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The DNA of Leadership

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Just as your DNA may determine your destiny, a company's organizational DNA may determine its destiny. The DNA of Leadership helps you understand how to shape your company's genetic code for success. Expert author Judith E. Glaser identifies the 7 vital leadership practices that can reshape an organization into a WE-centric culture-a culture that will enable people to effectively work together during times of organizational change. Learn how to "graft" these 7 practices onto meetings, conversations, and strategic initiatives, and you'll leverage talent, maximize results, and boost profits in amazing ways!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Introduction: Expressing the DNA for Greatness
    1. How This Book Came About
    2. Leadership in the Twenty-First Century
    3. The Book’s Format
    4. How Will You Use Your DNA?
  8. Chapter 1: Assessing Yourself and Your Organization
    1. Assessing Yourself What Leadership DNA Are You Carrying and Expressing?
    2. Shorehaven Realty: The Buck Starts Here
    3. From Genes to Leaders to Organizations— The Human Spirit Realized
    4. What is Leadership DNA?
    5. How to Encode and Decode the Genes
    6. The New Leadership Lexicon
    7. Self-Test and Scoring Algorithm
    8. Assessing Your Organization What DNA is at Work?
    9. Understanding Your Cultural Fingerprint
    10. Your Organizational Assessment
    11. The Air We Breathe
  9. Chapter 2: The C Gene: Community
    1. Innolect, Inc.
    2. Leadership Principle: Inclusion vs. Exclusion
    3. Leader Story: Failure to Include Others
    4. Leader Profile
    5. Junk DNA: Leadership Mythologies
    6. The leadership Step: Re-Create Yourself First
    7. The Twenty-First-Century Leader Can See the Way to Include
    8. Up- and Down-Regulating
    9. Inclusive Conversations
    10. A Culture of Inclusion : Community
    11. Replicating Organizational Inclusion
    12. Your Community Chest
  10. Chapter 3: The H Gene: Humanizing
    1. VeriSign, Inc.
    2. Leadership Principle: Appreciating vs. Criticizing
    3. Leader Story: Failure to Honor and Appreciate
    4. Leader Profile
    5. Junk DNA: Leadership Mythologies
    6. The Leadership Step: Embrace Your Humanity
    7. The Twenty-First-Century Leader Can See the Way to Appreciation
    8. Up- and Down-Regulating
    9. Appreciative Conversations
    10. A Culture of Appreciation : Humanizing
    11. Replicating Organizational Appreciation
    12. Your Shared Humanity
  11. Chapter 4: The A Gene: Aspiring
    1. Gordon Brothers Group
    2. Leadership Principle: Courage vs. Fear
    3. Leader Story: Fear of Change
    4. Leader Profile
    5. Junk DNA: Leadership Mythologies
    6. The Leadership Step: Aim to Dream
    7. The Twenty-First-Century Leader Can See the Way to Courageous Effort
    8. Up- and Down-Regulating
    9. Aspiring Conversations
    10. A Culture of High Performance : Aspirations
    11. Replicating Organizational Striving
    12. The Breath of Life
  12. Chapter 5: The N Gene: Navigating
    1. New Wave Entertainment
    2. Leadership Principle: Sharing vs. Withholding
    3. Leader Story: Failure to Build Trust
    4. Leader Profile
    5. Junk DNA: Leadership Mythologies
    6. The Leadership Step: Never Operate in a Vacuum
    7. The Twenty-First-Century Leader Can See the Way to Learn
    8. Up- and Down-Regulating
    9. Collaborative Conversations
    10. A Culture of Learning : Navigating
    11. Replicating Organizational Sharing
    12. Your Navigational Compass
  13. Chapter 6: The G Gene: Generating
    1. Herman Miller, Inc.
    2. Leadership Principle: Growth vs. Group Think
    3. Leader Story: Failure to Take Risks
    4. Leader Profile
    5. Junk DNA: Leadership Mythologies
    6. The Leadership Step: Keep Growing
    7. The Twenty-First-Century Leader Can See the Way to Grow
    8. Up- and Down-Regulating
    9. Catalyzing Innovative Conversations
    10. A Culture of Learning : Generating
    11. Replicating Organizational Wonder
    12. Your Power Generator
  14. Chapter 7: The E Gene: Expressing
    1. Dreyer’s and Edy’s Grand Ice Cream
    2. Leadership Principle: Developing vs. Dictating
    3. Leader Story: Failure to Ask
    4. Leader Profile
    5. Junk DNA: Leadership Mythologies
    6. The Leadership Step: Elevate Dialogue
    7. The Twenty-First-Century Leader Can See the Way to Develop Voices
    8. Up- and Down-Regulating
    9. Expressing Conversations
    10. A Culture of Development: Expression
    11. Replicating Organizational Development
    12. Your Expressive Voice
  15. Chapter 8: The S Gene: Spirit of Reinvention
    1. IBM
    2. Leadership Principle: Compliance vs. Commitment
    3. Leader Story: Failure to Focus on Purpose
    4. Leader Profile
    5. Junk DNA: Leadership Mythologies
    6. The Leadership Step: Get into the Spirit
    7. The Twenty-First-Century Leader Can See the Way to Commitment
    8. Up- and Down-Regulating
    9. Committed Conversations
    10. A Culture of Commitment: Spirit of Reinvention
    11. Replicating Reinvention
    12. Raising Your Spirit
  16. Chapter 9: Replicating and Evolving Your New DNA
    1. From Desiring to Doing: Your DNA Exercises
    2. Community
    3. Humanizing
    4. Aspiring
    5. Navigating
    6. Generating
    7. Expressing
    8. Spirit
    9. A Culture of Replication and Evolution