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The Leader of the Future 2: Visions, Strategies, and Practices for the New Era

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The Leader of the Future 2 follows in the footsteps of the international bestseller The Leader of the Future, which has been translated into twenty-eight languages, and is one of the most widely distributed edited collections on leadership to date.

In twenty-seven inspiring and insightful essays, this book celebrates the wisdom of some of the most recognized thought leaders of our day who share their unique vision of leadership for the future.

Returning Contributors: Ken Blanchard with Dennis Carey, Stephen Covey, Marshall Goldsmith, Charles Handy, Sally Helgesen, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Jim Kouzes & Barry Posner, Richard Leider, Ed Schein, Peter Senge, and Dave Ulrich with Norm Smallwood.

New Contributors: John Alexander, Darlyne Bailey, Howard Gardner with Lynn Barendsen, Usman Ghani, Ronald Heifetz, Joe Maciariello, Jan Masaoka, John Mroz, Brian O'Connell, Jeff Pfeffer, Ponchitta Pierce, Srikumar Rao, General Eric Shinseki, R. Roosevelt Thomas, Noel Tichy with Chris DeRose, and Tom Tierney.

"Hesselbein and Marshall Goldsmith, one of the USA's top executive coaches, edited the collection The Leader of the Future 2. Its 27 eloquent essays provide a kind of hopeful, idealistic best-case scenario for future leaders of non-profits and businesses. This is not a cookie-cutter, how-to approach. The job of the essayists is to provide food for thought and goals. The high quality of writing here should inspire anyone who has aspirations for leadership."

—Bruce Rosenstein, USA Today

Table of Contents

  1. leader to leader
  2. Preface
  3. I. A Vision of Leadership
    1. 1. Peter F. Drucker on Executive Leadership and Effectiveness
      1. 1.1. Executive Leadership and Effectiveness
      2. 1.2. The Spirit of Performance: True Test of an Organization
      3. 1.3. The Theory of the Business
      4. 1.4. The Environment and Social Impacts
      5. 1.5. Executive Practices, Skills, and Tasks
        1. 1.5.1. Practices of Executive Effectiveness
        2. 1.5.2. Executive Skills
        3. 1.5.3. Executive Tasks
      6. 1.6. Identifying the Future That Has Already Happened: Seizing Opportunities Created by the Process of Creative Destruction to Become a Change Leader
      7. 1.7. Conclusion
        1. 1.7.1. Endnotes
  4. II. Leading in a Diverse World
    1. 2. Systems Citizenship: The Leadership Mandate for This Millennium
      1. 2.1. Societies Waking Up
      2. 2.2. Consumers and Investors Taking a Stand
      3. 2.3. Businesses Discovering That They Cannot Go It Alone
      4. 2.4. What Does All This Mean for Leadership?
        1. 2.4.1. Systems Intelligence
        2. 2.4.2. Building Partnerships Across Boundaries
        3. 2.4.3. Openness
        4. 2.4.4. Endnotes
    2. 3. Diversity Management: An Essential Craft for Future Leaders
      1. 3.1. Rethinking Diversity
        1. 3.1.1. Ten Expectations for the Future
        2. 3.1.2. Evidence of Change
        3. 3.1.3. Summary
    3. 4. Ten Things I Learned About Leadership from Women Executive Directors of Color
      1. 4.1.
        1. 4.1.1. Endnotes
    4. 5. How Cosmopolitan Leaders Inspire Confidence: A Profile of the Future
      1. 5.1. The New Face of Leadership
      2. 5.2. How Cosmopolitan Leaders Deliver Confidence
  5. III. Leading in a Time of Crisis and Complexity
    1. 6. Anchoring Leadership in the Work of Adaptive Progress
      1. 6.1.
        1. 6.1.1. Endnotes
    2. 7. The Challenge of Complexity
      1. 7.1. The Complexity of Crises
      2. 7.2. The Rise of Complex Challenges
      3. 7.3. Understanding Complex Challenges
      4. 7.4. The Changing Nature of Leadership
      5. 7.5. New Perspectives on Leadership
      6. 7.6. The Future of Leadership
    3. 8. Understanding the Nonprofit Sector's Leadership Deficit
      1. 8.1. Constrained Supply, Booming Demand
      2. 8.2. Understanding the Numbers
      3. 8.3. Understanding the Landscape
      4. 8.4. Finding the Leaders We Need
        1. 8.4.1. Invest in Leadership Capacity
        2. 8.4.2. Refine Management Rewards to Retain and Attract Top Talent
        3. 8.4.3. Expand Recruiting Horizons and Foster Individual Career Mobility
      5. 8.5. It's Up to Us
        1. 8.5.1. Endnotes
    4. 9. Leadership Over Fear
    5. 10. Leading in a Constantly Changing World
    6. 11. Leaders of the Future: Growing One-Eyed Kings
      1. 11.1. The Certainty of Crisis
      2. 11.2. The Certainty of Uncertainty
      3. 11.3. The Certainty of Change
  6. IV. Leading Organizations of the Future
    1. 12. Philosopher Leaders
      1. 12.1. Issue One: The Mission Statement
      2. 12.2. Issue Two: The Social Contract
      3. 12.3. Issue Three: Justice and Fairness
      4. 12.4. The New Leadership Challenge
    2. 13. Leadership as a Brand
      1. 13.1. Leadership as a Brand
      2. 13.2. Branded Leadership Matters
      3. 13.3. Building Leadership Brand
      4. 13.4. Leadership Matters
    3. 14. Regaining Public Trust: A Leadership Challenge
      1. 14.1. The Problem: Ethical Lapses
      2. 14.2. The Solutions: The Right Target and the Right Kind of Leadership
        1. 14.2.1. The Right Target
        2. 14.2.2. The Right Kind of Leadership
          1. 14.2.2.1. Vision and Direction
          2. 14.2.2.2. Implementation
      3. 14.3. Restoring Trust and Respect to American Business
      4. 14.4. How Have Corporate Leaders Been Doing as Servant Leaders?
      5. 14.5. Summary
        1. 14.5.1. Endnotes
    4. 15. Leading New Age Professionals
      1. 15.1. The Changing World of Professional Work
      2. 15.2. What New Age Professionals Want from Leaders
        1. 15.2.1. Endnotes
    5. 16. Tomorrow's Leader
      1. 16.1. Set an Inspiring Mission
      2. 16.2. Pursue Profits After Mission
      3. 16.3. Compensate Fairly
      4. 16.4. Eliminate Demotivators and Obstructions
      5. 16.5. Be of Service, Not Self-Aggrandizing
      6. 16.6. Demonstrate a Commitment to Community
      7. 16.7. Make a Commitment to Learning and Justice
    6. 17. Challenges for Leaders in the Years Ahead
    7. 18. Leadership Judgment at the Front Line
      1. 18.1. Creating a Framework for Judgment Calls
      2. 18.2. Overcoming Technical, Political, and Cultural Challenges
      3. 18.3. Virtuous Teaching Cycles
      4. 18.4. Teaching Frontline Managers to Teach
      5. 18.5. The Frontline Challenge
        1. 18.5.1. Endnotes
    8. Bibliography
    9. 19. It's Not Just the Leader's Vision
  7. V. The Quality and Character of the Leader of the Future
    1. 20. Leading in the Knowledge Worker Age
      1. 20.1. Management and Leadership
      2. 20.2. The Thing Mind-Set of the Industrial Age
      3. 20.3. The Power of a Paradigm
      4. 20.4. The Whole-Person Paradigm
      5. 20.5. People Have Choices
      6. 20.6. The Call of a New Era
        1. 20.6.1. Endnotes
    2. 21. Are the Best Leaders Like Professors?: Teaching, Asking Questions, and Evidence-Based Management
      1. 21.1. The Qualities Needed in the Leader of the Future
        1. 21.1.1. The Ability to Teach Others
        2. 21.1.2. Asking Good Questions
        3. 21.1.3. Using Evidence-Based Decision Making
        4. 21.1.4. Working Through Others
      2. 21.2. Some Implications for the Selection Process
      3. 21.3. The Importance of Inquiry and Curiosity in Leadership
        1. 21.3.1. Endnotes
    3. 22. The Leader Integrator: An Emerging Role
      1. 22.1. The Leader Integrator
      2. 22.2. Three Model Leader Integrators in Corporate America
        1. 22.2.1. Lou V. Gerstner, Former Chairman and CEO of IBM Corporation
        2. 22.2.2. Oprah Winfrey, Chairman of Harpo Inc.
        3. 22.2.3. Herbert W. Kelleher, Founder and Chairman, Southwest Airlines
      3. 22.3. The Leader of the Future
        1. 22.3.1. Endnotes
    4. 23. Leadership Competencies: A Provocative New Look
      1. 23.1. Think Like an Anthropologist
      2. 23.2. Have the Skills of a Family Therapist
      3. 23.3. Cultivate and Trust Artistic Instincts
      4. 23.4. Conclusion
        1. 23.4.1. Endnotes
    5. 24. The Three Elements of Good Leadership in Rapidly Changing Times
      1. 24.1. John Gardner: Living the Three E's
      2. 24.2. Current Conditions That Complexify the Task of Leadership
        1. 24.2.1. Globalization
        2. 24.2.2. Market Pressures
        3. 24.2.3. Scarcity of Positive Examples
      3. 24.3. Conclusion
        1. 24.3.1. Endnotes
    6. 25. Distinctive Characteristics of Successful Leaders of Voluntary Organizations: Past, Present, and Future
    7. 26. The Leader in Midlife
      1. 26.1. What Is Calling Me?
      2. 26.2. Heeding Our Call
        1. 26.2.1. Service
        2. 26.2.2. Passion
        3. 26.2.3. Fit
      3. 26.3. Answering Our Call
      4. 26.4. Meaning in Midlife
      5. 26.5. The Ultimate Leadership Challenge
      6. 26.6. The Leader in Midlife
        1. 26.6.1. Endnotes
    8. 27. Leading from the Spirit
  8. The Editors