Leadership books most often cite interviews with high-profile business executives while offering do-and-don’t case studies of different corporate initiatives in action. But some of the world’s most extraordinary leaders work their magic outside the world of business. Their ability to gain the enthusiastic commitment of their people when something other, and perhaps greater, than profit is at stake demonstrates a fundamental human connection that their counterparts in the corporate sector would do well to emulate.
The Art of Winning Commitment presents the unique perspectives of a diverse group of leaders that includes:
• religious and spiritual leaders
• heads of not-for-profit social services
• an orchestra conductor
• a professional storyteller
Readers will also learn leadership secrets from former Philadelphia 76ers’ executive Pat Croce, former Chief of the Cherokee Nation Wilma Mankiller, and politician and retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark, and others.
In the search for commitment, loyalty, and business excellence, leaders can learn a lot from those outside of the business definition of leadership.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||17 Years|
About the Author
Dick Richards (Phoenix, AZ) is the author of Artful Work. He has consulted for business, social service, health care, and educational organizations worldwide.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Democracy, Leadership, and Commitment
Chapter 1: Commitment and Change
Overview: Winning Intellectual Commitment
Chapter 2: Insight
Chapter 3: Vision
Chapter 4: Storytelling
Chapter 5: Mobilizing
Overview: Winning Emotional Commitment
Chapter 6: Self-Awareness
Chapter 7: Emotional Engagement
Chapter 8: Fostering Hope
Overview: Winning Spiritual Commitment
Chapter 9: Rendering Significance
Chapter 10: Enacting Beliefs
Chapter 11: Centering
Chapter 12: Towering Conclusions and Further Strategies
What People are Saying About This
It [the book] successfully brings all the broken thoughts and individual commentaries on leadership together into one well-written, easily applicable theory.
North Bay Business Journal: "With employee and customer loyalty becoming increasingly challenging to manage, Mr. Richards’ book is a thought provoking read for leaders who are committed to improving themselves to gain the commitment of others."