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Intelligent Leadership

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In today’s business environment, leaders at all levels are facing enormous challenges when it comes to achieving and sustaining breakthrough operating results. Globalization, economic change, more stringent regulation, and tougher governance make realizing shareholder value increasingly difficult. Intelligent Leadership is written for leaders who want to become more effective, strategic, operationally focused, and balanced. It is for leaders who are striving to take control of their destiny and become the best they can be. In this groundbreaking book, leadership coach John Mattone—recently named to the “guru radar” by the prestigious Thinkers50—taps into his years of experience working with high-achieving professionals to give readers a roadmap for developing and mastering their executive maturity. Supplying three unique tools—the Wheel of Leadership Success, Map of Leadership Maturity, and the Leadership Enneagram—the book helps readers calibrate their abilities so they can simultaneously focus on their strengths and address their weaknesses. The goal is to improve key tactical competencies (such as critical and strategic thinking, decision-making, talent and team leadership, and communication) and integrate them with equally important inner traits like values, character, and beliefs in order to achieve their leadership potential. Featuring best practices, authoritative research, practical assessments, and enlightening examples of both good and bad leadership, this book equips readers with the knowledge, skills, and passion they need to become the leaders they were meant to be.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half title
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Foreword
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Introduction
  9. Chapter 1: Your Leadership Success Roadmap
    1. Where Are the Outstanding Business Leaders?
    2. The Role Models of Outstanding Leadership
    3. The Other End of the Continuum: Unleaderlike Character and Behavior
    4. Amant’s Definition of Character
    5. Identifying High-Potential Leaders
    6. Most Unleaderlike Behavior is Just Plain Immaturity
    7. Business Challenges and Trends: Massive Opportunity or Potential Derailer?
    8. The Roadmap Continues
  10. Chapter 2: The Wheel of Intelligent Leadership™: The Outer Core
    1. The Nine Outer-Core Strategic Competencies
    2. Calibrating the Outer Core: The Strategic-Tactical Leadership Index™ (STLI™)
  11. Chapter 3: The Wheel of Intelligent Leadership™: The Inner Core
    1. Learned Helplessness
    2. Getting Leaders to Change
    3. The Six Elements of Character
    4. Character and Values
    5. Harnessing the Power of Character and Values
    6. The Values Profile and Elements of Character
    7. Non-Negative Thinking
    8. The Power of Versatility
  12. Chapter 4: Map of Leadership Maturity™—The Enneagram
    1. Breaking Down the Map of Leadership Maturity™ (Enneagram)
    2. How to Use the Map of Leadership Maturity™
  13. Chapter 5: Understanding Your Helper Leadership Trait
    1. Helper Leadership Style
    2. Tips for Strengthening the Helper Trait in You
    3. Tips for Working with Predominant Helpers
    4. Awareness Exercise: Building Up Your Helper Trait
  14. Chapter 6: Understanding Your Entertainer Leadership Trait
    1. Entertainer Leadership Style
    2. Tips for Strengthening the Entertainer Trait in You
    3. Tips for Working with Predominant Entertainers
    4. Awareness Exercise: Building Up Your Entertainer Trait
  15. Chapter 7: Understanding Your Artist Leadership Trait
    1. Artist Leadership Style
    2. Tips for Strengthening the Artist Trait in You
    3. Tips for Working with Predominant Artists
    4. Awareness Exercise: Building Up Your Artist Trait
  16. Chapter 8: Understanding Your Thinker Leadership Trait
    1. Thinker Leadership Style
    2. Tips for Strengthening the Thinker Trait in You
    3. Tips for Working with Predominant Thinkers
    4. Awareness Exercise: Building Up Your Thinker Trait
  17. Chapter 9: Understanding Your Disciple Leadership Trait
    1. Disciple Leadership Style
    2. Tips for Strengthening the Disciple Trait in You
    3. Tips for Working with Predominant Disciples
    4. Awareness Exercise: Building Up Your Disciple Trait
  18. Chapter 10: Understanding Your Activist Leadership Trait
    1. Activist Leadership Style
    2. Tips for Strengthening the Activist Trait in You
    3. Tips for Working with Predominant Activists
    4. Awareness Exercise: Building Up Your Activist Trait
  19. Chapter 11: Understanding Your Driver Leadership Trait
    1. Driver Leadership Style
    2. Tips for Strengthening the Driver Trait in You
    3. Tips for Working with Predominant Drivers
    4. Awareness Exercise: Building Up Your Driver Trait
  20. Chapter 12: Understanding Your Arbitrator Leadership Trait
    1. Arbitrator Leadership Style
    2. Tips for Strengthening the Arbitrator Trait in You
    3. Tips for Working with Predominant Arbitrators
    4. Awareness Exercise: Building Up Your Arbitrator Trait
  21. Chapter 13: Understanding Your Perfectionist Leadership Trait
    1. Perfectionist Leadership Style
    2. Tips for Strengthening the Perfectionist Trait in You
    3. Tips for Working with Predominant Perfectionists
    4. Awareness Exercise: Building Up Your Perfectionist Trait
  22. Chapter 14: The Final Word
    1. Be (the Absolute Best of) Yourself
    2. Respect the Past, but Move On
  23. Appendix A: Strategic-Tactical Leadership Index™ (STLI)
  24. Appendix B: The STLI Developmental Strategies
  25. Appendix C: The Mattone Leadership Enneagram Index (MLEI)
  26. Appendix D: The Assessment-Driven Leadership Individual Development Plan
  27. Appendix E: Sample Leadership Individual Development Plan
  28. Index
  29. About the Author
  30. Free Sample Excerpt from Talent Leadership