
    2. 9. Building and Leading Effective Teams
      1. What is a Team?
      2. Environmental Influences that Affect Teams
      3. A Model for Team Effectiveness
      4. 1. Vision: Defining Success
        1. What Grown-Up Leaders Do to Support a Team’s Vision
      5. 2. Mission: Team Purpose
        1. What Grown-Up Leaders Do to Clarify a Team’s Mission
      6. 3. Goals: What Progress Looks Like
        1. What Grown-Up Leaders Do to Clarify a Team’s Goals
      7. 4. Roles: Who Does What
        1. What Grown-Up Leaders Do to Clarify Team Members’ Roles
      8. 5. Processes: Accomplishing the Team’s Work
        1. What Grown-Up Leaders Do to Support a Team’s Processes
      9. 6. Relationships: The Quality of Team Member Interactions
        1. What Grown-Up Leaders Do to Support Team Relationships
      10. Driving Principles
    3. 10. Grown-Up Leadership: Managing Group Dynamics
      1. Stages of Team Development
      2. Stage 1: Forming – Orientation to Group and Task
      3. Stage 2: Storming – Conflict Over Control Among Members and Leader
      4. Stage 3: Norming – Team Formation and Solidarity
      5. Stage 4: Performing – Group Differentiation and Productivity
      6. Driving Principles
    4. 11. The Ripple Effect
      1. Doing vs. Teaching
      2. Continuing the Process
      3. The Future of Leadership
      4. Driving Principles
  10. A. Bibliography
    1. General Leadership
    2. Psychological Types
    3. Maturity
    4. Relationship-Based Leadership
    5. Team Development
    6. Versatility
  11. Index
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  13. Copyright