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Accelerating Your Development as a Leader: A Guide for Leaders and Their Managers

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"In this book, Dr. Barner has successfully addressed a growing talent management issue, namely the need for preparing today's leaders to move faster through the leadership pipeline. This book will prove invaluable to any organization that is trying to encourage self-directed development, while enlisting the support of managers as coaching advisors. Easy to follow, with detailed suggestions, this is a must read for leaders, managers, and HR professionals who are striving to rapidly grow their leadership talent base. Strongly recommended!"

—Samir Gupte, vice president, Enterprise Function Human Resources, Darden

"Effective leadership continues to be the most critical component to business success while remaining one of the most elusive concepts to understand. Dr. Barner has taken this complex subject and made it meaningful to leaders while providing helpful insights for practitioners. Through simple and practical techniques, this book provides a roadmap for accelerating leadership development and building a personal brand for success. Whether you're a business leader or an Executive Coach, this book will serve as a catalyst to improving your own effectiveness and that of those you touch."

—Kirk Thor, Ph.D., vice president, Talent Management, JC Penney

"Another homerun by Bob Barner! Leaders don't become leaders by accident nor do they move to the next level by accident. You've got to have a plan, and I know of no better guidance in developing one than Accelerating Your Development as a Leader. It is comprehensive, removes the guesswork, and will surely increase your momentum."

—Cass Wheeler, strategic consultant, coach, speaker and former CEO of The American Heart Association; and author, You've Got to Have Heart

"Bob Barner's experience as a coach, corporate leader, and academician shines in Accelerating Your Development as a Leader. He outlines a practical approach to jump-starting career development work built on a foundation of sound research and trusted application."

—Michael Fischer, vice-president, organization development and talent management, Energy Future Holdings

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title page
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Part I: PARTICIPANT'S GUIDE
    1. PARTICIPANT'S PREFACE
      1. Why This Book?
      2. A Little Bit About Me
      3. How to Use This Book
    2. CHAPTER ONE: MANAGING A COMPANY OF ONE
      1. Put Yourself in the Driver's Seat
      2. Accelerated Development: Is It Possible and Desirable?
      3. Case in Point: Letting Go of the Past
      4. The Next Steps
    3. CHAPTER TWO: CLOSING THE GAP
      1. Take Aim at Your Career Target
      2. Does Your Career Target Reflect Your Priorities?
      3. Case in Point: Tom
      4. Keep the Big Picture in Mind
      5. Job Demand Features: The Heart of the Crucible
      6. Case in Point: Jamie
      7. Your Next Steps
    4. CHAPTER THREE: BUILDING YOUR PLAN
      1. Essentials of Good Development Planning
      2. Case in Point: Randy
      3. Case in Point: Mindi
      4. Case in Point: Carlos
      5. Case in Point: Paul
      6. How to Leverage Your Strengths
      7. Your Next Steps
    5. CHAPTER FOUR: LEVERAGING DEVELOPMENTAL ASSIGNMENTS
      1. Why Developmental Assignments Often Disappoint
      2. Selecting Developmental Assignments
      3. Staging the Assignment
      4. Managing the Assignment
      5. Reviewing the Assignment
      6. Case in Point: Ken
      7. Your Next Steps
    6. CHAPTER FIVE: ACCELERATING YOUR LEARNING
      1. Acceleration = Agility + Efficiency
      2. Exploiting Available Avenues for Learning
      3. Increasing the Efficiency of Your Learning
      4. Case in Point: Kirk
      5. Your Next Steps
      6. Additional Reading
    7. CHAPTER SIX: MANAGING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND
      1. The Importance of Brand Distinction
      2. You Have Your Own Personal Brand
      3. Discovering Your Personal Brand
      4. How to Strengthen Your Brand
      5. Create Opportunities to Leverage Your Brand
      6. Case in Point: Sandra
      7. Your Next Steps
      8. Additional Reading
  6. Part II: LEADER'S GUIDE
    1. LEADER'S PREFACE
      1. How to Make the Best Use of This Book
    2. CHAPTER ONE: THE WHAT AND THE WHY OF MANAGERIAL COACHING
      1. The Business Case for Accelerated Development
      2. Understanding Your Role as a Coach
    3. CHAPTER TWO: HOW TO IMPLEMENT COACHING
      1. How to Build a Strong Coaching Relationship
    4. CHAPTER THREE: HELPING OTHERS TO IDENTIFY DEVELOPMENTAL GAPS
      1. The Challenges Faced by Career Professionals
      2. How You Can Help
      3. Avoid These Coaching Pitfalls
    5. CHAPTER FOUR: HELPING OTHERS BUILD THEIR PLANS
      1. Accelerated Development Starts with a Solid Plan
      2. The Challenges Faced by Career Professionals
      3. How You Can Help
      4. Case in Point: Charlotte
      5. Avoid These Coaching Pitfalls
      6. Reference
    6. CHAPTER FIVE: HELPING OTHERS LEVERAGE DEVELOPMENTAL ASSIGNMENTS
      1. The Challenges Faced by Career Professionals
      2. How You Can Help
      3. Avoid These Coaching Pitfalls
    7. CHAPTER SIX: HELPING OTHERS ACCELERATE ON-THE-JOB LEARNING
      1. Building Learning-Agile Leaders
      2. The Challenges Faced by Career Professionals
      3. Case in Point: Carol
      4. How You Can Help
      5. Avoid These Coaching Pitfalls
      6. Reference
    8. CHAPTER SEVEN: COACHING OTHERS ON BRAND MANAGEMENT
      1. What a Personal Brand Communicates
      2. The Challenges Faced by Career Professionals
      3. How You Can Help
      4. Case in Point: Jessica
      5. Avoid These Coaching Pitfalls
      6. Case in Point: Tony
  7. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  8. Index
  9. Pfeiffer Publications Guide
    1. FORMATS
    2. METHODOLOGIES
    3. TOPICS