Unlike leadership books that focus on competencies or values, Gary DePaul provides nine practices that anyone - regardless of role - can use immediately!
Recipient of the ISPI 2016 Outstanding Performance Communication Award, Gary DePaul explains how the concept of leadership is radically changing.
It's time for someone to tell the story about how leadership is changing. If you read one or two contemporary leadership books, you might miss this change. Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership tells this new and evolving leadership story.
Do you want to know:
How leadership is changing?
The real purpose for practicing leadership (and it's not about getting people to accomplish stuff)?
How leadership and management differ?
The best practices of leadership?
I answer these questions and more. May you find this book worthwhile and as enjoyable as it was for me to write!
Unlike leadership books that focus on competencies, Gary DePaul provides nine practices that anyone - regardless of role - can use immediately! Recipient of the ISPI 2016 Outstanding Performance Communication Award, Gary DePaul explains how the concept of leadership is radically changing.
In it, you'll read 27 real-life examples of how individual contributors, managers, and executives have applied each of the nine practices (three per practice). You'll also have access to numerous tools and reference materials to strengthen your leadership development.
Demystifies the confusion about leadership and how leadership works
Defines 21st-century leadership and updated principles and beliefs
Alerts you to the pitfalls of traditional leadership
Explains the nine practices of 21st-century leadership
Provides real-life examples of how individual contributors, managers, and executives have applied the practices
Explains how you can manage and monitor your own leadership development
About the book
Table of contents (PDF)
Edward Muzio's foreword (PDF)
Other leadership books (PDF)
Diagnostic tool resources
Survey template (Word)
Survey example (PDF)
Summary template (Excel)
Summary example (PDF)
21st Century leadership resources
Best book I've read on leadership
I have two main gripes about many leadership books out there:
they contain a lot of fluff, and
they lack research to back up the model/assertions.
Gary's book is neither of these things. If you've ever felt like you don't "get" leadership or are confused by sometimes conflicting models, this book is for you...
I've recommended this book to many others over the years and it has a prominent place on my bookshelf.
Finally, a book that connects the dots for today's leaders
I have been a leader and leader-of-leaders for many years. I taught military officer candidates how to lead, trained those on active duty how to become better leaders, and even helped revised the leadership curriculum for the Air Force's office candidate commissioning program that is used at 148 colleges and universities across the nation.
In my 30-plus years as a leader, trainer of leaders, and, hopefully, a positive leadership role model, this is the best leadership book I have read.
DePaul's book provides easy to understand and apply principles and practices
Leadership can be so misleading and misunderstood BUT after you have had a chance to read Dr. DePaul's book, that will change for you.
As a professor at UNC Charlotte in the Belk College of Business, I am always looking for the most current, impactful, and interesting content for my students. Dr. DePaul's book provides an easy to understand and apply principles and practices. He has also spoken to several of my classes and the value of 'think differently about leadership' has stuck with me and with them. Thank you, Dr. DePaul.
What a wonderful book!
I like the style of writing; As a reader, I feel like I'm with you on a journey through the history and theories of leadership!
I learned that leadership is not a role, but is an important part of everyone's role. That is so true and yet I never thought about it quite like that before.
Also, I like all the tables and the lists at the end of the book. These are helpful references, and enlightening in themselves. Great job on a great topic!